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Breast Revision in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Breast revision surgery helps our Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit patients achieve the natural, proportionate look and feel they desire, whether they have experienced changes to their breast appearance over time or following prior breast surgery.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your current breast implants, or if you simply are dissatisfied with your prior breast augmentation surgical outcome or even a previous breast revision Grand Rapids plastic surgeons, Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso can help you achieve your goals. Breast revision surgery is highly individualized, requiring very specialized planning, techniques, implants, and materials. That’s why you want to choose an experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in a wide range of surgical procedures of the breast, including breast revision.

Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bengtson is an educator, researcher, and trainer of plastic surgeons, and he travels all over the world to teach breast-revision techniques to other board-certified plastic surgeons. Breast revision comprises approximate 25% of Dr. B’s breast surgeries coming from outside his practice, and they often lead to recommendations for future augmentation procedures. In fact, new patients often comment, "If you can fix difficult breast revision patients, you’re the surgeon I want to do my augmentation the first time."

Dr. B is also a global leader in breast aesthetics and the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as AlloDerm and Strattice in breast revision surgery. He may specifically recommend these materials and tissues to his Grand Rapids breast revision patients to improve the likelihood of success and longevity of their results. You can trust our expertise to restore a naturally beautiful appearance. View Dr. Bengtson’s before and after photos for breast revision patients.

Experience Matters

Meet Our Surgeons

When you are ready to make a transformation, you deserve partners on your journey who you trust deeply to deliver the results you want.

The highly experienced team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso. Our surgeons are regularly recognized by patients and colleagues alike for their commitment to innovation, compassionate patient care, and top-quality outcomes. Their work is supported by the thoughtful and passionate collaboration of the entire Bengtson team.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, Founder

Has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America® since 1996 and recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine for the last 12 years.

With over two decades of experience, he is respected for his cutting-edge techniques and compassionate patient care. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Bengtson travels globally to share his knowledge and innovative approaches with fellow plastic surgeons. He is passionate about delivering harmonious, natural-looking results that elevate rather than alter each patient’s unique aesthetic.

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Dr. Alfonso - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

David AlfonsoMD, FACS

Has extensive experience performing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, with a particular passion for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

A careful listener and passionate practitioner, he has received numerous accolades, including recognition as a RealSelf Top Doctor since 2015. He also contributes to advancing techniques in the plastic surgery community through regular publications and lectures. Dr. Alfonso is a fluent Spanish speaker, which helps him provide exceptional communication and care to a broader range of patients. 

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Narges HorriatMD

Understand her patient’s goals, motivations and desires and is always excited to partner with them to achieve safe and exceptional results.

Her philosophy is founded in individuality, enhancement of one’s own natural beauty and in helping her patients restore harmony between their physical body and their truest self. She is committed to excellence and dedicated to using her surgical expertise to help her patients feel strong, beautiful and confident. 

What is breast revision surgery?

Breast revision surgery is performed to address the desire or recommendation to correct a previous breast surgery from any prior procedure including breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, mastopexy, breast reduction, or even a prior breast revision procedure.

Below are some common reasons our Birmingham, Detroit and Grand Rapids breast revision patients choose this procedure:

  • Your body may have changed since your original breast surgery.
  • You are not happy with the cosmetic results of your original breast surgery.
  • Your doctor may recommend that your breast implant be replaced.
  • You may be experiencing complications from your original surgery, such as capsular contracture, marked wrinkling and rippling, or implant malposition.

Breast revision surgery may help you achieve the natural, proportionate look and feel you desire and were looking for following your original operation.

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Why might breast revision at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center be recommended for me?

Over time, your appearance changes. Heredity, hormonal changes, weight gain or loss, and aging can result in changes to the size, shape, and overall look of your breasts. In addition, implants are not lifetime devices; your doctor may recommend replacing them, or you may have a test such as an MRI or mammogram that raises questions about implant complications.

Ideal Candidates

Who is a candidate for revisional breast surgery?

Women who are not happy with the current appearance, function, or feel of their breasts following prior breast surgery often choose revisional breast surgery.

The following factors generally define good candidates for breast revision in our Grand Rapids office:

  • You can clearly define why you want the surgery, including goals and desired outcomes.
  • You understand what breast revision surgery can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the potential risks of breast surgery and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You are healthy, emotionally secure, and stable.
  • You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the results achieved by breast surgery.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
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What Else Should I Know About Breast Revision for Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit patients

1. Breast revision surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis.

2. Implants are long lasting however weight loss, gain, aging, pregnancy and gravity can change your results and outcomes.

3. Breast revision surgery may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or more commonly under general anesthesia.

4. Recovery ranges from 5 days to 2 weeks, depending on the extent of your procedure. You will be up and about the day after surgery; however, it may be several days before you return to a your active daily schedule.

5. You will discuss the incision pattern for your breast revision during your consultation at our Grand Rapids office. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and are generally concealed in the breast crease or around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).

6. During your consultation for breast revision Grand Rapids plastic surgeons at the Bengtson Center will discuss the location and pattern of your incisions and the resulting scars. Your prior incisions are usually removed or revised.

7. You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the surgery center.

8. Afterward, you will return to your home or, for our out-of-town guests, to one of the designated hotels conveniently located a short distance from our office.

9. All surgeries carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation.

Research & Innovation

1. Dr. Bengtson has performed many studies regarding the VECTRA 3-D Imaging and Simulation, which allows patients to see breast augmentation and breast lift results prior to surgery - in the privacy of his Grand Rapids office.

2. Dr. Bengtson has nationally supported research regarding High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging and gel breast implants, following patients and identifying ruptured breast implant shells requiring replacement.

3. Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as AlloDerm and Strattice for breast augmentation secondary revision surgery, particularly in the treatment of capsular contracture, and he has one of the largest patient series in the world utilizing these tissues to correct this difficult, recurrent problem. These tissues may be recommended specifically to improve the likelihood of success and longevity of your breast revision.

4. Dr. Brad Bengtson is recognized as one of the leading clinical investigators in the United States with the Natrelle 410 Silicone "Gummy Bear" gel breast implants prior to approval and thus has one of the largest experiences in North America. To learn if you are a good candidate for the 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” implant, call our office.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

“Best Plastic Surgeon - Grand Rapids” Grand Rapids Magazine for the past 10 consecutive years.

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Brad BengtsonMD, FACS

Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® consecutively since 1996.

Sought-after Global Speaker and Educator on all aspects of Plastic Surgery.

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To speak with Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso about breast revision, contact the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids today to schedule your appointment. Request your appointment online or phone us at (616)588-8880

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Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.