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VECTRA® 3D Imaging & Simulation in Grand Rapids, MI

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If you're considering breast augmentation in Michigan, you might first be concerned with the safety or cost of your procedure. Once you resolve those concerns, if you're like most patients of Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, you will spend a lot of time thinking about results. At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, many breast augmentation patients say, "I don't want to be too big, but I want to make it worth my while."

But how can you know beforehand exactly what size is right for you? Viewing before and after photos or stuffing implants into your bra simply cannot compare to the realistic images you will see of your potential post-surgery results with our Grand Rapids VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System at our practice.

The newly updated VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System is the most sophisticated education and planning tool available for helping you understand your surgery as well as see the range of results you can achieve with breast enhancement. The VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System, offered by Dr. Bengtson, better illustrates your individualized potential outcome.

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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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What Does VECTRA 3D Imaging Do?

Although no single method or simulation is 100% accurate, the VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation Breast Imaging System gives our Grand Rapids patients an amazing 3D visual image range of outcomes proportional to your breast and body, while providing a realistic expectation of your breast appearance. With VECTRA 3D Breast Imaging, you can now visualize your “afters” before breast surgery!

Dr. Bengtson and his colleague Dr. Caroline Glicksman have developed a new standardization of bra cup sizing, which they are incorporating into the VECTRA 3D system. That means that you can now speak the same "bra cup language" as your plastic surgeon! VECTRA can also be very useful for visualizing mastopexy breast lift results and for navigating facial plastic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty. Canfield Scientific, the company that develops and manufactures VECTRA 3D, will soon have applications for facial volumizing and body contouring.

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What is 3D Breast Imaging and Simulation?

Using VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation during a consultation at our practice allows for a detailed surgical education and planning by providing you with visual answers to your questions and setting reasonable expectations about your potential range of results.

The VECTRA 3D Imaging session begins by capturing a 270-degree image of the area you want to discuss and enhance. The VECTRA system will then record precise measurements and details of your individual anatomy and develop an accurate virtual image. Simple graphical tools clearly model potential surgical results.

Imaging uses a 3D photo of your breast and body, enabling Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso to simulate different implant sizes and shapes to help you visualize how you may look should you elect a breast augmentation procedure. It also allows you to view, side by side, your before and after photos for easy comparison in many views and positions.

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Why Might I Choose 3D Breast Imaging and Simulation?

See your afters ... before! Bengtson is the first and only plastic surgery practice in West Michigan to offer this amazing 3D Imaging and Simulation system.

The unit takes a 3-dimensional photograph that can then be visualized and used to simulate your actual range of results following surgery - before your procedure. The powerful before and after images allow you and Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso to make important decisions regarding your treatment plan without basing your decision on someone else’s breast or body images.

Will the Results of 3D Breast Imaging and Simulation Be the Same as My Surgical Outcomes?

VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System gives our patients a range and an approximation of what they may look like after surgery, but it is not absolute.

Your results take into account not only the breast implant size and shape that will be placed, but also your own natural tissues, the density and firmness of this tissue, sagginess of the breast, and other anatomical features that simulation cannot duplicate entirely. However, we are finding the VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation results very accurate and a great visual aid for patients.

Is There an Added Cost for 3D Breast Imaging and Simulation?

Currently, we do not charge additionally for VECTRA. We believe this technology is an important part of your education.

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Is VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation Really That Good?

Breast surgery is highly individualized, and it is often difficult to explain or express your specific goals. Looking at other patients’ results is inaccurate because the main contribution to your outcome is your own unique breast shape and volume.

Bra stuffing does not give an accurate appraisal and will overestimate your result. In order to better illustrate potential outcomes that may be achieved, we offer highly advanced VECTRA 3D breast imaging and simulation. Although there is no method or simulation that will allow you to experience exactly what your breasts will look like post-operatively, VECTRA 3D Breast Imaging gives you a highly accurate visual image for the range of outcomes that may be achieved for your body.

VECTRA provides a realistic 3-dimensional view of your breasts, helping visually with the implant selection process. The system also works well for helping patients view potential results from their mastopexy breast lifting and fat grafting procedures.

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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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Dr. BengtsonResearch and Innovation

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 breast augmentation or a breast lift with VECTRA 3D Imaging & Simulation Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Bengtson, can help show you what you can look like. In general, you need to meet these criteria:

  • Have adequate tissue available to cover the implant(s)
  • Be a female 22 years of age or older
  • Be willing to sign the Informed Consent document, which gives you information about your breast implants and confirms your commitment to follow study requirements and acceptance of the potential risks involved
  • Have a condition appropriate for breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision

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Reasons to Choose Bengtson For Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

  • 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.
  • Dr. Bengtson has performed many studies regarding the VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation, which allows patients to see results prior to surgery.
  • Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of the Acellular Dermal Matrix such as AlloDerm and Strattice for breast augmentation revision surgery that may or may not be recommended to increase the longevity of your result.

Dr. Bengtson is also one of the global leaders in using SERI™ Surgical Scaffold in breast revision surgery or in patients having surgery for the first time that are undergoing a breast reduction surgery or combined augmentation and lifting that require additional support. Contact the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery to see if you would qualify to be a part of this new clinical study of this FDA-approved product.

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Do All Plastic Surgeons Offer 3D Breast Imaging and Simulation?

No, the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery practice in West Michigan where you can experience this revolutionary technology to see what you may look like following your breast enhancement surgery...even before having surgery!

Is 3D Imaging Required at Your Michigan Practice?

3D imaging is not a required part of your consultation or surgery at our practice. However, we do incorporate it into our method of implant selection.

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Contact Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso to take advantage of VECTRA 3D in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Bengtson Center. request a consultation online or call 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.