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Fat Reduction in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty
Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty

No two bodies are identical, and at the Bengtson Center, we believe everyone should feel beautiful in their skin. Stubborn, excess fat throughout the body is something almost everyone can say they have struggled with at some point in life.

This could be due to difficulties losing weight, lack of an exercise regimen, trouble maintaining a healthy diet, poor eating habits, stubborn genetic fat, and other common frustrations. For others, excess weight can be a side effect of medical conditions, medications, hormones, natural body shifts, pregnancy, aging, and more.

It can be difficult to target, tone, and eliminate small amounts of fat from specific areas. Our facility, located in Grand Rapids, works closely with patients to understand their goals and develop a body contouring approach that is right for them and helps deliver a complementary result.

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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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Dr. Narges Horriat - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

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 Causes Stubborn Body Fat?

Fat forming on the body is a natural occurrence, although it may happen differently for everyone. Fat accumulates on the body through excess calories. These get stored within specialized fat cells, known as adipose (or fatty) tissue, and the body makes room for these by enlarging existing fat cells, which are already present in the body, or by creating more in specific areas.

It is common for patients to be close to their ideal weight but still have fat collections they cannot get rid of. However, it is essential to remember that our bodies metabolize differently, so actions that may cause one person to gain extra body fat or weight might not have the same effect on another. This is why it can be challenging to slim down fatty areas, particularly in places that are hard to target or don’t respond well to exercise. Changing your lifestyle is one of the best ways to discover why or how you have been gaining excess fat and can be the first step towards eliminating it.

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Grand Rapids fat reduction model

The Benefits of Fat Reduction Treatments

When patients struggle to get rid of fat in areas like the arms, back, flanks, waist, thighs, knees, and butt, it can be disheartening.

Putting in work at the gym or with diet and nutrition programs only to see minimal or no results can lead patients to feel depressed and unhappy with their appearance, despite working hard to see their changes. Fat reduction treatments are incredibly versatile and can be customized so that patients target the exact area they want and only remove as much fat as is desired to achieve the final result. Other benefits include:

  • Feeling and looking better in tight or revealing clothing
  • More comfortable doing certain activities
  • Increased self-esteem

Why Consider Fat Reduction

For many people, exercise, diet, calorie counting, and other “healthy” lifestyle choices can make losing weight and toning up certain areas like the arms or abdomen seem almost effortless.

People who respond to these methods can sometimes benefit from non-surgical or minimally invasive body fat reduction procedures but typically won’t need to consider body contouring. However, many patients, especially those with underlying medical conditions like PCOS or hormonal fluctuations, might have more trouble getting their body to respond to and eliminate excess fat cells.

What Does Body Fat Reduction Cost in Grand Rapids?

The cost of fat reduction at a high-end facility in Grand Rapids will vary to match each patient’s unique technique and extent of treatment.

Patients who opt to combine treatments can find that this is a more efficient way to upgrade their appearance and ensure a balanced and beautiful body rejuvenation. We accept various payment options and offer financing solutions to help accommodate all our patients.


Types of Fat Reduction

At the Bengtson Center, we offer Grand Rapids fat reduction treatments in different forms. Some patients combine them with another procedure, especially fat transfer, to help deliver comprehensive and complete results.

The most popular and well-known method for fat reduction is liposuction. This is considered a minimally-invasive surgical technique and, with incredible technological improvements over the years, can deliver a precise application.

Non-surgical solutions like CoolSculpting and CoolTone are also options for fat reduction Grand Rapids patients can use to provide a toned and tight silhouette. These procedures can help complement body contouring, breast enhancement, or facial rejuvenation procedures. Injections with Kybella can also target specific areas of fat particularly under the chin.

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Scheduling a Grand Rapids Fat Reduction ProcedureConsultation

To learn more about our body contouring solutions and what is best for your needs and aesthetic goals in fat reduction Grand Rapids area residents are encouraged to schedule a consultation with one of our qualified team members. We proudly serve the Midwest and communities near Birmingham, Detroit, Lansing, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, and surrounding areas.

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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.