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Face Fat Reduction in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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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

As we age, the fat in our faces shifts position, and we end up with too much fat in some areas, and not enough fat in others. For example, the fat in the cheeks may gradually sink to the lower face, causing our cheeks to appear flat and hollow, as well as causing circles and bags to develop under the eye area. The fat that accumulates in the lower face may in turn develop into jowls, as well as submental fullness or a double chin.

The change of our face may change as a result of these shifts, causing the face to appear older. Fortunately for residents of the greater area of Grand Rapids face fat reduction treatments can easy address all of these concerns when treated by a good cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Bengtson is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped countless patients recover a more youthful appearance by means of reliable and effective cosmetic treatments, including both surgical and non-surgical options. Plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures make it possible to eliminate facial fat or to add facial fat in order to decrease or increase volume in certain areas of the face. Depending on what your specific concerns may be in facial fat elimination Grand Rapids' Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery can provide personalized cosmetic solutions to help you look and feel younger.

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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 Causes Excess Facial Fat?

Excess facial fat is generally caused by weight gain, which may be the result of improper eating habits and lack of exercise; however, diet and exercise may not always help to reduce fat in the face once it has accumulated there. Excess facial fat may also be caused by the aging process, or it may be a hereditary condition.

Fat typically accumulates in the cheeks, jowls, under the chin, and in the throat and neck. Other factors such as medications or underlying medical conditions may also contribute to a chubby face or the development of a double chin or jowls.

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What Can I do About Excess Fat in My Face?

There are several options for the removal of facial fat, depending on your condition, skin type, and age.

What if I want to Add Fat to Certain Areas of My Face?

If you have sunken areas in the face such as the cheek hollow or extremely deep folds in the face. One option is to enhance your facial features by means of a facial fat transfer procedure.

Facial fat transfer, also known as facial fat grafting, may be used to add volume to areas where fat has been lost due to aging or significant weight loss, and the skin is becoming lax and sagging. Fat transfer injections use fat extracted from your own body that is suctioned and then injected into areas where you want to add volume. Fat transfer procedures provide a permanent solution to fat loss in the facial area, but the procedure may have to be repeated, as your body may naturally absorb some of the fat that has been injected.

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Fat transfer procedures are safe because the body will not have any adverse reactions to itself using your own fat, so this treatment is gaining in popularity among plastic surgeons and patients alike. Although fat transfer injections will not stop the natural process of aging, facial augmentation using your own fat may help to improve your appearance for many years, delaying the need for more invasive surgical procedures, such as a facelift or other facial surgery. Fat transfer injections may also be combined with other cosmetic procedures to provide extra volume in areas where it is needed.

So, if you're wishing to gain or lose face fat Grand Rapids, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Birmingham, or nearby residents in Michigan are encouraged to contact Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and start an exciting journey toward a younger-looking new you!

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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.