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Otoplasty 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

If you feel self-consciousness because of misshapen or protruding ears, a Grand Rapids otoplasty at Bengtson Center can help. Michigan plastic surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson, uses sophisticated surgical techniques to create a natural angle between your head and your ears.

Where needed, he can also create a pleasing fold and contour to your ears. These advanced techniques can define the natural architecture of your ear with hidden suture techniques, all through incisions behind your ear. As a result, your ears no longer protrude, but they also do not looked pinned back or overdone. With an otoplasty Grand Rapids area patients feel satisfied in knowing they have ears that naturally complement their facial features and contribute to a balanced, harmonious appearance.

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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 is Otoplasty?

An otoplasty, also know as (cosmetic) ear surgery, decreases the projection and the angle of the ear in relation to the head. Otoplasty also improves the shape of the ear, and it can be performed on adults and children alike.

With this form of ear surgery Grand Rapids patients can treat the structural deformities that result in a misshapen or absent ear. Typically an incision is made in the back portion of the ear to either reshape or reduce the cartilage and reposition the Y-shaped folds of the ear.

Why might ear surgery be recommended for me?

Dr. Bengtson recommends his Grand Rapids ear surgery to patients to help them achieve the following benefits:

  • Improved appearance of ears in relation to facial features.
  • Repositioned ear projection off the head.
  • Increased self-esteem and overall confidence of children and adults.
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Ideal Candidates

Who is a candidate for otoplasty?

Patients of all ages can benefit from our ear surgery at the Bengtson Center:

  • Children generally aged 5 to 12 with very prominent ears
  • Women and men of various ages and circumstances
  • Older adolescents able to articulate their desire for the procedure and to follow instructions

Improving facial harmony through ear surgery can dramatically increase a person’s self-confidence. The following factors generally define good candidates for this procedure:

  • You can clearly define why you want the surgery.
  • You understand what it can and cannot accomplish.
  • You are healthy, emotionally secure, and stable.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
  • You accept the potential risks of your procedure and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the results achieved by your surgery.
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What Else Should I Know about otoplasty

1. Ear surgery is performed in our practice on an outpatient basis.

2. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery. The location and pattern of your incisions and the resulting scars will be discussed during your consultation.

3. Your surgery may be performed under either general anesthesia or local sedation.

4. Recovery ranges from 7 to 10 days, although you will return to light, normal daily activity immediately following your otoplasty.

5. Results are long lasting, and proper skincare is essential following surgery.

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

7. 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.

Request Your Otoplasty Consultation

To learn more about our ear surgeries or the cost of otoplasty patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso at our office today by requesting a consultation online, or calling 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.