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Facelift 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

Using specialized techniques and carefully placed incisions, Grand Rapids plastic surgeons, Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso perform facelift surgery to help patients in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Birmingham, Michigan, who are unhappy with the wrinkled, sagging appearance of their face or neck. As we age, our face changes:

Full, youthful features begin to lose definition, our skin and tissues sag, and we lose volume. Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso feel passionate about offering their patients the most advanced, proven techniques available so that they can deliver maximum results with minimal recovery and down time. Their surgical skills enable their to restore a youthful, natural look.

Dr. B knows that when your face reflects who you are in positive ways, you not only look younger, you feel younger — attractive and energized. When performing a facelift Grand Rapids facelift professional, Dr. Bengtson, uses expert techniques customized specifically for his patients' individual needs. Depending on your specific needs, he can smooth sagging neck skin, restore a more defined, firmer-looking jaw, tighten sagging jowls, and smooth deep creases and fine lines. Friends and family will notice that you look younger and refreshed, but strangers would never guess that you have had surgery at all. Dr. B takes pride in personally performing all surgical procedures.

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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What is a facelift?

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, restores a more youthful, balanced facial appearance to the mid and lower face, including the neck.

A facelift focuses primarily on improving jowling and upper neck skin, but it also improves facial folds and excess sagging facial skin. At the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids facelift recipients of Dr. B's have many of their youthful facial contours restored, making many of our patients look younger. A Grand Rapids facelift involves a variety of techniques:

  • Incisions for a full facelift are hidden just below the side burn and begin inside the ear, avoiding the older visible scar in front of the ear. They continue under and behind the earlobe and end just at the hairline.
  • To improve the mid-face alone, Dr. B may use only one small incision just in front of the ear.
  • To improve a double chin or a sagging neck, or to perform liposuction of the neck, Dr. B may add a small incision beneath the chin.
  • With more limited incisions, an endoscope may be used.
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Ideal Candidates

Who is an ideal candidate for a Grand Rapids facelift at the Bengtson Center?

Age alone does not define candidates for facial rejuvenation, including facelift.

For women and men from areas in an around Grand Rapids facial rejuvenation procedures are often chosen to delay or improve visible features of facial aging. The following factors generally define good candidates for facelift procedures in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

  • You can clearly define why you want the surgery.
  • You understand what a facelift can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the potential risks of this procedure 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 a facelift procedure.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
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What Else Should I Know About Facelift Procedures at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center

1. Facelifts are performed on an outpatient basis.

2. You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the hospital or recovery center.

3. All surgeries carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation. Our goal is to maximize both your outcome and your overall experience.

4. After your facelift, 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.

5. Results are long lasting, but maintaining your youth is a lifestyle choice, and proper skincare is essential after surgery.

6. When it comes to facelift surgery Grand Rapids patients are administered local anesthesia with sedation or, rarely, they receive general anesthesia.

7. Recovery is usually about a week and, using new techniques, most patients have minimal to no bruising. You may return to light, normal daily activity the day following your procedure.

8. Scars are a normal outcome of facelift surgery, but they will be concealed within the hairline and natural contours of the face. The location and pattern of your incisions and the resulting scars will be discussed during your consultation.

Ultherapy and BOTOX Cosmetic New, Non-surgical Facelift Alternatives

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If you prefer a non-surgical approach to improving signs of facial aging, Ultherapy, dermal fillers, and BOTOX Cosmetic injections may also be used to effectively rejuvenate your appearance.

Ultherapy is a new, non-surgical facelift that uses ultrasound. All treatments are office procedures that may be performed in less than one hour with minimal to no downtime. Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive facelift procedure that uses pulsed, focused ultrasound transmitted through the skin without treating or damaging it. Using the body’s own natural healing process, Ultherapy lifts, tones, and tightens loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. One Ultherapy treatment can predictably lift the brows 2 to 3 millimeters, effectively shaping the brow angle and creating a greater upward sweep of the tail of the brow. The result is a more open, youthful appearance. For those who prefer a nonsurgical option to improving their appearance, an Ultherapy facelift can be a great option for patients in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Birmingham, Michigan.

Request Your FaceliftConsultation

To find out more and for the price of your facelift Grand Rapids area residents are encouraged to contact Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso through their office today to schedule an appointment. Request your appointment online or call our office 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.