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Liquid 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

Combine the Benefits of Rejuvenating Treatments in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Many people want to improve their appearance but are not quite ready for surgery—and that's OK! The "Bengtson Beauty Lift" is a liquid facelift for Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Birmingham patients who are seeking a younger look without a lengthy recovery time.

The term "liquid facelift" actually refers to a combination of "lunchtime" treatments involving injectable gels and formulas made specifically to rejuvenate particular regions of the face and address or even prevent specific signs of aging.

When used strategically and in harmony, they can generate temporary results that give an entire face an overall look of rejuvenation.* Also, since the liquid facelift is not a set, single procedure, it can be customized to the patient. Women in their 20s may need only a slight smoothing and some preventative muscle relaxing in order to look their best, while women in their 30s and 40s can target increasingly visible "problem" areas where wrinkles have formed. Age-related loss of volume can be countered by injectables specifically designed to lift sagging tissue and stimulate new collagen production. There is truly something for patients of any age.

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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 Does a Liquid Facelift Include?

A liquid facelift may include dermal fillers, BOTOX Cosmetic, skin-tightening Ultherapy, and more. BOTOX relaxes key facial muscles to reduce the appearance of certain lines, and tissue fillers such as JUVÉDERM and Restylane Refyne can restore lost volume and treat facial lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy lifts, tones, and tightens loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. The result? A face that looks naturally rejuvenated and refreshed!*

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Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Liquid FaceliftOptions

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Each nonsurgical treatment offers its own results that generally last for a specific amount of time. BOTOX, for instance, has been shown to smooth out wrinkles for three to six months, while the added volume from VOLUMA can last for two years.*

The Bengtson Center team takes all of this into account when creating the unique elements of a liquid facelift for you. The ultimate goal is to generate natural results that create a youthful impression for the face as a whole. Surgical results are intended to be longer lasting than the effects of a liquid facelift, as many lifting procedures involve Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso physically tightening loose skin, removing the excess, and suturing the tissues into place. Once incisions heal and sutures are removed, your face should look years younger and will continue to age from that point.*

Other patients benefit from a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso might recommend combining a short-incision facelift with a liquid facelift's dermal fillers and BOTOX, or he might recommend some of the newer technologies such as Ultherapy or a nonsurgical lifting and tightening system using focused ultrasound. No matter the specifics involved in your Grand Rapids liquid facelift, know that Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso are two of the top board-certified plastic surgeon national trainers for BOTOX and JUVÉDERM products, including VOLUMA XC, and more. If you're interested in a liquid facelift Grand Rapids' Bengtson Center has you in good hands with Dr. Bengtson, Dr. Alfonso, and their team of Aesthetic Experts!

What Does a Liquid Facelift Address?

Over time, the face loses volume, including fat, and the skin loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

The facial bones also subtly recede. Combined with the long-term effects of gravity, the face begins to droop and lose fullness and definition. Although a good number of women and men turn to surgical procedures such as facelifteyelid surgery/blepharoplasty, or brow lift surgeryGrand Rapids Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson believes that many patients can benefit from early intervention with a proactive, non-surgical approach, combatting the visible signs of aging and successfully delaying the need for more extensive, invasive procedures.

  • BOTOX is the liquid facelift element that addresses dynamic wrinkles by preventing signals from reaching specific facial muscles and causing them to contract. A forehead at rest is less likely to reveal lines in places where the skin bunches up as expressions are made. The FDA approved BOTOX for the treatment of frown lines and crow’s feet.
  • ULTHERAPY also addresses sagging, but by delivering ultrasound energy into the skin to get new collagen growing. Rejuvenated collagen in the face and neck typically means tighter skin with a more even skin tone, making this treatment a frequent part of liquid facelift sessions.
  • JUVÉDERM XC, Restylane, and Restylane Refyne are all hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. For these liquid facelift components, an injector introduces smooth gel directly into the tissues where moderate to severe lines—including nasolabial folds and marionette lines—have formed in the mouth and nose areas. The gel can soften the appearance of these lines.
  • VOLUMA is also a filler in the JUVÉDERM line, though this injectable is for adding volume to the apple area of the cheeks, where collagen loss and other changes create hollows that make the face look more gaunt, as well as sagging that manifests as jowls farther down on the fact. Gel injected here as part of a liquid facelift can re-create the structure of a youthful face, filling the hollows and lifting the sagging tissues.

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To schedule a consultation for a liquid facelift Grand Rapids area residents are encouraged to request an appointment online or phone 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.