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Mini Facelift 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

The short-incision facelift, also known as a mini facelift, can restore a younger appearance to Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Birmingham area patients. At the Bengtson Center, plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson performs the Short-Scar SMAS (Sub-Muscular Aponeurotic System) facelift through smaller incisions, hiding them inside and directly behind the ear. He also offers another highly specialized variant, the MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) lift, which suspends the facial skin, fat, and muscles from above with a suturing technique.

Both of these less-invasive procedures result in a naturally elevated cheek and mid-face region, smoother skin, and a beautiful, younger-looking you!

Dr. Bengtson performs short-incision facelift surgery for select patients from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Birmingham. If you meet the selection criteria, you can reap all the benefits of a full-incision facelift-but with smaller incisions and shortened recovery time. In addition, Dr. B may recommend the use of dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC to enhance your results.

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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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 is a mini facelift?

The mini facelift can restore a younger appearance to our Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Birmingham patients.

For the right candidate, the shorter incisions allow for all the benefits of a full-incision facelift, with a shortened recovery time. The MACS lift, one popular short-scar technique, is a highly specialized technique that suspends the facial skin, fat, and muscles from above. Following a Short-Scar SMAS or MACS lift, the cheeks and mid-face are naturally elevated, smoothed, and restored. These advanced techniques differ from other short scar techniques, providing longer-lasting results.

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Why Might a Short-Incision Facelift be recommended for me

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Looking young and improving your facial appearance is important to many people and can be achieved through many different procedures. With a mini facelift Grand Rapids patients appreciate the new look they receive with the lesser downtime and smaller, more-hidden scarring.

What Else Should I Know Aboutthe short-incision mini facelift

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

2. All surgeries carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation.

3. The Grand Rapids mini facelift procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis for our patients.

4. When receiving a mini facelift Grand Rapids patients are under local anesthesia with sedation or may be performed under general anesthesia.

5. The incision pattern for your surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and will be concealed inside and behind your ear or in the hairline or natural contours of the face.

6. Recovery varies by individual, but bruising and swelling usually disappear by 1 to 2 weeks. You will return to light, daily activity the day following your procedure.

7. Results may be long lasting, but maintaining your youth is a lifestyle choice and proper skincare is essential after surgery. In addition, normal aging and gravity may affect your outcomes.

Request Your Mini FaceliftConsultation

To find out if you're a candidate and for pricing of a mini facelift surgery Grand Rapids patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso today to schedule a consultation. Request your appointment online or phone (616)588-8880

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Ideal Candidate

Who is a good candidate for a short incision facelift at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center?

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

Women and men from Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Birmingham choose facial rejuvenation procedures to delay or improve visible features of facial aging. The following factors generally define good candidates for mini facelift procedures:

  • You can clearly define your goals for surgery.
  • You understand what a short incision 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 short incision facelift procedure.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
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Ultherapy, Dermal Fillers, and BOTOX CosmeticNew, Nonsurgical Facelift Alternative

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.

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.

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Bengtson community

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.