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Ultherapy® in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson offers Ultherapy for his patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit, Michigan, who want the results of a facelift without surgery. This new non-surgical, non-invasive office procedure uses focused ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, jowls, and under the chin.

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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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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. 

In May 2012, the TODAY Show featured Kathie Lee Gifford receiving this revolutionary procedure. The first and only FDA-approved non-invasive, non-surgical procedure for lifting structural tissue, Ultherapy gives our Grand Rapids area patients an exciting alternative for achieving a lifted, youthful, and refreshed appearance. Now there’s a way to stand firm in the face of gravity-on your own terms. With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change, just a healthy “revving-up” on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.

Ultherapy is proving to be an appealing alternative for Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Detroit men and women who either are not ready for facelift surgery or prefer a non-invasive, non-surgical option for lifting and tightening their facial skin. You may notice an immediate short-term “lift,” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic collagen builds over the course of 2 to 3 months. Some of our Grand Rapids Ultherapy patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, and, similar to a facelift, most patients achieve results that last for many years.

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Benefits of Ultherapy

At the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids Ultherapy has delivered the following results for our patients:

  • Tightens and tones skin tissues
  • Uses focused ultrasound, which passes through the skin and treats deep tissue without damage
  • Stimulates new collagen production for lasting skin-tightening effects
  • Lifts and brightens the brows and eyes, achieving a non-surgical brow lift
  • Defines and contours the neck and jowls
  • Adds volume to the surface of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

To learn more from real patients who have tried Ultherapy Grand Rapids area patients have elected to share their stories. Continue on and listen to what they had to say!

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What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound, which passes through the skin to treat deep tissue. This nonsurgical procedure tightens and lifts skin tissue, counteracting the effects of time and gravity. The beauty of Ultherapy is that just one 30- to 90-minute procedure stimulates your own body’s subtle healing process to gently, gradually, and reliably restore elasticity and collagen to your skin and underlying tissues.

How does the Ultherapy procedure work?

As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen, allowing Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso to determine where to direct the energy. This same applicator then delivers low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin, achieving a positive effect, while leaving your surface skin undisturbed. Your skin responds to the Ultherapy energy by stimulating the new collagen growth. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over the ensuing months.

What kind of results can Grand Rapids Ultherapy patients expect?

With just one Ultherapy treatment at our Grand Rapids practice, the regenerative process begins, but the full effect builds gradually over the course of 2 to 3 months. Some patients see optimal results from more than one treatment. Visible effects include a lifting and toning of loose skin.

In the FDA clinical trial, for instance, 90% of patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line, leading to a reduction of skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. These patients, as well as the Grand Rapids Ultherapy patients we’ve treated at our practice, also reported firmer skin in other areas of the face and neck. This procedure also delivers an invisible result: the creation of new collagen, which gives skin its youthfulness.

Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?

A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has "relaxed" to the point of looking and often feeling less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of "maturing" skin.

While Ultherapy does not duplicate the results of facelift or brow lift surgery, it has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery. Our new VECTRA 3D imaging and simulation also provides an excellent education tool allowing the patient to visually express their goals for this procedure.

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How does Ultherapy differ from other cosmetic procedures?

Ultherapy is the only nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedure that can specifically target and strengthen the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support, from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results with no downtime.

What does the treatment feel like?

Some patients experience temporary discomfort while the energy is being delivered. However, this signals that the collagen-building process has begun. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso and the Bengtson Center team will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come!

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Is Ultherapy safe?

Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the medical field for more than 50 years. FDA clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.

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What can I expect afterwards?

You will be able to return to normal activities immediately, without taking any special precautions. Your skin may appear mildly flushed, but any redness should disappear within a few hours.

You may also experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few days to weeks, but these are mild, temporary side effects. During your consultation, Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso will thoroughly discuss these with you, as well as uncommon post-procedural effects, such as temporary small areas of bruising or numbness.

Learn more about Ultherapy and what the buzz is all about!

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To schedule your consultation with Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso for Ultherapy Grand Rapids area residents are encouraged to contact our office today. Request your consultation 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.