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Rhinoplasty in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Bengtson offers nasal surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, for men and women from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Birmingham who wish to achieve facial harmony and balance.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly requested surgical procedures to achieve facial harmony, symmetry, and contour. When approached with a personalized vision and current techniques, rhinoplasty offers highly satisfying, consistent, and safe results.

If you are dissatisfied with the size, proportion, angle, tip, or other specific feature of your nose, or if you have experienced changes due to injury, rhinoplasty in Grand Rapids can address what you wish to improve and allow you to put your naturally beautiful, well-proportioned face forward. Our sophisticated VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System also provides an excellent tool for communicating with Dr. Bengtson. He will show you numerous virtual modifications before surgery, helping you envision a realistic range of possible results and choose an aesthetic result you will love!

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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 rhinoplasty?

Nasal surgery repositions the nose to improve its appearance, form, and function.

Also called rhinoplasty, the procedure can improve the proportions and angles of the nasal bridge, nasal tip, and nostrils, making the nose more symmetrical and proportionate to the face. It can also improve breathing. Rhinoplasty nose surgery for patients in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Birmingham in Michigan typically involves the following techniques:

  • Internal incisions, called a “closed rhinoplasty” approach, may be performed.
  • An added incision along the columella (the tissue that separates the nostrils) is known as an “open rhinoplasty. ” Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso prefer this technique because of its precision.
  • Additional incisions may be required at the outside edge of the nostrils for changes to nostril size or to narrow the width of the base of the nose.
  • The nasal bridge size or width may be reduced, reshaped, or enhanced.
  • Humps or other irregularities may be improved.
  • The angle of the nasal tip may be adjusted.
  • The size, shape, or angle of the nostrils may be improved.
  • Internal cartilage and structures may also be addressed, improving breathing and airflow.
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How can I envision my appearance after a Grand Rapids rhinoplasty?

3D planning is essential for many plastic surgical procedures, especially surgery of the nose. The new Canfield VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System provides an excellent tool for helping Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso understand exactly what you want to see as an end result. It also functions as an excellent educational tool, provides a platform for discussing your concerns, and gives you a general visual range of the surgical outcome you may expect from our Grand Rapids rhinoplasty.

Ideal Candidates

Who is a candidate for nasal rhinoplasty surgery?

Women and men of many ages and circumstances undergo cosmetic procedures to attain improved facial harmony and balance.

To be a good candidate for rhinoplasty Grand Rapids area residents should wish to attain facial harmony. At our practice, patients of all ages and circumstances undergo rhinoplasty, and each has unique, personal reasons for choosing this procedure. The following factors generally define good candidates for Grand Rapids rhinoplasty nasal surgery:

  • You can clearly and specifically define your expectations for the procedure.
  • You understand what nasal surgery can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the potential risks of nose surgery 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 your surgery.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
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What Else Should I Know About Rhinoplasty in Detroit + Grand Rapids

1. Nasal surgery is performed on an outpatient basis.

2. To perform a rhinoplasty Grand Rapids patients are under either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

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

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

5. Recovery ranges from 1 to 2 weeks, during which time you may wear a nasal splint across the bridge. You may experience facial bruising, swelling, mild headache, and nasal congestion.

6. Results may be long lasting, but maintaining a youthful appearance is a lifestyle choice, and proper skincare is essential after 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.

8. Occasionally, facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM will be placed at the time of surgery or following your initial procedure to help smooth and contour your results.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

“Best Plastic Surgeon - Grand Rapids” Grand Rapids Magazine for the past 10 consecutive years.

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Brad BengtsonMD, FACS

Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® consecutively since 1996.

Sought-after Global Speaker and Educator on all aspects of Plastic Surgery.

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To speak with Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso about rhinoplasty Grand Rapids area residents are encouraged to contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Request your appointment online, or phone (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.