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Post weight loss
Body Contouring Surgery in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Plastic surgeon Dr. Bradley Bengtson performs Body Contouring Surgery after major weight loss for men at the Grand Rapids practice. They understand that losing a large amount of weight (100+ pounds) is a significant achievement that can improve your health, your appearance, and your attitude toward life.

Unfortunately, however, losing a large amount of weight can leave patients feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable with loose, sagging skin, isolated pockets of fat, and uneven or undefined contours. That’s why we specialize in Body Contouring Surgery after weight loss at our Grand Rapids Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.

Whether you have achieved your goal through bariatric surgery or dieting alone, we understand that post-weight-loss surgery can be a very important step in achieving the body and self-confidence you’ve worked hard for. A personal evaluation, a customized plan based on your priorities, and trust in our specialized techniques and extensive experience can help you achieve your goals. You deserve to look your best. Let the Bengtson Center be your final step in completing your transformation with Body Contouring Surgery in Grand Rapids.

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 post-weight-loss body contouring?

Surgically reshaping the skin and soft tissue of the body after dramatic weight loss corrects problems like loose or sagging skin, isolated pockets of fat, and uneven or undefined curves.

Our Grand Rapids Body Contouring Surgery after weight loss at our practice takes a specialized approach of assessing the entire body. We consider various approaches including but not limited to a total Body Lift and Circumferential Tummy Tuck by improving the following areas of concern:

  • Face and neck
  • Upper arms, from the axilla (underarm) to the elbow
  • Upper and lower abdomen, including love handles and flanks
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs
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Why might I consider post-weight-lossBody Contouring?

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Losing a significant amount of weight, whether with medical assistance or through your own efforts, can be challenging. Often, although the weight is lost, you may be unhappy with your resulting appearance as your skin may not conform to body contours, and you may have remaining pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

What else should I know about Body Contouring Surgery after weight lossin Grand Rapids and Birmingham

1. Recovery ranges from several days to several weeks, depending on what kind of procedure you have.

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.

4. Results may be long lasting, but weight loss/gain can change your results. Normal aging and gravity may affect your outcomes.

5. 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.

6. Post-weight loss Body Contouring is generally performed in stages. Some procedures may require an overnight stay in the hospital; however, most procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis.

7. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and can generally be concealed by modest clothing. The location and pattern of your incisions and the resulting scars will be discussed during your consultation.

8. Body Contouring Surgery after weight loss is performed under general anesthesia for our Grand Rapids and Birmingham patients. More limited procedures such as arm-lift may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

Ideal Candidates for Body Contouring Surgery

Who is a candidate for Grand Rapids Body Contouring Surgery following weight loss?

Major weight loss alone does not define who might be a good candidate for BodyContouring Surgery after weight loss.

Men and women at our Grand Rapids practice often choose this option to achieve specific goals and improve their self-confidence. Whether you have lost significant weight due to medical assistance or strict exercise and diet, these factors generally define good candidates for post-weight-loss procedures:

  • You understand the important of proper timing of surgery: approximately 18 months after your bariatric procedure or after you have obtained a stable, ideal goal weight.
  • You can clearly define what you hope surgery can achieve for you.
  • You understand what the procedures can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the potential risks of 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 post-weight loss Body Contouring.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.
  • You accept that scarring can be significant, although often well hidden in normal creases of the body.
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Request Your Grand RapidsBody Contouring Surgery Consultation

To speak with Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso about Body Contouring Surgery following weight loss for men, contact our Grand Rapids office today to schedule your 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.