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Bradley Bengtson

Plastic Surgeon
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2155 East Paris Avenue SE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546
The best plastic surgery is in patients who you can’t tell have had it.

Philosophy

While there have been many improvements in breast surgery, some patients remain unaware of the numerous advancements that have resulted in an almost painless procedure with minimal downtime. Having performed more than 4,000 augmentations throughout his career, Dr. Bradley Bengtson is renowned for his breast surgery expertise. “3-D imaging technology now allows patients to navigate implant size selection and outcomes in ways never experienced before,” says Dr. Bengtson. “Because the procedure is bloodless, there is less swelling, bruising and pain with Marcaine® anesthesia. With our Fast-Trak Recovery program we expect our patients to feel good enough to go out to dinner or a movie the same day.” He is also helping to lead the way in ultrasound research and has developed an ultrasound system to image and follow breast implant patients throughout their post-operative journey, an innovation that benefits countless patients and surgeons around the world.

About My Practice

What nonsurgical advancements have you added?

In addition to our boutique-style walk-in component, where patients can be evaluated for Botox, facial fillers, laser treatments and skin care without an appointment, we have added CoolSculpting®, a nonsurgical fat-reduction system with no pain or downtime; and Ulthera®, a new nonsurgical facial skin-tightening system that we are very excited to offer our patients.

What plastic surgery advancements are on the horizon?

Using high-resolution ultrasound to look at breast implants instead of MRI will be a valuable tool for patients. I’ve performed the initial landmark research in this area that was published in a recent issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and believe it may truly change how we follow up with and treat our augmentation and reconstruction patients.

How do you enhance the patient experience?

We’ve created a high-quality center that strives for excellence, providing our patients individualized service using our comprehensive offering of treatments. Nestled on the first floor of a Women’s Health Center, the Bengtson Center is more like checking into a fine hotel or spa with beautiful surroundings—complete with a fireplace, warm reading nook and skin-care bar.

About Me

How do you guide patients when discussing surgical and nonsurgical options?

I believe we tend to be an either/or society when it comes to maintaining a natural, youthful appearance. However, many patients benefit from both/and, or combination treatments. For instance, both facial fillers and a facelift may be needed to restore volume and treat sagging skin.

What attracted you to facial plastic surgery?

It provides a mix of compassion, science, art and creativity.

What affiliations are you proud to have?

I am proud to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and to be involved with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons.

Education

Degree:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency:
Grand Rapids Area Medical Education and Research Center, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Fellowship:
, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Credentials

Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Affiliation:

American College of Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

A Minute With

  1. My happiest professional moment

    Fulfilling a lifelong dream of starting, developing and growing my own aesthetic plastic surgery practice

  2. Most inspirational thing i learned this year

    It’s all about the why, not the what; patients do things we recommend because of why we do what we do, not what we do

  3. Three words that best describe me

    Innovative, caring, compassionate

  4. What i love most about my profession

    It is a blend of both art and science

  5. How my profession has evolved

    Plastic surgery has always been very innovative, but the curve is becoming
    much more exponential

  6. When you know you’re ready for surgery

    When your concerns exceed what can be accomplished with nonsurgical techniques, particularly skin excess

  7. Career-defining procedure

    For me, it’s been a focus on breast augmentation and breast revision using tissues and scaffolds

  8. How i would spend extra time in a day

    With my family

  9. My dream innovation

    A new technology that would prevent capsular contracture and seromas

  10. Celeb photos my patients most often bring in

    Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez

Services

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty / Browlift
  • Body Contouring / Bodylift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lifts / Reductions
  • Revision Breast Surgery
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Laser / Standard Liposuction
  • Facelift / Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Labiaplasty
  • Fat Transfers / Injectables
  • Perlane
  • Bellatero
  • Dermal Filler
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • Kybella®
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Microneedling
  • miraDry®
  • Mommy Makeover
  • NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
  • Nordlys Hybrid Laser
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction
  • ThermiSmooth®
  • ThermiTight®
  • ThermiVa®
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Ultherapy®
  • Wrinkle Relaxers
  • Browlift
  • CoolTone
  • Eyelid Lift
  • Fat Transfer
  • Profound® RF Microneedling
  • Ultrasound Implant Imaging
  • Vectra® 3D Simulation

FAQs

  1. What is state-of-the-art in patient imaging today?
    What our experts say:

    We have been using Vectra 3-D imaging in our practice for five years and it is one of the main technologies that transformed my practice. It is a comprehensive consultation tool that allows patients to visually experience their potential results at a completely different level, and also allows them to see a simulation of their breasts before undergoing surgery.

     

  2. What noninvasive procedures have you incorporated into your practice?
    What our experts say:

    We have all of the newest nonsurgical treatments and injectables, surgical techniques and skin-care products. We’re excited to offer new emerging technologies like laser liposuction, Ultherapy® and CoolSculpting®.

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