Bradley P. Bengtson MD, FACS
About the Practice
The Expertise You Expect
Named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 16 years in a row, Dr. Brad Bengtson, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a nationally recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon offering the latest safe, state-of-the-art technology for surgical and non-surgical treatments. The author of over 20 peer-reviewed articles and 10 books and chapters, Dr. Bengtson has presented at more than 100 national and international conferences as a sought-after leader in breast and cosmetic surgery. His fundamental practice philosophy is to give patients natural, aesthetic results that are never “over-operated” or “overdone”.
Dr. Bengtson is a current and founding member of Allergan’s Executive Council and a lead investigator in the U.S. for the Natrelle® Style 410 Form Stable “gummy bear” implant. He is a patent holder of many medical devices, and a national and international educator and leader in breast aesthetic research. Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders in the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix (Alloderm®/ Strattice™) in revisional cosmetic breast surgery.
He is also one of only two Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon National Trainers for Botox® and Juvederm® in Michigan, with extensive experience and a proven record of safety providing cosmetic treatments and other medical skincare procedures.
Dr. Bengtson is actively involved with many research projects and clinical trials to help bring new, innovative products to the market. The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is the only practice in West Michigan to offer the new Vectra® 3D Imaging System for capturing and accurately simulating images of breast, face and body enhancements. Dr. Bengtson brought this incredible technology to Grand Rapids exclusively for his patients, so they can see their afters… BEFORE.
For more information about Dr. Bengtson and the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery please visit bengtsoncenter.com .
The Care You Deserve
At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, patients are greeted with the kind of service and intimate, luxurious surroundings they might expect from a five-star hotel or world-class spa. Upon entering, patients will be directed toward our skincare, injectable, or plastic surgery center by a dedicated concierge. Patients are also privy to a skin-care bar, online patient scheduling and private post-surgical entrance to ensure complete privacy.
Moreover, Dr. Bengtson and his staff employ the kind of individualized attention that is the hallmark of their true service-oriented, patient-centric approach to care – in order to deliver the beautiful results everyone deserves.
- Augmentation / Breast Enhancements
- Mastopexy / Breast Lift
- Revisional & Secondary Breast surgery using Alloderm®/Strattice™
- Breast Reduction & Lift
- Laser Liposuction - the new FDA-approved LifeSculpt™ body sculpting system, powered by SlimLipo™
- Body Contouring
- Body Lift
- Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Face Lift
- MACS Lift
- Brow Lift
- Eyelid Lift/Blepharoplasty
- Neck Lift
- BOTOX® cosmetic
- Juvéderm® facial filler
- Liquid Facelift
- Latisse® Eyelash Enhancement
- Ablative Laser Resurfacing
- SilkPeel™ Dermal Infusion Facials
- Chemical Peels
- IPL Laser Solutions for: Facial Resurfacing, Photofacials, Sun Spots, Red & Brown Spots, Stretch Marks, Acne Management, Scar Removal, Laser Hair Removal
Background & Certification
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987
State of Michigan Medical License, Active, 1987
State of Texas Medical License, 1992
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1995
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Recertification, 2004
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1997
2009 – present
Founder, Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
1992 – 2008
Associate Professor Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center,
Michigan State University
1991 – 2009
Clinical Faculty Plastic Surgery Residency Program Grand Rapids Area
Medical Education Center
2004 – present
Co-Chairman International Virgin Island Workshop in Plastic Surgery
1998 – 2000
Plastic Surgery Chairman Spectrum Heath Hospital System
1996 – 2008
Assistant Program Director Plastic Surgery Residency Grand Rapids Area
Medical Education Center
Publications and Presentations
Style 410 Highly Cohesive Silicone Breast Implant Core Study Results at 3 Years
Absolutes, Beliefs, and Preferences
Anticoagulants and Hematomas in Free Flap Surgery
Atlanta Breast Symposium Program
Breast Augmentation Roundtable
Chapter 18: Complications in breast augmentation: maximizing patient outcomes with some surgical solutions to common problems
Capsular Tissue: A New Local Flap
Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Symptomatic Neuroepithelial (Colloid) Cysts of the Third Ventricle
Investigational breast implant affords 'natural' look and feel
Reconstruction of the Pharynx and Cervical Esophagus Using Free Jejunal Transfer
Chapter 58: Nipple-Areola Reconstruction
Reduction Mammoplasty: A Safe and Effective Outpatient Procedure
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Viewpoints: Sensory Nerves
Surgeons want to help heal the scars of war
Scientific Papers: Influence of Prior Radiotherapy on the Development of Postoperative Complications and Success of Free Tissue Transfers in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Dr. Bengtson discusses the Bengtson Center's new home on eightWest
Dr. Bengtson talks about SlimLipo on eightWest
eightWest invites you to a seminar on Innovation in Breast & Body Contouring hosted by Dr. Bengtson
Interview about Veterans Project on Frontlines of Freedom Show (mp3)
Dr. Bengtson Featured on WOOD TV's EightWest Program
Awards & Honors
Dr. Bengtson has been selected as one of the top plastic surgeons in the United States by Best Doctors in America®, an authoritative listing of the nation’s top physicians in each medical specialty. Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 1996 to 2013.
Dr Bengtson was most recently honored to be selected Grand Rapids’ “Best Plastic Surgeon”, by the Grand Rapids Magazine readers for 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
Affiliations & Memberships
1991 – present
Spectrum Health Hospital System Butterworth
Hospital and Blodgett Hospitals
2008 – present
Grand Valley Surgical Center
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Medical Association
Christian Medical & Dental Society
Royal and Ancient Society of Plastic Surgeons
Michigan State Medical Society
Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons
Mid West Association of Plastic Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Kent County Medical Society
Society of Civil War Surgeons
Staff & Facilities
West Michigan’s Premier Cosmetic Medicine & Plastic Surgery Center
Located on the first floor of the new Women’s Health Center in Grand Rapids, the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is an all-inclusive Center of Excellence—where state-of-the-art technology and expertise meets the ultimate in spa-like luxury and pampering.
Non-surgical procedures are performed at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Surgical procedures are performed at St. Mary's Southwest Surgical Center and Grand Valley Surgery Center, both fully accredited AAAHC facilities.
Skin Care Products
Dr. Bengtson offers his patients a full service skin care center with exclusive physician-based products and services. Physician based skin care products offered at the transforMD Skin Care and Laser Center include but are not limited to Avene, Clarisonic, Dermaquest, Elina Organic Skin Care, NeoCutis, and Revision and Societe Skin Care.
Financing is available through Care Credit .