Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

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6 Common Questions About Breast Augmentation

Something I tell patients considering breast augmentation and breast implants at my Birmingham, Alabama, practice is not to be shy about asking questions. Frankly, I would rather my patients get their answers from me than a less authoritative source on the internet. And the truth is that even though there are some very helpful online …

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Can I Breastfeed With Breast Implants? 

Whether a woman is thinking about getting breast augmentation at our Birmingham, AL, practice or already has breast implants, questions about their ability to breastfeed with breast implants are fairly common. In this blog post, I'll explain some factors to consider if you're going to breastfeed after getting breast augmentation surgery. It is important to …

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4 Reasons for Getting Breast Augmentation

Women considering breast augmentation at my Birmingham, Alabama practice have a range of very personal reasons for wanting the procedure. In general, most want to gain a sense of confidence in their bodies. Besides that, breast augmentation patients want breast implants for one of the 4 reasons described in this blog post. It's also important …

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6 Surprising Uses for BOTOX®

Are you self-conscious about smiling because it reveals more of your gums than your upper teeth? That's called a gummy smile and it's one of the many conditions effectively treated with BOTOX. Yes, BOTOX. The wrinkle-reducing injection is actually somewhat of a wonder drug that's used to treat multiple cosmetic and medical conditions. Even though …

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Alabama Plastic Surgery Practice First to be Certified Green

An Alabama Plastic Surgery Practice, First to Certified Green was awarded their certificate by MyGreenDoctor.org. Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. LLC is the Birmingham, Alabama practice who earned this distinction by participating and completing the requirements to obtain this certification. When asked about this, Dr. Beckenstein replied " We all need to step up and help …

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“Keep me looking young”

Our world is constantly evolving and so are we. The traditional thinking of plastic surgery patients is to "help me look young again." Luckily, we can reduce the telltale signs of aging and create a more youthful appearance using dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX® injections at our Birmingham, Alabama practice. But what if …

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Alabama Hydration Therapy Lesson 3

Birmingham plastic surgeon, Dr. Beckenstein presents Alabama Hydration Therapy lesson 3 in his ongoing introduction of hydration therapy to his patients and those interested in this new aspect of wellness. Hydration therapy is a great part of a wellness program as it immediately delivers essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and trace elements into your body. …

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Alabama Hydration Therapy Lesson 2

Alabama Hydration Therapy Lesson 2: This is part 2 of Dr. Beckenstein's ongoing discussion of the Aqua Med IV hydration therapy he offers in his Birmingham plastic surgery practice. Iv therapy is a new, upcoming therapy option that is used to enhance wellness and to increase performance and recovery. This lesson will present the Ultimate …

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Alabama Hydration Therapy Lesson 1

Alabama Hydration Therapy Lesson 1: Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D,. an Alabama plastic surgeon is again the first to introduce the latest, safe therapy to his Birmingham plastic surgery practice. Known for introducing nanofat grafting, low level laser therapy, and Neograft into practice, he now adds Aqua Med IV therapy. This treatment uses intravenous fluids or injections …

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Visit Our New Website!!

We have updated it and want you to Visit Our New Website!! The address is the same: www.msbmd.com. It has a new, contemporary look and easy to navigate. We have added several new concepts and windows to explore including our spa area non surgical rejuvenation section and our breast cancer cooperative section. There are new …

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