Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

Stem Cells Stem Cells Stem Cells!!!!!

When asked about the latest trend in rejuvenation of the face, hair and body, Birmingham plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. responded " Stem Cells Stem Cells Stem Cells!" He added " These are the latest innovation to be applied to many aspects of my practice. I first introduced them to Alabama 4 years ago, …

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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 stem cell therapy, nanofat grafting, PRP treatments, low level laser therapy, and Neograft into practice, he now adds Aqua Med IV therapy. This …

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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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Aqua Med IV flows into Alabama!

Alabama's first  surgeon run IV therapy practice: Aqua Med IV flows into Alabama! Birmingham plastic surgeon; Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., known for bringing new therapies and technology into Alabama, has introduced this innovative, wellness therapy into his plastic surgery practice. Hydration therapy has been around for over 50 years and promotes wellness through simple IV …

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From Tragedy to Beauty…and Beyond

Anné Chesson was in second grade when a school bus accident caused her life-threatening injuries. She was in a coma for 2 months, suffered a crushed pelvis, broken leg and fractured skull, and lost roughly half of all the soft tissue and muscle in her lower body. Now 21, Anné was interviewed by Teen People …

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I loved visiting with my patient 15 years after his FTM surgery!

I had the unique opportunity of having a gentleman, on who I performed Top surgery 15 years ago, visit with me. Not only was it great to see him and how he was doing ( he was in the process of undergoing genital reassignment in South Korea), how good he looked, how much he appreciated …

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Long Surgery Times are UNSAFE!!!!

Long surgery times are definitely unsafe. The longer you are under anesthesia and having a procedure, they higher the chances for complications, even death! There are many studies out that universally conclude that surgery lasting over 6 hours has a huge increase in complications. While there are some surgeries that HAVE to last over 6 …

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7 Things to Know About FTM Top Surgery

There are 7 things to know about FTM Top surgery if you are seriously considering undergoing this process: ONE: While fairly obvious, a trans man must have completed all the medical, psychosocial, and legal requisites to undergo FTM Top surgery. Board certified plastic surgeons will not proceed until these are completed. While this might be …

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