If you are looking for nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstructions unique to Birmingham, check into the practice of Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. Dr. Beckenstein has specialized in breast reconstruction for over 20 years. He has been teaming up with breast surgeons (Tim Bullock, M.D., Philip Fischer, M.D., April Maddux, M.D., David Rader, M.D., and Susan Winchester, M.D. are the excellent surgeons Dr. Beckenstein teams up with). who can perform the challenging mastectomy schemes he designs. Nipple sparing mastectomy is not for every patient, there are criteria that must be met to assure a good cancer eradicating surgery is performed, that is safe. Dr. Beckenstein carefully designs the incision schemes with this in mind AND discusses it with the breast surgeon so there is good team work and consensus on the surgery.
The results of nipple sparing mastectomy are superior to any other method and spares patients additional procedures that would rebuild the nipple and areolar. ” we can make it look as if a patient has had a breast augmentation or breast lift” Dr. Beckenstein adds ” we remove the stigma of having breast cancer and a mastectomy by the appearance of the new breasts”. What makes Dr. Beckenstein different is that he uses a unique method of reconstruction that allows the nipple to be moved up in larger breasted women or those with a degree of ptosis (sagging). ” We have been able to expand the women who are candidates for nipple sparing techniques by exploiting or breast reduction method we have used for over 20 years. By combining this with a carefully designed mastectomy, we can obtain amazing results!”
Not everyone is a candidate for this technique, this will be determined during your consultations. Keep in mind, you can request your reconstructive surgeon when you are visiting with your breast surgeon! If you are interested in nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstruction, please visit us online at www.msbmd.com or contact us at 1-866-msbmd77.