Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

Who is Best Qualified to Perform Your Lumpectomy?

The most important aspect of a lumpectomy is to make sure the tumor is adequately resected and to minimize recurrence of the cancer. It is also important to have a nice aesthetic result as well. Both of these can be achieved with good pre-operative planning, technique, and surgeon experience. General surgeons have plenty of experience with …

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DISPELLING THREE COMMON FEARS OF SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANTS

Several patients, during their intial consultations with me, in Birmingham, are fearful of silicone breast implants. They share, with me, many false impressions about these devices that create a tendency for them to choose saline implants. I offer them explanations, direct them to my website www.msbmd.com, and provide them with other sources of information to help educate them about these …

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Preventive Breast Surgery and Reconstruction

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (read the article here) has shown that prophylactic breast removal, or removing the breast before a patient develops breast cancer, can drastically reduce the chances of that patient developing breast cancer in the …

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Welcome to My Blog!

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I've been fortunate to help so many people who have come to my practice with cosmetic and reconstructive surgery needs. I'm excited to be able to share some of my experiences and comment on some of the news and events that are happening in the plastic surgery field. I know …

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