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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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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. Anné, now age 21, 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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Breast Augmentation: Subtlety Is Trending

Women considering breast augmentation at my Birmingham, Alabama, practice are much less likely to want overly large breasts than they were 10 years ago, with more women choosing a subtle increase to their breast size. The "natural look" is trending and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Beckenstein, who specializes in breast enhancement surgeries, expects that …

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Crisalix 3D Imaging Enhances Breast Augmentation

For many women planning a breast augmentation at our Birmingham practice, choosing the right breast implant is an important decision. What size should you get? What shape should you choose? How far do you want your breast to project from your chest? Luckily, much of the guesswork is solved with Crisalix 3D imaging. What is …

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What Do We say to A Woman With Breast Cancer?

Being October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am going to share what I read in an article from Good Housekeeping written by Tula Karras. I have the privilege to meet and treat hundreds of courageous women confronting breast cancer.  This is why I founded the Alabama Breast Cancer Cooperative. I have devised ways to …

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