Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

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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What’s up with Nanofat?

What's up with Nanofat? What is this? These are questions we have asked Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. We have heard  some things about nanofat and knew has been the first in Alabam to perform this, so we decided to ask him. " Nanofat is a more refined fat graft that is …

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Breast Enlargement; catering to the “garden club, not the strip club”

Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is a Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon who specializes in all types of breast surgery. We asked him about his approach to breast augmentation and about the current trends of women opting for smaller breast implants. He states" our mantra has always been; we cater to the garden club not the strip …

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Crisalix 3 D Imaging enhances our Breast Augmentation Consultations

"The Crisalix 3D imaging system enhance our breast augmentation consultations" states Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. " it provides an incredible view of what a patient's breast surgery result should look like. it is the closest visual we can provide. The Crisalix system utilizes body scan images and can simulate a woman's …

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PRP comes to Birmingham plastic surgery!

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma has arrived in cutting edge plastic surgery practices. Michael S. Beckenstein, a Birmingham cosmetic surgeon has introduced PRP into his practice in 2013. "We first started using it to treat thinning hair an saw how highly effective it is. We now have extended using PRP for other cosmetic purposes. It …

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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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Dr. Beckenstein Brings BRA Day USA 2017 Back to Birmingham!

Dr. Beckenstein brings BRA DAy USA 2017 back to Birmingham! "This is our 4th consecutive year celebrating BRA DAy USA" states Dr. Beckenstein. " It stands for breast reconstruction awareness day and is celebrated to educate women, health care providers, and the public about the option of breast reconstruction following mastectomy or lumpectomy. it is celebrated on …

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Female to Male (FTM) TOP Surgery; the current obstacles we face

It seems whenever controversy abounds, surrounding anything, obstacles arise, seemingly more and more of them. This is true for FTM TOP surgery. Today I will discuss what I have titled female to Male (FTM) TOP surgery; the current obstacles we face. This procedure is becoming more and more popular as courageous people are now coming forward …

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Tummy Tuck in Birmingham: Myths Dispelled

I was making my rounds Thursday morning and overheard two gynecologists talking about a patient we operated on stating how "bad" a tummy tuck is, especially when added to a hysterectomy. This is a huge misperception leading to this blog titled Tummy Tuck in Birmingham: Myths Dispelled. As in any surgery, it is dependent on …

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Alabama Breast Enlargement a Garden Club not a Strip Club

Our Alabama breast enlargement a garden club not a strip club philosophy has been in existence for almost 20 years!  At my Birmingham plastic surgery practice, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., we have always bucked the trend of overly large breasts when performing breast enlargement. I always recommend that my patients create very natural appearing breasts. They will be …

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