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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Breast Enlargement: Subtlety Is On Trend (Updated)

Overly large breasts are now out of favor, with more women choosing a subtle increase to their breast size. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein specializes in all types of breast augmentation and enhancement at his Birmingham, Alabama practice. We asked Dr. Beckenstein about his approach to breast augmentation and the current trend toward smaller …

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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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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 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 misconception leading to this aptly titled blog post about tummy tuck surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. As in any surgery, combination …

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Breast Augmentation Fit for the Garden Club (Updated)

Our Alabama 'breast enlargement that's fit for a garden club, not a strip club' philosophy has been in existence for almost 20 years! We have always bucked the trend of overly large breasts when performing breast augmentation at our Birmingham plastic surgery practice. What is the most natural-looking breast augmentation? A subtly placed, modestly sized …

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Combining a Tummy Tuck With Other Procedures

Women and men who are interested in dramatic body contouring results often ask about combining abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, with other surgeries at our Birmingham, Alabama practice. Combining hernia surgery or gynecologic procedures is usually safe in the hands of skillful plastic surgeons.  In addition to hernia and gynecologic procedures, a tummy …

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Nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstructions unique to Birmingham

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, …

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