Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

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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Beautiful Breast Augmentation Results That Look Natural

We have always bucked the trend of creating overly large breasts when performing breast augmentation at our Birmingham plastic surgery practice. The natural look is that's now trendy is something Dr. Michael Beckenstein has been producing for patients for more than 20 years. What is the most natural-looking breast augmentation? A subtly placed, modestly sized …

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Can You Combine a Tummy Tuck With Other Procedures?

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

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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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You Can Ask for Your Own Breast Reconstruction

Did you know you can ask for your own breast reconstruction? You can chose any surgeon you want and any option available to you! You do not have to have that choice made by your general or breast surgeon. If this surgeon recommends a reconstructive surgeon for you and you want to use another, you simply …

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FTM top surgery has to be done right!

As with any surgery to alter appearance, FTM top surgery has to be done right. Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. stresses this; " I was recently watching an episode of Shameless and saw a trans actor who had FTM top surgery. This brave soul was in a shirtless scene and proudly displayed his masculinized which presented …

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Birmingham Breast Reduction Saves Lives

Who would think that Birmingham Breast Reduction Saves Lives? Well, it has. Birmingham Plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. specializes in Alabama breast reduction surgery explains this. " I have two patients who I performed routine breast reductions on. I always send the breast tissue to pathology for evaluation. One patient was found to have …

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Another Successful BRA Day Celebration in Birmingham

2016 has had another successful BRA Day Celebration. BRA Day USA is an event to bring awareness of breast reconstruction. It stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. It is amazing that 40% of women, who are facing mastectomy do not know immediate breast reconstruction is an option. The have their mastectomy and walk around with that terrible …

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