Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

What New Patients Should Know

When you are having plastic surgery here in Birmingham, you should be seeing your surgeon before, during, and after your procedure. We repeat: you should be seeing your surgeon. Not a nurse, specialist, or other staff member. There are several practices where patients will see their surgeon during a portion of their consultation process, the morning …

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Medical Micropigmentation Symposium Coming to Birmingham

A major micropigmentation symposium is coming to Birmingham, Alabama, this October! This will be the first of its kind in the United States and has an international faculty filled with innovators in the field. The event is hosted by Birmingham cosmetic surgery specialist and plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., who has teamed up with world renowned …

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Prevent Extinction of Birmingham Breast Reconstruction

With the current status of healthcare, especially its economical status, we are seeing some unforeseen casualties. One of them may be immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Some plastic surgeons in Birmingham cite financial reasons for not referring women to have immediate breast reconstruction. "This is doing an immense disservice to these women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer," …

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Why Choose Dr. Beckenstein For PRP Hair Restoration?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration is a new therapy that can induce hair follicle regeneration. For patients wary of hair transplant, our Birmingham, Alabama practice's PRP option is especially appealing. PRP uses your own blood products as the therapeutic agents for regeneration. Platelets, which act as growth factors and transforming factors from your blood, will have no side …

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Do Not Let the Alabama Breast Reconstruction Law Be Threatened!!!

The Alabama Breast Reconstruction Law was introduced by Roger Bedford , Jr and passed by the Alabama legislature. This law was introduced because over 30% of Alabama  breast cancer patients did not have breast reconstruction because they were not informed about this option during their consults for their mastectomies. This bill mandates that insurance carriers pay …

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Real Microneedling is now in Birmingham

Real microneedling is now in Birmingham, Alabama. The popular device known as Dermapen TM has made the ancient concept of microneedling well known to cosmetic practices. Microneedling techniques use small needles to penetrate the epithelial layer of the skin which loosens the mosaic like cells and enable topical agents to penetrate deeper into the skin. These agents …

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Certification needs an important word in front…BOARD!

The word Certification is derived from the latin certificare which means to attest or realiably endorse, it is used when a course of study is completed. In plastic, aesthetic or  Birmingham cosmetic surgery, certification is important. The same holds true for any physician who is offering NON-INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES such as injectable fillers, neurotoxins such as …

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Why Dr.Beckenstein for eyebrow restoration?

Why choose Dr Beckenstein for eyebrow restoration you might ask? A great reason is the Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgery practice of Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is the only provider in Alabama that has expertise in many techniques of eyebrow restoration being reconstructive or cosmetic reasons. Dr. Beckenstein is the founder of Birmingham Neograft, Alabama's first …

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Why is Dr.Beckenstein Offering Permanent Eye brows?

Why is Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., a Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon, offering permanent eye brows and permanent make up to the Birmingham area? " it makes perfect sense as I have over 20 years experience with micropigmentation techniques for paramedical tattooing" Dr. Beckenstein explains " I am an experienced hair replacement surgeon who reconstructs eyebrows …

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