Michael S. Beckenstein, MD Blog

A Season to Remember Brings it ALL Back!

not Today is April 27th the three year anniversary of the tornado that rampaged through Alabama. That day will forever be etched into my mind. I just missed being hit by the first tornado that crossed Highway 280 around 5:30 that morning when I was headed to my Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgery practice.. I then …

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What We Have Learned in 5 years of Neograft Hair Replacement in Alabama

Birmingham Neograft has entered it's fifth year of performing hair replacement.  As is customary for Dr. Beckenstein and his staff, they evaluate their entire process of: the delivery of care the results obtained patient satisfaction improvements to enhance the process latest advancements Alabama hair replacement has been revolutionized and forever changed by the introduction of Neograft …

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The Most Important Component of a Mommy Makeover

When it comes to the popular combination procedure known as the mommy makeover, what's the most important single part of the process? I know a lot of patients who might say it is the tummy tuck, and others who might vote for the breast enhancement. I, however, would argue that the most important component of …

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Your Breast Surgery Team

That sentence from a recent comment posted to our Facebook Page by a patient means so much to me. That's because at my plastic surgery practice in Birmingham, we are guided by our dedication to the team approach in caring for women who come in for breast surgery, whether you are considering a breast augmentation, …

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The Changing Reputation of Plastic Surgery

I have the benefit of receiving direct feedback from plastic surgery patients in our community, and I constantly use this information to develop my approach as a cosmetic surgeon. At my Birmingham practice and across the United States, there has been a noticeable improvement in the public's understanding and perception of plastic surgery. While there are …

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Reviewing a Plastic Surgeon’s Website

Once you’ve decided on plastic surgery, you'll face the task of choosing from among the many plastic surgeons in Birmingham to find the best one for you—but where to start? The Internet is a great resource, and many surgeons have their own websites. When looking at a surgeon or practice website, be sure to sort …

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See Your Procedure in 3-D

Many of my patients travel for plastic surgery from areas such as Huntsville or Tuscaloosa. Before they come to Birmingham for plastic surgery, many of them learn about their procedures by watching 3-D animations on our website. These videos provide detailed information about the surgery process, from pre-operative preparation to results. The realistic animations provide …

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The Importance of Questions

Women interested in breast augmentation come to my practice from areas such as Huntsville, AL, often having done varying levels of research. Some have taken pages of notes and have dozens of questions, while others are less prepared. I welcome questions and encourage women to ask as many as they can think of during their …

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Does Asymmetry Affect Breast Augmentation Results?

Many women who come to me for breast augmentation here in Birmingham, Alabama are bothered by breast asymmetry. Some worry about whether unevenness between their breasts will affect the outcome of their augmentation surgery. On the contrary: Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures can actually make the breasts more symmetrical. Surgeons often use implants of different …

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