You Can Ask for Your Own Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein

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 make that decision known! It is that simple, you control your treatment! Birmingham breast reconstruction has many options as there are more Birmingham plastic surgeons, per capita, than New York. In fact Birmingham plastic surgery ranks 9th in plastic surgeons! You need to research, and carefully choose your Birmingham Breast reconstruction surgeon.

In order to find the right Birmingham plastic surgeon for your breast reconstruction you should complete the following:

  • make sure of board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • verify membership in American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • verify vast experience in breast reconstruction
  • verify experience in the procedure(s) you are interested in
  • visit plastic surgeon’s website view several photos of results
  • have a consultation and make sure you are comfortable with experience
  • ask around to get comfortable about reputation

After you complete these steps, you should be able to make a decision about proceeding with your Alabama breast reconstruction.

Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is an Alabama plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction. He has spent almost 20 years performing breast reconstructions of every kind.  He founded the Alabama Breast cancer Cooperative. This includes tissue expander and natural tissue types. including fat transfer. Dr. Beckenstein has also been performing, single stage or direct to implant techniques, in select candidates. This is rather new where the reconstruction is completed in just one surgery! One of the best developments is the nipple sparing technique which Dr. Beckenstein and his breast surgeon associates have mastered. In the procedures, the nipple and areola are saved, often with a well hidden scar underneath the breast. They can also be saved, in select women where it look as if a breast lift was performed! You can review these photos by visiting our photos.

Remember You can ask for your own breast reconstruction. No other surgeon should dictate for you!

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