Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

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6 Common Questions About Breast Augmentation

Something I tell patients considering breast augmentation and breast implants at my Birmingham, Alabama, practice is not to be shy about asking questions. Frankly, I would rather my patients get their answers from me than a less authoritative source on the internet. And the truth is that even though there are some very helpful online …

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Can I Breastfeed With Breast Implants? 

Whether a woman is thinking about getting breast augmentation at our Birmingham, AL, practice or already has breast implants, questions about their ability to breastfeed with breast implants are fairly common. In this blog post, I'll explain some factors to consider if you're going to breastfeed after getting breast augmentation surgery. It is important to …

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4 Reasons for Getting Breast Augmentation

Women considering breast augmentation at my Birmingham, Alabama practice have a range of very personal reasons for wanting the procedure. In general, most want to gain a sense of confidence in their bodies. Besides that, breast augmentation patients want breast implants for one of the 4 reasons described in this blog post. It's also important …

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Breast Augmentation: Subtlety Is Trending

Women considering breast augmentation at my Birmingham, Alabama, practice are much less likely to want overly large breasts than they were 10 years ago, with more women choosing a subtle increase to their breast size. The "natural look" is trending and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Beckenstein, who specializes in breast enhancement surgeries, expects that …

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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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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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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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What Questions Should You Ask Before Breast Augmentation

Women who are interested in breast augmentation come to my Birmingham, Alabama, practice from Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and beyond 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 …

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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. The truth is actually the opposite. Breast Surgery Can Improve Balance Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures can actually make the breasts …

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The Best in Breasts

I am excited to be one of the few plastic surgeons in Birmingham, AL who offers a superior breast implant: the Natrelle® 410 highly cohesive, anatomically shaped silicone implant, also known as a "gummy bear" implant. Why the "Gummy Bear" Name? "Gummy bear" is not an official name for these implants; it’s a nickname they’ve …

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