Category Archives: Breast Enhancement

Breast Enlargement; catering to the “garden club, not the strip club”

Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is a Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon who specializes in all types of breast surgery. We asked him about his approach to breast augmentation and about the current trends of women opting for smaller breast implants. He states" our mantra has always been; we cater to the garden club not the strip …

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Crisalix 3 D Imaging enhances our Breast Augmentation Consultations

"The Crisalix 3D imaging system enhance our breast augmentation consultations" states Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. " it provides an incredible view of what a patient's breast surgery result should look like. it is the closest visual we can provide. The Crisalix system utilizes body scan images and can simulate a woman's …

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Alabama Breast Enlargement a Garden Club not a Strip Club

Our Alabama breast enlargement a garden club not a strip club philosophy has been in existence for almost 20 years!  At my Birmingham plastic surgery practice, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., we have always bucked the trend of overly large breasts when performing breast enlargement. I always recommend that my patients create very natural appearing breasts. They will be …

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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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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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Let’s Get Real About Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a very popular option for individuals who want to enhance their appearances, and Birmingham plastic surgery patients have a number of great options. However, it's important to maintain reasonable expectations about your results. My staff and I are committed to making sure each person is thoroughly educated about his or her procedure. We …

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Birmingham Plastic Surgeon Provides Only Dedicated Personal Care…Always!

Imagine waking up, from surgery, and finding out a fellow or resident, who is training with your Birmingham plastic surgeon, actually performed your surgery. Without the presence of the plastic surgeon who you thought was to do the procedure! How would you feel, if you had a question, and when you called your Alabama plastic surgeon, you were …

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A Difference Between Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery? Part I

The terms "plastic" surgery and "cosmetic" surgery are often interchanged and confused. The field of plastic surgery, that performed by real board certified, plastic surgeons, used to be known as plastic and reconstructive surgery. The name was changed to further alleviate confusion in the field, intended to simplify things. With the evolution of" cosmetic surgeons", those …

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FDA APPROVES CONTINUED USE OF SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS

The recent FDA panel discussion has concluded that silicone gel implants are safe in that they do not cause cancer or connective tissue diseases. While they recommend continued patient follow up, these devices will remain available for Birmingham breast enhancement patients. Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., an Alabama plastic surgeon, prefers silicone gel implants for his breast augmentation …

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Keeping Cosmetic Surgery in Birmingham Safe

All Cosmetic surgery procedures have associated complications including death. This is why you have to choose a safe plastic surgeon with good judgement. Recently, an excellent cosmetic surgeon ,in Birmingham, Alabama, performed an outpatient breast reduction on a healthy patient. This patient unfortunately passed away, at home, that evening, from a known complication. Appropriate precautions were taken to …

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