Category Archives: Breast Enlargement

A woman who has had breast implants rests on her bed with her breast-fed infant.

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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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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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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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

If you're researching the cost of breast augmentation in Alabama or anywhere in the U.S., you're likely finding a number of different price ranges. You'll find that many factors contribute to the variance in price, including where the practice is located. The cost for breast augmentation in Birmingham, AL, might be higher than in Montgomery …

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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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What a Birmingham Plastic Surgeon Does for the Holidays

"The Holiday Season is a particularly busy time for me" states Birmingham plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. "People want to get their plastic surgery completed by year's end." Cosmetic surgery, in Birmingham is very busy during this time as patients want to be healed after their holiday breaks and they can return to work …

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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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USA Today Discusses Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety

The term Cosmetic Surgeon has become a very generic title and is now being used by many physicians that are not even true surgeons. There is a family practitioner who has no certification, in any surgical field, who is performing breast augmentations, in Birmingham, Alabama with fat transfer! He has no appreciation for the anatomy of …

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Fat Transfer in Breast Reconstruction

The use of performing liposuction and transferring the fat into the breast is becoming more commonplace. While still in it's infancy, the use of fat for breast enhancement can be performed safely and yield nice results  and is being used frequently in Birmingham breast reconstruction. As a Birmingham plastic surgeon I sometimes use this technique to augment breast …

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