Category Archives: Breast Enlargement

Breast Enlargement: Subtlety Is On Trend

Overly large breasts are now out of favor, with more women choosing a subtle increase to their breast size. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein specializes in all types of breast augmentation and enhancement at his Birmingham, Alabama practice. We asked Dr. Beckenstein about his approach to breast augmentation and the current trend toward smaller …

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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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Breast Augmentation Fit for the Garden Club

Our Alabama 'breast enlargement that's fit for a garden club, not a strip club' philosophy has been in existence for almost 20 years! We have always bucked the trend of overly large breasts when performing breast augmentation at our Birmingham plastic surgery practice. What is the most natural-looking breast augmentation? A subtly placed, modestly sized …

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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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Breast Augmentation Pricing: How Much Should You Pay?

If you're researching the cost of breast augmentation, 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, Alabama, might be higher than Montgomery or Tuscaloosa, but many patients find it worthwhile to travel …

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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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