Category Archives: Breast Reconstruction

I loved visiting with my patient 15 years after his FTM surgery!

I had the unique opportunity of having a gentleman, on who I performed Top surgery 15 years ago, visit with me. Not only was it great to see him and how he was doing ( he was in the process of undergoing genital reassignment in South Korea), how good he looked, how much he appreciated …

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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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Dr. Beckenstein Brings BRA Day USA 2017 Back to Birmingham!

Dr. Beckenstein brings BRA DAy USA 2017 back to Birmingham! "This is our 4th consecutive year celebrating BRA DAy USA" states Dr. Beckenstein. " It stands for breast reconstruction awareness day and is celebrated to educate women, health care providers, and the public about the option of breast reconstruction following mastectomy or lumpectomy. it is celebrated on …

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Nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstructions unique to Birmingham

If you are looking for nipple sparing mastectomy and reconstructions unique to Birmingham, check into the practice of Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. Dr. Beckenstein has specialized in breast reconstruction for over 20 years. He has been teaming up with breast surgeons (Tim Bullock, M.D., Philip Fischer, M.D., April Maddux, M.D., David Rader, M.D., and Susan Winchester, …

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You Can Ask for Your Own Breast Reconstruction

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 …

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FTM top surgery has to be done right!

As with any surgery to alter appearance, FTM top surgery has to be done right. Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. stresses this; " I was recently watching an episode of Shameless and saw a trans actor who had FTM top surgery. This brave soul was in a shirtless scene and proudly displayed his masculinized which presented …

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Another Successful BRA Day Celebration in Birmingham

2016 has had another successful BRA Day Celebration. BRA Day USA is an event to bring awareness of breast reconstruction. It stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. It is amazing that 40% of women, who are facing mastectomy do not know immediate breast reconstruction is an option. The have their mastectomy and walk around with that terrible …

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Mastectomy Should Be a Woman’s Choice

The diagnosis of breast cancer, as any cancer, is earth shattering. Life comes to a screeching halt and a woman is bombarded with scary information and choices. Usually, decisions have to be made in a short period of time. While well intended, family and friends often offer up advice, suggestions, and anecdotal stories about breast …

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Do Not Let the Alabama Breast Reconstruction Law Be Threatened!!!

The Alabama Breast Reconstruction Law was introduced by Roger Bedford , Jr and passed by the Alabama legislature. This law was introduced because over 30% of Alabama  breast cancer patients did not have breast reconstruction because they were not informed about this option during their consults for their mastectomies. This bill mandates that insurance carriers pay …

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Arrives in Alabama

Platelet Rich Plasma uses a patient's own platelets and fibrin products from their own blood to rejuvenate skin and soft tissue, improve graft survival, and heal soft tissue injury. Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. an Alabama cosmetic surgeon has introduced this into his Birmingham plastic surgery practice. "PRP has a lot of uses and benefits. It …

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