Category Archives: Facial Plastic Surgery

What’s up with Nanofat?

What's up with Nanofat? What is this? These are questions we have asked Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. We have heard  some things about nanofat and knew has been the first in Alabam to perform this, so we decided to ask him. " Nanofat is a more refined fat graft that is …

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PRP comes to Birmingham plastic surgery!

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma has arrived in cutting edge plastic surgery practices. Michael S. Beckenstein, a Birmingham cosmetic surgeon has introduced PRP into his practice in 2013. "We first started using it to treat thinning hair an saw how highly effective it is. We now have extended using PRP for other cosmetic purposes. It …

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Real Microneedling is now in Birmingham

Real microneedling is now in Birmingham, Alabama. The popular device known as Dermapen TM has made the ancient concept of microneedling well known to cosmetic practices. Microneedling techniques use small needles to penetrate the epithelial layer of the skin which loosens the mosaic like cells and enable topical agents to penetrate deeper into the skin. These agents …

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Certification needs an important word in front…BOARD!

The word Certification is derived from the latin certificare which means to attest or realiably endorse, it is used when a course of study is completed. In plastic, aesthetic or  Birmingham cosmetic surgery, certification is important. The same holds true for any physician who is offering NON-INVASIVE COSMETIC PROCEDURES such as injectable fillers, neurotoxins such as …

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Why Dr.Beckenstein for eyebrow restoration?

Why choose Dr Beckenstein for eyebrow restoration you might ask? A great reason is the Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgery practice of Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is the only provider in Alabama that has expertise in many techniques of eyebrow restoration being reconstructive or cosmetic reasons. Dr. Beckenstein is the founder of Birmingham Neograft, Alabama's first …

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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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Just Because It is an Easy Procedure Doesn’t Mean it is Easy to Perform!

Patients are consumers and must be wary when choosing a surgeon to perform ANY procedure on them. This is especially true with cosmetic or aesthetic surgeries. With the current economic trends in medicine, physicians are seeking ways to increase their revenue. Many are stepping over into the cosmetic realm and offering procedures they can perform in …

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Micro-Needling: Combining Ancient Principles and New Technology to Reach New Heights

I am excited to have added a new technique to my Alabama plastic surgery practice known as micro-needling. This technique applies the latest technology to the ancient Far East, practice of acupuncture. Micro needling uses numerous small needles to penetrate ever so slightly into the skin's surface which causes a mild inflammatory response. This stimulates the release …

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Low Level Laser Therapy the Latest Technology for Hair Restoration

Alabama hair restoration continues to be revolutionized by Birmingham Neograft. Introduced by Birmingham plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D., low level laser therapy is extremely effective in treating hair loss in Alabama. " I am pleased to bring this latest technology into my Birmingham hair replacement practice. It is a legitimate treatment option and by …

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The non surgical way to youthfullness: the liquid facelift

Several of my earlier blogs have described what has been popularly coined the "Mommy Makeover".  This grouping of procedures include a breast lift and or augmentation, abdominoplasty and liposuction.  All are surgical treatments aimed at correcting the remnants of childbirth, gravity, and time.  However, the beginning signs of aging to our faces can be just as distressing as those that occur to our bodies.  Most people will begin theorizing the affects …

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