Category Archives: Fat Transfer

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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Only Cosmetic Stem Cell Therapy in Alabama

Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. a Birmingham, Alabama, plastic surgeon is the offering the only cosmetic stem cell therapy in Alabama. He first brought this latest therapy to his T3 hair restoration practice and has been successfully using this to treat hair loss in men and women. Stem cell therapy is gaining popularity in all fields …

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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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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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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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Board Certification Protects Patients

The case of Peter Normann is a great example of why patients must be educated and carefully check into the qualifications of a surgeon they are considering for cosmetic surgery.  These events can occur with Birmingham plastic surgery, as the state of Alabama is rather lax in the regulation of cosmetic surgery. Those calling themselves "board certified cosmetic surgeons" can …

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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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