Category Archives: Patient Education

Prevent Extinction of Birmingham Breast Reconstruction

With the current status of healthcare, especially its economical status, we are seeing some unforeseen casualties. One of them may be immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Some plastic surgeons in Birmingham cite financial reasons for not referring women to have immediate breast reconstruction. "This is doing an immense disservice to these women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer," …

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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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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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New Birmingham Nipple Reconstruction in With Immediate Return to Normal Life

Birmingham, Alabama Breast cancer patients now have an option for nipple reconstruction that enables them to return to normal activities immediately after! Alabama breast reconstruction specialist, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. has introduced this to his patients three years ago. "We have well over 100 women who have successfully had this reconstruction and the results are better than any …

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Birmingham Permanent Cosmetics: the First in America!

Birmingham plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. and members of his staff have been the first in the United States to be certified in Birmingham permanent make up by world renowned cosmetic tattooist Andrea Darby. Ms Darby, from Melbourne Australia,  spent 6 full days training and certifying the Alabama Plastic surgeon practice of Dr. Beckenstein in …

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Alabama Permanent Make up: The Right Way

Alabama Plastic Surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. has just brought Alabama permanent make up to new heights. By becoming the first site, in the United States, to be certified in cosmetic tattooing, by world renowned cosmetic tattooist Andrea Darby. Ms.Darby has developed and refined techniques in cosmetic tattooing. She has developed a rigorous and comprehensive training program …

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