Category Archives: Patient Education

Advantages of Neograft Over Traditional Hair Replacement Methods

In Birmingham, Neograft was just recently introduced by plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. This revolutionary technology changes how hair replacement is performed. The usual strip method is not used to obtain the hair to be transplanted, instead the Neograft technology harvests the individual follicles without any incision. This has many advantages over the currently used techniques: no …

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Do Cosmetic Surgeons Learn More Cosmetic Surgery Than Plastic Surgeons?

Some surgeons who declare themselves as cosmetic surgeons state that they learn more cosmetic surgery than plastic surgeons. This is a ridiculous argument and demonstrates a dangerous lack of fundamental knowlege and judgement. It is the training that lays the strong foundation for a surgeon. Let's start with basic training for a surgeon; the residency. …

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Does a Tummy Tuck with Gynecologic Procedures Makes Sense!

Women often ponder having cosmetic procedures but are hesistant to actually undergo surgery. What many don't think about is if the situation arises where a medically necessary procedure is needed, they can inquire about having a cosmetic procedure at the same time. If the procedures are gynecologic, in my opinion, it makes perfect sense to entertain indergoing aprofedure like a tummy …

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Your Options After Mastectomy

Women who have had a mastectomy typically experience positive emotions when they learn about breast reconstruction options. At my Alabama Breast Cancer Institute, we offer a comprehensive consultation to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding breast reconstruction in Alabama. I offer two different techniques for reconstructive surgery: …

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New Law, New Hope

A new law in New York that took effect January 1 requires that hospitals provide breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomies with reconstructive surgery information. As a Birmingham breast augmentation and reconstruction specialist, I am extremely pleased with this initiative. I have always been a strong believer in patient education. The best way to empower women …

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Who is Best Qualified to Perform Your Lumpectomy?

The most important aspect of a lumpectomy is to make sure the tumor is adequately resected and to minimize recurrence of the cancer. It is also important to have a nice aesthetic result as well. Both of these can be achieved with good pre-operative planning, technique, and surgeon experience. General surgeons have plenty of experience with …

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DISPELLING THREE COMMON FEARS OF SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANTS

Several patients, during their intial consultations with me, in Birmingham, are fearful of silicone breast implants. They share, with me, many false impressions about these devices that create a tendency for them to choose saline implants. I offer them explanations, direct them to my website www.msbmd.com, and provide them with other sources of information to help educate them about these …

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