Category Archives: Surgeon Education

Long Surgery Times are UNSAFE!!!!

Long surgery times are definitely unsafe. The longer you are under anesthesia and having a procedure, they higher the chances for complications, even death! There are many studies out that universally conclude that surgery lasting over 6 hours has a huge increase in complications. While there are some surgeries that HAVE to last over 6 …

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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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Crisalix 3 D Imaging enhances our Breast Augmentation Consultations

"The Crisalix 3D imaging system enhance our breast augmentation consultations" states Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. " it provides an incredible view of what a patient's breast surgery result should look like. it is the closest visual we can provide. The Crisalix system utilizes body scan images and can simulate a woman's …

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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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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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Tummy Tuck in Birmingham: Myths Dispelled

I was making my rounds Thursday morning and overheard two gynecologists talking about a patient we operated on stating how "bad" a tummy tuck is, especially when added to a hysterectomy. This is a huge misperception leading to this blog titled Tummy Tuck in Birmingham: Myths Dispelled. As in any surgery, it is dependent on …

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Tummy tuck with other surgery in Alabama

It is common to have a tummy tuck with other surgery in Alabama. Safely combining hernia surgery or gynecologic procedures such as hysterectomy, ovarian procedures can readily be done in the hands of skillful plastic surgeons. The combination of these procedures has many benefits including one surgery and recovery lower costs cosmetic benefit lower anesthesia …

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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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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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