Category Archives: Surgeon Education

Alabama Breast Cancer Cooperative: Where Have You Been!

A new approach to the treatment of breast cancer has arisen in Birmingham Alabama. Plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. has launched this new concept as a cooperative.My approach differs from the common Comprehensive breast cancer centers that just about every institution has. The word institution is the key here as they act and treat patients …

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Looking for subjects for free Scalp MicroPigmentation SMP

Birmingham plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is looking for participants to introduce scalp micro pigmentation to Alabama. As part of his contribution to revolutionizing Alabama hair replacement with Neograft, he is now going to offer scalp micro pigmentation.   Dr. Beckenstein states " Alabama Neograft is offering Scalp Hair Follicle Tattoo Simulation or SHFTS which …

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Nipple Sparing : A New and Exciting Era of Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction is Here!

Alabama Breast reconstruction specialist Michael S. Beckenstein is pleased to introduce the concept of Nipple Sparing mastectomy with reconstruction. While he has been performing it for several years, he has teamed up with noted oncologic breast surgeon Dr. Susan Winchester, of Birmingham Breast Care, to perform this in tandem. These two surgeons have worked together for …

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SHFST is coming to Alabama, is coming to America

Birmingham Neograft is excited to announce we have started the intensive training in SHFST Scalp Hair Follicle Simulation Tattoo, A trademarked technique, by world renowned tattoo artist Andrea Darby, that creates the appearance of a buzzed haircut. It is achieved through meticulous tattooing simulating hair follicles on the scalp. It can create a full "head …

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Micro Needling with The Dermapen a Nice Addition to my Practice

I am always seeking ways to improve and expand my Birmingham Cosmetic surgery practice; Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D.. By constantly researching new, effective , and safe techniques and technology, I can offer my patients better services and better results. I have recently been researching micro needling which is based on ancient principles. Small needle punctures are …

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Length of Surgery Effects Complications

It is a well known fact that the longer an operation takes the higher risk of complications. With plastic surgery, patients often want to have numerous procedures performed in the same surgery. This can make for operative times of 6-7 hours. Such extended procedures carry increased risks of complications. Montgomery plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is an advocate …

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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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