Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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How Much Does a Quality Tummy Tuck Cost in Alabama?

If you've been researching online for information about the cost of tummy tuck surgery, you've probably noticed that the price range is fairly wide. That's because several factors influence the cost of a tummy tuck—whether you're looking in Birmingham, Alabama, or elsewhere in the Southeast. In this blog post, I'll address why the specific cost …

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How to Prepare for Your Tummy Tuck Recovery

Tummy tuck patients at my Birmingham, Alabama, plastic surgery practice tend to have more questions about the recovery than people who are getting other cosmetic surgery procedures. Even though abdominoplasty—tummy tuck surgery—is among the most popular elective surgeries performed in the U.S., it is a major surgery that requires weeks of recovery. Most tummy tuck …

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Tummy Tuck 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 misconception leading to this aptly titled blog post about tummy tuck surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. As in any surgery, combination …

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Can You Combine a Tummy Tuck With Other Procedures?

Women and men who are interested in dramatic body contouring results often ask about combining procedures with a tummy tuck at our Birmingham, Alabama practice. Combining hernia surgery or gynecologic procedures is usually safe in the hands of talented, board-certified plastic surgeons.  In addition to hernia and gynecologic procedures, a tummy tuck is also often …

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What a Birmingham Plastic Surgeon Does for the Holidays

"The Holiday Season is a particularly busy time for me" states Birmingham plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. "People want to get their plastic surgery completed by year's end." Cosmetic surgery, in Birmingham is very busy during this time as patients want to be healed after their holiday breaks and they can return to work …

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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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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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