Breast Reduction in Birmingham, AL

At our Birmingham, AL, practice breast reduction ranks number 1 in terms of patient satisfaction. Most women with overly large breasts experience back and shoulder pain, painful grooving from bra straps, and rashes beneath the breasts. These symptoms are usually alleviated right away with reduction surgery. In addition to physical symptoms, some women are self-conscious about their excessive size. Breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Michael Beckenstein can help restore your confidence as your breasts become more proportional to the rest of your body.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Reduction Case 57 Before & After View #1 | Birmingham, AL | Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein
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Case #57

This 22 year old is 10 months after a medial pedicle breast reduction. She started as a D cup and is now a C cup.
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This 28 year old was wearing a 40 EEE brassiere before her breast reduction was performed by  plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein, in Birmingham, Alabama. He performed an inferior pedicle breast reduction. This patient is seen 16 months after her breast reduction and now wears a 40 D cup bra. Read More
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A 43 year old is seen 20 months after undergoing a breast reduction by Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. This patient initially wore 42 GGG bras preoperatively and now wears D cup bras. The scars seen here are the average  appearance of Dr beckenstein's patients. Read More
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Case #11

Seen 1 year after undergoing a superior pedicle breast reduction by Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. a plastic surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama., this 19 year old had complete relief of her symptoms. She initiallt wore a 36 DD brassiere and now wears a 34 C. This case clearly demonstrated the lack of "bottoming out" that can be seen long term... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Why Choose Dr. Beckenstein for Breast Reduction

Dr. Beckenstein performs around 200 breast reduction procedures each year for women from Huntsville, Montgomery, Hoover, and other Alabama cities. He realizes that 1 method might not be suited for every patient. For this reason, he has mastered several techniques and determines which technique is best suited for your individual situation. Most plastic surgeons use a single method and apply this to every patient, which may not yield the best results. With so many breast reduction patients choosing his practice over the years, Dr. Beckenstein and his staff have developed a high level of expertise in caring for you. The hospitals he works at also are proficient in your care, from the operating room through your overnight stay.

Ideal Breast Reduction Candidates

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery experience physical symptoms such as back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and grooving from the bra straps caused by the size of their breasts. There are often rashes in the folds beneath the breasts as well. This group of symptoms is known as symptomatic macromastia. Some women may not experience any or all of these symptoms and might just feel their breasts are too large for them and want them reduced for cosmetic reasons. Candidates for surgery must be in good health and within 15 to 20% of their ideal body weight. The age range for this surgery spans from 19 to 75 years.

Exceptions to these criteria are made on an individual basis. It is important to note that there are several nuances, side effects, and complications associated with breast reduction. As with all aesthetic or reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, it is essential that you fully understand ALL of these issues BEFORE you move forward with your procedure. Dr. Beckenstein will ensure that you are fully informed during your consultation with him.

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The benefits of breast reduction surgery are numerous. It will be easier to find appropriately fitting bras, bathing suits and clothing tops that match bottoms. Most patients experience a new sense of freedom that enables them to engage in activities they were never able to do because of physical discomfort. Many patients find their friends commenting that they look like they’ve lost weight, and many of our middle-aged breast reduction patients regret not having their procedure sooner.

Breast Reduction Methods

Dr. Beckenstein is comfortable using several techniques for breast reduction surgery, and he will find the method most appropriate for your situation. By evaluating you and listening to your desires and expectations, he will work with you to determine the right method of reduction for you.

  • The superior or medial pedicle method preserves the pillar of breast tissue, called a pedicle, that is attached to the nipple. This tissue is moved up into the new nipple position. When the pedicle is based on the upper portion (superior) aspect of the breast, it will remain there long term. The aesthetic results are much better than the inferior pedicle method. Dr. Beckenstein uses the superior or medial pedicle method for the majority of his patients.
  • The inferior pedicle method uses the tissue from the lower portion of the breast to relocate the nipple. This is the portion of the breast that is the “saggiest.” This tissue will remain saggy, and with long-term follow-up, patients will notice that their nipple position will appear too high as the breast tissue returns to the lower portion of the breast. This is known as “bottoming out.” The majority of plastic surgeons use this method for reduction mammoplasty.
  • Short scar methods also are available for the appropriate candidates. These methods retain the vertical scar and the one around the areola. The scar underneath the breast will be shorter or non-existent.
  • No vertical scar reduction omits the vertical scar and retains the one around the areola and underneath the breast. This method flattens the breast, diminishing the projection for women desiring this result.
  • Free nipple graft/nipple reconstruction is a method used when the distance to move the nipple is so long that there is no way the blood supply could keep it alive. This situation arises in women with extremely large breasts.
  • Suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction) also can be used for breast reduction. This method doesn’t result in the scarring associated with breast reduction surgery; only a limited number of women will be candidates for this method, which is considered experimental by most insurance companies.

Dr. Beckenstein makes sure that every breast reduction candidate has a complete and full understanding of her proposed procedure. He thoroughly educates you on these procedures and ensures you fully understand all the risks, benefits, and alternatives associated with them prior to your surgery. He listens attentively and carefully to your questions and concerns and assists you with your decision-making.

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Is Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance?

Most breast reduction patients have their procedures covered by their insurance carriers. Each company has its own criteria to determine whether you are a good candidate to have your procedure covered. Upon your visit with Dr. Beckenstein, he introduces you to his insurance specialist who consults with you about your insurance coverage. She discusses your benefits and your carrier’s criteria with you. She also sends your carrier all the necessary information to obtain a predetermination for your surgery. With certain carriers, she can obtain instantaneous responses at your first visit.

Combining Procedures

Other procedures can be performed with a reduction mammoplasty if Dr. Beckenstein believes it’s appropriate. A breast lift is often performed for women with overly large breasts, since breast size tends to create sagging and drooping, especially for older patients. Other commonly performed procedures include liposuction and tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover.

A lumpectomy also can be performed for select patients during a breast reduction. For women with large breasts who require a lumpectomy, the tumor and an appropriate amount of surrounding breast tissue can be excised, and the reconstruction performed as part of a single surgery. This is known as oncoplastic surgery.

Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein

Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein

Dr. Beckenstein is a fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon whose extensive experience in breast enhancement, body contouring procedures, and reconstructive plastic surgery sets him apart.

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If you would like to learn more about combination plastic surgery in Birmingham, request a Comprehensive Consultation using the convenient online form. An office associate will contact you promptly. Dr. Beckenstein’s office staff will be delighted to answer any questions you might have and to assist you in any way. Or call us at (205) 933-9308 to schedule an appointment.

Common Questions

Why do women choose breast reduction surgery?

Improving their quality of life is probably to primary reason patients get breast reduction surgery. It is often difficult and uncomfortable to be physically active with heavy, cumbersome breasts. Women also choose this procedure because they are self-conscious about the unwanted attention large breasts can create and have difficulties finding clothing that fits properly.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Michael S. Beckenstein Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Jan 23, 2019
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Everyone here is great! Dr. Beckenstein did an absolutely beautiful job! Highly recommend. Plus staff absolutely takes the time to take care of all of your questions. Sorry and thank you Kaitlyn! 😂❤️
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Jan 22, 2019
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Professional staff and amazing surgeon.
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Dec 23, 2018
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Dr. Beckenstein and his entire staff are miracle workers! 2 1/2 weeks before a scheduled abdominal hysterectomy, the thought came to me: why am I not having an abdominoplasty at the same time? I filled out the consult request form, and Dr. Beckenstein replied within hours... he told me later he was at the Iron Bowl when he got my request! Monday, his staff fit me in when it was discovered that Dr. Beckenstein was available and my pre-scheduled surgical time also worked for him! His staff went above and beyond to help manage this financially for me as well. I’m now 12 days post surgery, and I can not believe the changes in my body. I feel better every day and am so grateful to Dr. Beckenstein and his wonderful team for making my Christmas miracle happen!
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5.0/5
Dec 6, 2018
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Dr Beckinstein did a fabulous job getting rid of adhesions where I’d had breast reconstruction by another dr after breast cancer. It was better than I could have hoped for.
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5.0/5
Nov 19, 2018
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He transformed a very mediocre breast reconstruction into what I remember my natural breast were. I feel like myself again. It’s been 15 years of being disappointed each time I saw my reflection. Today I smile and am so grateful for Dr. Beckenstein’s gift and talent he shares with so many. I feel feminine for the first time in so many years. He is truly the best choice for breast reconstruction.
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5.0/5
Oct 5, 2018
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Dr Beckenstein preformed a tummy tuck and left breast fat transfer on me and I have never felt better in my life. I look good and have confidence again that I haven't had since I was in my teens and early 20's. He and his staff were so kind and caring. They answered all my questions helped me to feel comfortable about everything that was going to take place. I never had to worry about anything. They even provided me with post surgery scar care instructions and medicine. Dr B is the best there is
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Oct 4, 2018
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Dr Beckenstein preformed a tummy tuck and left breast fat transfer on me and I have never felt better in my life. I look good and have confidence again that I haven't had since I was in my teens and early 20's. He and his staff were so kind and caring. They answered all my questions helped me to feel comfortable about everything that was going to take place. I never had to worry about anything. They even provided me with post surgery scar care instructions and medicine. They were with me to entire journey. I just went for my 2 month check up and everything is looking great better than I even imagined. If you're thinking about getting something done don't do anything until you've seen Dr Beckenstein he's the absolute best there is!!!
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5.0/5
Aug 30, 2018
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Amazing surgeon! Great bedside manner and he asks what you want as the outcome and really listens. He performed a tummy tuck and single breast implant to even out my chest. He said he reviews the files the night before surgery and plans through them. He is very thorough. My surgery was 10 years ago and I would recommend him to everyone!
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5.0/5
Aug 7, 2018
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Wow is all I can say dr Beckenstein has magic hands I got a tummy tuck lipo and muscle repair my scar is super low and smooth I look 18 now. He has the best staff they are fun and professional everyone is on point. This is the cleanest facility they treat you so well like family. I love them and will never put my life in anyone elses hands. Thank you guys Priscilla
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Aug 2, 2018
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I've had several procedures with Dr. Beckenstein and I could not be happier!! His skills are the best and his staff is awesome !!! I recommend him to anyone who has needs of his services. He has many testimonials throughout his office that shows his kindness and humanitarian qualities. He's truly a doctor that cares about you.
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Jul 28, 2018
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He is truly the "king" of the boobs. At 67 I was diagnosed with cancer and had a double mastectomy. A little less than a year later I am working out with a personal trainer and moving on. Except for the day of the surgery the pain was not bad. When I would go in for check-ups he would say how great things looked but there were times I wondered. I had reconstructive surgery started the day of my mastectomy. Never had any infection or problems. Now things look amazing and I am sure when the "finishing" touches are done they will be better than the originals. I would never let any other plastic surgeon operate on me for anything. He really does care.
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5.0/5
Jul 27, 2018
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I could not possibly be happier. I had to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction. From the first call to the office, everyone was kind, helpful, and professional. Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are excellent at communication. The doctor himself even called on the weekend to check on me. I was so afraid, but the moment we arrived at the office and saw the calm, soothing environment, we knew we'd arrived at the right place. I'm very pleased with the final cosmetic result. Can't go wrong here.
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Jul 26, 2018
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I could not be happier. I needed a double mastectomy and reconstruction. I was so afraid, but the calm and soothing office, the kind staff, and the excellence of the doctor helped me to be assured. The communication with the doctor and his staff were outstanding. He even called on the weekend to check on me after surgery. I am very pleased with the final cosmetic result. If you need this kind of surgery, you can't go wrong here.
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Jul 12, 2018
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I so love Dr. Beckenstein and his staff!
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Jun 20, 2018
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What a wonderful doctor and staff! During a cancer diagnosis, a double mastectomy and three reconstructive surgeries, I was a "regular" in this office. So happy now to be through these deep waters, I will truly miss visiting with these special people!
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May 24, 2018
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I love my Breast!!! Best doctor ever! So full I can’t wait until this summer
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May 16, 2018
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Omg this guy is the most kindness surgeon ever. He has mad skills with his hands and his stamp is phenomenal. Everyone works as a unit and are on point. I'm 36 and want ever put my life in anyone else's care. He is not a doc in a box he cares about your progress and outcome. You get vip treatment all.the way. Love you dr b Priscilla simmons
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May 10, 2018
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I trust Dr. Beckenstein 100%. He and his staff are all very professional. He listens to you. He is considerate of your feelings. I had breast reduction and was not disappointed in the results. Also, I use other services such as botox, juvederm and restalyn. I couldn't be more pleased with all of the services I have used. I recommend Dr. Beckenstein to all of my friends who ask me for referrals.
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May 10, 2018
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Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are above and beyond the standard of care. From the very moment you enter the office you are put at ease. They are always looking out for the patients best interest. With the most updated technology and services available. Dr. Beckenstein is very compassionate always giving his patients the best advise for the best outcome. His staff is also always there to assist. I highly recommend Dr. Beckenstein if you are considering any procedure such as breast augmentation, reconstruction, Botox, facial fillers whatever the case may be. Please only consider consulting the best call Dr. Beckenstein and be amazed by what he can do for you.
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May 7, 2018
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I had breast reduction surgery last November. Dr B and his staff could not have been better. This truly has improved my life. Back pain is better, exercise is easier and my breathing has improved.
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May 4, 2018
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Dr. Beckenstein is awesome. Couldn't be more pleased with breast reduction! Amazing results !!!
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May 4, 2018
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An excellent Surgeon who does exactly as he says! I'm a little over 3 yrs post OP from my tummy tuck. I'm still amazed this is me!
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Apr 20, 2018
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Dr. Beckenstein is an amazing surgeon. He cares immensely about his patients, their comfort, and their results. I just went in for a PRP treatment, which was nearly painless. Before that, he made sure I had a hair analysis done so we could monitor progress properly. I would never choose another surgeon to do this job again, and I thank him and his staff for their wonderful support.
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Apr 18, 2018
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Could not have asked for better results and a more caring Dr./staff to be apart of!! Love this office so much!! WONDERFUL place�
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Apr 5, 2018
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I will like to thank Dr. Beckenstein and his staff for taking good care of me. I can say I feel 100% better since I had my breast reduction. Thanks again.
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Mar 21, 2018
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From Huntsville, Al & Dr. Beckenstein performed a bilateral breast reduction. I chose this doctor because he was 1. Board certified 2. His reviews were phenomenal (so I had to at least give him a shot right). During my consultation he already knew what issues that came with my size & he was respectful about it. Dr. Beckenstein’s staff is patient, knowledgeable & efficient. I saw from other surgeons in the area that staff wasn’t as respectful & the wait time was long. Definitely not the case here. Every last person @ this office plays an important role in making everything run smoothly & I couldn’t have asked for more. I made the best choice. If you are looking @ this review & haven’t scheduled your consultation I advise you to do so immediately, like now, as soon as they open @ 8:30. Also my girls look like a work of art!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 10, 2018
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Wow is all i can say. I had my tummy tuck Lipo and muscle repair done by Dr Beckenstein and he has got to be the best plastic surgeon ever. His team is amazing and caring. Words can't describe the confidence I have now... I just want you guys to know thank you so much for giving me thhat confidence back for being the kind caring team y'all are. If you want it done right and by the best please go see them so worth it. I'm forever changed...������
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Feb 6, 2018
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I was diagnosed with cancer in one breast but elected to have a double mastectomy. Dr. B is a perfectionist and believe me when I say that is a good thing. He was able to save my nipples and honestly if you did not know that I had the surgery done, you would not be able to tell by looking. The scaring is very minimal. I did not want to go "big" and Dr. B and his staff were very mindful of my wishes even though they tried to talk me into DD's. I could not have asked for a nicer, more attentive doctor and staff.
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Jan 30, 2018
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Dr. Michael Beckenstein is one the best Cosmetic Surgeons in the business. Both he and his team are awesome !!! I've had a couple of procedures done by him and has been nothing less than pleased. He is professional , skilled and courteous, always ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have even after your surgery. I could not have imagined my experience with him and his team more satisfying, I would recommend him to anyone interested in any type cosmetic surgery.
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Dec 18, 2017
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I have nothing but wonderful and positive things to say about my experience with Dr. Beckenstein and his awesome team!! Whenever I have had to call in with questions the receptionist is always very cordial and connects me with the right person and information. Dr. Beckenstein and his team values your time; my appointments have been very prompt and efficient and I know that when I schedule my appointments I am not wasting valuable time sitting in the waiting room well beyond my appointment time. My husband has also taken notice of this and has been very impressed. For starters, aside from the wonderful efficiency at each appointment, the initial consult was extremely impressive!! Dr. Beckenstein uses modern technology to help in determining the potential outcome of a breath augmentation. After having two kids, and pumping for a year with both I was not happy with the way my breast looked. I wanted them to be filled out again and not rely on bras to give me the look that I wanted. I did not want an obviously augmented look and Dr. Beckenstein listened to my concerns and he delivered beautiful results!! I am one month and three days post surgery and I couldn't be happier with my results!! Also, the follow up and post op appointments have been great as well!! I highly recommend Dr. Beckenstein to anyone who desires a breast augmentation!
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Sep 30, 2017
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Dr. Beckenstein and his staff were awesome. I would recommend any family and friends to see him if they need any form of plastic surgery. He really shows his interest in his patients very warm and friendly. If i decide i need help with anything he will be my choice . THANKS TO YOU DR. BECKENSTEIN AND YOUR STAFF JAN BROWN.
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Sep 21, 2017
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I must share my experience with all. Nine years ago I had breast cancer and Dr. Beckenstein was the doctor that took care of my breast reconstruction with implants. Now, to the present day. Three months ago I was again diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer. I have been seen by numerous doctors from The Woman's Imaging in Denver Colorado, Slaon Kettering in New York and Johns Hopkins in Washington DC. Every single doctor and nurse that has seen my breasts are shocked and in total surprise to see how beautiful they look and always comment on the quality of work. Every doctor has asked me who my plastic surgeon was and I am so proud to utter the name Dr. Beckenstein. I was very happy after my surgery nine years ago but to have others comment and see the expression on their faces nine years later just makes me so happy. Now I am quite sad the a surgeon in DC will be ruining the works of Dr Beckenstein. I wish doctor Beckenstein could be my doctor once again but asking him to fly to D.C. Is asking a little much. In short, he is by far the best plastic surgeon you will ever encounter and for those that live in Birmingham-- you are blessed. Thank you Dr. Beckenstein!! Tonya Whittington
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Sep 5, 2017
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I have nothing bad to say. his staff is very respectful and try their best to get back with you as soon as possible. Dr. Beck wasn't anything but helpful
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Aug 19, 2017
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He is the best! Did a great job with my surgery and reconstruction. Very caring and put me at ease.
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Aug 11, 2017
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Dr. Beckenstein is not only the best plastic surgeon in Alabama, but an amazing person. I drive from Asheville, NC to see Dr. Beckenstein because I refuse to see anyone else! His staff is incredible and so caring. Thank you for your amazing service!!
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Aug 10, 2017
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I had reconstruction surgery, and several other procedures over the last 10 years. He also spotted a recurrence of my breast cancer that i thought was just a rash. His staff is awesome and very caring and patient. And he is the best!!!
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Jul 16, 2017
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I recently had revision surgery to fix some issues I was having from a mastectomy. Dr. Beckenstein and staff have been the answer to many, many prayers. After 2 years of daily pain, I am finally feeling relief!!! Knowledgeable, caring, supportive!!
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Jul 12, 2017
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Dr Beckensrein was a God-send for me. I had several breast surgeries that ended badly but he patiently worked with me and made an huge improvement. He was wonderful to my sister as well. I need to go see him again soon'
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Jun 20, 2017
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No one can describe what Dr Beckenstein did for my baby girl, Anne. There are no words. We love you!
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May 21, 2017
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Our story may be a little different from others but it's an important story in knowing why to choose Dr. Michael Beckenstein. There was a little girl across the ocean that had been badly burned as a toddler. As she grew, so did the scars. Our prayer was to find a doctor that would be willing to help us help her. My husband called Dr. Beckenstein and began to tell him of this child in need on the other side of the world and before my husband could finish the story, Dr. B said, "I'll do it...no problem." Dr. Beckenstein committed to help our family give this child something that I thought may be impossible. He has gone beyond just being her surgeon... He has shown us kindness beyond anything I could have imagined. There is no one that I would trust more. We have had approximately 14 surgeries and we have gone weekly into his office for the past 5 years. After each surgery, the scars are being erased and I'm humbled by the gift (his surgical ability) that God has given this man. And then, there's his team...oh my his team...they are just like him. Committed, professional and the kindest people I have ever met. They are a reflection of him. I cannot imagine going through this without Dr. Beckenstein and his entire team. They have been an answered prayer for me and my family and have given our daughter something she never believed could happen. We are forever grateful to Dr. Beckenstein. 5 stars is not enough for this review. 🙂
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May 17, 2017
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Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are amazing, they make you feel like you are apart of their family. My experience has been nothing but the best! I highly recommend Dr. Beckenstein!
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May 17, 2017
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Welcoming, careing , attentive. Made me feel at home and at ease. The best medical experience I have ever received hands down. I will tell my referring physician and my friends!
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May 16, 2017
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Love Dr. B and his staff! They are very informative and compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. B!
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May 16, 2017
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I had reconstruction by Dr. Beckenstein in June of 2009. I will forever be grateful to him and his staff for their compassionate care and understanding. They all go above and beyond their calling as medical professionals. It is truly a blessing that we have him in the Birmingham, Alabama area and I have recommended several friends and family to him and I can say confidentially that they all have loved him!
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5.0/5
Apr 6, 2017
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Dr. Beckenstein is one of the best physicians I have ever worked with. He truly cared about me from the very start of my treatment until the end of my time with him. If I ever need any type of reconstruction or plastic surgery completed again I will use him and I highly recommend him to everyone.
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Jan 30, 2017
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He is a consummate professional who always puts the patient FIRST! He's the best of the best!!
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Jan 29, 2017
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Words can't express what Dr. B means to me and family. He is the best!! I'm so glad I was led to him through a friend that was so adamant about me going to him. I'm glad I listened and took her advice.
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Jan 5, 2017
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Such a talented and caring doctor!!! The staff is amazing and the work is incredible! They see you through every step of reconstruction and help you on the bad days feel good about yourself. I'm so pleased with my results and care�
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5.0/5
Oct 22, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr Beckenstein for 9 years and he is the best plastic surgeon! I have the utmost confidence in him! He has always been there for me when I need him! He also has an awesome staff! I wouldn't use anyone else because he is the BEST! Also the most caring Dr I have ever seen!
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Sep 27, 2016
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What a great and caring doctor . He is absolutely the best.
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Sep 22, 2016
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The staff is amazing! Dr. Beckenstein is thorough and very precise. And concise. <3 these folks!
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Sep 15, 2016
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Beckenstein and his staff. They are all great. Dr. Beckenstein did my breast lift and tummy tuck after weight loss and I am so happy with the results.
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Aug 21, 2016
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Dr Beckenstein and his staff are very informative and treat you with the up most respect. My experience thus far has been great. I would recommend everyone to him. 5 Stars!!
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Jul 22, 2016
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Awesome awesome Doctor. He's just great. Highly recommend.
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Jul 2, 2016
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I have been considering for quite some time to have Botox and have met with a few Dr's, but when I met Dr Beckenstein And his staff I knew I was at the right office. Dr Beckenstein and his staff were caring and professional. They answered all my questions and allayed my concerns. I would highly recommend Dr Beckenstein
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Jun 26, 2016
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They are the best group ever. They are caring, supportive and awesome!
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Jun 7, 2016
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Wonderful! Wonderful!
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Apr 21, 2016
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Wonderful doctor and staff!
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Feb 12, 2016
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I can't even begin to say enough good things about Dr. Beckenstein and his practice! I had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction somewhere else almost 6 months ago and Dr. Beckenstein is doing a revision (we are pretty much starting at square one so more like a full reconstruction) to repair all the issues that came from that. We haven't even finished the final stages yet but the results are already better than I expected..I feel more like myself than I have in so long! His staff is wonderful and his nurse Savanah is amazing! If you are looking for an excellent surgeon and team that are kind, compassionate, and truly care about their patients look no further!
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Feb 2, 2016
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I have known Dr. Beckenstein for many, many years and must say he is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever known. I highly recommend him.
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Dec 15, 2015
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Dr Beckenstein and his staff are caring, thorough and provide excellent care. I recommend him without reservation
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Oct 17, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein is a great doctor and surgeon. I had my breast reduction July 2014 and it was smooth sailing. He is very professional, compassionate, and shows lots of care for his patients. I love him and his staff.
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Oct 7, 2015
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He is a great surgeon and his staff are wonderful !!!!
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Sep 24, 2015
RateMDs Michael S. Beckenstein, MD
Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are excellent. I had a double mastectomy, and had recostruction surgery. His staff is very, very good, and Dr. Beckenstein is competent and caring. I highly recommend them.
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Sep 24, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are excellent. I had a double mastectomy, and had recostruction surgery. His staff is very, very good, and Dr. Beckenstein is competent and caring. I highly recommend them.
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Sep 2, 2015
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It has been such a pleasure being a patient of Dr. Beckenstein and his wonderful staff. I am 6 months out from surgery and could not have asked for better results. My area of concern posed a challenge. Prior to choosing Dr. Beckenstein I consulted with several surgeons, but never felt confident in going forward. After meeting with him I was certain he would be the best surgeon to handle my situation. I would recommend Dr. Beckenstein to anyone looking for a surgeon with compassion and expertise.
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Aug 22, 2015
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Dr Beckenstein showed amazing compassion to me and three other women with breast cancer. His father passed away and Dr Beckenstein was in NY when it happened. He flew back that night because he had four of us on his surgery schedule and he took care of us. He made sure we were alright the next day and he went back to NY for the funeral. dr Beckenstein could have stayed up in NY, but he honored his commitment to me. I cannot say how much that meant to me. He is compassionate and dedicated to his patients. I don't know of any other doctor who would have done this. Besides this, he did an amazing thing for me as far as my reconstruction. His staff is great too.
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Aug 20, 2015
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Was just at St.Vincent, what tha rave about his practice... About ready to get started on a couple of issues and I hear from other's I wouldn't regret letting him take care of them... Let's do this!
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Aug 18, 2015
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very kind, educational, took time to answer all questions and even provided more than expected information. made sure I felt comfortable and I knew I was in the right plae
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May 28, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein is the most wonderful surgeon in the world!! Throughout my reconstruction process he has been supportive, caring and compassionate. His staff is the best there is, taking the time to find out how you REALLY are and making sure you understand how to take care of yourself during the recovery process. If you are contemplating surgery look no further than Dr. Beckenstein he truly is amazing!!!
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May 27, 2015
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Amazing surgeon and person. His work day ends when all those in need are cared for.
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May 16, 2015
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THE BEST DOCTOR EVER!!!!!!!!!
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May 16, 2015
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He Is a Great Doctor !!!
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May 13, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are so caring and supportive. From the moment I met Dr. Beckenstein I felt comfortable and knew I had chosen the right physician. He is an amazing person and Birmingham is blessed to have him!!
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May 8, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein is a wonderful, talented surgeon and so caring! He and his staff took great care of me during my prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction. I am so happy with my results and even happier to have beat cancer to the punch!
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Apr 29, 2015
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Awesome Doctor with awesome staff.
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Apr 29, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein is a wonderful person and a wonderful surgeon. He truly cares for each one of his patients.
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Apr 29, 2015
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My breast reduction that was done by Dr.Beckenstein was the best decision I have made every thing was great.All the fears I had about this surgery was so wrong I had no problems and was well pleased with every thing
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Apr 29, 2015
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Great office staff, very professional and very helpful. Dr. Beckenstein is a GREAT surgeon!
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Apr 26, 2015
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Michael does FABULOUS WORK!!! He's got a great bedside manner and is very reasonable!!
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Apr 25, 2015
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I used to work with Dr. Beckenstein, and I've always admired the way he cared, and the time and patience he took with his patients to make sure the end result would be to the patients liking as well as to himself. I can't wait for my turn!
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Apr 21, 2015
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Dr Beckenstein and his staff helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I was so concern about how I was going to look after my breast reconstruction and tummy tuck. He was so caring and such an excellent surgeon . My husband and I are very pleased with the way I look. Because of the excellent care I received it encourage me to mentor others going through breast cancer. I thank God for Dr Beckenstein you are so AWESOME!
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Apr 21, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are all amazing. I went through breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy and I can't say enough about the care I received. God has blessed Dr Beckenstein with healing hands and a compassionate heart and this goes for everyone in his office.
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Apr 21, 2015
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The care and service that Dr. Beckenstein and his staff provide are unmatched. They provide you with an enormous amount of information to educate you fully prior to surgery and are always available to answer questions. Dr. Beckenstein personally visited to check on me after surgery and I couldn't be pleased more with my results. I recommend him daily and wouldn't trust my care in the hands of any other provider. He is an expert that listens to EVERY detail, want, and concern!
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Apr 20, 2015
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It was a blessing to be under you & you're staff's care
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Apr 20, 2015
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One of the best doctors you could find. Very caring and does a great job keeping you in the whole process. I appreciate him and his sweet spirit.
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Apr 20, 2015
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The most caring doctor I have every had. He goes above and beyond the call of medical service. The staff are the same. Each person makes you feel like your case is the most important.
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Apr 18, 2015
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Very ethical. Extremely focused on the patients well being. Answered all questions thoroughly and really listend to what I had to say. Very positive experience!
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Jan 28, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein did my reconstruction following a bilateral mastectomy. I found both him and his staff to be very caring and attentive. Questions were always answered in a timely manner. Office runs very efficiently.
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Jan 22, 2015
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Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are top rate, very profesional and caring. After a double mastectomy, Dr. Beckenstein did my reconstruction. Things went very well, and I am happy with the results.
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Jan 7, 2015
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onre year ago today I had a breast reduction by the most caring surgeon I have ever met, Dr B has changed my life forever. He is the best, It was very painful but he made me so comfortableI love this man for what he did for me and it has been the best thing I ever decided to do for my health and life. Please don't ever retire I'm still wanting my tummy tuck, you are the best love you forever!
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5.0/5
Dec 25, 2014
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Love Dr. Beckenstein he is a gift from God! His staff really care about everyone that comes into his office.
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Nov 8, 2014
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Many thanks. 11.8.10
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Sep 30, 2014
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Very caring and excellent with his patients, and also has a fantastic staff.
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Sep 24, 2014
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Highly recommend Dr. Beckenstein for any breast issues. He preformed bilateral breast reconstruction on me and I couldn't be more pleased. Very caring and compassionate.
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Sep 13, 2014
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Dr. Beckenstein is awesome!! You won't find a better doctor period. He is not only an excellent plastic surgeon but very kind and caring. I wouldn't go anywhere else 🙂
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Sep 4, 2014
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This has been an absolute LIFE CHANGING experience for me. This surgery was the best decision I have made since I had my children. Dr. Beckenstein, and his very knowledgeable, friendly, understanding, kind staff are more than just professionals in their line of work. They have made me feel like I've always been a part of their FAMILY. Not just another patient. So I have a very special thanks that goes out to all of the ladies that I have seen and that have worked with me before and after my surgery. Dana, Genger, Bo, Sahvanna, Mandy, and also to Dr. Beckenstein. These wonderful people have helped me make such a difference in my life, their is nothing that I will ever be able to do or say to show them just how thankful I truly am. These are definitely the people that I would recommend to anyone. I know they will be happy that they chose you all. I know I'm glad I did. I would do it again. Jackie Riley
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Jul 5, 2014
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Dr. Beckenstein took me as a patient when I had a terrible reconstruction done by another doctor. He and his staff were very understanding and caring of my depression and concern that I would never look normal again. His concern was very helpful in having to redo the surgery again. I understood the reasons I had to wait until it was time to take the implants out. He redid the surgery with expertise that was above normal. His skills and knowledge are above ant other plastic surgeon I have met. He has special care for reconstruction patients. I have never met a doctor with so much compassion for those of us who have had to face the cancer experience. I am so glad I met him because I had thought I would be scarred for life and look like a freak show.
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Jun 26, 2014
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Great caring doctor & staff ...
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Jan 30, 2014
Vitals Michael S. Beckenstein, MD
I cannot say enough about Dr. B. I'm 3 weeks post opp from my breast reduction and my surgery went very well. I did have one nipple grafted and I can't tell what it is going to look like at this time, Dr. B has been the best my OB recommended him and I have been very pleased. Since my surgery I have been back each week to be checked. I have been treated like a queen, the staff go beyond their call. If you are considering plastic surgery look no further Dr. B is the one !

Will I have noticeable scars after breast reduction surgery?

All surgical incisions result in scars, but Dr. Beckenstein makes a point to minimize and conceal them as much as possible. For most breast reductions the incisions are made around the areola and straight down to the breast crease (a short-scar breast reduction). The nipple/areola complex is lifted higher, and the size of the areola is reduced if necessary while leaving the blood supply to nipple intact. Occasionally, when the reduction is minor, it can be sufficient to use incisions around the areola only.

Can I breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Many women are able to successfully breastfeed after breast reduction surgery. In order to breastfeed, the milk glands and ducts must remain connected to the nipple, along with their blood supply. Because breast tissue is removed, there can be a reduction in the amount of milk produced. At your confidential consultation, be sure to talk with Dr. Beckenstein about your desire to breastfeed in the future so that he can take it into consideration when planning your surgery.

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