For reconstructive and cosmetic surgery patients in and around Birmingham, choosing a surgeon can be a challenge. Weighing credentials, online reviews, and before-and-after photos can be overwhelming, and it's not always easy to narrow down your choices. Sometimes the most helpful information comes from real patients who have been in your shoes.
While board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael S. Beckenstein is proud of his professional accomplishments, he's especially honored by the glowing testimonials he has amassed from his satisfied patients. Here, read a few of their expressions of thanks and get a better sense of the quality of care and results you can expect from Dr. Beckenstein.
If you're considering plastic surgery in Birmingham, you have many plastic surgeons to choose from. Find out with Dr. Michael Beckenstein makes an excellent choice. Request a Comprehensive Consultation using our online form or call our office at (205) 933-9308.
Thank you very much for spending so much time with me in my ongoing effort to solve my problem. Thank you for your kindness and thank you for your help. I truly appreciate it.
Thank you so much for the new and wonderful me. I am and will be forever grateful for the wonderful job you did. Thank you for your kind personality and understanding and most of all respect.
Thank you for your support of our event. You offer so much encouragement to so many women. You did more than meet our expectations.
—Parisian Dept Store
... You will always receive my praise in not only being a great doctor but also being a good person with a "big" heart and I will always recommend you to out patients!
...the dread disease of cancer is something I hope never returns, among all the doctors and staffs, you were the ones who gave the most of your time, spirit, and love and for that I shall always be grateful.
May God continue to bless you and your wonderful staff. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
Thank you for the excellent care I have received. You are all consummate professionals yet you care about your patients. I am glad I chose you for my procedure.
Thank you for taking so much time during our first visit. Your kindness & understanding were greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for your fine work and support. You have all been so kind. Hope you enjoy the brownies!
Thanks so much for the great job. What has impressed me the most has been your kind caring dispositions & bedside manner. These are not acquired traits but God given gifts. I am truly blessed to have made such a wonderful choice.
Thank you for being such a special person and doctor who has aided in my recovery and road back from a nasty ordeal in my life.
You have all been wonderful! Thank you so much for all your assistance, support, and concern. I could not have asked for better care & I appreciate the "commitment" to excellence that you have all shown me.
I want to thank you for coming to our campus and giving such an informative lecture. We have had so many positive comments and we appreciate your dedication to the healthcare family.
—T.F. Wallace State College
I thank God for your talent and kindness. We appreciate everything you've done to help me...not only physically, but emotionally as well.
I'd like to thank you for the care, skill, and concern you gave my daughter. We will be ever grateful to you.
Thanks for taking such good care of me. You are a wonderful doctor.
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for me. I am so happy! They are perfect! I really appreciate how wonderful you all were to my mom and me during my surgery. That made it much easier.
I appreciate your sensitivity to emotional and psychological issues regarding patient's motives for and potential responses to surgery.
I am so grateful to you & your staff of nurses.
I want you to know how much I appreciate your caring, concern, and prayers. I am very thankful to have you taking care of me. I'm praying for you, your practice, and family. You are and will continue to be a success.
I am amazed what your skilled hands have done. Your sweet staff is a rare jewel not often found in the healthcare maze.
On a scale from 1 to 10 you are a 14!
Top Notch! You guys are great I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone!
Thank you so much for taking such great care of me and doing a great job! God bless you all.
You guys are great!
...I am 100% better thanks to you, I could not have asked for better doctors than the two of you. I would recommend you to anyone. Again, thank you for everything.
We went to UAB (the University of Alabama at Birmingham) and saw the doctors there, we came back for you to do the surgery because of the results you get and your level of care you provide.
Thanks for the new figure. All of you are very much appreciated!
..you are a wonderful doctor which is why I think you make a fine example of what a great doctor is..
I would like to thank you for your kindness, caring and excellent care. You made a trying time a pleasant one instead. Your staff is so sweet and patient.
Dr B came highly recommended and I will recommend him to anyone who asks for a plastic surgeon!
Easy to see why this office (Dr & staff) was so highly recommended. I will recommend to anyone..this procedure and Dr. Beckenstein!
I could not ask for a better office, doctor & staff. Everyone I know will know of this office & how wonderful you all are. Thank you so much!
Thank you for making what could have been a traumatic experience...a very pleasant one. You along with your staff are simply the best. Many many thanks!
I think that you are meeting the goal that you are looking for "EXCELLENT".
Thank you for the compassion and sincerity shown to my daughter. Above all I thank God for your surgical ability to change/help lives.
You are a very unique person and doctor. You are a "cut above" the rest. You care genuinely for your patients and it shows throughout your staff. Nothing is too big or small to give notice and attention to if it is of concern to your patients.
Thank you for the excellent care she has received from you and your staff. We have been made to feel special in every way possible.
It means a lot to find a doctor who is not only knowledgeable, but understanding as well. Thank you for your wonderful care.
Dr. Beckenstein has the best staff ever. I believe the staff works for the best doctor I ever met. God Bless.
Thank you for all you did for me, it has changed my life in the best way.
If I could tell you thank you everyday it would never be enough to say how I really feel.
The staff and you have been so wonderful. Thank you for going beyond the "call of duty". May God bless you richly!
You guys are so special & so wonderful. I felt totally comfortable even at my first visit. Thank you for you and your medical skills, but thank you more for being the kind of people who care about each patient so much!
I hope to go to nursing school and your staff has set a standard that I will use to judge my own performance. Your staff's care went beyond what a patient could have ever wished. You have put together a wonderful team!
Thank you for a successful surgery, you are the best in my book, and we understand this from the nurses as well.
This was the best experience and the outcome was far better than anything I could have hoped for.
The entire staff was very pleasant and did a great job of making me feel special whether I was in the office or on the phone.
Thank you for the wonderful surgery that you performed on ... She's doing fine and looks and feels much better!
A special thank you to everyone for the excellent care and compassion I have received during this difficult time.
Dr. Beckenstein and staff, God thinks you're special...and so do I.
Thank you for the wonderful care you have given me. I couldn't be more pleased with the results! You are a talented man. I can't tell you how much this means to a woman who's had cancer. You are an angel!
I just wanted to send you a great big thank you. God has blessed you with healing hands and a compassionate heart.
Thank you SO much for the excellent, professional care. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. It has been a pleasure working with everyone in your office.
Thank you for your kindness and compassion. You allowed me to go into surgery with no anxiety and come out of surgery feeling more confident then ever. Thank you for making me more comfortable in my own skin again.
Thank you for loving me during this season of my life. Your hard work and compassion does not go un-noticed.
Dr. Beckenstein has been my plastic surgeon since my cancer diagnosis of 11-04. I choose to have a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with saline implants. I would highly recommended Dr. Beckenstein and his wonderful skilled and caring staff to anyone, especially someone needing breast surgery. He is a wonderful surgeon, will take all the time needed to explain the procedures and answer any questions you may have to put your mind at ease. He is also a perfectionist, so you can rest assured that he will take all steps that are necessary for you to have an excellent outcome. Another thing that impresses me each time I visit his office, is how quickly you are seen for your appointments. If your appointment is at 1:00 PM, and you are there before or on time, you will be in and out within minutes of your appointment. The only time I had to wait was once when he was delayed in surgery. I have and will continue to highly recommend him to anyone I meet that would be in need of his skills and services.
Thank you for always being prompt and telling me like it is. Thank you for your caring, being patient, and making me feel so much better already. I know the best is yet to come
Thank you so much for the great care you and your staff have given me. I have the utmost respect for you and your practice.
You are truly a gift from God for me. Thank you for your very generous gift of reconstruction. Our prayers and thanks are for you and your staff.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and concern you have shown me during my surgery and recovery! The Lord truly blessed me when He placed all of you in my life.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping not only J---- but us together as a family.
You have made a bad situation a positive one for me. We love you for your concern and compassion. Dr. Beckenstein, you are a wonderful doctor and have a great staff working for you. God bless you all!
Words really cannot express the gratitude and appreciation for you and your wonderful staff during what is probably my mother's most challenging time of her life. I am completely filled with joy when she calls with another "joy-filled" report about her visit to your office. Being 600 miles away makes it a little tough to not be at her side, but knowing she is in the care of such an angelic staff brings great comfort. Thanks for taking care of one of my most prized possessions. God bless you all!
Your office is amazing; you make me feel like I am your only patient.
I am forever grateful to my plastic surgeon, Dr, Michael Beckenstein, for his loving concern, dedication, and especially his willingness to think outside the box in order to accomplish what the others said could not be done. He proved them wrong! I will never be able to repay him for the quality of life he has restored to me. He is forever a part of my life and occupies an enormous place in my heart.
You have a gift! You are so gentle and calm, soothing and compassionate. I thought I would never be the same and thanks to you I'm better! Thank you for your understanding when I was nuts! You are very special to me
We realize we are still on this journey with ----, but are thankful we were greeted with your inner being. May God continue to hold you in the hallow of His hand.
You are amazing and what's better than that is you have made my (chest) look amazing! Seriously,--- and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking great care of me! You are my hero!
I'm not sure how I could ever express with words, how unbelievably thankful I am for all that you did for my sister,----. Thanks for being the physical hands of Christ and nurturing her through her journey. May the Lord bless you and your family for what you have done! We will never forget you!
As I celebrate this milestone, I think of you and your staff & how blessed I am to be under your care.
I just wanted to thank you for your caring and sweet spirit toward your cancer survivors. You are a very special doctor who has great talent and a big heart. God Bless!
I would like to congratulate you on being this year's recipient of the American Cancer Society's Life Saver Award. I can't imagine anyone more deserving. You give selflessly to your patients, and nothing is too much to ask, or an inconvenience, when it comes to your patients. Words cannot express my gratitude for your contributions to your patients and to the community at large. Physicians with your commitment, compassion, and sincere concern are not as common as we would like to think, and I personally feel very blessed to have you as my own physician. While no caner is easy to deal with, you, in your gentle reassurance and with your continuous attention to detail, your patients, at least myself, feel a peace & confidence that is so very comforting.
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