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Dr. Michael Beckenstein

Plastic Surgery
Birmingham, AL
34 years experience male

Locations

Michael S. Beckenstein, MD

Birmingham, AL

Address

800 Saint Vincents Drive #610, Birmingham, AL, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

2059393353

About

Bio

Dr. Michael Beckenstein is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in reconstructive and plastic surgery in Birmingham. Dr. Beckenstein specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and breast reconstruction procedures. Visit his website to learn more about the procedures Dr. Beckenstein provides.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine

Breast Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Good question!: When fat is removed from an area it does not regenerate there. If you gain weight, it will not return to where the fat was removed but build up in other areas. Patients must appreciate this because weight gain can cause significant changes in other areas of the body; back, arms, etc.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Big difference!: Mastopexies are used to restore ptotic or saggy breasts. The breast tissue is reshaped and then the excess skin is removed and redraped around the new breast mound.There is more visible scarring in these procedures compared to an augmentation. Enhancement uses an implant to add size and volume to a smaler breast.. It is accomplished through very salk incisions compared to a lift. An impant can b.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Beckenstein
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: A second augmentation implies the first implants were removed and not replaced. Performing an augmentation again is possible and safe if the surgeon is experienced in such procedures. There are alot of nuances in obtaining a good reult.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Beckenstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Beckenstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

unknown
Graduated 1953MD

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Case Western Reserve University
Completed 1994

Residency

St. Barnabas Medical Center
Completed 1992

Awards

America's Top Surgeons 2004, 2005, 2009 Consumer Research Council
Patient Choice 2009 Castle Connolly
Best Birmingham Plastic Surgery 2008, 2009, 2010

Affiliations

American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners
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