Alabama Plastic Surgeon Named "Leading Plastic Surgeon" in Forbes Magazine

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Although he was named a "Leading Plastic Surgeon" in a recent issue of Forbes magazine, Dr. Michael Beckenstein isn't resting on his laurels. Instead, he's focused on the future and finding new ways to improve patient care.

Dr. Michael Beckenstein is a national leader in plastic surgery patient care, according to the results of a study published in Forbes magazine that selected only 10 leaders from over 6,000 plastic surgeon practices in the United States. This is the first year Alabama plastic surgeon Dr. Beckenstein ( has received this distinction, and he says the recognition only motivates him to continue exploring new ways to ensure outstanding patient care.

"I'm very pleased to receive this award; at my practice we aim to offer personalized, exceptional results, and it's an honor to see these study results confirming what I've been hearing from my patients for years," he says. "I am very passionate about staying in tune with what my patients need and which approaches truly get the best results."

Award winners were selected based on a study carried out by Goldline Research to identify plastic surgeons providing "outstanding patient service that exceeds the industry standard." To ensure accurate results, researchers not only evaluated typical criteria such as board certification, training, and number of surgeries performed, but also carried out in-depth interviews to assess how well each candidate is meeting patient needs.

"My philosophy is that every Birmingham breast enlargement and body contouring patient I treat has unique physical needs and personal goals, and deserves to be treated that way," explains Dr. Beckenstein. "A truly unique approach means committing extra time and attention to each patient, but I firmly believe it's the only way to understand the patient personally and get the most satisfying results."

The study selected top surgeons based on experience and patient care, but was also designed to recognize surgeons "setting the benchmarks for patient service" in plastic surgery as a whole, according to Goldline. Dr. Beckenstein, who has been recognized for his research and involvement with new plastic surgery innovations, says that staying actively involved with new developments is only one of many ways he works to ensure quality outcomes for his patients. He also takes on some of the most challenging reconstructive surgery cases that have changed his patients' lives for the better.

"An outstanding surgical experience is about taking the time to truly understand a patient's needs clinically and personally," adds Dr. Beckenstein. "The latest in training and techniques are crucial, but that personal perspective is the real key to truly satisfying results."

Dr. Michael Beckenstein ( is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers procedures for the breasts, body and face at his practice in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Beckenstein earned his MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School before studying advanced plastic surgery techniques through several residencies and fellowships. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Beckenstein has authored and co-authored a number of articles in journals and textbooks, and has been recognized as one of America's Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America.

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