Plastic Surgeon Launches Alabama Breast Cancer Institute

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Alabama plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Beckenstein expands his Breast Surgery Center by creating a new cancer-focused institute designed as an all-encompassing breast cancer treatment facility.

Birmingham breast augmentation specialist Dr. Michael Beckenstein ( is proud to announce a new branch of his Breast Surgery Center of Alabama: the Alabama Breast Cancer Institute. Unlike other Birmingham cosmetic surgery practices, the Institute offers a full team of multi-disciplinary practitioners trained in breast cancer screening, diagnosis, reconstruction, and perioperative care.

"The Alabama Breast Cancer Institute is above and beyond what other breast care centers offer," says Dr. Beckenstein. "Patients can be seen for their initial consultation, have their diagnostic procedures, and receive their results within 24 hours. In addition, we can offer our patients consultations for oncology and breast reconstruction – including breast implants in Birmingham – during this time."

As a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction, Dr. Beckenstein offers an especially advantageous combination of credentials. With his knowledge and background, Dr. Beckenstein is experienced in collaborating with his team of medical oncologists, radiologists, and surgeons to diagnose his patients, and then strategize the appropriate treatments. Dr. Beckenstein personally plans all incision patterns for biopsies, lumpectomies, and mastectomies to ensure that the optimal procedures are performed for the most aesthetic results.

"Only a surgeon who is certified in plastic and general surgery can perform oncoplastic surgery proficiently," Dr. Beckenstein explains. "Many years of experience in reduction and mastopexy techniques are required to perform these complex procedures. Most general surgeons cannot produce the desired cosmetic results that plastic surgeons are capable of."

Another beneficial aspect of the Alabama Breast Cancer Institute is its unique approach to post-surgical care. Carefully chosen by Dr. Beckenstein, the Institute's counselors, physical therapists, internists, and cardiologists provide skilled, personalized support and guidance on the different aspects of cancer treatment, such as the effects of chemotherapy. In addition, the Institute offers spa and nutritional services and sells wigs and other related accessories.

"This is truly an all-encompassing treatment center that is designed to focus on the specific needs of breast cancer patients," says Dr. Beckenstein, who has also earned board certification in general surgery. "Some centers at academic institutions and hospitals may have a sterile, clinical feeling. In contrast, the Alabama Breast Cancer Institute features a small town, family-style approach that's warm and inviting. We make sure that our guests feel safe and are well cared-for."

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 medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School before studying advanced plastic surgery techniques during 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 is recognized as one of America's Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America.


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