Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
800 Saint Vincents Dr., Ste. 610
Birmingham, Alabama 35205 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

The Most Caring Doctor - Birmingham, AL

When I had an abnormal mammogram I prayed for wisdom and guidance that God would lead me to the right Doctors. When I first met Dr. Beckenstein and his staff I knew that this was the man that God placed in my life for this purpose. I have never had a Doctor that delivered such caring service! The results of my breast reconstruction and the tummy tuck that I opted for could not me more pleasing to me and my Husband. My Husband says he likes the way I look better than before. Both Dr. Beckenstein and his staff are so available and helpful. I have a ministry that I mentor women with breast cancer and I always highly recommend Dr. Beckenstein and his staff. Mary E. Mullins

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

31 Year Old Tummy Tuck, Hernia Repair, and Hysterectomy - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Beckenstein was the first Doctor to explain my situation to me in plain terms. I was able to understand what caused it, how it would be repaired, and how the recovery time would be as well. I was overly pleased with both his bedside manners and the generosity of his office staff. I had searched You Tube to see other procedures performed and to see what the recovery would be like. Needless to say I was extremely terrified by all the horror stories told. The morning of surgery I was super nervous and I can honestly say Dr. B made me feel ok. He assured me that everything would be great. And it was. When I came out of surgery there was minimum pain and I was super pleased with the results. I was able to see my vagina again and I now had a bellybutton. I was so happy with the results. I would have this surgery again if needed. I would refer everyone to Dr. B, he is the best in town and worth whatever quote provided.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

26 Yo - Full Tummy Tuck with Lipo & MR Birmingham, AL

I absolutely LOVE Dr. Beckenstein & wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone & everyone! He's an incredible plastic surgeon who takes great pride in his work. If you're looking for THE BEST...look no further, he's your man!!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Age 51- Tummy Tuck & Breast Reduction . - Birmingham, AL

I would recommend Dr Michael S. Beckenstein and his staff to anyone and already have . His attention to detail is awesome and I am so pleased with my results. If you are considering PS and want to have amazing results, little scaring & the best PS in Birmingham, Al. call Dr Michael S. Beckenstein office for a consultation. I love my results !!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Best Decision I've Ever Made - over 5 Years Later - Birmingham, AL

He was the perfect mixture of professional physician with a job to do and caring about my individual situation.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

19 Years Old, HH - Now a D - Birmingham, AL

My doctor was wonderful!!!! He came and checked on right before surgery and then came early the next morning. His staff is fabulous, too! I can call whenever I need and get all my questions answered. Great experience!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

8 Children, Love my Results! - Birmingham, AL

He is EXCELLENT. He did everything I asked for and more!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Tummy Tuck Last Yeat and Back for a Breast Lift and Thigh Lipo This Year! A Satisfied Repeat Customer. Birmingham, AL

You can't find a better plastic surgeon to take care of your surgery needs!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

29yr Old Mother of 2 - Birmingham, AL

Dr.Beckenstein is a fantastic doctor. He visited me several times while in the hospital. After leaving the hospital he called to check on me along with his staff. He has made sure I am happy with all my results and answering all questions I have.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck - Birmingham, AL

Dr.Beckenstein is by far the BEST in Birmingham! His attention to detail before, during, and after the surgery has been excellent. Not only is his staff very informative and knowledgable but they are also compassionate to everyone's needs. I want to express my gratitude for Dr.Beckenstein and his team! You are simply amazing!

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Beckenstein has hospital affiliations at Saint Vincent's Birmingham, Trinity Hospital, Brookwood Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biology Union College, Schenectady NY, 1982
    Medical: MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA, 1987
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center, 1992
    Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, 1994
    Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, 1994
    Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction Foundation Atlanta, GA, with Carl Hartrampf Jr M.D., 1995
    Breast Reconstruction / Aesthetic Surgery, Georgetown University Washington D.C., with Scott Spear, M.D., 1996
    Breast Reconstruction / Aesthetic Surgery, Birmingham, Al, 1998

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Purpose of Binder After Tummy Tuck?

When there are several opinions on a subject, it means there is no true answer! Binders can help early on with compressing and keeping the skin... READ MORE

Have I Compromised my Muscle Repair?

If you disrupt the plication or repair, you will know it! "Popping" sensations do opccur after exertion, sneezing, laughing, etc. The... READ MORE

I have had breast implants for 14 years. How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants are not like cartons of milk, there is no expiration date. Implants do fail in time, as they are man made devices and all eventaully... READ MORE

I would like to ask opinions. I want new implants. Mine have lost volume and rippled due to weight loss. (Photo)

If you do not want to be larger, a different implant will not help you. It would be way too large. A lift will significantly improve the shape,... READ MORE

Singulair for Capsular Contracture Prevention? (photo)

The reports of the success of Singulair in treating capsular contracture is anecdotal, meaning there are no large studies confirming it's effect. This... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation for Saggy Breast? (photo)

You really need the lift as placing an implant alone will not restore a nice aesthetic result. It will create more volume in the lower portion,... READ MORE

Advice for Too Small Breast Implants?

You need to wait at least 6 months to see how you really look, then make a decision.I find it interesting that an implant that size has not changed... READ MORE

Paralyzed Lip After Neck Lipo and Chin Implant

I agree with all the other surgeons that this should be a temporary loss of function. The nerve during liposuction usually is not "cut" but... READ MORE

Can a Tummy Tuck Hide my Vertical Scar?

The amount of excess skin you have, will determine how much of the scar can be removed. In patients with significant weightloss, is common for the... READ MORE

Can I turn a mastectomy & hysterectomy into a mommy makeover? BRCA2+ (photo)

You can have all you are requesting done, but maybe not in one surgery. I respectfully disagree with one of the answers about a TRAM flap. You do not... READ MORE

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