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Practice, Michael S. Beckenstein MD

800 St Vincents Dr
#610
Birmingham, AL 35205
United States

Questions Answered

Questions Answered
Asked 2018-06-15

I believe the skin on my areola is dying after a breast lift, will new skin grow underneath the black scab?

4 Answers
Michael S. Beckenstein, MD
Answered: 2018-06-24
It depends how far you are from your surgery. If it is a few days, it could be dried blood. If you are a week or more, it could be loss of the areolar skin. Your surgeon will assist you in determining this. Depending on the tent the loss, it usually will heal over time. There might be some distortion that can be improved with a minor scar revision at a later date. It is extremely rare to suffer complete areaolar lossfollowing a mastopexy!
Asked 2018-06-18

I am having replacement breast augmentation with lift also lipo flanks and stomach mini tummy tuck. I am in great health also I had 2 c sections 8 years ago. I am worried how long is recovery and pain?

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Michael S. Beckenstein, MD
Answered: 2018-06-24
First and foremost, make sure you are having surgery by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, in a safe facility with safe anesthesia. Tha is a good amount. Surgery! Recovery is relative term and individualized. These procedures are not terribly painful! You should be up walking the evening of surgery and driving in 2-3 weeks. Full activity should resume in 4-6 weeks.
Asked 2018-03-22

Hello, my daughter has size 34DD. It’s causing her a lot of neck and back pains. Her height is 5’1” she weighs 120 pounds. She exercises daily. She was wondering if it was possible if she could get a breast reduction at this age. As what is the average/healthy breast size for her height and weight…

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Michael S. Beckenstein, MD
Answered: 2018-03-25
You don’t want to proceed with a breast reduction until growth has ceased, you don’t want to do it twice! Usually by 19/20 growth has stopped and it is reasonable to proceed. If her weight stays stable and no growth has been detected for a minimum of 6 months, you can consider proceeding. Visit a board certified plastic surgeon, well versed in breast reduction to learn all about the surgery and to monitor her breast status.
Asked 2018-03-20

My name is Jemial I am 33 years old from Trinidad and Tobago. I have gynecomastia and I am interested in having surgery. How much does it cost?

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Michael S. Beckenstein, MD
Answered: 2018-03-25
Jemial there are many techniques that are suited to an individual’s severity of gynecomastia. The fees vary with each method. Insurance companies often cover this surgery, if certain criteria are met. Visit a board certified plastic surgeon, well versed, in this surgery to learn more about it.
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Practice, Michael S. Beckenstein MD

800 St Vincents Dr
#610
Birmingham, AL 35205
United States