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Selfie Surge Drives Rise in Lip Enhancement

Record number of Americans plumping their lips, new data shows In the age of social media, more people are looking to show off the perfect pout in their pictures. The selfie craze may be one of the reasons a record number of women and men underwent Lip Augmentation last year. Growth was seen in lip enhancement with Continue Reading

CoolSculpting – It Comes Down to Science

Look and feel great from every angle with the latest body contouring technology CoolSculpting is the cool new way to say goodbye to areas of fat that are stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise. Nonsurgical treatments with this innovative technology at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone cause fat cells to freeze and die before Continue Reading

Dr. William Hedden Awarded Top Doctor

Following an extensive process of peer nomination and physician-led review, William J. Hedden, M.D. was selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. These doctors are annually identified to help healthcare patients find the best physicians in a range of medical specialties. After being nominated by their peer physicians, doctors are carefully reviewed in respect to medical education, training, Continue Reading

Cosmetic Procedures Total Almost 16 Million in 2015

Breast augmentation is most popular cosmetic surgical procedure The popularity of breast enhancement and botox continued last year, according to the 2015 National Plastic Surgery Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery. The top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures in 2015 were breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and tummy tuck. The top 5 cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures were botulinum Continue Reading

The Gastric Balloon Weight Loss System

New nonsurgical bariatric option helps patients lose three times the weight Many people have found that their weight loss experience leaves them with few options between dieting, exercise and invasive bariatric surgery. Now, this gap in obesity treatments is being filled by the FDA-approved ORBERA™ Gastric Balloon, a nonsurgical solution for men and women who Continue Reading

Non-Scalp Hair Transplants See Popularity Surge

Hair restoration procedures for face, chest, eyelashes increase 95% worldwide, new survey finds The latest trend in hair restoration surgery is proving to be anything but a passing fad. A new member survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) shows that more people are seeking non-scalp hair restoration procedures to enhance everything from Continue Reading

Dr. Hedden, Dr. Schaffer Named Top Doctors

Two of Hedden Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeons have been named Top Doctors on RealSelf.com. Dr. Christopher J. Schaffer and Dr. William J. Hedden were recognized for their focus on empowering patients with reliable information. RealSelf Top Doctor status is awarded to a select group of doctors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to answering Continue Reading

‘Safe’ Liposuction Amounts Vary by Body Weight

Study proposes ‘relative liposuction volume threshold’ based on BMI What is the “safe” amount of fat to remove in liposuction patients? The answer depends on the patient’s body mass index (BMI), according to a new report in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The volume of fat that can Continue Reading

Demand for Hair Loss Treatments Continues Growth

Worldwide hair restoration surgeries increase 76% since 2006, survey finds The annual member survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) shows that more men and women are turning to hair restoration surgery as a permanent, natural-looking solution for hair loss. Surgical hair restoration procedures performed worldwide jumped by 76% from 2006 to Continue Reading