Alabama Plastic Surgeons Honored for Breast Leadership

LEAD 2014Dr. William Hedden and Dr. Christopher Schaffer named to LEAD Advisory Board

Two board-certified plastic surgeons from the Birmingham, Alabama practice of Hedden Plastic Surgery were chosen for the prestigious LEAD Program Advisory Board for 2014. William J. Hedden, M.D., and Christopher J. Schaffer, M.D., met with other renowned plastic surgeons from throughout the United States Nov. 7-9, 2014, in Dallas to assist breast implant manufacturer Mentor Worldwide in shaping the future of breast aesthetics.

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November 13, 2014 in Breast Enhancement, Hedden Plastic Surgery
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ArteFill – Beauty That Lasts

ArteFill - immediate results, lasting improvementDistinctive in the world of injectables, ArteFill provides both immediate and lasting results

ArteFill collagen dermal filler is an exceptional aesthetic treatment that is FDA-approved for the correction of wrinkles known as smile lines. What makes ArteFill different is a unique mixture of bovine collagen and biocompatible microspheres. The collagen goes to work at once, providing immediate support and visibly correcting wrinkles. ArteFill’s microspheres, which are not resorbed by the body, give your skin what it needs for lasting correction.

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October 20, 2014 in Botox/Dermal Fillers
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Celebrating the BRAve Faces of Breast Cancer

Bra Day USA, closing the loop on breast cancerThird annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA is October 15, 2014

The third annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, organized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), will take place on October 15, 2014, in cities across the country. The goal of BRA Day USA is to Close the Loop on Breast Cancer by ensuring that every breast cancer patient is informed about her breast reconstruction options and has the ability to choose the option that is best for her.

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October 6, 2014 in Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
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Fuller, Longer, Darker Eyelashes with Latisse

LatisseFDA-approved product differs from lash conditioners

You may have seen over-the-counter products that condition the lashes. Latisse is different. Latisse is the first and only product FDA-approved to grow lashes fuller, longer and darker in people with inadequate or not enough lashes.

Available by prescription only, Latisse is believed to increase the percentage of hairs in the active growth phase as well as make the active growth phase longer.

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September 22, 2014 in Spa Greystone
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Researchers Seek the ‘Perfect Breast’

breast modelDefined ratio of breast upper to lower poles found to have universal appeal

What is the perfect breast shape? According to a new study reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), most people agree that the breasts are most attractive when 45% of the breast is above the nipple and 55% is below the nipple.

This ratio of 45:55 was found to be the most alluring for men, women, people of all age groups and ethnicities, and even plastic surgeons.

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September 8, 2014 in Breast Enhancement
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Fear No Mirror with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting - woman looking in mirrorEliminate stubborn fat with surgery or downtime & look great from every angle

When it comes to your reflection, you can be your own toughest critic. Even that favorite outfit can feel off-limits because of stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise.

The CoolSculpting procedure shapes what you see without surgery or downtime, so you’ll look great from every angle. With over 1 million CoolSculpting procedures worldwide, people everywhere are getting a better view of themselves thanks to individual treatment plans tailored specifically to their bodies at Spa Greystone in Birmingham, Alabama.

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August 25, 2014 in Body Contouring
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Body Contouring Shown to Benefit Bariatric Patients

couple  outdoorsTummy tuck, other procedures improve health for people who have lost a large amount of weight

A new study has found that people who lost weight after bariatric surgery, such as a gastric bypass, showed mental and physical health benefits after having body contouring to remove excess skin folds. In addition to reducing obesity-related health risks, bariatric surgery has been shown to lead to improvements in quality of life and psychological status. Body contouring surgery can effectively address the excess, sagging skin folds that develop after bariatric surgery in most patients.

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July 15, 2014 in Body Contouring
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Hedden Plastic Surgery Offers Juvéderm Voluma XC

Juvederm Voluma XCNew filler from the Juvéderm family replaces lost volume in the cheeks

The selection of volume-enhancing dermal fillers available at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone now include Juvéderm Voluma XC injectable gel, the latest member of the Juvéderm family of fillers. This new product is ideal for patients in the Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama area who want to create a more youthful profile by countering lost volume in the cheek area.

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July 2, 2014 in Botox/Dermal Fillers
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Breast Implants – More Than Just a Matter of Size

breast augmentation modelBra cup size not the only consideration for women who are thinking about breast augmentation

Achieving a beautiful result with breast augmentation involves more than just going from one bra cup size to another. Breast implant size, shape, profile and placement are all considerations for women who want to enhance their figure with aesthetically-pleasing breasts. Focusing on your unique anatomy and appearance goals, rather than cup size alone, is essential to the process of selecting the right breast implants for your body.

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June 16, 2014 in Breast Enhancement
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Creative, High Performance Hair Care at Spa Greystone

Greystone Hair Salon model

Number 4 Hair is the newest product line at Spa Greystone‘s Professional Hair Salon

The Number 4 Hair collection was founded with the mission to develop a creative, high performance hair care line that runs parallel to the creative cycles of fashion, science, art, music and industrial design.

By combining nature’s best ingredients with technology and innovation, Number 4 Hair gives you the ultimate look that defines new territories of style. The highest quality essential oils and extracts are used to repair damage, keep hair young, supple and color new. Number 4 Hair products gently cleanse with no harsh sulfates and style with no stripping alcohols.

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June 4, 2014 in Spa Greystone
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