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

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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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Gear Up for Summer with Laser Hair Removal

laser hair removal modelAs summer approaches and the heat is on the rise, men and women are shaking off the winter blues and perking up for the beach, vacations and outdoor fun. Nothing can spoil your debut at the beach or pool faster than unsightly body hair in all the wrong places or skin irritated from shaving or plucking. That’s why more people than ever before are getting their body ready for summer with Laser Hair Removal to remove hair from the legs, arms, underarms, stomach, chest, bikini line, face and other areas.

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May 23, 2014 in Laser Treatments
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Cosmetic Injectables for Facial Rejuvenation

injectables-botox-fillersBotulinum Toxin, Soft Tissue Fillers soften wrinkles, add youthful fullness to the skin

People today want their outward appearance to match the youthful energy they feel inside. That’s why more men and women are choosing treatments with Cosmetic Injectables to achieve a more youthful and refreshed look without surgery or downtime. Whether you have wrinkles that are dynamic (caused by repetitive facial expressions) or static (present even when the face is at rest), injectables can be used to smooth out lines and wrinkles with natural results.

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May 13, 2014 in Botox/Dermal Fillers
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Breast Lifts Gaining in Popularity

breast modelBreast enhancement procedure has grown 70% since 2000, say annual plastic surgery statistics

As factors such as aging, pregnancies and weight loss take their inevitable toll on the body, more women than ever before are looking to lift their breasts to a more youthful position. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 90,000 Breast Lift procedures were performed by ASPS member surgeons in 2013. This amounts to a 70% jump in the last 13 years, highlighting the increasing popularity of breast enhancement using a woman’s own tissues to restore a firmer, more youthful appearance.

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April 24, 2014 in Breast Enhancement
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Cosmetic Procedures Increase 12% in 2013

Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Injectables top list of popular procedures

2013 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics

The number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States in 2013 increased by 12% over the previous year, according to the 17th annual statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Liposuction and Breast Augmentation were again the two top cosmetic surgical procedures. Showing the continued popularity of injectables, Botulinum Toxin Type A and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers topped the list of most-performed nonsurgical procedures.

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April 7, 2014 in Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
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Look More Refreshed and Alert with Eyelid Surgery

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Do your eyes still express the inner vitality and radiance that you feel, or do they make you look sad, fatigued and older? Over time, our eyelids may droop, sag or become puffy because of factors such as aging, genetics and sun exposure. Allergies and sinus conditions can also take their toll, causing the eyes to swell and lead to eye rubbing.

Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure meant to make your eyes look more youthful, rested and alert. Removing bags under the eyes and alleviating upper eyelids that droop can have a dramatic effect on your appearance and the impressions you convey to others.

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March 19, 2014 in Facial Plastic Surgery
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Fat Transfer Buttocks Augmentation

Brazilian Butt Lift modelThe Brazilian Butt Lift procedure uses your own natural fat to form a fuller backside

The Brazilian Butt Lift has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures at our Birmingham, Alabama practice and one of the fastest growing in the entire country. This body contouring technique is a two-stage procedure that includes liposuction to reduce areas of unwanted fat and fat transfer to sculpt a fuller and curvier rear end. Many patients find that adding volume to their buttocks enhances the overall proportions and silhouette of their entire body.

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February 25, 2014 in Body Contouring
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