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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 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

Earn Rewards on Treatments with Cosmetic Injectables

Enjoy discounts and savings while maintaining your youthful beauty Recent years have seen tremendous growth in the field of soft tissue fillers and botulinum toxin products for women and men alike. To attract customers in this competitive market, the makers of popular injectables such as BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, Juvéderm and Restylane have introduced rewards programs that Continue Reading

Restylane Silk – Subtle, Smooth and Soft

Hedden Plastic Surgery offers new FDA-approved treatment for “lips and lines” If you are looking for a subtle lip enhancement and smoothing of the lines and wrinkles around your mouth, a new product from the Restylane® family may be right for you. Restylane Silk is the first and only dermal filler specifically designed for your Continue Reading

Contacts Shown to Increase Risk of Droopy Eyelids

Study of identical twins finds more drooping in hard vs. soft contact lenses Contact lenses help millions of people see the world more clearly. However, research at the annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, found that contacts can contribute to droopiness of the upper eyelids. Of the 96 sets of identical twins studied, those Continue Reading

Body Contouring After Weight Loss Procedures on the Rise

Increase in weight loss surgeries has ripple effect in plastic surgery People who have lost a large amount of weight are sometimes dismayed to find that their skin has stretched and lost much of its elasticity. This condition is common for those who have lost weight after bariatric surgery, such as a gastric bypass or Continue Reading

Botox – What Women Want to Know

Cost, product safety top list of concerns about BOTOX Cosmetic Many women are familiar with the brand name BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), but the results of a recent study revealed some of what they really want to know. In a survey of more than 2,200 women, 54% wanted to learn how much Botox costs. The survey Continue Reading