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Abdominoplasty Reduces Back Pain, Incontinence After Childbearing

Study finds that Tummy Tucks improve common symptoms after labor and delivery In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of Continue Reading

Body Shaping, Non-Invasive Procedures Rise in 2017

New Statistics Reveal the Shape of Plastic Surgery The annual plastic surgery report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. The statistics also reveal that Americans are turning to new and innovative ways to shape their bodies, as minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures have increased nearly 200% Continue Reading

Dr. Hedden Recognized as 2018 Top Doctor

William J. Hedden, M.D. was named as a Top Doctor for 2018 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. This list of top physicians is presented each year to assist patients in locating outstanding plastic surgeons and other healthcare providers in their area. Castle Connolly Top Doctors are selected each year following an extensive process where physicians Continue Reading

Double Chins Take a Double Hit from CoolSculpting

Non-invasive treatment improves appearance of lax tissue and chin fat Allergan Inc. has announced that the CoolSculpting® treatment is the first and only non-surgical fat reduction technology to be FDA-cleared for improving the appearance of lax tissue in conjunction with submental fat, or fat beneath the chin. CoolSculpting for the double chin is already clinically Continue Reading

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Set for Oct. 18

Close the loop on breast cancer Research has shown that not all women are made aware of their options for breast reconstruction at the time of their breast cancer diagnosis. To promote awareness of breast reconstruction options, the 6th annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or “BRA Day,” is set for Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, with the aim Continue Reading

Spa Greystone Named 2017 Luxury Day Spa Finalist

World Luxury Spa Awards recognize commitment to service excellence In recognition of excellence in the luxury spa and wellness industry, Spa Greystone has been named a Luxury Day Spa Finalist in the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards. These awards are presented each year to spas that display a sustained commitment to service excellence and outstanding Continue Reading

Dr. Jude LaBarbera, Dr. Stephen Gunn Join Practice

Birmingham, AL Plastic Surgeons Offer Free Consultations The Hedden Plastic Surgery family is very excited about adding plastic surgeons Stephen Gunn, M.D. and Jude LaBarbera, M.D. to our practice. Dr. LaBarbera and Dr. Gunn are seeing patients at our cosmetic surgery center in Birmingham and satellite office in Auburn, Alabama. “We are very excited about Continue Reading

Gastric Balloon Wins 2016 RealSelf Award

ORBERA Weight Loss Balloon named ‘Most Worth It’ for bariatric patients The ORBERA Gastric Balloon was named the winner of the RealSelf “Most Worth It” Award for 2016 in the Bariatric Treatment category. Celebrated as this year’s most effective weight loss treatment based on reviews from real consumers, the gastric balloon received last year’s highest customer Continue Reading

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Set for Oct. 18

BRA Day events raise awareness for breast reconstruction Many women who have undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy are unaware of their reconstruction options. Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is a campaign designed to put an end to the unknown by promoting public education, patient care and research. The sixth annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day this year Continue Reading

Chin Fat Meets It’s Match

Defeat the double chin with Kybella, CoolMini Submental fat in the area beneath the chin has traditionally been one of the hardest places to reach for people who want to reduce their double chin. Now, two new chin fat busters at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone are non-invasive and FDA-cleared to treat this very common Continue Reading