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‘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

Bigger Bottoms Tops in Cosmetic Surgery Growth

Buttock augmentation one of fast growing procedures in 2014 A robust rise in Buttocks Augmentation contributed to a 3% increase in cosmetic procedures over the past year, according to annual statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The ASPS found breast augmentation, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), liposuction, eyelid surgery and facelift to be the top five cosmetic Continue Reading

Get Your Body Ready for Summer

Winter and early spring can be the ideal season for cosmetic surgery Popular New Years’ resolutions for 2015 include losing weight, eating healthier and getting into better shape. However, some things can be harder to change than others. Skin on the face or body that has begun to sag, stubborn fat deposits and breasts that have Continue Reading

Cosmetic Procedures Increase 12% in 2013

Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Injectables top list of popular procedures 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 Continue Reading

Fat Transfer Buttocks Augmentation

The 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 Continue Reading

Hedden Plastic Surgery Welcomes Dr. Drew Schnitt

Renowned Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon brings expertise, experience to Greystone Cosmetic Center We are very excited to announce that plastic and reconstructive surgeon Drew E. Schnitt, M.D., has joined the staff of Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Schnitt combines extensive expertise in plastic surgery with a no-compromise approach to providing the very best Continue Reading

Patients Follow Breast Reconstruction with Cosmetic Surgery

ASPS study participants seek body image improvement following mastectomy Although Breast Reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s self-esteem and sense of well-being following a mastectomy, it may not be the only step some patients take to improve their self-image. Breast reconstruction patients may also choose cosmetic surgery procedures such as Liposuction or Eyelid Surgery in a quest Continue Reading

Women ‘Very Satisfied’ with Buttocks Augmentation

Brazilian Butt Lift combines Liposuction with Fat Transfer to buttocks in ‘2 for 1’ procedure For women considering plastic surgery in the quest for a curvier backside, the Brazilian Butt Lift is an option that is growing increasingly popular. The procedure not only adds volume to create more definition to the buttocks, but also has Continue Reading

Complication Rates Low with ‘Lipoabdominoplasty’

Study presents report on combined technique for Liposuction, Tummy tuck Liposuction and Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, are common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that are often performed together. A combined technique called “lipoabdominoplasty” provides excellent patient outcomes with a low rate of complications, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open, the official open access Continue Reading

Celebrities Inspire Increase in Arm Lifts

New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that the popularity of Arm Lifts for women has skyrocketed a staggering 4,378 percent in just over the last decade. The trend fueled, in part, by sleeveless fashions for women and more focus on celebrities with strong arms. In a recent poll, women Continue Reading