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Dr. Hedden Named Top Doctor

Dr. William J. Hedden has been named a Top Doctor on RealSelf.com. Dr. Hedden was recognized for empowering patients with reliable information about many different topics related to cosmetic surgery. RealSelf Top Doctor status is awarded to a select group of doctors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to answering consumer questions and are transparent 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

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

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

Patti LaBelle Joins Breast Reconstruction Campaign

Legendary singer named 2015 spokesperson for “closing the loop” on breast cancer The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign has announced that Patti LaBelle, a legendary singer, author, and actress, has joined the American Society of Plastic Surgery and The Plastic Surgery Foundation to help women “close the loop” on breast cancer. As the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Continue Reading

Alabama Plastic Surgeons Honored for Breast Leadership

Dr. 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 Continue Reading

Celebrating the BRAve Faces of Breast Cancer

Third 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 Continue Reading