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Botox Shown to be Effective for Migraines

Study says botulinum toxin reduces chronic migraine attacks compared to placebo A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Continue Reading

Age Alone Doesn’t Increase Breast Reconstruction Complications

Breast reconstruction using a “free flap” technique is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women who opt for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Although the risk of some complications Continue Reading

Nose Surgery Shown to Help with Headaches

Functional nasal surgery relieves chronic headache for some patients Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, according to a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). At lease partial improvement in their Continue Reading

Dr. Hedden Voted 2018 Best of Birmingham

William J. Hedden, M.D., has been named one of the best plastic surgeons in Birmingham as a finalist in the 2018 Best of Birmingham listing from Birmingham magazine. “I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of our patients who voted for us this year,” said Dr. Hedden. “Our entire cosmetic surgery team has Continue Reading

CoolSculpting for Men

Chisel your look without surgery or downtime More men than ever these days are shaping up their look with laser hair removal, massage and other popular options for men at Spa Greystone. If your goal is a more contoured and confident look without having to deal with surgery or downtime, CoolSculpting non-invasive body contouring at Continue Reading

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2017 Infographic

Breast reduction, buttocks augmentation show increases More than 17.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States last year, according to the 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons presents comprehensive statistics on both surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Minimally invasive procedures totaled 15.7 million in 2017, Continue Reading

More Men Turning to Plastic Surgeons for Body Image, Confidence

New statistics reveal increase in male cosmetic procedures The 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that a conversation about body image is emerging among men. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2017 to enhance their looks and build confidence. The statistics show that Continue Reading

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