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‘Daddy-Do-Overs’ Rise in Popularity

More men choose plastic surgery in 2018, new statistics say Just as women can turn to the “Mommy Makeover,” more men are embracing the “Daddy-Do-Over,” a set of procedures performed to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018 alone, says a new Continue Reading

Dr. William Hedden Recognized for Patient Care

The ratings are in and Dr. William Hedden has been named a Patients’ Choice Award 5-Year Honoree. This award honors doctors who provide excellent patient care and have received near perfect patient ratings on Vitals.com from millions of patients each year. Vitals annually recognizes doctors who consistently receive top ratings from their patients. The ratings Continue Reading

2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics

Surge in sculpting procedures reveals body enhancement trends New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018 than the previous year. According to the ASPS annual plastic surgery statistics report, more than 17.7 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were Continue Reading

MemoryGel Xtra Breast Implants

More beautiful options, soft and natural feel MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel breast implants are designed with you in mind. These FDA-cleared implants offer increased fullness and fullness without giving up the soft, natural feel that women prefer. In a blind comparison, 9 out of 10 women chose MemoryGel Xtra as feeling most like natural breast Continue Reading

Dr. Hedden Recognized as 2019 Top Doctor

William J. Hedden, M.D. was named as a Top Doctor for 2019 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

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

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