Dr. William Hedden is dedicated to achieving beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. An extensively trained plastic surgeon, he understands that excellence means exceeding expectations and making his patients� dreams a reality.
A graduate of the University of Florida, where he majored in sculpting and anatomy, he finished his medical training at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hedden�s formal education and hands-on training are second to none. He completed a research fellowship in general surgery in 1999 at the reputable Louisiana State University and another in plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham two years later. Dr. Hedden is licensed to practice in the state of Alabama and is board certified in plastic surgery.
A Young Physician Services (YPS) delegate to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hedden is a member of many well-respected professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Jefferson Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, and the Alabama Medical Association. He is affiliated with Brookwood Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Children�s Hospital, etc. (ask for this information from Dr. Hedden himself.)
Dr. Hedden is experienced in many cosmetic surgery treatments, such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, breast augmentation and breast reduction surgery, face lift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and more. To learn more about Alabama plastic surgeon William Hedden, M.D., and his credentials and training, contact us about cosmetic surgery today!
Hedden Plastic Surgery- Phylosophy
"I believe my sculpting background allows me to see and achieve the best result possible. We want to help you look as good as you feel. I treat every patient as if they were part of my family because once I operate on someone they do become part of our family."
For Alabama plastic surgeon William Hedden, M.D., in Birmingham, the promise of plastic surgery is the ability to give hope to patients and the chance to see dreams become a reality. His career is guided by a philosophy of helping people, eliminating pain and guiding patients to a more beautiful appearance and a true sense of inner happiness. Dr. William Hedden understands that excellence means exceeding expectations and making his patients' dreams a reality.
Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama
Premier cosmetic surgeon William Hedden, M.D., is experienced in breast augmentation and breast reduction surgery. With his state-of-the-art Birmingham, Alabama practice, training, and aesthetic sense, Dr. Hedden is qualified to serve your plastic surgery needs.
Hedden Plastic Surgery offers breast augmentation in multiple areas throughout Alabama, providing women the opportunity to have the curves of their dreams. Have you dreamed of having the full, shapely breasts that nature didn't give you? If so, consider the plastic surgery procedure known as breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a safe, increasingly common way to enhance your feminine curves and increase your level of self-confidence. Breast augmentation results are discreet-no one has to know but you! During the breast augmentation procedure, an incision is made under the arm, around the nipple, above the belly button, or under the breast, and a saline-filled implant is gently placed under or over the pectoral muscles. The incision is then stitched closed and left to heal. Side effects of breast augmentation plastic surgery typically include swelling, bruising, tenderness, and a temporary decrease in nipple sensitivity, but most subside within a few weeks. The entire breast augmentation procedure takes about one hour to complete at our Birmingham, Alabama facility. Cost: $2,500 + nominal facility fee.
As we age, breasts may begin to sag, droop, or stretch, losing their fullness and natural elasticity. Breast lift is an excellent solution to this effect of aging. Designed to gently restore breasts to their natural, youthful state, this procedure can turn back the hands of time! During breast lift, excess skin, fat, and tissue are carefully snipped away, and remaining skin is tightened and lifted. The areola and nipple are adjusted for the most natural effect, and the breasts are left to heal in their new position. Side effects include scarring, bruising, swelling, general discomfort, and loss of sensitivity in the breasts, but most disappear within a few weeks' time. Breast lift is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as breast reduction or breast augmentation. Contact our plastic surgery office in Alabama today to learn more about breast lift!
Breast lift with Breast Augmentation
Breast lift is an effective way to obtain a firmer, youthful-looking bust line, but when performed in conjunction with breast augmentation, results can be even more amazing. Trimming away excess fat, skin, and tissue and lifting the breasts allows for the creation of a perfect "built-in bra." Dr. Hedden uses this built-in bra to place the breast augmentation implants in the most natural looking position possible. The end result of this breast augmentation procedure performed at our Alabama practice will be full, shapely, and perky breasts that look completely natural.
Breast Reduction Surgery
We also offer breast reduction surgery at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama because often times too-large breasts can make some women self-conscious, and they also can be extremely uncomfortable and inconvenient. When women with such curves do find bras that fit, they are often left with indentations in their shoulders. They also might have trouble finding clothing that flatters but doesn't accentuate, and they may experience discomfort during exercise as well as normal day-to-day activities. But luckily, these women don't have to suffer. Breast reduction surgery is a safe, permanent way to make the breasts smaller and more proportionate to the body, ultimately increasing a patient's level of comfort and reducing her level of insecurity. During the breast reduction procedure, unnecessary fat, tissue, and skin are carefully extracted or trimmed away, and remaining skin is positioned around the newly shaped breast. Side effects of breast reduction surgery, which often takes three hours to complete, include general discomfort, inflammation, scarring, bruising, and tenderness; however, these diminish as the breasts heal. To learn more about breast reduction surgery from our Birmingham, Alabama practice, please contact us today!
While it has saved thousands of lives, mastectomy, the removal of the breast to treat breast cancer, has left many women feeling insecure about their bodies. Breast deformities have taken the same toll on women's self esteem. An excellent plastic surgery option, breast reconstruction is an involved but effective procedure designed to restore feminine curves, and ultimately, to improve one's level of self-confidence. Typically performed in stages over a six-month period, breast reconstruction plastic surgery uses either implants or the patient's own tissue to fashion a new, realistic-looking breast. Of course, each patient's plastic surgery treatment plan is personalized to meet her personal needs.
The loss of a nipple as a result of mastectomy or lumpectomy does not have to be permanent. Dr. Hedden is extensively trained in nipple reconstruction, a plastic surgery procedure designed to restore the breast's natural appearance and ultimately increase the patient's self esteem. During the surgery, skin is grafted from other parts of the patient's body and discreetly molded into place. After healing is complete, the newly created nipple is tattooed so that it matches the color of the natural one.
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation or breast reduction plastic surgery, contact our cosmetic surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama for a consultation today.