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Birmingham, Alabama Body Contouring

Cosmetic surgery procedures for the body available at our Alabama practice include Liposuction and Abdominoplasty, also known as a Tummy Tuck. Each of these cosmetic surgery procedures is designed to enhance and sculpt a different portion of your body.

Board-certified plastic surgeons William J. Hedden, M.D., Christopher J. Schaffer, M.D., Drew E. Schnitt, M.D., and the other medical professionals at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama are highly experienced in both administering cosmetic surgery procedures and helping you decide what is right for you and your cosmetic goals.


Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure at our Alabama practice. It is often used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen because patients find that although healthy eating and regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight, they can't always get rid of ugly fat pockets on the thighs, hips, chin, arms, abdomen, back and other areas. Liposuction is a great way to eliminate problem areas and obtain the toned physique sit-ups and running can't always give you.

During liposuction, a hollow tube is inserted into the area to be treated and excess fat is suctioned out, leaving the area taut and smooth. Side effects of liposuction typically include general discomfort, swelling, bruising and burning sensations, but they should subside within a few weeks.

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures at our Alabama practice because of its dramatic results and relatively quick recovery time. Liposuction can be used in several ways and on different areas of the body to achieve desired results. To learn more about liposuction at Hedden Plastic Surgery, please contact us today!

Liposuction Cost: $2,800 for first area, $800 each additional area

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SmartLipo Laser Liposuction


Despite strict diets and a committment to regular exercise, many people just can't take off localized areas of fat, such as around the abdomen or on the upper arms, neck or jawline. Now, patients are able to achieve results they never thought possible with SmartLipo Laser Body Sculpting.

SmartLipo™ is a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure that melts the fat with laser energy and tightens the skin by inducing collagen production. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities, such as work, in virtually no time.

SmartLipo Average Cost: $3,800

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CoolSculpting Fat Reduction


Exciting news for men and women dealing with diet- and exercise-resistant fat bulges! CoolSculpting is a breakthrough technology that freezes away stubborn fat without needles, surgery or downtime.

CoolSculpting® gently targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. Each procedure results in an average 20% reduction of fat in the treated area. Results can be seen in as soon as 3 weeks following treatment, with best results occurring over the next 2 to 4 months. Call or email us today to schedule your consultation to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you!

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

In addition to liposuction, another popular cosmetic surgery procedure known as a Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, is offered at our Alabama practice. Abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the midriff and tightens the abdominal muscles.

Depending on the patient's needs, a fully tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck or endoscopic tummy tuck may be used to achieve the aesthetic benefits of a flatter stomach and narrower waistline.

If you have a protruding pouch on your lower abdomen that won't go away, a Mini Tummy Tuck might just do the trick. A Full Tummy Tuck is a better option for those in need of more extensive treatment to get the results they desire. Yet another abdominoplasty surgery technique is the Endoscopic Tummy Tuck, a minimally-invasive procedure which works best for patients who have a protruding abdomen but little extra skin.

Tummy Tuck Cost: starting at $4,000 plus nominal facility fee

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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Flabby upper arms are a common complaint for many men and women after significant weight loss or just from the effects of aging. An Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, at our Birmingham, Alabama practice can dramatically lift and reshape the upper arm to provide an improved contour and a more youthful appearance.

During an arm lift, the sagging skin and excess fat are removed and the remaining skin is tightened and stitched into place. Any excess deposits of fat that are present are usually removed with liposuction. Contact us today to learn more about the arm lift or to schedule a free consultation.

Arm Lift before & after 1, click for full view Arm Lift before & after 2, click for full view

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Thigh Lift

Heavy or flabby thighs are a problem for many women and squats, exercise and dieting can't always get rid of them. However, Thigh Lift has proven to be very effective in helping patients obtain thinner, more toned upper legs.

Through a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures including liposuction and the surgical removal of fat and unnecessary tissue, Dr. Hedden, Dr. Schnitt or Dr. Schaffer can sculpt for you beautiful, shapely thighs. You will see an immediate difference in the contour of the thighs and will probably be more comfortable wearing shorts, swimwear and other items of clothing that expose the legs.

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Lower Body Lift

People who have lost a significant amount of weight — such as those who have undergone bariatric surgery — are often left with excessive amounts of loose, sagging skin that doesn't tighten on its own. Such skin can detract from the aesthetic appearance of weight loss.

Lower Body Lift at Hedden Plastic Surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that allows for the removal of this skin. The skin is trimmed away and the remaining tissue is stretched neatly over underlying tissue and muscles. Results can be life-changing! To learn more about lower body lifts, please contact our Cosmetic Surgeons in Birmingham today.

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Buttock Lift

Weight gain or loss, gravity and especially age can cause the buttocks to droop, losing shape and aesthetic appeal. A cosmetic surgery procedure called a Buttock Lift can restore your rear end's youthful shape, giving you a taut, toned rear view and a more streamlined figure.

This cosmetic surgery procedure is performed using a combination of liposuction and surgical removal of excess skin and tissue, producing long-lasting, natural-looking results. Removing sagging skin and excess fat from the buttocks and outer thighs can dramatically improve the shape of your body and provide a boost to your self-esteem.

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Brazilian Butt Lift

A popular procedure that uses purified fat to enhance the buttocks is known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Essentially two procedures in one, fat removed by liposuction is injected at varying depths into the upper quadrant of the buttocks to form attractive new curves.

The Brazilian Butt Lift in Birmingham, Alabama is a safe and effective way to give you a perkier rear and a more rounded body profile with long-lasting results. For men and women who would like a more defined profile, the Brazilian Butt Lift has proven to be an effective means for lifting and adding volume to the buttocks.

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Fat Grafting

If you're suffering from smile lines, facial scars (such as those left behind by acne) or other imperfections, Fat Grafting might be just the answer. Fat grafting, also called fat injection or fat transfer, is performed under local anesthetic and produces natural-looking results.

Unlike other chemicals or injectables, fat injections rarely result in allergies or uncomfortable side effects because the contents are taken from donor sites on the patient's own body. To learn more about fat grafting, please contact us today.

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Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

People who have lost a large amount of weight after bariatric surgery, after pregnancy or from diet and exercise can also experience excess skin on different parts of the body. Skin that is stretched due to weight gain often lacks the elasticity to adapt to the body's new contours after the weight is gone.

Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin, and removes excess, sagging fat and skin to reveal a smoother body contour. The procedures necessary to achieve your goals — such as lower body lift, breast lift, arm lift and thigh lift — will be defined along with the help of our Alabama board-certified plastic surgeons.

To learn more about body contouring after weight loss, please contact Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham today.

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Body Contouring Implants

Shapely buttocks, calves and chests not only look great, but they can also increase one's self-esteem. Body Contouring Implants can help you achieve smooth contours in areas that are not symmetrical, not well developed or have lost volume as part of the natural aging process.

Results with Buttock Implants, Calf Implants and Chest Implants at our Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama plastic surgery center are permanent and extremely natural-looking. Our surgeons can help you choose the style of body contouring implant and the surgical technique that will help you best achieve your desired look.

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Hernia Repair

Abdmoninal hernias occur when a weakness or opening in the abdomen allows portions of intestine or fatty tissue to protrude. The surgeons at the Alabama Hernia Center™, directed by Dr. R. Lee England, are experienced in today's most effective surgical treatments for repairing hernias of the abdominal wall.

Most hernias — including inguinal, sports, femoral, umbilical and incisional hernias — can be repaired in an outpatient procedure with a quick return to normal activities. Please contact our Birmingham, Alabama Hernia Surgeons today to set up your consultation.

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Lipodissolve is a non-surgical method for spot-fat reduction. The technique uses a series of micro-injections of a naturally-occurring enzyme found in every cell of the body. The ingredients injected have actually been found to cause necrosis of the fat cells. Fat is dissolved, metabolized and safely excreted by the kidneys. While there is no downtime, it is normal to experience minor itching, bruising, swelling and redness for a few days after treatment. Patients receive a series of 3 to 5 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.

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General Reconstructive Surgery

Patients of all ages with birth defects, injuries or problems caused by aging can be helped with Reconstructive Plastic Surgery performed at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. Reconstructive surgery is performed on different areas of the body to improve function and to approximate a normal appearance.

Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Christopher Schaffer and Dr. Drew Schnitt are experienced in a wide variety of treatment options including wound treatment, skin grafts, tissue expansion, flap surgery/microsurgery, tumor removal, hand surgery and laser techniques.

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Hand Surgery

Patients with hand injuries, degenerative disorders and birth defects can benefit from dramatic advances in the field of Hand Surgery. Both the function and appearance of the hand can be improved for patients with a wide range of hand problems, including carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Dupuytren's contracture and congenital deformities.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons use techniques such as grafting, flap surgery and replantation or transplantation to repair hand injuries to the tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joints, bones and skin.

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Vaginal Rejuvenation

Women with large or uneven vaginal lips caused by childbirth, aging, heredity or hormonal changes may experience rashes or skin irritation and pain during sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty performed at our Birmingham, Alabama outpatient facility reduces and/or balances the size of the labia to improve its appearance and enhance the sexual experience. During surgery, excess tissue is removed and self-dissolving sutures are used. Patients are up and around immediately after the procedure and may usually resume sexual relations in about 6 weeks.

As an adjunct to surgery, some women find Bio-Identical Hormones beneficial to increase sexual drive, interest and gratification.

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To find out more about Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and other body contouring plastic surgery procedures, please contact Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama today.

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Greystone Cosmetic Center
140 Village St., Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35242
phone: (205) 980-1744
toll-free: (800) 433-3366

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