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Face Procedures in Birmingham AL

Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Ear Surgery and more

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Many patients develop a newfound sense of confidence and self-assurance after undergoing plastic surgery to add definition and balance to the face. Face Procedures such as nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and ear surgery (otoplasty) can give our patients the look of their dreams.

Stephen Gunn MD, Joshua Halka MD, William Hedden MD and the dedicated team of professionals at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery will listen to your unique needs and recommend the proper course of treatment to refine your facial contours and achieve your desired appearance.

We use the most advanced techniques at our outpatient cosmetic surgery suite in Birmingham, Alabama to rejuvenate your facial appearance. Please contact us today to make an appointment for your face surgery consultation.

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

While having a too-large or misshapen nose is a very common complaint, there's a solution. Our renowned plastic surgeons have achieved remarkable results with Nose Surgery, an extremely popular procedure also known as rhinoplasty and nose reshaping.

Rhinoplasty can enhance the appearance of your nose and create a more attractive balance to your facial features. Common issues addressed with nose surgery are nose size, nose width, humps or depressions on the bridge, misshaped nose tip, nostril size and shape, and overall asymmetry. Nose surgery is also performed to correct breathing difficulties.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a very popular way to restore a youthful look to your eyes. Drooping or sagging eyelids can add years to one's face, making you look much older or more tired than you really are.

Eyelid surgery can virtually reverse these signs of aging, firming the skin around the eyes and restoring your natural, youthful beauty. Blepharoplasty is also used to improve vision in older patients who have experienced hooding of the upper eyelids. During eyelid surgery, extra fat, muscle and tissue are trimmed away and the delicate skin surrounding the eye is tightened, smoothing away wrinkles and eliminating sagging.

Brow Lift

The forehead and eyebrow region often show noticeable signs of aging. Looseness in these structures may cause drooping eyebrows, eyelid hooding, forehead furrows and frown lines.

A popular procedure to restore your youthful beauty in the upper face is a Brow Lift, or forehead lift. Using this procedure, the structures are tightened or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the upper eyebrows and improve frown lines. A brow lift can be performed using the "classic" technique that involves a continuous incision made behind the hairline or using a newer endoscopic technique that results in less scarring.


The face tends to show age much more quickly than some other parts of the body. A Facelift can help reverse the effects of sun damage, aging and changes in weight that cause the skin on the face to wrinkle, sag and stretch. Facelift is a great way to take years off your face and results are natural-looking. During a facelift, tiny incisions are made along the hairline and lower eyelid. Excess skin, tissue and fat are removed and the tissues lying just beneath the eyelid are repositioned, lifting the corners of the mouth and redefining surrounding features.

Our premier surgeons and professional staff are experienced in the Endoscopic Subperiosteal Facelift. Less intrusive than a traditional facelift, this procedure lifts the cheek fat pads higher onto the cheekbones to rejuvenate the mid-face with minimal side effects.

Neck Lift

A Neck Lift is designed to remove sagging, drooping skin from the neck. During a neck lift, excess skin, fat and tissue are trimmed away, eliminating wrinkles and folds of extra skin. The remaining skin is stretched and smoothed, resulting in a more aesthetic and youthful appearance. The procedure often encompasses liposuction beneath the chin. Neck lifts can be combined with a brow lift or eyelid surgery.

Neck Lift Using Suture Suspension

The "turkey gobbler" is one of the most dreaded signs of aging. Dr. Hedden, Dr. Gunn and Dr. Halka offer several solutions for this unsightly imperfection, including the Suture Suspension Neck Lift. During this procedure, tiny incisions are made behind the ears and beneath the chin, and extra tissue is removed. The remaining skin is tightened and smoothed, leaving a taut neck with no hint of a turkey gobbler.

Neck Liposuction

Neck Liposuction is an excellent way to get rid of any extra fat in the neck. This procedure makes the face look much more streamlined and reduces the effects of aging. During neck liposuction, a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is used to gently suction out extra fat and tissue, removing deposits that cause drooping and sagging. Neck liposuction is often performed as part of a neck lift, or can be used as a standalone procedure for patients with good skin elasticity in the neck area.

Facial Implants

A strong, well-shaped chin and defined cheek bones have long been considered signs of confidence and desirable facial features. Facial Implants made of soft, FDA-approved silicone restore smooth, round contours to the face and create a balanced, proportional appearance to the cheek, chin, jawline and nose. Chin implants, cheek implants, jaw implants and nasal implants can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures for a more complete rejuvenation. Our surgeons will help you choose the facial implants that best suit your goals.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Protruding or exceptionally large ears are enough to make both adults or children feel insecure or embarrassed about their appearance. Ear Surgery, or otoplasty, is a permanent solution to the problem of overly large or protruding ears. Otoplasty is also used to reconstruct damaged ears.

During otoplasty, incisions are made behind the ear and extra cartilage is discarded. The ears are then gently pulled back into their new position, sutured and left to heal. The ears are permanently positioned closer to the head with surgical scars hidden behind the ear or within the ear's natural creases. Ear surgery creates a more natural ear shape while bringing balance and proportion to the face.

PDO Thread Lift

The PDO Thread Lift, or "lunchtime lift,", is a minimally-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the face and neck. Thread lifts also stimulate the production of fresh collagen, which allows your results to continue to improve over time.

Thread lifts are recommended for those who wish to address the early signs of aging, but aren't quite ready for a surgical facelift. PDO threads, dissolvable and invisible, are inserted using a tiny needle and then used to gently lift the skin into a more youthful position. People who desire to treat mild to moderate degrees of skin laxity in the face and neck are good candidates for tightening the facial contour and reducing wrinkles and fine lines with the PDO Thread Lift.

Lip Augmentation

Even if you weren't born with a plump pout, you can still perfect your pucker. Full, sensual lips can make anyone can feel more attractive with Lip Augmentation. Lip enhancement techniques at our Birmingham, Alabama cosmetic center include dermal fillers, fat grafting and lip implants.

Our most common lip augmentation method is with injectable dermal fillers. Many popular filler brands are available for adding lip volume, improving lip shape and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are well suited to lip enhancement treatments with Dr. Joshua Halka, Dr. Stephen Gunn and Dr. William Hedden because they allow the lips to retain their soft and natural feel.

Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

Face plastic surgery procedures in Birmingham, AL include Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Brow Lift, Neck Lift and Eyelid Surgery with Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn and Dr. Joshua Halka.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
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* Dr. William Hedden, Dr. Stephen Gunn
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Questions About Facial Rejuvenation?

Please contact us today to learn more about Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Rhinoplasty and other face procedures with our Birmingham, Alabama cosmetic surgeons.

To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.

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