William J. Hedden, MD, FACS

Hedden Plastic Surgery Center
140 Village Street
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35242

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About Dr. William J. Hedden

Birmingham Alabama plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation.

Dr. William J. Hedden specializes in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts, body, face and skin. He is extensively experienced in the latest surgical and minimally-invasive procedures and is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals with aesthetic surgery. Dr. Hedden’s dedication to his patients is based on the ability to see dreams become reality and to guide his patients to a more beautiful appearance and a true sense of inner happiness.

Dr. Hedden is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he majored in sculpting and anatomy. He earned his medical doctorate from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and completed residencies at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A statement from Dr. Hedden to his patients:

“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. WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS!!!”

Our caring staff of physicians and medical professionals are trained in the most current and innovative surgical techniques and cosmetic treatments for the body, breasts, face, hair, and skin.

Credentials of Dr. William J. Hedden

BA, University of Florida

Medical School:
MD, University of South Florida

General Surgery Residency:
Louisiana State University Medical Center

Plastic Surgery Residency:
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Societies – Memberships – Affiliations:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
American Medical Association
Jefferson Medical Association
Southern Medical Association
Alabama Medical Association
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Hospital Affiliations:
Trinity Medical Center
Brookwood Medical Center
Children’s Hospital
Lake Martin Community Hospital
St. Vincent’s Hospital
American Board of Plastic Surgery: 2002

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140 Village Street
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35242

Monday 8 – 5
Tuesday 8 – 5
Wednesday 8 – 5
Thursday 8 – 5
Friday 8 – 5

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Hedden Plastic Surgery & Auburn Medi Spa
1100 South College Street
Suite 205
Auburn, AL 36832

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Monday 8 – 5
Tuesday 8 – 5
Wednesday 8 – 5
Thursday 8 – 5
Friday 8 – 5

Testimonials from the patients of Dr. William J. Hedden

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Once I made the decision, I knew I wanted to use Dr. Hedden. I wanted to be able to have both surgeries simultaneously, but, it ended up being more economical to have the surgeries performed on separate days. Dr. Hedden was highly recommended by several people. From the beginning, he and I had a great rapport and all his staff was very helpful as well. I liked the fact that I was able to try on the implants. It gave me an idea of what I would actually look like. I chose rather large implants for my size, and I wasn’t sure if Dr. Hedden would agree. But, he got several measurements from me and said the size would be fine. I would be going from a very small B to a 34D.

The day of surgery, I was scared. Plus I just had a previous surgery three days before. But, everyone there, especially, the anesthesiologist put me at ease. I told him that I felt nauseated and he gave me some medicine in my IV. I received 425 cc implants. My incisions were made underneath my breasts. I don’t remember anything about the surgery. The last thing I remember is talking to the nurse.

When I woke up from surgery, I was in a lot of pain, though Dr. Hedden, did warn me before hand. I kept asking for more pain medicine. It felt like an elephant was on top on my chest, it hurt to even walk! The nurse told my friend that they have given me a lot of medication already and couldn’t believe how a small woman like me could need anymore. I thought I wasn’t going to get any relief.

The next day, I felt so much better and each day got even better. I went back to work the next the week and wasn’t taking any medication. Within four weeks, I was able to go back to the gym. I had no complications at all. The only down fall was that I was so swollen and they were huge at first.

Today, I continue to mainly wear sports bras. I sleep in one every night. It is awesome to be able to not have those bulky padded bras that I used to wear. I would tell anyone that considers breast augmentation that it’s a personal issue. Personally, I would do it all over again. I am very happy with the results and so is my husband!

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

I am 35 years old and I have wanted the surgery for about 6 years. I just haven’t been able to afford surgery with college and a family until this year. I had always dreamed until that day would come. I finally was able to afford the surgery in April 2004. I was a 36 C and now I am about a 38 D or a small DD.

My husband and I did some research and found Hedden Plastic Surgery. We checked the web site out and were very pleased. I called and got some prices and Hedden Plastic Sugery was reasonable enough to afford the surgery, so my Husband and I discussed it and decided to get an appt for a consultation.

The day of the consultation we went into a small room and a nurse showed us several different sizes to try on and she left the room and gave us some time to try some on and came back in and ask if we had decided on what size I would want to be. My Husband of course wanted me to get them as big as I could get them and I said I don’t want to be no bigger than a DD. He agreed to a DD. The Doctor came in and introduced himself and measured my breast and we ended up going with 375 cc in the left breast and 350cc in the right because the left was a bit bigger than the right.

So a few months later we decided to set up an appt to have the surgery. I paid in full and got an appt for sometimes in May because they were so booked. I ask the lady if I could be put on a cancellation list so that if anyone canceled then I could get a sooner appt. We were so happy when Dr. Heddens office called and ask if I would like to come in for surgery in April because they had a cancellation. So then I got an appt for blood work and the following week I had surgery.

The day of surgery, I had to be there at 8:15 that morning. We had to wait for about 45 minutes. I was so nervous. There were actually other people there in the waiting room. I do remember seeing one lady come out and she looked like she was in so much pain. I told my husband that I was ready to get the surgery over with so that I could calm down a bit.

After surgery was all over with I can remember the nurse trying to wake me up and I was real groggy for awhile. I don’t remember much about her helping me with my clothes. I do remember when I first looked down at them they were so swollen. I thought they were going to pop. I hurt so badly.

My husband and I had a nice hotel down the road to stay in for the night because we lived a few hours away. I would have never made a long drive. I went straight to the bed. Usually I am so picky about hotels, sheets and all. I didn’t care that day. I didn’t check anything out I just had to lie down. I slept for awhile and my husband went to get us something to eat and when he got back with the food I could only eat very little. I was in too much pain. I couldn’t lie on my side or lift my arms up. My Husband had to help me in and out of bed. Finally after a few hours I got to feeling better. I started just making my self get up and move around. I thought that would be the quickest recovery. I then started feeling much better. I still had a lot of pressure in my boobs and pain, but I could then tolerate it. We actually got to go to the Galleria for awhile and I got to go and eat at Olive Garden. It got easier each day.

Now it has been about 6 weeks since my surgery and I am doing great! I still have a bit of swelling. I don’t regret the surgery at all and I am very happy with the size of my breast. I would recommend Hedden Plastic Surgery to anyone.

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

I am a 31 year old mother of 5 who had been wishing for younger looking breasts and a flatter, tighter stomach for awhile. I was very self conscious about the way I looked inside and outside of clothes! There always seemed to be something too bulgy, too droopy, too ugly to look at. The worst of this was how my poor self image affected my private life with my wonderful husband and how my children always heard their mom speaking poorly of herself.

After having my 5th child, my husband told me he loved me like I was but know that I didn’t like myself – we could spend the money for surgery if I so desired! Beautiful breasts and a flat stomach were headed my way! I jumped at the idea. I had multiple consultations with different plastic surgeons and then finally settled on Dr. Hedden for his professionalism, expertise, his competitive costs, his friendly staff, and his wonderful bedside manner.

Almost one year ago, Dr. Hedden performed a breast lift with implants and a tummy tuck for me. A few hours after surgery, my husband was already complimenting how flat my stomach was, even through my binder and sweat pants. Of course he couldn’t see the “girls” yet, but he tried peeking all he could!

I couldn’t be happier with the results! Last summer, I sported a Victoria’s Secret two piece for my first time, and felt so confident in how I looked in it!! I can’t wait to find the perfect two piece again this year! I can now wear sexy night gowns and feel confident, loving that my husband stares even when I’m “not aware”. There are still bulges, but they’re bulges I want – bulges I paid for and welcome – bulges in all the right places. 🙂

A few months after surgery, I went back to Dr. Hedden to start going through tattoo removal for a long hated tattoo I got while too young. I’ve had two treatments, and it’s turning out wonderfully!!!

If you’ve been thinking about surgery, I highly recommend doing it for yourself! Doing things for yourself can provide a lifetime of happiness in areas of your life you could have never dreamed of! Plastic surgery itself does not provide happiness. It’s the confidence you feel afterwards that can change your world!

Go on multiple consultations. I can almost guarantee you’ll choose Dr. Hedden in the end!

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

At age 50 I had already had implants for several years. I had never been happy with the size or appearance of my breast. I was talking about this with a customer of mine, who recently had breast augmentation surgery. She was very pleased with her implants and told me about the wonderful experience she had with Dr. Hedden and his staff. At her recommendation, I made an appointment for a consultation.

From the moment I walked in the office, everyone was very friendly and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Having had breast augmentation surgery in the past, I knew what to expect, yet I was still very nervous. The wonderful staff helped to calm my fears and the surgery went smoothly.

After the surgery the nurse helped me to get dressed. My husband was there to take me home. When I first saw my breasts I was very pleased. The size was perfect and they looked great! I felt more confident and more attractive then I had in years.

My recovery period was quick and easy. I experienced no complications and no limitations. My only regret was that I did see Dr. Hedden sooner.

I will highly recommend Dr. Hedden to anyone who is contemplating having breast augmentation surgery. Go for it! The results are well worth it!

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

My name is Heather and I had breast implants last year. I had been struggling with this decision for years. I have always been overweight. I made a deal with myself that if I lost the weight I would go ahead with the surgery. After my second child, I weighed 189 lbs and was a size 14. It took me a year but I lost 40 lbs and got down to a size 8. Losing the weight also affected my breast size. I was a small B and after I lost the weight I became a small A. I knew this was the time and my husband, supported me all the way.

My cousin referred me to Dr. Hedden. I went for a consultation and felt totally comfortable with him and his staff. I tried on sizers and decided on a full C to small D. One concern I had was I did not want to look too big. I thought it would make me look fat again. I was also concerned with having them done with small children. My kids were four and one at the time. I found though that I had a lot of support. Both my parents and husband said they would take the kids. I did a lot of research and scheduled my surgery for the end of May.

On the day of surgery, my husband and I took the kids to daycare and were at the office at 7:00. I was nervous and excited at the same time. I did not have to wait very long. The surgery itself was fine. I do not remember much pain at all. We had to drive an hour back home and I slept most of the way. My mom kept my children for a few days, so I had plenty of time to rest. I was so concerned with nausea that I would eat crackers every hour. I did not get sick once. I was off from work a total of five days. The biggest problem I had with going back to work was driving. I had to be easy with pulling the steering wheel.

The first look at them scared me to death. My husband and I took pictures to compare day by day the progress. It took a while but they softened up a lot in a matter of weeks. After six weeks, I wore a tank top for the first time in 15 years.

It will be a year in three days and I do not regret the decision. I feel better about myself on the outside and inside.

Procedures performed by Dr. William J. Hedden

  • Labiaplasty
  • BOTOX®
  • Body Contouring
  • Brachioplasty (upper arm lift)
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Collagen® Injection
  • Chemical Peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
  • Lip Augmentation/Enhancement
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Birthmark Removal
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Cheek Augmentation/Implants
  • Hair Replacement Surgery
  • Microdermabrasion
  • General Reconstruction
  • Cleft-Lip And Palate
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Buttock Lift
  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction
  • Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Spider-Vein Treatment
  • Endoscopic Technique
  • Wrinkle Reduction By Injection
  • Retin-A
  • Permanent Eyeliner
  • Browlift (Forehead Lift)
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Male Chest Implants
  • Thigh Lift
  • Breast Augmentation

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