Per Heden

  • Associate Professor
  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Co-Founder of Akademikliniken, Stockholm, Sweden

Dr Per Hedén began his medical training at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and entered plastic surgery training in 1978. He early developed interest in the then emerging field of microsurgery and subsequently became a driving force in establishing microsurgery practice in the region. In 1981 this lead to the first microsurgical operation performed in Stockholm.

In 1982, he was offered a position in Australia. This was followed by plastic surgery research in the U.S. under Professor Elof Eriksson in Illinois, and at Harvard University in Boston. In 1990 Dr Per Hedén attained associate professorship at Karolinska Institute, and became Head of the microsurgery unit at Sabbatsberg Hospital.

Dr Per Hedén founded Akademikliniken in 1991, which now is one of Europes largest private hospital that specializes in plastic surgery. He has published more than 50 scientific articles, and is a member of many national and international plastic surgical societies.

Professor Hedén has developed several new techniques applying to the use of form stable anatomical breast implants. He has written several textbook chapters on breast augmentation and he has been invited to many countries where he has performed operations to demonstrate his techniques.

Being a very early user of Botulinum toxin and Hyaluronic acid fillers Dr Hedén is also well known for his non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques and has held numerous international workshops demonstrating his techniques.

Since 2002 Dr Hedén also runs the annual international aesthetic Beauty Through Science meeting in Stockholm. This is now northern Europe's largest aesthetic medicine meeting.

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