Associate Professor Per Hedén

Stockholm, Sweden

Per Hedén is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Per Hedén was the pioneer in establishing microsurgical procedures in Stockholm in the early 1980s after spending a year at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide in 1983 and still has a great commitment and interest in reconstructive

surgery particularly in facial paralysis. Per Hedén is the founder of Akademikliniken (AK), one of Europe’s largest private plastic surgery hospital groups. Dr Hedén recently left AK to build a new clinic (


Per Hedén is a member of many international and national plastic surgery societies. He has also served as a supervisor, and faculty opponent on PhD dissertations and he is a research advisor for young plastic surgeons. Per Hedén is regularly reviews papers for several international plastic surgery journals. He is a member of the editorial

board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal APS and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal PRS. Per Hedén has written the patient information book: “Plastic Surgery and You” published in Swedish 1996. It has since been translated and published in English and Russian. He has published several book chapters in medical textbooks on the topic of breast augmentation, facial paralysis reanimation and non-surgical facial rejuvenations with injectables having written more than 100 peer reviewed medical articles. Per Hedén has developed several new techniques for the use of breast implant devices (e.g., the 2Q method used by many surgeons in the word). Per Hedén has also held a many of international workshops and lectures on this subject. He has recently developed an App (the BAP) to facilitate implant selection and planning with this method. 


He performs live surgery demonstrations of this techniques in many countries worldwide and he is a frequent presenter and moderator at medical congresses. Per Hedén has also since 2002 been the initiator, and president of the international plastic surgery conference “Beauty Through Science” or “BTS” held each year in Stockholm. From 2021 this conference also will host an annual meeting in USA. The BTS conference is now the largest aesthetic medical conference in northern Europe. In 2019 it was attended by close to 1000 participants from 60 countries.


Per Hedén is besides being a physician, scientist and entrepreneur, is an inventor and holds several patents for new techniques in the Med Tech field. He is also a founder and shareholder of companies working in the med-tech industry. Per Hedén was one of the first plastic surgeons in the world to use of Botulinum toxin and Hyaluronic acid filler in 1996 and has acted as a key opinion leader for different companies in this field. Per Hedén is well known for his non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques and he has extensively demonstrated and lectured about this around the world.