In 1991 he founded Akademikliniken together with Jan Jernbeck, which today is Northern Europe’s largest private plastic surgery hospital. More than 5000 procedures are performed per year at Akademikliniken. At Akademikliniken a world leading experience in the use of anatomical high cohesive silicone breast implants has been gained.
Dr Hedén has developed new techniques applying to the use of these devices and he has held a large number of international workshops and lectures on this subject. He has also been invited to many countries where he has performed operations to demonstrate his techniques.
Dr Hedén has also been invited as honorary lecturer to speak on the subject of facial aesthetic surgery. Dr Hedén sits on the review board for doctoral theses in plastic surgery and has served as faculty opponent. He is regularly called on to review papers for publication in the Scandinavian journal of plastic surgery and has been on the Board of Reviewers for International Abstracts of the American journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a member of the editorial board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal.
Dr Hedén has written the patient information book: “Plastic Surgery and You” published in Swedish 1996. It has since also been translated and published in English and Russian. The book is richly illustrated with over 700 photographs and drawings. It is printed and sold in 10000 copies in Sweden. The photographs of patients in this book show a few examples of what Dr Hedén has accomplished over the years.
Dr Hedén has also been the organizer and president of several international meetings among these are the plastic surgery conference “Beauty Trough Science” held each year in Stockholm.