Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105

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A Time to Consider Breast Cancer Screening & Reconstruction

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and each new year brings new developments in the ongoing fight against this type of cancer. For me, this time is special because of all the work I’ve done with breast reconstruction with implants at my Naples, FL practice. The talk among the breast cancer community at large this year centers around a prominent doctor’s recent recommendation for new guidelines for genetic testing. About 5 to 10% of breast cancer cases have a genetic … Continue reading

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon? Avoid These 3 Red Flags

If you’re researching plastic surgeons in Naples or elsewhere, you know how overwhelming the process of finding a good one can be. Although some red flags, such as a litany of poor online reviews, are obvious, others may be harder to spot. Keep an eye out for these 3 important ones: Red Flag No. 1: Promising Results or Prices That Sound Too Good to Be True We’ve all heard the expression “if it seems too good to be true, it … Continue reading

Debunking 3 Sunscreen Myths – PART TWO

Naples Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kent Hasen, continues his discussion of common sunscreen myths. Chemicals in Sunscreen Interfere with Hormones and Cause Cancer FALSE! Most people’s concern regarding sunscreen stems from two ingredients: oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate.  Oxybenzone is a synthetic estrogen first approved by the FDA in 1978 and present in sunscreen since the early 1980s.  In a 2001 study, rats fed over 1500 mg of oxybenzone showed an increase in uterine weight.  However, this is an astronomically high oxybenzone … Continue reading

Debunking 3 Sunscreen Myths – Part One

SUNSCREEN CAUSES MELANOMA FALSE! Many patients worry that instead of preventing this deadly form of skin cancer, sunscreen can actually cause the disease.  However, there are NO studies to support this notion.  In fact, a recent groundbreaking study found that regular sunscreen use reduced the incidence of melanoma by 50-73%! Of the seven most common cancers in the US, melanoma is the only cancer whose incidence is actually increasing, and about 86% of melanomas can be attributed to UV exposure … Continue reading

What’s a CoolScuplting® Treatment Really Like?

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The popularity of CoolSculpting treatments among my Fort Myers and Naples, FL patients has risen meteorically over the past few years, and it’s easy to see why. The non-invasive procedure measurably reduces fat deposits and doesn’t require any sort of recovery time, so you can get back to doing the things you love while your body goes to work removing the treated fat. The No. 1 question I hear from those who are researching the procedure is, “What does it … Continue reading

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