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

Dr. Hasen's Blog

Getting the Most From Your Non-Surgical Procedure

One of the great benefits of plastic surgery forum websites such as RealSelf is the availability of accurate information from well-trained surgeons. I often contribute to these websites, and I’ve noticed a recent increase in the number of questions regarding non-surgical alternatives to procedures such as liposuction. Whether you’re in the Naples-Fort Myers area or another region of the U.S., it’s important to understand that non-surgical procedures are often only effective if the person administering the treatment possesses adequate training … Continue reading

The Benefits of Breast Implant Revision

Many people associate breast implant revision with a patient who was unsatisfied with her breast augmentation, but our Naples-Fort Myers area practice also offers revision for patients who simply want to “upgrade” their implants. What’s better about new implants? It’s important to understand that one type of implant isn’t necessarily better than another, and patients should instead choose implants that are right for their exact needs. However, recent advances have produced what’s known as “gummy bear” implants. These highly cohesive … Continue reading

Body Contouring Procedures That Scale Up

While the overwhelming majority of patients I see for body contouring procedures such as liposuction at my Naples practice pursue the procedure to target stubborn pockets of fat, I still like to remind them that these procedures are not intended for weight loss — nor are they appropriate for patients who are significantly overweight. Large volume fat reduction is a tricky procedure, and its results are often short-lived. Real, lasting weight loss almost always requires a major lifestyle adjustment. Instead, … Continue reading

Ask the Doctor: 3 Questions About Pain & Tummy Tuck Surgery

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Tummy tuck patients at my Naples practice often say that the recuperation process is much easier than they anticipated. Still, tummy tuck, like most other surgeries, is not completely painless. In recent years, there have been new developments to increase patient comfort without sacrificing results. Here are my answers to 3 common questions regarding pain management after a tummy tuck. 1.       Are there techniques surgeons use to reduce discomfort? Yes. In my practice, I use a “no drain” technique that speeds … Continue reading

Your Guide for Checking a Surgeon’s Credentials

Choosing a plastic surgeon in Naples or elsewhere throughout the country can be a daunting process. Potential patients have no shortage of options, and the countless boards, societies, and other professional organizations can make it difficult to discern who does what and why these distinctions matter. If you’re researching plastic surgeons, one term you may hear often is “board certified.” When doctors advertise that being a “board-certified plastic surgeon,” it means they have undergone rigorous written and oral testing by … Continue reading

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