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

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Computer Imaging: Almost like a crystal ball

One of the most popular parts of a cosmetic surgery consultation here in my Naples, Fl plastic surgery office is computer imaging, which gives my patients a digital prediction of what they could look like after the procedure. It’s a key tool in giving patients realistic expectations about their results. It’s also a way for both the surgeon and the patient to be sure they’re “watching the same movie,” that is, looking for the same result. You can see in … Continue reading

Dying for Liposuction

Something strange happened in Atlanta this past week. A woman having liposuction suddenly died during her procedure. What happened? Apparently she had a toxic level of local anesthetic. Did you know that too much local anesthetic can kill you? Most people don’t. They assume that, since they are awake with local anesthesia procedures, that they will “notice” if something isn’t right, long before it reaches the crisis stage. Apparently, the doctor involved is neither a general surgeon nor a plastic … Continue reading

Is Your Antidepressant Making You Look Older?

The website version of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) recently published a study conducted at Case Medical Center that reveals new factors that influence aging, specifically that make us appear older than we are. Based on a twin study of 186 pairs of identical twins who completed extensive questionnaires and submitted photos, the study shows that environmental factors and other lifestyle choices can influence one’s apparent age. While you may think … Continue reading

Cosmetic procedures in women over 50 have soared by nearly 70% in a year

According to a report from the UK, post-menopause cosmetic treatments are on the increase. At first, this hardly seems newsworthy, but it’s actually of note that plastic surgery procedures, originally the realm of older patients who wanted to turn back the hands of time with a face lift, have increasingly become the domain of younger patients requesting breast enhancements, liposuction and Brazilian bottoms. Menopause brings with it a drop in the level of estrogen, contributing to dry and sagging skin. … Continue reading

Face Bra: An Alternative to a Face Lift?

An entrepreneur in South Florida has taken a supportive device often worn by patients after face lift surgery—a face bra, essentially—as an alternative to a face lift. The website claims that this is an effective alternative to surgery to create a more youthful visage. The website says the device will “smooth away wrinkles, lift sagging jowls and freshen aging complexions” through the application of the wrap and special herbs that are soaked into the wrap before application. The elastic cotton fabric … Continue reading

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