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

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Which Facial Procedure to do First?

Patients often come to see me with a variety of concerns about their facial appearance. Sometimes it’s a combination of drooping skin, particularly in the cheek area and around the jawbone coupled with wrinkles around the eyes. At other times, it’s the lack of fat in the cheek area coupled with deep grooves in the forehead. They ask me—what should I fix first? There’s no perfect answer. Our eyes, nose and jawbone/chin area all work together to create the impression … Continue reading

How to Increase Collagen Production for Younger-Looking Skin

A protein called collagen is a part of our bones, tendons and skin. It maintains strength and elasticity. Unfortunately, as we age, our collagen begins to break down, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. You can see this in smile lines, the forehead and around the eyes. In fact, by the time you are 80, you’ll have 4 times the broken collagen that you had in your 20’s. Aging releases enzymes that cause the breakdown of collagen fibers. The breakdown … Continue reading

Non-Invasive Procedures Rocket in 2009

According to Plastic Surgery Practice, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recently released its statistics on surgical and non-invasive procedures for 2009.  The survey, which was administered to its member surgeons, shows that the economy has been playing a major role in the growing popularity of non-invasive cosmetic treatments. According to the survey, 80% of doctors claimed that patients are choosing non-invasive treatments as a method to gain an edge in the workforce. As opposed to invasive … Continue reading

Women in Their 40s May Benefit from Early Mammograms

According to the New York Times, a recent study has found that the breast cancer death rate can be cut down by 26% for women in their 40s by undergoing mammograms. The study conducted by Dr. Laszlo Tabar, professor of radiology at the University of Uppsala School of Medicine in Sweden, Dr. Stephen Duffy, an epidemiologist at University of London, and Hakan Jonsson, professor of cancer epidemiology at Umea University in Sweden. The study came about as a reaction to … Continue reading

Staying Slim After Body Sculpting

Patients often undergo body sculpting as a way to remove fat from different problem areas on their body. At my offices in Naples, FL, I offer tumescent liposuction or CoolSculpting by Zeltiq to patients for optimum results in fat reduction. Although both methods are very effective, patients often have the misconception that a healthy diet and exercise is not necessary following their procedure. Research shows that, following puberty, the number of fat cells in the body remains constant and no … Continue reading

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