Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
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Naples, FL 34105

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Study shows breast implants don’t affect breast cancer survival

Occasionally a patient will admit to me that she’s a bit afraid to have breast implants in our Florida plastic surgery office because she’s concerned that breast cancer might not be detected on a mammogram due to the implants.  There’s a recent study from Canada that adds further reassurance that this should not be a concern. The Canadian long-term study confirms that women with breast implants who later develop breast cancer have similar outcomes as women without implants who …

2010 in review

Healthy blog!

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how my blog performed in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of my overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Minty-Fresh™. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s. In 2010, there were 48 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 27 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about … Continue reading

New, dissolvable nasal implants aid patients with deviated septum

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from a deviated septum, this blog post should interest you. There’s a new polymer-based, resorbable plate that can be implanted into the nose as part of nasal surgery to repair deviated septums. According to the research, this is creating much better results. A study by Miriam Boenisch, MD, PhD, of Medicent Linz in Linz, Austria, and Gilbert J. Nolst Trenité, MD, PhD, of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, 82% … Continue reading

What to do about a Broken Nose

Should you fracture your nose, as Cameron Diaz reportedly has done several times, the type of break often determines if rhinoplasty is required. If so, your surgeon must decide whether the procedure should be open, which is more invasive, or closed, which hides incisions within the nose. I most often perform open rhinoplasty so I can better visualize the complex anatomy of my patient’s nose.  Even with the open procedure, it’s extremely difficult to identify any incisions after healing has … Continue reading

Bra Bulge?

Have you ever gotten all dressed up in something sleeveless and noticed just before leaving the house that you have some strange bit of fat seeping out around your breasts, kinda reaching back toward your armpit? It’s known as the “bra bulge.” Sometimes called a side boob or armpit fat. None of the names are nice, unfortunately. The bra bulge isn’t something you can exercise away. If it were, then surely this famous tennis star wouldn’t have armpit fat. However, … Continue reading

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