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

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Wider Waist Equals Greater Health Risks

There’s no arguing that anyone looks better without a gut. But physical appearance aside, the extra inches in your abdomen may be indicative of a shorter lifespan. A recent study performed by the American Cancer Society found that people with larger waists have a higher risk of death and disease than that of their more slender counterparts. According to the study, men with a waist size larger than 47 inches and women with a waist size larger than 42 inches … Continue reading

PureGraft for Fat Transfer Gets U.K., U.S. Approval

Earlier this year the FDA approved the PureGraft™ system, manufactured by Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. PureGraft™ is the first technology from Cytori to be cleared for U.S. sales. The technology is used during soft tissue augmentation procedures that require fat grafting, such as the Brazilian butt lift. The PureGraft™ system expedites the lipotransfer process by purifying a patient’s own fat tissue for re-injection in approximately 15 minutes. This makes operating more efficient, decreases surgery time, processes larger volumes of tissue and … Continue reading

Want Plastic Surgery? Then Don’t Smoke.

Besides the numerous deadly side effects of cigarettes, there are also numerous health hazards related to smoking both before and after plastic surgery. Good health is a pre-requisite for elective surgery, and a physical exam is now required in some states before going under the knife.  If you are a smoker and considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure, there are some risk factors you should know about first. Poor Circulation: Proper oxygen supply is needed for the body to heal properly … Continue reading

Prospective Botox® Competitor Gets FDA Approval

Last week, Merz Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA approval of a new challenger to Botox®, Xeomin®.  Xeomin, which contains botulinum toxin type A, was approved for treatment of cervical dystonia (neck spasms) and blepharospasm (eye spasms).  To date, Dysport® has been the only competitor to Botox®, however, Xeomin® may be the new competition. Xeomin® is similar to Botox® in that it is injected into the muscle to cease spasms from the nerve. The bacteria Clostridium botulinum produces complex proteins …

Advances in Fat Grafting Made in Japan

Fat grafting is an exciting alternative treatment in procedures including facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement/reconstruction and buttock augmentation. The benefit of fat grafting is that it uses incisional scars and often has fewer complications than when injecting foreign material into the body. Although fat grafting has been around for over a decade, it has recently seen a boost in popularity. The latest refinements that focus on stem cells in adipose (fat) tissue are adding promise to the rising field of fat … Continue reading

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