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

Study Finds That Men Need More Botox® Than Women

At the 61st Annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Francisco, scientists presented a study showing that men need twice the amount of Botox® than women to achieve similar results. The reason why men need more Botox® is due the greater muscle tone and thickness of male skin. Currently, men make up only 15% of Botox® users in the U.S., however, that number is rapidly growing. Dr. Alastair Carruthers, the Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of British … Continue reading

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