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

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Awake for Implants? Not a Safe Bet

A recent article in the New York Times delves into a modern cosmetic surgery technique that is somewhat controversial, and at times dangerous. The latest trend in cosmetic surgery allows patients to be awake, though highly sedated, during their procedure. In some cases, doctors will even prop patients up to approve the size of the breast implants mid-surgery. The article discusses how select doctors throughout the country are opting to use local anesthesia in conjunction with sedation as opposed to … Continue reading

The Dangers of Discount Plastic Surgery

How does ‘free’ plastic surgery sound? Or ‘$8 Botox’ injections? Well, if you have ever considered discount cosmetic surgery, think again. In many cases, you get what you pay for.  While flashy billboards promising dirt-cheap prices on plastic surgery have been popping up around the nation, consumers must realize that undergoing surgery is not like buying a used car. An article on StyleList.com investigated the dangers of discount plastic surgery and why it is so cheap. Call it clever marketing, … Continue reading

MRIs for Women With Implants

A recent article by NewBeauty magazine investigates the importance of MRI’s, and how they should be done, for women who have undergone breast augmentation with silicone implants. Since silicone implants we re-released on the market, there has been a debate as to whether women who have them should have an MRI lying down or standing upright. Currently, the FDA recommends screening MRIs to check the integrity of the shell of the implant, but that there is controversy among plastic surgeons … Continue reading

Are Microdermabrasions Dangerous?

From doctor’s offices to spas and salons, microdermabrasion is one of the most-common non-invasive skincare treatments. Microdermabrasion is often marketed as a non-surgical, safe and even relaxing way to get glowing skin. However, could conventional microdermabrasion methods be more harmful than they are helpful? The popular treatment traditionally blasts aluminum oxide crystals to sand the skin, and then suctions of the exfoliated dead cells and crystals with a mini vacuum. Once praised, the older methods …

Facial Exercises: Help or Hoax?

It seems that everyday there is a new miracle cure for aging skin. A commonly discussed wrinkle treatment is the use of facial exercises. While numerous websites claim that exercising the muscles around the face will increase muscle tone and reduce wrinkles, the practice is questionable. If simple exercises would reduce wrinkles, why would there be a need for Botox® or facelifts? Ask yourself this: if these exercises claim to be so good for facial lines, why does paralyzing muscles … Continue reading

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