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

Plastic Surgeon in Naples, FL introduces New FDA Approved
Fat-Reduction Technology

Naples, FL – September 8, 2010 — There’s an old saying that can alternatively be used either when working out in the gym or breaking-in a new pair of 4" Louboutins: "no pain-no gain." However, it’s most often used to remind us that building the body and losing fat stores is hard work and without that hard work, no positive changes will take place. Now, Southwest, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Kent Hasen has challenged that old mantra with a new fat-removing technology at his Naples plastic surgery practice. This new method completely removes areas of stubborn fat non-surgically without pain and without the recovery time of traditional liposuction. It’s accomplished by rapidly cooling the fat cells beneath the skin in a simple noninvasive office procedure.

The new technology, called CoolSculpting® has just been FDA approved for non-invasive fat reduction of the love handles/flank areas. With CoolSculpting, there’s no need for anesthesia since there are no incisions. Better yet, the process is painless and there’s no "down time" from sports or exercise, work or social obligations. During their treatments, Dr. Hasen’s patients relax, read, work on the laptop or even catch a catnap—all in the comfort of his Naples plastic surgery office on Tamiami Trail North.

The science behind this breakthrough technology is cryolipolysis, which essentially translates into "cooling fat removal." A small device is placed on the areas for fat destruction. It feels very cool to the touch, but after a minute or two, most patients barely notice it. Much is happening under the skin’s surface, however: the fat cells are cooled to the point where they freeze and undergo cell death. Ultimately, the body flushes out those fat cells—forever. The skin and surrounding tissues are undamaged and, other than the cooling, the patient feels nothing.

Studies of the Zeltiq CoolSculpting® system show noteworthy results: a reduction of the fatty layer ranging from 20-40% over a period of one to four months.

Although not a solution for individuals wishing to lose a great deal of weight, the Zeltiq CoolSculpting® device will shrink localized areas of fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, hips and buttocks. For those with a growing muffin top or love handles, it can be an easy and convenient route to Slimville.

About Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Naples

Indiana native, Kent Hasen MD, FACS, is a Naples-based board-certified plastic surgeon with membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an organization comprised of only aesthetic plastic surgeons. His undergraduate degrees were earned at Indiana University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his medical degree at Cornell after which he was invited into a 7-year residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, during which he won several prestigious awards in clinical research. He makes his home in Naples, Florida where he lives with his wife, and 3 children.

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