Barbara Walters Reports on Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Kent V. Hasen, a breast augmentation surgeon in Naples, discusses a recent episode of the television show 20/20 called "The Cutting Edge" and gives his opinions about recent advancements in plastic surgery.

Kent V. Hasen, M.D. of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Naples says "The Cutting Edge," a recent 20/20 special on plastic surgery, helped make the public aware of new advancements in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hasen specializes in several of the procedures that were discussed, including breast augmentation in Naples.

The special, which included interviews by Barbara Walters, took an in-depth look at plastic surgery and the newest innovations for minimally invasive techniques.

"The recent 20/20 special examined how improvements in surgical techniques have shortened recovery times for a number of procedures," Dr. Hasen says. "Patients who have a face lift at my Naples practice are often surprised to see how I can create beautiful and natural-looking results without the need for an extended recovery period."

The TV show also addressed how innovations in non-surgical treatments, such as fillers and laser-assisted procedures, are affecting demand for more traditional cosmetic surgeries.

"Non-surgical treatments help patients postpone surgery or enhance the results of a recent procedure, but people frequently discover that they can’t achieve the same results as they could with surgery," Dr. Hasen says. "I often explain to my patients that treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic can help to reduce the appearance of aging, but more dramatic results will require a surgical procedure such as a brow lift."

Dr. Hasen offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical procedures for people with a wide variety of cosmetic goals.

"With options such as CoolSculpting® and tummy tuck available in Naples, it’s important that people seek experienced advice from a qualified surgeon," Dr. Hasen says. "There are benefits and drawbacks to every cosmetic procedure, so it’s important that people have all of the facts before committing to a treatment.

"I’m happy to see that more people are taking notice of the advancements in cosmetic surgery, and I plan on continuing to offer the most effective procedures for my patients."


Kent V. Hasen, M.D., ( is a Naples, Florida, plastic surgeon and the medical director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Naples, a full-service cosmetic practice that has developed a strong reputation in South Florida since opening its doors in 2002. A graduate of Cornell University in New York, Dr. Hasen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received several prestigious awards for presentation of clinical research during a 7-year residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. In addition to offering medical spa services and cosmetic surgery for the face, breast and body, Dr. Hasen is an active member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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