Kriston J. Kent, M.D., MPH, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Joins Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery and MedSpa

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Will Help Practice Meet Growing Demand for its Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments in Tampa Bay

Dr. Kriston Kent

Dr. Kent will play an integral part in advancing our national reputation as a center for injectables excellence, aesthetic research and innovative technologies.

Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, PLLC (“HKPS”), one of the leading plastic surgery practices in Florida, is pleased to welcome Kriston J. Kent, M.D., a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and facial rejuvenation expert to its expanding practice.

Recently welcoming a third grandchild in the Tampa area, Dr. Kent and his wife have relocated from Naples to Tampa, Florida where he will offer cosmetic consultations as well as injectable treatments to HKPS clients at our Newsom Eye Swann avenue location.

The practice founders, J. David Holcomb, M.D. and Joshua Kreithen, M.D., are confident that Dr. Kent will help further accommodate their growth in Tampa and beyond. Dr. J. David Holcomb said, “We are very pleased to have a physician of Kriston Kent’s noted reputation and skill joining our team. He will play an integral part in advancing our national reputation as a center for injectables excellence, aesthetic research and innovative technologies that help our clients look and feel their best.”

Dr. Kent said, “I have a lifelong passion for health and beauty. I look forward to joining the elite team of aesthetic physicians of HKPS, and to expanding my facial aesthetic enhancement experience to the Tampa Bay area. I truly aspire to help every patient live a more beautiful, healthy, and vigorous life.”

About Dr. Kent

Dr. Kent began his solo practice in Naples in 1990, and was the first board-certified facial plastic surgeon in that city. Over the next 22 years, Dr. Kent owned and operated Naples Facial Plastic Surgery and helped raise his children. During this time, Dr. Kent also served as the president of the Collier County Medical Society, vice president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, board member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also authored and published multiple medical papers, and gave dozens of lectures nationally and internationally to his facial plastic surgery colleagues.

Dr. Kent served on the Florida Board of Medicine from 2000 to 2004 and was elected as chairman of the Board. Dr. Kent is co-author of Your Complete Guide to Facial Cosmetic Surgery, which was released in 2004. He is also featured as one of fifty top cosmetic surgeons in the United States in The Beauty Makers. He was voted by his peers from 2007 to present as a “Best Doctor,” and also won the Naples Daily News Choice Champion award for Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in 2004, 2005 and 2007.

In addition to his extremely busy Facial Plastic Surgery practice, Dr Kent also has an associate clinical position in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Florida School of Medicine and he has spoken frequently at state and national Facial Plastic Surgery meetings for over 25 years. In 2010, he decided to obtain a Masters in Public Health in Lifestyle Medicine from the prestigious Loma Linda University. In 2012, he also completed a rotation at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard and at the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in St. Helena, California. Dr. Kent also was a founder in a medical liability risk retention group, Physicians Indemnity in 2006.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kent at Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in Tampa, please call 813-609-4000.

About Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and MedSpa

With their main office located in beautiful downtown Sarasota, and services also available at locations in Lakewood Ranch and Tampa, Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and H|K MedSpa offers a comprehensive range of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical treatments that enhance the lives of men and women. The founding physicians of the practice include J. David Holcomb, M.D. (Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Laser Surgeon) and Joshua Kreithen, M.D. (Breast and Body Contouring Specialist). The AAAASF-accredited facility includes a private outpatient ambulatory surgical center.

Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery is renowned for its expertise in facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery of the breasts and body and cosmetic laser surgery. Additional core areas of focus within H|K MedSpa include non- and minimally-invasive body contouring, facial aesthetics, medical hair restoration, laser skin rejuvenation and medical skin care. With its comprehensive range of services and dedicated staff the practice has developed a reputation as one of the most advanced centers in Florida. Receipt of the Allergan “Black Diamond Award” is an objective benchmark for the practice’ success, ranking it among the top 1% of practices in the entire country providing Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm (including Voluma) injectable gel, Latisse, Natrelle breast implants and SkinMedica skin care.

The Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and MedSpa staff is comprised of an extraordinary group of professionals whose primary goal is to safely empower individuals to reach their full potential. They are committed to always treating patients and each other with kindness, compassion and dignity. For more information, visit


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