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April 26, 2018

The young Maya woman was pregnant and had walked four hours over the mountains of Guatemala with her husband and child.

After Dr. Manuel Pena (’81) and his mission team had repaired her child’s cleft lip, through her husband, who could speak Spanish, she asked softly, “Now, can you fix mine?”

With her husband standing next to her and watching, Pena gently numbed her lip, opting out of general anesthesia due to her pregnancy, and performed the repair.

The next day, the family began the long climb back up 9,000-plus feet to their mountain home. “I thought, I’m never going to see them again,” says Pena. “But at the end...

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February 02, 2018

MTF,the worlds larges accredited tissue bank, has just introduced RENUVA!   This is an Allograft Adipose Matrix  or in plain English, adipose cellular material from the highest quality donors. The "remnants" of the fat cells (processed to keep the fat stimulation properties) have no imunogenic activity. Thus no skin test is necessary. No anesthesia is necessary! This could replace fat grafts in small volumes  and can be used to correct minor "dents". Of course this is being used in cosmetic procedures to rplace certain...

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January 16, 2018

Naples Plastic Surgeon Dr. Manuel PenaDr. Peña Manuel received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in 1981. After completing his general surgery residency and fellowship at Charity Hospital, Tulane University and Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, he would return to MCG to complete his plastic surgery residency. While a good student and a now a well-respected alumnus, an...

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October 10, 2017

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña offers a range of body contouring procedures that can be used alone or in combination to produce a toned, trimmed, and attractive physique. If there are areas of your body that you are unhappy with, areas that are obscured by loose skin, excess fat, or a lumpy and uneven appearance, give us a call at 239-348-7362 to schedule a consultation at our Naples, FL office and learn how Dr. Peña can help you look and feel your absolute best.

Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular...

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September 14, 2017

Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña offers a number of nonsurgical options, enabling him to address many skin imperfections – including signs of aging – without surgical risks or lengthy recovery times. But how can you tell which cosmetic service is right for your specific concerns?

The short quiz below can help you start thinking about the treatments best for your needs, though nothing can replace a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Peña. Give us a call at 239-348-7362 to schedule a consultation and learn more. Located in...

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August 14, 2017

            Hair Stimulation Strategies

Androgenic alopecia (hair loss sensitive to Testosterone) is the most common type of hair loss in both men and women. Follicles are “ miniaturized” and hair gets thinner before it falls out. All the following treatments work better on recent hair loss and in areas that still have some active but miniaturized follicles.  If these methods are to work there will be results in 6-9 months usually at the most 12 months.  Occasionally the PRP injections will work even in  cases of autoimmune types of alopecia.

Topical treatments for alopecia have been around for...

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July 12, 2017

The more we learn about our body's ability to stimulate healing and regenerate itself,  the more we find innovative ways to restore the failing parts of her body.  Platelet rich plasma also known as PRP is a highly concentrated suspension of our own bodies healing triggering bodies known as platelets.  They contain a myriad of hormones or 'factors' that begin and stimulate the process of 'wound healing' and repair in many different ways.  For hair stimulation the epithelial growth factors ...

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July 11, 2017

Let's face it: There is a lot of misinformation on the internet, and the plastic surgery field is not immune. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, you deserve clear, honest information about the surgery and your options. Dr. Peña is committed to providing such information. To arrange a consultation in Naples, Florida, please call our experienced staff at 239-348-7362.

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April 17, 2017

 

Excessive sweating is a common experience when the weather is hot and humid or when we’re nervous before a big presentation or performance. But for some, excessive underarm sweat is a constant problem that affects all aspects of daily life. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a benign disorder in that poses no danger to a person’s health. However, it can have huge implications on a person’s quality of life and social well-being. Luckily, there are a variety of treatment...

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February 22, 2017

To learn if SculpSure will work for your body, call Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña at (239) 348-7362 and schedule a one-on-one consultation today!SculpSure® is a nonsurgical body contouring procedure that is used to destroy fat cells, allowing for their natural elimination from the body. In clinical trials, SculpSure® has shown to produce a 24% reduction in fat throughout the treatment area...

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