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"Ideal Implant" in the news.

The newly approved saline implant with "the feel" of a silicone implants has been a popular storyline across the MEDIA in the United States! We are one of the first plastic surgeons in this area to get approved to use this technologically advanced implant!

 

Live by Example: eBella Magazine; July 2013

Dr. Manuel Pena changes lives by taking his medical talents abroad and giving back to the local boys and girls club. He has been participating in life-altering medical missions for more than 15 years, bringing hope and renewal to children and adults around the globe suffering from such birth defects as cleft lip and cleft palate. To read more, click here.

Gulfshore Life: The Magazine of Southwest Florida; August 2007

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Manuel Pena, M.D., of Naples, was the first out of the box in Collier County with the med-spa concept when he created La Piel Spa for pre- and post-surgical skin care in 1989.

Five years ago it expanded into a full-service spa, with a separate entrance and staff. To view article please click here

Gulfshore Life magazine; November 2006

"Why Shouldn't I Look Great?" Amanda's Story

Amanda is a patient of Dr. Manuel Peña. At 57, she represents the median age of cosmetic surgery patients in Southwest Florida. She says she looks better than she's ever looked in herlife. To view article please click here.

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Gulfshore Life magazine; Summer 2006

How he'll spend his summer vacation : The amenities aren't just few and far between in West Africa's Burkina Faso.  They're nonexistent.  So it must be Manuel Peña's enthusiasm and passion that have friends clamoring to join him on his return trip there, where he and his assembled crew, including John Griffith, Wally Chernoff, Marian Colbert, Carmen Rivera and Peña's daughter Monica, a 19-year-old pre-med student at Rollins, will work around-the-clock repairing cleft palates as local docs assist and learn.

Bonita Living magazine; November 2005

Just in time for the holidays, La Piel Spa is offering the perfect gift, the “Stocking Stuffer” package. Sweethearts, teenagers and adults alike will delight when they receive one of the most luxurious spa experiences in Southwest Florida. The “Stocking Stuffer” package will pamper loved ones from head to toe. La Piel Spa is conveniently located right off I-75 at 6370 Pine Ridge Road, Naples (239) 352-5554.

Man of Distinction; April 2005

Dr. Manuel M. Peña recognized as a Man of Distinction for his community service efforts and civic contributions. To view article please click here.

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N: The Magazine of Naples

When Regina and Dr. Manuel Pena moved to Naples from Augusta, Georgia in 1989, southwest Florida was a different place. "We have really watched Naples grow," explains Regina. Dr. Pena, a noted plastic surgeon, began his practice in Naples in 1990.

Vive Magazine Online; December 2003

The "Stocking Stuffer" package from La Piel offers an assortment of luxurious head-to-toe treatments that every woman on your list will be longing for this holiday season. Package includes a classic European facial, one-hour massage, La Piel manicure, Spa deluxe pedicure, makeup lesson and makeup application. Go ahead and give the gift of relaxation, she'll thank you for it!

Gulfshore Life: The Magazine of Southwest Florida; June 2003

La Piel Spa- Located within plastic surgeon Manuel M. Pena's Naples office, La Piel has evolved from serving the skincare needs of pre and post-operative patients to a full-service day spa offering everything from facials and massages to paraffin treatments. The spa is equipped with two facial rooms, an aqua room for body wraps and scrubs, a massage room and pedicure area and is separate from the medical facility.

ABC News; Friday, February 21, 2003

Since the war with Iraq, many Southwest Floridians have been having a hard time coping. One of the ways to deal with the stress has been to go to spas such as La Piel. Spas such as this one can put people in a positive frame of mind.

Wink; Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Dr. Manuel M. Pena donates his time to help those in need. Umberto Garcia has had a cleft palate since birth but does not have the funds for the surgery. Today, Dr. Pena is donating his services and performing reconstructive surgery for free. A cleft palate can make it hard for a person to speak properly and small children may find it difficult to breathe.

Dear Patients, On Wednesday January 26th, the FDA released a White Paper and Advisory Statement on Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants. It is important that all plastic surgeons understand the current state of knowledge surrounding this condition and are prepared to discuss this with their patients.

This condition is incredibly rare – in the past 25 years only 34 cases have been reported worldwide among an estimated 10 million+ implanted devices. In addition, as opposed to the systemic, nodal pattern of ALCL, in published reports ALCL seen in the presence of breast implants has demonstrated an indolent course: both with women experiencing aggressive systemic therapy as well as those treated with simple explantation and capsulectomy – the condition was resolved. While this condition does fulfill the current WHO classification for ALCL, a form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, this condition potentially represents a distinct clinical entity. This condition is clearly NOT breast cancer.

The FDA has not changed the status or availability of breast implants and has reaffirmed that the devices are safe and effective. Because of the extreme rarity of this condition, the vast majority of plastic surgeons will never see a single case in a lifetime of practice. Because of the extreme rarity of this condition, the preferred treatment has yet to be determined.