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New Year, New You!

2013 has been a busy year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2014!

As we say goodbye to the current year, I wanted to thank my loyal patients for your support and wish you all a wonderful 2014. Our office building has seen a major construction project this past year (still unfinished), and we used the opportunity to perform a complete remodel of our office. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop in for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and take a quick tour of our gorgeous new facility!

What else happened in 2013?

Everything! We moved a step closer to the Holy Grail of plastic surgery.

This year saw the development of what may be the single most revolutionary procedure for rejuvenating aging skin and soft tissue. Not by pulling, freezing, burning or lasering, but truly repairing and restoring damaged skin. We call it Nano Stem Serum, and this is how it works:

I remain a leading edge surgeon and advocate for Natural Fat Transfer, where we use natural adipose (fat) tissue to fill lines and soften the thinning face as it ages. For reference, you can hear me talk about this in multiple short videos on my website. We now take the remaining, purified fat and gently process it to extract stem cells from the tissue and concentrate them into a smooth liquid. This serum is thin enough to be injected directly into damaged skin.

We can now make skin more healthy by placing growth factors and reparative stem cells exactly where we want them - in the skin! Injected into crows’ feet, upper lips lines and crepey skin, we see thickening and a smoother appearance. In the décolletage, we see softening and disappearance of wrinkles. We are also studying the effect of placing Nano Stem Serum into the lower eyelid skin for improvement of dark circles and skin discoloration.

Please feel free to call our office for any additional information we might be able to provide, and wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!

- Dr. K
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Natural Fat Transfer – Discover the Revolutionary New Technique for Looking Years Younger without Surgery

Natural Fat transfer, or fat grafting, is the process of transplanting live fat cells from an area of your body where you don’t want it—such as your tummy or hips—to an area where you do want it, such as your lips, facial lines, temples, breasts, hands, even earlobes.

Once the live cells are transferred, they grow in place, developing their own blood supply and becoming a permanent part of your body. Natural Fat Transfer is not only long lasting, but rejuvenates the donor area, even improving the skin. Scientists have recently discovered that fat contains high concentrations of stem cells, which may contribute to the positive effects of fat transfer.

This innovative technique, also known as fat grafting, restores the softness and fullness of youth—naturally and without traditional surgery. The results are outstanding. No “pulled-back” look, no tightness, just younger-looking cheeks, temples, hands, and more. For more than 20 years, Dr. Koplin has used Natural Fat Transfer to create beautiful, natural-looking results.

Natural Fat Transfer—Simple, and Safe

For nearly a century, medical professionals have known that tissues can be moved safely from one part of the body to another. Fat transfer is one of the most simple, safe, controllable procedures in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Koplin performs the procedure in a sterile surgical facility. Since there are no incisions, recovery time is minimal, and results are immediate.

In January 2009, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a finding: Using fat transfer and fat injection is both safe and effective as a cosmetic and reconstructive procedure. In their paper, Fat Transfer/Fat Graft and Fat Injection ASPS Guiding Principles, they said, “This technique works well for breast and gluteal augmentation, repair of contour deformities, facial augmentation, hand rejuvenation and lip augmentation.”

Natural Fat Transfer—A Cost-Effective Alternative

Traditional plastic surgery can be expensive. With fat transfer, there’s no surgery and little to no recovery time, which cuts costs for you.

Natural Fat Transfer—Using Your Own Fat to Sculpt a More Beautiful You

How, exactly, does it work? The procedure itself is simple and low-risk, with no cutting, stitches, or scars. Inside a sterile operating room, your fat is removed from your donor area by micro-liposuction, gently prepared with a method that protects and concentrates stem cells, and then transplanted through an injection process. Dr. Koplin gently sculpts and shapes the area in need of enhancement, literally lacing in fat cells to rejuvenate and regenerate the area. The area from which your fat is removed (usually waist, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks) gets flatter and thinner; the area where it’s placed gets firmer, fuller, and more youthful looking.

Dr. Koplin uses natural fat transfer in a variety of ways. He enhances previous surgical results, softens and sculpts breasts (with and without implants), and touches up facelifts. He employs it in conjunction with breast and facial surgeries to add natural contours. He even uses it as stand-alone procedure to plump and rejuvenate hands, earlobes, and faces.

Fat Transfer—Experience Determines Results

A recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons noted that the outcome or result of the fat-transfer procedure is dependent on the technique used and the expertise of the doctor using it.

As a pioneer in the fat transfer technique, Dr. Koplin has been using fat transfer and fat grafting for more than 20 years. He’s perfected the technique, proven his ability to "sculpt" the face and breasts, and has hundreds of happy patients, testimonials and photos that demonstrate his results.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR CONSULTATION

If you’d like to find out how fat transfer could make you look younger, more rested and refreshed, and closer to your ideal self, please schedule your consultation today.

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