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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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Lawrence M. Koplin , M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men, is common in men of any age. It can be the result of natural hormonal changes, heredity, illness or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia can cause emotional discomfort and impair self-confidence in a number of ways. Many men will avoid wearing certain types of clothing such as T-shirts or form fitting shirts to hide the upper chest. Some men may even avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.

Gynecomastia is characterized by excess localized fat, excess glandular tissue development or both. It may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts). This procedure is a good option if the person is physically healthy and of relatively normal weight, who has realistic expectations and whose breast development has stabilized. It is extremely common to perform this surgery in middle-aged men who experience a slow increase in weight as their metabolism naturally slows down. Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.

Surgical correction of gynecomastia is best performed on healthy men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments and who have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia.

To view a list of all procedures, visit our Procedure List page.