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!
Introducing the concept of fat transfer, Dr. Koplin expounds on how this procedure can be used in a multitude of ways to create an added bonus to your plastic surgery when used at the same time as liposuction. Full transcript below.
The concept of fat transfer, or placing fat into the face from other parts of the body, is something that I do with many, many of the procedures that I do. For example, let’s say someone comes in and they want liposuction –or fat removal– for some reason. Well, we’ll go and identify the various areas of the body that we’re going to remove the fat from. But, I always like to ask at the end of the conversation: well, I can take this stuff and we’ll discard it, or we can think of some natural use to place it back in the face. Where can those places be? Well, it can be the hollows under the eyes, it can be the deep lines around the nose, or frequently in the corners of the mouth, it can be the earlobes, it can be the temples, it can be between the eyes, it can even be in the hands to improve the softness of the hands and to diminish the prominence of the veins in the hand. The advantage of the fat is that when I place it, it’s going to be living, healthy, natural, and permanent. And it’s almost a two-for-one, too-good-to-be-true bonus when we’re applying it with other surgeries at the same time. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.