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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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Videos

Combining Natural Fat Transfer with Face and Neck lift

Dr. Koplin reveals the techniques he uses to achieve a completely natural, un-operated look in his patients, and highlights some of the problem areas of traditional face and neck lifts that natural fat transfer can remedy. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

I’d like to spend a little time discussing why I combine fat transfer with facial aging surgery. And it’s really a very obvious process that we’ve only known about and become aware about fairly recently. And that’s the concept that as we grow older, yes gravity wins, and yes, things fall. But that’s not the only thing that happens; our faces get thinner as we get older. They get a lot thinner as we get older, so if I’m on a diet and I lose weight, my clothes are going to get big. And as we age and as we lose some of the natural baby fat from our face that’s part of the reason that the face falls and the skin becomes loose. The giant mistake that many surgeons make is that they try to fix everything by pulling; by being a tailor and taking in the clothes and tightening the skin of the face. Well that’s wrong. What you create is a tight skeleton. If you think of children they don’t have tight skin in their faces, but they have soft round contours and baby fat and thicker skin. Almost always, with very few exceptions, when I do an aging face procedure, such as a facelift or a neck lift, I will always talk to the patient about fat transfer, because I’d like to gain a little weight before I take the clothes in, I’d like to gain the shape of the face back before I do any tightening. Those two things combines is what creates that beautiful, natural, and un-operated look. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.