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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

Continuity of Aging with Natural Fat Transfer

Dr. Koplin discusses some of the great benefits to the continuity of aging that natural fat transfer can offer patients. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

I’d like to talk about one of the very big advantages of natural fat transfer into the face, as opposed to filler that most people don’t this about, and it’s what I call continuity of look; continuity of aging. What does that mean? It means that if you look younger you want to look younger and stay looking younger. You don’t want to be on a curve where you look great and then you look bad again, and then you look great, and then you look bad again. Think about it. If you’re going in and you’re having fillers, or anything that’s temporary in the face; think about how you look when you walk into the doctor’s office, which is not so wonderful, and how you look when you leave the doctor’s office, which is pretty terrific. So if you look at photographs of yourself over time you can’t really tell when you were younger or when you were older because it depends on when you were visiting your doctor. One of the big advantages of natural fat transfer is that it makes you permanently better, permanently younger, permanently softer, and so you don’t look different three months before or six months later. And that’s really what makes us look natural. And it’s one of the biggest advantages of the natural fat transfer technique over the temporary fillers. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thanks for listening.