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. Koplin shares some of his experience-driven insight into the question of when it’s really the right time to seek out a plastic surgeon, unexpectedly one of the most difficult steps in the entire process. Full transcript below.
Well, here’s the million dollar question: How do you know you’re ready for plastic surgery? Because that’s really the tough one; you can gather all the information, go on the web, look at the videos, and look at the photographs. But, how does a person really know they’re ready? And actually in my world, since I’ve done this a number of times and I’ve seen a lot of patients, I kind of have a handle on it and here’s what I recommend: If it’s something that you think about once a month –every once in a while you see a picture and you don’t like that picture and you throw that one away– you’re not ready for it. But, there will be a time where it really lives in your head and it becomes a daily process. Every picture that you see you throw away or don’t want to look at. Every mirror that you walk in front of, you really don’t want to take a look at yourself. Every time you put on your makeup you go, gosh this really bothers me. When it lives in your head every day, that’s when the switch goes off, and really it is a process of black and white –on and off– in many cases. You think about it and you think about it and then all of a sudden one day you go, I’m going to do it. You call up the plastic surgeon, you make the appointment, and you really go through the process. That’s when you know. When it’s living in your head; when you think about it every day, give a call to your plastic surgeon. You’re ready to go. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin and thank you for listening.