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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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How Does Natural Fat Transfer Work?

Dr. Koplin discusses the process behind natural fat transfer and why it stands out as the most important advancement plastic surgery has made in the last decade. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

If people ask me what is the single most important revolution in plastic surgery in the last ten years, there’s no question about the answer. It’s what we call natural fat transfer, fat grafting, or fat transfer. That means the concept of taking fat from one part of the body and moving it to another part of the body and having it survive in a very healthy, productive way. How does that work? Well, we take the fat from a part of the body that you don’t need it or don’t want it, we wash it and prepare it in a certain way that makes it healthy, robust, and stem-cell rich. That fat can now be put in a syringe and injected the way one would inject fillers; that one would inject Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, all these other foreign bodies; foreign objects that aren’t natural to the body and don’t really belong in the body. The wonderful benefits of the fat transfer are that it restores the volume to the face we lose as we get older. It brings in a blood supply so that the fat is nourished and stays permanently. The blood supply make the skin thicker; more robust; it makes the texture of the skin better and even when we look very carefully it makes fine lines overlying the area in the fat transfer smaller and less noticeable. It’s a revolution in plastic surgery because instead of using foreign materials we can now use permanent parts of the person’s own body to create the effects that we could not do without foreign materials in the past. It is without a doubt the single most important concept and revolution in plastic surgery recently. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, thank you for listening.