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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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Lawrence M. Koplin , M.D., F.A.C.S.

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How to Pick a Great Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Koplin discusses the four most important criteria to look for in a plastic surgeon in order to ensure a great overall experience and high quality results. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

How do you really choose a plastic surgeon? It’s not such an easy process. It can be intimidating and I’m going to try to give you four points that I think can help you choose. The first is board certification – you don’t want to mess around with this. You want to find a plastic surgeon who’s fully board certified and that you know is qualified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The second thing is experience. You want someone that’s done this; that know the ropes; that knows what to do when there’s a question of turning left and right, and who is going to give you the absolute best final result. The third thing is what I call likeability. What does that mean? It means I want you to enjoy your experience with us. I want you to enjoy coming to the office, we will greet you as a friend and in fact I want you to become a member of our family for a period of time; I want you enjoy and look forward to seeing us and, when you don’t need to see us anymore, to miss us a little bit. And the final thing is what I call compatibility of taste. Well that means that your taste of what you’d think you’d like and my tastes should be similar, and we’ll spend a lot of time with that, showing you photographs and going through various videos to make sure that what we like and what you want is similar. With those four things I think you’ll do well in picking the right plastic surgeon. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.