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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

Liposuction Technique

Dr. Koplin reviews some of the techniques he uses in liposuction –including Lipo F.E.– and displays some of the instruments he uses during the procedure. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

Another very common question that we’re asked regarding liposuction is relating to technique. Can you melt the fat by some magic, external ray, or ultrasound, or some other technique? Can you inject some kind of magical solution and make fat disappear? Can you freeze it? Can you heat it? Can you burn it? And the answer is not really; not yet. The best techniques are what I call real-time techniques, which means watching the process and changing and altering the surgery to get the final, sculpted result. One of the most wonderful new accomplishments and realizations in technique is what I call fat equalization. We call it Lipo F.E., and it’s a three-phase operation. The first phase is to do something to break up the fat, to make it easier to remove so that when do the second phase, which is the fat removal, the fat comes out easily, evenly, smoothly, in a controlled fashion. And the third thing we do is to again –to when were all finished– move around a little bit of the fat that is remaining to make it smooth, contoured, and level. The instrument that we use –I’m going to show you right here– we call it a mushroom-tip or an exploded-tip cannula. Basically all it is, is an instrument with a blunt tip –not sharp– that has some wings or gills on it, that when it passes through the tissue, disrupts the fat. It doesn’t injure the fat, it doesn’t remove the fat, and in fact is does it in a way that does it –I talk about with my patients– kind of like shaking apples off of an apple tree. What does that mean? I’ll shake the apples off, it’s a lot easier to pick them up and remove them, and then when I’m finished removing the number of apples I want, there’s a few left on the ground. I can remove them around on the ground so that the ground remains level. So the three components of that are preparing the fat for removal, actual liposuction, and then the fat equalization part at the end, which is in fact, is the most important and the most valuable part that separates it from other techniques. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thanks for listening.