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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

Natural Fat Transfer Instruments and Tools

Dr. Koplin displays some of the newest instruments used in the natural fat transfer process, which allow him to create a natural, beautiful, and lasting effect. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

One of the criticisms regarding fat transfer or fat grafting is that it’s not smooth, that it’s not even, that it’s not placed in exactly the right location. And I wanted to share with you some of the newer concepts that allow us to do this in a very precise, very natural, and very safe manner. And the instrumentation is allowing things to be very precise and using very small, very thin but very safe cannulas, they’re called. The one that I’m showing you is what I use for the lower eyelid areas. The actual size of this is less than one millimeter in diameter, and the inside of it is even smaller, but it has a Teflon coating on this inside so that the fat can flow smoothly through it without being injured, and in this way we can place a very small bead of fat throughout the tissues in multiple tunnels, in multiples levels, and in a crisscrossing manner to place a very smooth layer and get a really lovely result. Prior to this technology the difficulty is this is very thin skin and we have to be extremely careful there that we don’t see any bumps or irregularities from the fat. The second thing that’s wonderful technology is this instrument here, and it’s called a cell brush. What it does is it allows us, instead of having a syringe where we’re pushing –such as this– it allows us instead to take a dial and very slowly turn the dial which places the fat through the syringe through the cannula into the tissues. So, it’s strong enough that it doesn’t allow that it doesn’t allow anything to clog or to become obstructed in the process, and it’s smooth enough that we can just turn it a tiny bit and be absolutely meticulously precise. So, I’m very comfortable, and I’ve actually done hundreds, probably thousands of fat transfer procedures only in the lower eyes and of course in more areas of the body and face as well. But this new technology has been revolutionary to help us get wonderful, established, safe results. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.