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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 Requires Experienced Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Koplin explains why the concept of natural fat transfer is such a challenging topic for many surgeons, highlighting the unique, advantageous factors that allow a highly skilled surgeon to achieve results far beyond the capabilities of other plastic surgery concepts. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

If you’re doing a web search on the concept of fat transfer or natural fat transfer, you’ll find a lot of controversy. Why is that? Well, you’ll find places where they say it doesn’t work or where they say it’s not really natural and it doesn’t really do the job that it’s purported to do; or they’ll say it’s too difficult; or they’ll say it’s uncontrollable. Don’t listen to those people, and I’d like to tell you why. Like anything in life, it needs experienced persons, good surgeons who know how to handle the fat and to transfer the fat in a natural, healthy way. The process involves taking the fat in a very gentle manner. It involves washing and processing and treating the fat in a very gentle way, and finally, placing the fat in the same gentle process into a place where it’s accepted. If you do all three of those concepts, taking it carefully, washing and treating it carefully, and placing it in a smart manner, it’s a very predictable, very wonderful, and very powerful tool. I think that why some surgeons are negative on it is because it’s a difficult concept. It is more sculpting and three-dimensional than some parts of plastic surgery. An example: if I’m going to put an implant in someone for breast enlargement I can pick the implant and the size of the implant and place it, but I’m not making a lot of three dimensional sculptural decisions. The wonderful thing about fat transfer in the face and other parts of the body as well is that it gives us true sculptural powers to really create the look and the shape in a permanent, healthy way, and is one of the most valuable and powerful procedures in plastic surgery. It truly is the most important new concept in plastic surgery in the last decade. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.