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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Safety First in Anesthesia

Dave Fournier, the Director of Anesthesia at Roxsan Surgery Center, talks about the controlled environment of the operating room, and how he ensures the highest level of safety for patients. Full transcript below.


This isn’t a big hospital. This is a small surgery center, so we cross train, and that’s my responsibility in the operating room. I control the environment and I work very hard on safety factors, so we cross train on things like difficult airway algorithms, allergic reactions to anesthesia, earthquakes, fire drills, and that is a continuing quiz well above and beyond the standards that are required by the government. We are very well integrated and we work really hard so that should we have a problem –and we don’t– but should we ever have a problem everybody knows what to do, and that’s the great thing about having a team that works together every day. There are no unfamiliar faces, everybody knows what to do, and everybody knows the procedures that are going to be followed because we talk about them all the time.