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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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Ten Thousand Hours-The Magic Number

Dr. Koplin relates his experience as a surgeon to Malcolm Gladwell’s theory of the ten thousand hours it takes for a person to become expert in a subject. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

You’ll hear me talking in some of these videos about the various aspects of choosing a plastic surgeon, and the various qualities that a surgeon needs to create a good, quality, beautiful result. I read this book a few years ago; it’s called Outliers. It’s written Malcolm Gladwell, and one of the things that he talks about is that you need ten thousand hours. And what he means by that is that people who are successful; people who make a difference in the world, aren’t just lucky – they’re not in the right place at the right time. They’re ready to be in that place, and part of that process is doing something so many times and having such great experience and comfort with it that if you’re in the process and if there’s a problem, you know where to go to fix it, or you know what the alternatives are if there is a question of do you go left or right. In my consultations with my patients I’m very clear that ten thousand hours in anything in life really is important, and in surgery it’s not always good to go to the puppy, but sometimes the person that really has the groundwork and the miles and the experience is really going to be your best choice. Thank you for listening, I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin.