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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

There's No Fat Like Your Own Fat

Dr. Koplin explains the advantages of using natural fat from your own body, as opposed to unnatural fillers, to help shape and contour the face and get the most beautiful results possible. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

We have a saying here at the office that there’s no fat like your own fat, and this is kind of a funny saying, but it really actually has a lot of value and a lot of insight. And what I mean by that is this: Walk around Beverly Hills. Go to the restaurants, look at the awards ceremonies, look at the actors in the magazines, and a lot of them just don’t look right. They look puffed, they look funny, they look uneven; they look as if their smiles or their expressions are limited. And the reason for that is because in this town, and in many places in the country, fillers –unnatural fillers– are really the rage. Why? Well, a lot of doctors can do it. You don’t have to be a surgeon. Dermatologists, gynecologists; a lot of people who are not plastic surgeons are comfortable placing fillers. Natural fat is in the realm of the plastic surgeon because it’s a small procedure that we actually do in the operating room –but it’s a very short and very quick procedure– and it’s natural. It’s a green effect. It’s taking something that’s from you, washing it, creating a pure-cell version of the fat, and taking those healthy cells and placing them in the face where normally people would use fillers. So our patients, instead of having that swollen, unnatural look, look very natural, look un-operated and look the way that they used to look, and achieve the results that they came in requesting. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.