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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

Trends in Breast Shape and Size

Dr. Koplin talks about the recent trends in breast shape and size, which tends toward a more natural, shapely figure that allows the patient to be comfortable being active. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

Let’s talk about trends in plastic surgery, and particularly, trends regarding breast shape and size. I’m from California but I happen to do my training in Texas; in Houston with that man that invented the breast implant, Dr. Thomas Cronin at a hospital in Houston. And the aesthetics of Texas is a little bit different that the aesthetics of Los Angeles, and also it has to do with time and fashion. What we like to express now to our patients is that b-cup is the new c-cup. The trend is not for big implants; big breasts; heavy breasts. It’s for shape, looking pretty in clothes, being able to exercise; being active; looking sexy and looking natural. That’s really what we try to do it terms of finding what’s right for the patient. We have a lot of models here. We have a lot of fit patients here. We have a lot of active patients here. My job is to just find what makes them look pretty, sexy, natural, and happy, and that tends to not be in the larger breast sizes anymore. I think that, in a general sense, it’s not for everyone, but part of my responsibility is plastic surgery is to guide people into what I think ultimately in the long run will be best for them. I hope this helps. B-cup is the new C-cup. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.