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. Dave Fournier, the Director of Anesthesia at Roxsan Surgery Center, reviews the procedure and what to expect on the day of surgery, from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you are put under the effects of anesthesia. Full transcript below.
As far as what to expect, well, before you even come into surgery we’ve all met and we’ve all talked and reviewed your case and all the pertinent data. When you come into surgery in the morning you’re going to meet one of our nurses. They’re going to have you change your clothes, sign some paperwork, and wrap you up in a warm gown and put you in a room where you and I will sit down and talk. I go over the data again and explain the plan and do a very thorough examination of your airway and you medical history. At that time the surgeon will come by and do some drawing and marking on you and go over any other last minute questions you might have. When everything’s all set to go we’ll bring you back to the operating room. The first thing I’m going to do is start an intravenous line in your hand. I do use a little local anesthetic first and it’s a small intravenous line so It doesn’t hurt. We’ll begin to sedate you and put on all the monitors that we use to watch you very closely. We’ll give you some oxygen to breath and when the time is right we’ll drift you off to sleep in a very pleasant way. While you’re asleep I never leave your side; I listen to every beat of your heart; I listen to every breath you take and I will keep you safe. We work as a team, that’s our goal, and we want you to have a good experience and even though you’re asleep we’re going to make sure that happens.