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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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What Makes Good Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Koplin describes how the art of practicing plastic surgery requires a combination of skills and abilities, and how you can recognize these important traits in a plastic surgeon in your search for the right doctor. Full transcript below.

Transcript:

People often ask me: how do you find a good plastic surgeon? What makes a good plastic surgeon? Actually, there are three components that are very important. It’s almost like an artist painting a picture. He has to decide, well, what do I want the picture to look like? What feelings and emotions do I want it to have when I’m finished? And secondly, you have to decide what kind of paint; what kind of canvas; what technique are you going to be using to get that concept? And the third, and also very important part, is you have to be able to paint. So, in plastic surgery it’s very important that the patient talk to the doctor, and that the doctor really listen, to find what they want. It’s not what the doctor wants. It’s what the patient wants. The second thing is to explain to the patient: well, how are we going to get there? There are a hundred different ways to do something, and my job is to try to find the simplest safest, best way to make that picture. And the final thing is, you have to be able to paint. Surgeons have to be technically competent and have significant surgical experience to create that final look. If you don’t have all three, it’s really not going to work. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.