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. Koplin delves into the concept of fat transfer, describing the details of the process, how he decides if it is a good option for his patient, and how best to go about the procedure based on the individual needs of his patient. Full transcript below.
What is natural fat transfer, or fat grafting process? Fat transfer is the concept of taking fat from one place in your body, where actually you don’t need it or want it, and putting it someone where it has a wonderful and permanent effect. So, it’s not different from taking skin from one part of the body and putting it on a burn and having it live it a new area. It’s the same thing in the face. It’s transferring natural, healthy, permanent living tissue into the face. How do we go about this in a consultation? Well, I’ll talk to the person and I’ll ask you, well where don’t you like the fat; where would you like to give it up from; where would you like us to steal it from? And so, we’ll identify the place that they have trouble losing fat from and that will be the site that the fat is taken from and placed into the face. In terms of where we place it in the face, that’s the aesthetic judgment that I talk to the patient about. But generally it’s anywhere that you would see the need for volume, or placement of soft, living tissue in the face. And we’ll talk in some other videos about where those places are and why I feel very comfortable and expert about the process. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.