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!
Medicine is a difficult specialty, and surgery is a particularly difficult one, and it requires a lot of hours and training in the process. I had four years of college, four years of medical school, five years of general surgery, two years of plastic surgery training, and people ask me, well why did you invest so much time into this; this is a real piece of your life that you lost; that you could have been doing other things. And actually I think about it as the opposite, I think it’s as a period of time where I found my passion, where I found my interest, where I found my skill and where I dedicated my ten thousand hours into learning my craft and learning my specialty. Even in plastic surgery, there are sad parts of it. We take care of children who are badly burned, we take care of children who have very severe birth defects: cleft lip and cleft pallet –things like that– Spina Bifida, hand deformities. There is a big component of plastic surgery that is not just frivolous fluff that you think about in Beverly Hills. And one of the things that I enjoy very much is taking some time away and actually going to foreign countries. I’ve been to Costa Rica, I’ve been to Peru, I’ve been to Ecuador, I’ve been to Mexico, doing missions where we take care of children –and some adults– who really need us; who really have nothing; who really appreciate it. And it allows me to get back what I’ve spent in my hours to really enjoy my craft and really kind of refresh myself, and to remember why I went into plastic surgery and why it’s my passion. I’m Dr. Lawrence Koplin, and thank you for listening.