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!
There was a television show on a few years ago called Dr. 90201, and it was a very popular show, and people all around the world actually watched it, followed it, and were very interested in it. In a sense –even though actually I was asked to be on the show and for various reasons I chose not to be– I am a Dr. 90201, and I’d like to tell you why. I was born in Beverly Hills; I was born at a hospital that still exists today that I go see patients in. I grew up in Beverly Hills in the public schools, and then I actually left Beverly Hills to go to college at Berkeley, public university, and then to do my training in Texas. Many of the doctors here –and I don’t really mean to be critical– but many and even most of the doctors here, and I mean plastic surgeons, are here not having grown up here, not being from here, but are here because they want to be Hollywood plastic surgeons; they want to be Beverly Hills plastic surgeons; they want to be Dr. 90201. Well that’s fine and I have no qualms for that. But really when you come to think of it the reason I’m here is because my family is here, my parents, my children, and all my childhood friends. So, Dr. 90201 for me means coming back to where you grew up and living in the community that nurtured you, and trying to give back something too.