About Dr. Koplin
Dr. Koplin believes that a good plastic surgeon must be a skilled expert, a perfectionist, and an artist who's able to visualize results
Lawrence M. Koplin, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a native of Beverly Hills, California, where he attended both elementary and high school. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. His medical training was at The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he trained with noted heart surgeons Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley, followed by a full five-year general surgery residency in Los Angeles prior to beginning his specialization in plastic surgery.
Dr. Koplin returned to Houston for his plastic surgery residency, where he acquired extensive experience in the treatment of children with birth defects, multiple reconstructive techniques, and a wide range of cosmetic procedures. He also had the opportunity to study under Dr. Thomas Cronin, inventor of the silicone breast implant. Under Dr. Cronin’s tutelage, Dr. Koplin received specialized experience in all aspects of breast surgery, including augmentation (placement of implants), reduction, uplifts and reconstruction following mastectomy.
An author of multiple articles and several book chapters on plastic surgery, Dr. Koplin holds double board certification in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, and is regarded as an innovative artist in the field of plastic surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
He is a member of or in good standing of the:
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- California Medical Board
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.
Dr. Koplin believes that a good plastic surgeon must be a skilled expert, a perfectionist, and an artist who’s able to visualize results. His artistry is well-known: people travel from all over the world to see Dr. Koplin, who has acquired a reputation for plastic surgery that produces beautiful, natural–looking results. He’s also developed a reputation for being able to fix surgeries that didn’t turn out well and enhancing procedures that didn’t quite achieve their desired result.
As an expert, perfectionist, and artist, Dr. Koplin has developed and refined innovative facial and body rejuvenation techniques that often include multiple smaller changes rather than singular obvious ones, for more natural-looking results. His specialties include breast enlargement and reduction, body sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenation of the aging face, neck and eyelids, and natural fat transfer (fat-grafting).
Innovation in the Field of Fat Transfer
A pioneer of the natural fat-transfer technique, Dr. Koplin has been using this specialized technique for over 20 years to sculpt the face and body. Natural fat transfer provides youthful softness and fullness, softening wrinkles, adding fullness to aging faces, shaping natural-looking breasts and more. Dr. Koplin uses this technique to enhance cosmetic surgery, perform reconstructive repair, and as a stand-alone procedure to make people look years younger without traditional “cutting” surgery. He strongly believes that fat-transfer is a much better, safer, healthier and “greener” alternative to the hundreds of expensive artificial fillers flooding the aesthetic marketplace today.
Comfort and Privacy
All of Dr. Koplin’s patients—from secretaries to celebrities—are assured a professional atmosphere of privacy and pampering. He treats a wide spectrum of patients, male and female, in his Beverly Hills office and state-of-the-art surgical and recovery center.
Dr. Koplin also enjoys occasional trips to South and Central America where he attends children in need and assists in the training of local plastic surgeons.