About Dr. Siporin
It may seem strange that Dr. Kenneth Siporin, a board-certified plastic surgeon, dislikes the term “anti-aging.” Plastic surgeons, after all, make their living by smoothing wrinkles, restoring youthful hairlines, and tightening slackening contours. And Dr. Siporin, who was trained at Chicago Medical School and had an office on Rodeo Drive, is certainly skillful at helping his patients maintain a youthful appearance. But Dr. Siporin is not a typical plastic surgeon.
“Age isn’t something to be feared; it’s something to be embraced,” he says. “This does not mean you cannot be proactive about your health, nor does it imply that you should not make physical changes in an attempt to maintain a youthful look. There is, however, a right and a wrong way to go about it.”
According to Dr. Siporin, the “right way” to preserve one’s youthful appearance and vitality is what he calls “age optimization.” Instead of fighting aging with quick-fix cosmetic solutions, which often result in cruel caricatures of one’s original beauty (does anyone look good, let alone younger, with a too-tight complexion?), Dr. Siporin believes in making the most of your real age. “Instead of trying desperately to look younger, why not actually feel younger inside and out? By optimizing your health, bringing your hormones into balance, fighting stress, and yes, choosing the plastic surgery procedures that make us look and feel better, you can optimize your current age and love every minute of it.”
Imagine the power of realizing your potential. Imagine loving the present and looking forward to the future instead of longing for lost years. Imagine being the best possible example of yourself and discovering how wonderful you can feel here and now. “There is no magic elixir, but I do hope to share my own personal youth formula,” says Dr. Siporin. “I look forward to beginning the dialogue.”
Dr. Siporin’s Education and Training:Raised in Southern California, Dr. Siporin received a Master of Science degree from Stanford University, then went on to earn his medical degree at Chicago Medical School. He spent the next five years at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles as a Chief Resident in General Surgery, where he tended to many of the most severely ill and complex surgical patients. In this setting, Dr. Siporin received excellent training in trauma, critical care and surgical oncology. He continued his post-graduate training in a general plastic surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which was followed by two plastic surgery fellowships; the first at Boston University, where he specialized in hand and breast surgery, and finally, an aesthethic fellowship at the Davies Medical Center, a UC-San Francisco affiliate. Here, he performed hundreds of facial aesthetic surgeries under the direct tutelage of one of the country’s preeminent cosmetic plastic surgeons, Dr. John Q. Owsley.