What is Lipogems?
Lipogems is an award winning FDA cleared adipose tissue technology that is used to harvest, concentrate and transfer a patient’s own fat for the repair, reconstruction and replacement of injured or damaged tissue.
How can “FAT” help my injuries?
Fat or Adipose is a rich source of reparative cells. In fact as you age it is estimated that fat maintains 100’s of times more reparative cells than other tissue types making it a desirable source for harvest. Many of us carry extra fat cells on our bodies making harvest simple and low risk.
Are there studies to support this procedure?
Yes, there are over 100 studies on Lipogems use in humans and dozens on Lipogems use in Orthopedic conditions. You can review some of them HERE.
How is the procedure done?
The patient lays comfortably on a table and after cleaning and numbing the surface of the skin and fat stores, a superficial liposuction is performed. The fat is then shaken resulting in a micro-fragmentation of the fat and release of the reparative cells. The therapeutic solution is washed several times and then injected into the affected joint or tissue sites.
Is Lipogems painful?
The fat harvest or liposuction procedure is usually painless. The joint or soft tissue injection of the reparative cells may produce short term irritation.
Are you a candidate for Lipogems?
You may be a candidate for Lipogems if you have pain or impaired function due to an orthopedic condition and you are not a candidate for invasive surgery or would like to avoid surgery.
Who is NOT a candidate for Lipogems?
You may not have a Lipogems procedure if you have an active infection or active cancer, if you are pregnant, are on blood thinners, have low platelet count or have had a steroid injection in the structure of interest in the last 6 weeks. You will also not be a candidate for Lipogems if you are too thin. Individuals with a BMI < 19 may not have adequate adipose stores to use.
What is the Cost of Lipogems?
A full catalogue of prices for all procedures we perform can be found HERE
How do I schedule the procedure?
Please schedule a telehealth or in person consultation to review your case and determine if you are a candidate prior to booking the procedure. You can schedule your consult HERE!
Read about the science behind Lipogems HERE