Lipogems

The Natural Way to Heal Using Your Own Powerful Fat

Background

As you age, your skin has been exposed to many stressors like the environment (UVA and UVB rays, pollution) and hormonal changes that may cause aging and damage to the area. Your genetics may also make you more prone to aging and sagging of the skin. Aging causes collagen and elastin to break down and this may cause the skin to sag, wrinkles, and fine lines, and lose the shape of the overall structure of the body part overtime. Common areas include the eyes, hands, lips, and cheeks.

While some fillers are designed to build volume and structure, they can cause you to look plastic or unnatural overtime.

Use your own powerful fat to help you heal the natural way.

Why Use Your Own Powerful Fat?

Since fat is a structural tissue, it may be used to help provide cushion and support in the area that is injected. In addition, Lipogems may be used to reconstruct, repair, or replace damaged or injured tissue.

  • Allows for normal movement and facial expressions
  • Feels natural to the touch
  • Repairs, reconstructs, the damaged or injured tissue
  • Natural way to possibly attain smoother looking skin and enhancements to an area

The Amazing Power of Fat

Scientifically, fat is called adipose tissue. Fat is a versatile tissue that plays essential roles in the way our body functions, but one of the most remarkable is the role that fat may play in how we heal. Many studies over several decades have been conducted exploring the healing potential of fat.1,2,3,4

Fat contains network of blood vessels, connective tissue, and important regenerative cells including adipose-derived stem cells. The tissue works together as a functional unit.

Did you know?

  • Fat is crucial for health. It contains numerous cells to fuel and maintain the body’s needs
  • Fat contains many reparative cells that help to promote a healing environment in response to a tissue injury
  • Fat can be easily accessed and collected through a minimally invasive procedure and local anesthesia
  • Research has shown that as a person ages, their fat maintains its reparative properties unlike other tissues5

Who Would Be An Ideal Candidate for Lipogems?

People that are looking to:

  • Undergo body contouring procedures that could enhance appearance, which could lead to a boost in self-confidence and be less self-conscious about appearance.
  • Potentially attaining smoother looking skin through aesthetic body contouring.
  • Provide cushion and support to an area for a desired look

Lipogems may be right for you:

  • You would like to add subtle volume to an area
  • You would like fill an area that has bodily depressions
  • You have areas that are wrinkled or sunken
  • You have damaged or injured tissue that needs to be repaired
  • You have an area that needs to be reconstructed
  • You are looking for a more natural way to heal
  • You would like to use your own tissue instead of a synthetic product

Since fat is a structural tissue, it may be used to help provide cushion and support in the area that is injected. In addition, Lipogems may be used to reconstruct, repair, or replace damaged or injured tissue.

However, the patient must be aware that cosmetic procedures are designed for improvement, not perfection. Patients should have realistic goals and expectations for their cosmetic treatment. Be sure to discuss your reasons for wanting to undergo this operation with the doctor during your consultation visit. This will also help determine your candidacy for the procedure.

Where Can Lipogems Be Used?

Lipogems may be used in any area that you are potentially attaining smoother looking skin through aesthetic body contouring or are looking to provide cushion and support to an area for a desired look.

Hands • Eyes • Face and Lips • Face Sculpturing • Neck • Hands • Upper Chest V-area • Knee Joint • Penile • Vaginal • Labia Majora • Skin Beautification • Periorbital • Perioral • Face Pigmentation • Breast • Butt

One Step Away: Lipogems®: Experience The Difference

Fat Harvesting Procedure – In a minimally invasive and immediate procedure, your physician will make a tiny puncture through your skin and collect a small amount of fat from either your midsection or “love handles.”

Gently Processing Your Fat Using Saline – Next, your collected fat will be processed in the unique Lipogems device using only sterile saline solution to wash away any impurities, toxins, and inflammatory elements. During this process, your fat is washed, rinsed, and resized into smaller clusters while keeping the natural beneficial properties of your fat.

Lipogems is Delivered Into the Body Area(s) to Allow You to Heal the Natural Way – Since the Lipogems process micro-fragments your fat, the size of Lipogems tissue is ideal to facilitate healing in the treatment site. Your physician will then use a small needle to inject the Lipogems tissue into the treatment site. Additionally, Lipogems stays in the area where it is injected instead of being reabsorbed, allowing your body to maximize the benefits of Lipogems for a longer period of time.

What Are The Benefits Of The Lipogems Procedure?

Simple and Quick Procedure – Lipogems is injected into the skin in a simple, quick treatment that can be performed in one single session and less than one hour.

Best Quality Tissue – Your own fat has the best quality tissue and there is less risk of rejection and infection.

Pure – Only uses saline to wash away the impurities that cause inflammation such as blood, oil, and dead cells.

Preserves All the Reparative Cells Inside Your Fat Tissue

Optimal Size – The device gently resizes the fat tissue to an optimal size that is easy for injection and also allows for greater interaction with the treatment site to help repair, reconstruct, replace the damaged or injured tissue.6

Stays Where It Is Put – The material from the Lipogems stays in the area where it is injected instead of being reabsorbed, allowing the body to maximize the benefits of the Lipogems procedure for a longer period of time.

May Be Used to Treat Multiple Areas – For patients that suffer from conditions in multiple parts of their body, the Lipogems device can easily process the fat tissue to be used to treat those areas. (Note: The patient must have enough fatty tissue to be processed.)

What You May Expect After The Procedure?

The Lipogems procedure is performed with sterile technique as a point-of-care therapy. However, as with any kind of injection or procedure, there is always a minimal risk of infection. If you experience any side effects associated with an infection at the injection or tissue collection site, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

General Recommendations:

  • Your doctor will help determine what activities you can perform.
  • It is generally recommended that you should not engage in strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks following the procedure.
  • You may experience mild to moderate swelling and/or local inflammation (that has been previously described as “fullness” or “stiffness”) at injection site and/or site of the fat collection area for up to 4-5 days following the procedure.
  • You may be given some prescription or over-the-counter pain medication and should follow your doctor’s recommendations.
  • Ice packs may be used to reduce local inflammation/ swelling. A compression garment or tape maybe given to wear for 1-2 days after the procedure.
  • It is recommended that patients should avoid taking any steroids following the Lipogems procedure for an amount of time determined by the physician.
  • Some patients may have some bruising at or around the site of fat tissue collection. Individual results vary.
  • Not all patients will have the same procedure recovery and activity. Give your body time to heal. Everybody heals differently.

Rare or Uncommon Side Effects:

  • A “ball-like” collection of fluid and/or blood (seroma or hematoma) are rarely seen, and you should contact your healthcare provider if this occurs.
  • An infection in the harvesting area is extremely rare. If you notice increased pain, swelling, redness, fever, or oozing from the tissue harvest area, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Pure You - Simply Gorgeous

Ask your doctor about the how you can use your own powerful fat for a natural way to heal

References:

  1. Les Sept Dernières Plaies (1928)
  2. D’ippolito, Gianluca, Paul C. Schiller, Camillo Ricordi, Bernard A. Roos, and Guy A. Howard. “Age-Related Osteogenic Potential of Mesenchymal Stromal Stem Cells from Human Vertebral Bone Marrow.” Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 14.7 (1999): 1115-122. Web.
  3. Melief, S. M., J. J. Zwaginga, W. E. Fibbe, and H. Roelofs. “Adipose Tissue-Derived Multipotent Stromal Cells Have a Higher Immunomodulatory Capacity Than Their Bone Marrow-Derived Counterparts.” Stem Cells Translational Medicine 2.6 (2013): 455-63. Web.
  4. Caplan, Arnold I. “Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering versus Regenerative Medicine.” Journal of Cellular Physiology 213.2 (2007): 341-47. Web.
  5. Hass, Ralf, Cornelia Kasper, Stefanie Böhm, and Roland Jacobs. “Different Populations and Sources of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC): A Comparison of Adult and Neonatal Tissue-derived MSC.” Cell Commun Signal Cell Communication and Signaling 9.1 (2011): 12.
  6. Bosetti et al. Human Lipoaspirate as Autologous Injectable Active Scaffold for One-Step Repair of Cartilage Defects. Cell Transplant. (2016): 25: 1043-1056.

Disclaimer

Individual results vary. Not all patients will have the same post procedure recovery and results. See your physician to discuss your potential benefits and risks.

The Lipogems System is a sterile medical device intended for the closed-loop processing of your own fat tissue in medical procedures involving the harvesting, concentrating and transferring of your own fat (adipose) tissue harvested with a legally marketed lipoplasty system. This can be used as an adjunct to surgery to support soft tissue defect repair and may promote healing in orthopaedics and plastic and reconstructive surgery. The Lipogems procedure may or may not be appropriate for all patients.

Like any medical procedure, there is a risk for soreness, redness, swelling, and/or pain. These procedures require needle access (size, location and depth vary depending on the procedure) and this may result in (but not limited to), discomfort, pain, apprehension, bruising, tenderness, bleeding, swelling, or infiltration at the injection site. Other symptoms that may occur include lightheadedness, fainting, nausea, or vomiting. There is slight risk of an infection at the injection site and have minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications as with any other injection procedure. Since the fat is from your own body minimal concern of disease transmission, allergic reaction or tissue rejection. For patients with chronic medical conditions such as autoimmune, diabetes, heart or lung disease, circulatory diseases or obesity, extreme caution may be necessary. There are rare but possible risks and complications due to fat transfer including an allergic reaction to the local anesthetic, damage to underlying structures, hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal), changes in sensation, unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures, permanent discoloration caused by a ruptured blood vessel at the treatment site, calcification, a divet in the area of the tissue harvest, peri-operative bleeding, a blood clot at the treatment or donor site, an infection, scar tissue, and a fat embolism caused by a fat injection mistakenly directed into a blood vessel, and death.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Speak to your doctor to decide if the Lipogems procedure is appropriate for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will have the same result or achieve their desired outcome. The lifetime of any procedure is limited and depends on each patient. Your doctor will counsel you about strategies for your post-procedural care. It is important to closely follow your physician’s instructions regarding post-procedure activity, treatment and follow-up care.

Ask your doctor if the Lipogems procedure is right for you.

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