Lipogems

Lipogems is cutting-edge technology that harnesses the powerful healing capacity of your own adipose tissue to support your body’s natural regenerative process.

What Is Lipogems?

The Lipogems device & process was invented in Europe by researchers looking for a way to optimise fat cells for biologic and reconstructive applications. Realising that the reparative benefits obtained from this novel method far surpassed expectations, the developers reached out to colleagues at major research institutes around the world to help understand and investigate the unique and exceptional characteristics of the micro- fragmented fat obtained with the device. Lipogems has now been used in more than 8,000 clinical cases globally and clinical studies at major research institutes are ongoing.

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Benefits of using Fat?

In the past, FAT has been characterized as being bad for us; something to eliminate from a healthy diet and something to work off of our midsections. However, research has shown that not only is consuming certain types of FAT beneficial to our health, our own body FAT has many properties that are essential to optimize the body’s function, including cushioning and support for our joints and help support the repair of damaged or injured tissue. Some benefits of using FAT cells are;

  • FAT  is minimally invasive to harvest
  • Most people have a lot of extra FAT
  • FAT is the highest quality tissue
  • FAT has 100-500 times more reparative cells than other similar tissue.
  • Research has shown that as a person ages, their FAT maintains its reparative properties unlike other similar tissue, such as bone marrow, which may lose healing capacity with age.
  • FAT contains many supportive and reparative cells that help to promote a healing environment throughout the body

The Procedure

The Lipogems procedure can be performed in under one hour in an outpatient clinical setting. It requires only local anesthesia and there is minimal recovery time. Your physician will collect a small volume of fat from your midsection or “love handles” using a minimally invasive technique that requires only a very small incision.

The Process

The Lipogems are created in a closed-system device that uses only sterile saline solution to wash away the impurities. The gentle process micro-fragments the fat, preserving the natural and beneficial properties of the tissue. The optimal size of the Lipogems tissue allows your physician to accurately inject a specific treatment site with a small gauge needle and minimise pain at the injection site.

Body Composition Analysis

The Lipogems micro-fragmented injectable fat can be used to repair injured or damaged tissue and provides cushion and structural support that enhances your body’s natural healing process. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) rigorously reviewed the Lipogems System and has authorised the sale and clinical use of the product in the United States since December 2014.

You may be a candidate for Lipogems if:

  • You suffer from an injury or ailment that limits your normal daily functioning or physical activity. 
  • You would like to explore Lipogems as a minimally invasive alternative to a major surgical intervention.
  • Treatment options, such as physiotherapy, NSAIDS, or steroid injections have not provided significant relief.

Development

The treatment at Regenerative Medicine Dublin is performed the way the inventor of the Lipogems teaches the administering of the treatment. It is carried out at our clinic under sterile conditions in our treatment rooms at Sports Surgery Clinic. There is often no need for a general anaesthetic as Lipogems is a minimally invasive procedure and is performed under local anaesthetic in most cases.

Did You Know?

Every tissue in your body is constantly repairing itself. Adipose tissue (fat) has been widely studied in literature and is known to have an innate healing potential. The use of fat was documented during World War I to aid in the healing of soldiers’ battle wounds. Since then, a large body of research has demonstrated a variety of promising applications foradipose tissue in healing and regenerating damaged tissues.

Lipogems is a cutting-edge technology that harnesses the natural and powerful reparative capability of your adipose tissue reserves. This novel procedure may provide a natural alternative or addition to surgical intervention to support your body in the reconstruction and repair of damaged or injured tissue.

Costs

We have pioneered the introduction of Lipogems to Ireland and we are proud to have keep the cost to the patient to an absolute minimum. We want Lipogems to be an option for as many patients as possible. The costs of consultation or the procedure are not covered by insurance providers so the breakdown of fees will be provided to you at consultation. While approved for use in the USA by the US FDA, as well in the EU by CE EU marking, it is of note that this method of fees is standard globally ie that is an option out of pocket for all patients internationally.