New Jersey Regenerative Institute

Regenerative Medicine & Orthopedics located in Cedar Knolls, NJ

Lipogems® is a new, FDA-approved device to treat chronic joint, muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries using your own adipose tissue. Available at New Jersey Regenerative Institute in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, the Lipogems procedure can help you recover from chronic injuries and pain without going under the knife or needing a lengthy recovery period. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about Lipogems — simply call or click to book.

Lipogems Q & A

What is Lipogems®?

Lipogems is a medical device and procedure that uses your own fat cells to cushion and support injured areas — including joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons — as they heal naturally. Adipose tissue, or fat, contains 100-500 times more reparative tissue components than other tissues like bone marrow and is one of the most easily harvested tissues in the body. This makes the Lipogems procedure beneficial for many chronic injuries and pain conditions when you want to avoid surgery or other invasive procedures.

How does Lipogems work?

Adipose tissue contains regenerative cells, growth factors, and healing proteins called cytokines. Cytokines are immune cells that signal other tissues to regenerate, repair, or heal. When adipose tissue is harvested, processed with the Lipogems technology, and injected into your injured tissues, it begins a cascade of immune responses that trigger cellular regeneration.

As your cells are repaired, the cytokines also reduce inflammation in the area. This reduces pain and swelling, making your joints or soft tissues function better. Since Lipogems works on a cellular level, the healing process can take several weeks or months, but it doesn’t prevent you for continuing your normal activities, like work, exercise, or recreation compared to surgical recovery.

What conditions can benefit from Lipogems?

Lipogems is a treatment option for many chronic conditions, such as:

Lipogems can be used by adults of all ages and the team can help you determine if Lipogems is the right solution for you based on a comprehensive consultation, physical exam, and imaging.

What should I expect when getting Lipogems?

Before beginning your Lipogems procedure, your provider injects the skin on your thighs or abdomen with a numbing solution to prepare for adipose tissue harvesting. Once you’re ready, your provider uses a sterile syringe to remove two to six tablespoons of fat from the harvest area. This adipose tissue is then sterilized and processed in the Lipogems device.

When processing is complete, your provider places your Lipogems solution into a new syringe and injects it into the treatment area under ultrasound guidance for visualization purposes. This injection generally takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The entire procedure may take up to two hours in a single visit or it can be split into two visits to save you waiting time during the processing step.

Find out if Lipogems can help you by booking a visit online or by phone at New Jersey Regenerative Institute now.