Lipogems® adipose/fat therapy is an innovative treatment that harvests and processes your own body fat to repair, reconstruct, and replace injured and damaged tissue. Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, in Houston, Texas, specializes in regenerative orthopedics and offers Lipogems adipose/fat therapy for patients who no longer get relief from conservative care and aren’t ready for surgery. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn how Lipogems adipose/fat therapy can help you. Telemedicine consultations are available.
Lipogems adipose/fat therapy is an innovative treatment that uses your own body fat to support the healing of injured or damaged body parts.
Your body fat is a versatile tissue that has many functions in the body, including the power to heal. In fact, your fat has more reparative cells than many other tissues in the body. However, sometimes the body is unable to access these cells.
Lipogems is a device that processes your own body fat to remove contaminants, and then washes, rinses, and resizes the fat into smaller clusters. The small clusters of fat, called Lipogems Microfragmented Fat™, is the perfect size for initiating the healing process in the treatment area.
Dr. Elbaz is an experienced orthopedic surgeon and expert in regenerative orthopedics. He determines if you’re a candidate for Lipogems adipose/fat therapy after a consultation.
He may recommend the innovative treatment if you have a musculoskeletal injury or condition and no longer get relief from conservative treatments such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and physical therapy.
You may not be a candidate for Lipogems adipose/fat therapy if you have an infection, an autoimmune disease, or you’re taking blood thinners or anticoagulant medication.
Dr. Elbaz customizes your Lipogems adipose/fat therapy treatment so you get the best outcomes. He reviews the details of your therapy at your consultation so you know what to expect.
First, using minimally invasive liposuction tools, he removes a small amount of fat from your abdomen or waist. He places the fat in the Lipogems device for processing. Once your fat is ready, he injects it into the body.
With Lipogems adipose/fat therapy, Dr. Elbaz can treat multiple areas at the same time.
Total procedure time is about an hour.
Dr. Elbaz sends you to the recovery area following your Lipogems adipose/fat therapy treatment and then sends you home.
There’s minimal downtime following Lipogems adipose/fat therapy, but Dr. Elbaz recommends you skip strenuous physical activity for a few days following the procedure.
Most people only need one treatment to get results.
To find out more about Lipogems adipose/fat therapy and how it can work for you, call Alain E. Elbaz, MD, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.