Lipogems Specialist

Deepan Patel, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Deepan Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Doctor located in Glen Rock, NJ & Jersey City, NJ

Do you have an ailment or injury that keeps you from enjoying life? You may have tried steroid injections or physical therapy but still didn’t find significant relief. Dr. Deepan Patel of the Sovereign Health Medical Group Jersey City and Glen Rock, New Jersey offers several cutting-edge treatment options for common sports and recreational related injuries, including ACL tears, meniscus tears, and labral tears. He specializes in using innovative Lipogems Joint Pain Injections to offer a non-invasive answer to your pain. If you're ready to live life to the fullest again, click or call to book your appointment today.

Lipogems Q & A

What is Lipogems?

Lipogems is a medical device approved by the FDA that removes fat from your abdomen. That fat can be used for injections that treat painful or arthritic joints. These injections help alleviate joint pain, allowing you to regain normal function.

How does Lipogems work?

After Dr. Patel administers local anesthesia, he uses liposuction to extract your fat. That fat gets processed inside a chamber containing numerous small steel balls. The steel balls soften the fat under a saline cleansing wash. Dr. Patel then draws your cleansed and reduced fat into a syringe and injects it at the source of your pain.

Lipogems then wash your fat tissue to remove blood and inflammatory oils while preserving the tissue's natural, beneficial qualities.

What are the benefits of Lipogems?

Lipogems is generally an alternative to surgery but may be used to accelerate healing time following surgery. Some of the benefits of Ligogems include:

  • Convenience: It's an in-office procedure that takes less than an hour
  • Stability: Fat retains its reparative properties, unlike other tissues
  • Longevity: Fat stays at the site, which allows you to benefit from Lipogems for some time

Can I benefit from Lipogems?

You may be a good candidate for Lipogems if you:

  • Have a defect in soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Want to test a minimally invasive alternative to major surgery
  • Have an ailment or injury that limits physical activity and daily function

You'd also make a good candidate if you've received other treatments such as NSAIDs, physical therapy, or steroid injections and they didn't provide the needed relief.

What can I expect after the procedure?

You can expect to avoid strenuous activity for up to two weeks following the procedure. Besides that, Dr. Patel will help you determine which activities are appropriate as you recover.

Some patients experience mild to moderate swelling at the injection site or where the tissue was harvested for up to five days after the procedure. You should ice the site in case of any swelling, and you may receive a compression garment to wear for a few days following the procedure.

All of these symptoms are temporary.

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