Adipose tissue, commonly known as fat, is used to provide cushion and support to help the natural healing process by supporting the repair, replacement, reconstruction of damaged or injured tissue.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the fat harvesting is typically not painful. The anesthesia is applied to ensure adequate numbing is achieved. A small amount of fat tissue is removed from the stomach, “love handles” or thigh areas with a small needle using a local anesthetic to numb the area. This is also referred to as a “mini-liposuction” procedure, similar to cosmetic surgery procedures. Roughly 4-8 tablespoons of fat is obtained.
We use an FDA approved device to wash, micro fragment the fat and remove any impurities so that only the beneficial properties of the tissue remains. Your own fat (adipose tissue) is processed in a closed looped system using only saline to wash and rinse the impurities (blood, oil, cell debris) and progressively resize the tissue (minimally manipulated) to an optimal size.
Many experts in the Regenerative Medicine field feel that fat may be the ideal regenerative tissue since it has everything we need including growth factors, regenerative cells, and the fat itself which acts as a three dimensional matrix.
Adipose tissue contains important reparative cells adipocytes, pre-adipocytes, pericytes, medicinal signaling cells, microvasculature, and other cells incorporated into a collagen matrix. Retention of this microarchitecture is key in sustaining the normal function of the cells during tissue healing and repair.
We use an FDA-cleared device for processing and same-day injection of adipose tissue. We do not use Collagenase or Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) in any of our procedures since we believe that these are not permitted by the FDA. We are compliant under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and the same day surgical exception.
“Stem cells are the conductors, the platelets are the construction workers, and the fat is the scaffolding. Together they are a powerful army.”
We use your own cells to help regenerate tissue at the site of cellular damage. Our process addresses your pain in a natural way, without relying on narcotic pain medications or invasive surgery and without artificial implants or replacements.
Your fat can help activate injected stem cells by creating a healthy environment for them to multiply as well as providing important cushioning and scaffolding.
The PRP instructs the body to send stem cells to the area of damage and at the same time causes the stem cells to reproduce and begin repair.