What is Lipogems?


Lipogems is a cutting edge fat transfer procedure designed to achieve facial rejuvenation and volumizing of certain other areas of the body. The procedure involves processing and purifying fat that can be delivered to the depleted areas of the face as an injectable filler.

Lipogems system ensures that the fat so processed is rich in stem cells and growth factors that can effectively restore volume, tone and texture in the face and hands. Lipogems can be a powerful anti-aging solution for patients who wish to avoid facelift cosmetic surgery, but are keen to achieve a rejuvenated facial look.

Dr. Neal Handel Introduces Lipogems

Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Neal Handel has been providing state of the art cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures to patients in Santa Barbara, California and surrounding communities for nearly four decades. Dr. Handel’s office is the first plastic surgery practice in the US to offer Lipogems, which is an FDA-approved cosmetic rejuvenation procedure.

Unlike traditional cosmetic surgery, which will involve a prolonged process from preparation to recovery, Lipogems is a less invasive procedure with minimal downtime. The entire liposuction and re-injection process can be completed in just one session of about 90 minutes.

Differentiated Benefits

Unlike the standard fat transfer procedures that a plastic surgeon may perform, Lipogems does not require the addition of any enzymes or chemicals before the fat can be re-injected into the targeted areas. This ensures that the re-injected fat comprises only the patient’s own refined cells. The minimal gap between fat extraction and injection cuts down the risk of contamination and avoids the need to add preservative chemicals.

Lipogems device is entirely disposable after single use, which ensures sterility. The fat process with the Lipogems system has a higher graft survival rate, which will improve the quality of surrounding tissue and the appearance of the overlying skin. Unlike other fat transfer techniques, with the Lipogems injection process, the processed fat flows smoothly, which helps to reduce discomfort during and after the procedure. Dr. Handel provides this procedure to his patients in Santa Barbara, CA and other areas.


Volume enhancement with Lipogems can occur most significantly in areas such as the mid face and beneath the eyes. The procedure will also vastly improve the elasticity, tone, and vitality of the overlying skin. Most effective results with Lipogems can be achieved in the following areas:

  • Mid face
  • Tear troughs
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lips and around the mouth
  • Back of the hands

Effects in the Tear Trough Area

Lipogems fat transfer technique can produce dramatic improvements to a patient suffering from hollows beneath the eyes, dark under eye circles, and crepe-like skin that give the appearance of tiredness and aging.

Refined fat helps to concentrate cells, which support the elasticity, soft tissue structure, volume and tone of the skin. The effects are ongoing, sustainable, and will continue to enhance tissue quality and elasticity under the eyes.

Effects in the Mid Face

Sagging skin in the mid face and loss of cheek volume can be addressed very effectively with Lipogems. When the treatment in the mid face is combined with targeted treatment around the eyes, lips and mouth, it can achieve overall enhancement of facial contour and definition. Facial fullness can be restored, giving a rejuvenated and youthful look.

For more information on Plastic Surgery procedures and Medical Spa treatments performed by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Neal Handel please call 310-203-0511 or click here to contact us. Office located in Beverly Hills, CA.

Written by jseals

August 5, 2015


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