What Is LipoRe?

At any age, patients rely on their figure, hair, and skin for beauty and appeal. However, they usually focus only on external improvements and fail to address the internal biological aging.

We must address both.

Here at GIOSTAR, we focus on a holistic approach whereby we combat not only a patient’s outer appearance but their internal well-being as well.

As we age, our bodies begin to internally break down and endure increases in oxidative stress, a surplus of free radicals, and inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation can also eventually lead to several serious degenerative conditions later in life. These issues wreak havoc in our bodies, and accelerate the natural aging process.

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LipoRe is a unique offering from GIOSTAR that provides patients with cosmetic liposuction, while also replenishing the stem cells in their bodies. This provides the three-pronged benefit of slowing down aging, improving one’s internal health, and satisfying a patient’s need for aesthetic improvements.

LipoRe patients undergo Lipo360 – the latest technology for cosmetic liposuctions – and anti-aging stem cell therapy as a one stop-shop. Patients can now address the latest anti-aging techniques to slow down their internal aging, while trimming unwanted fat from various parts of their body with only one visit. Patients will get two services (same day) with no extra recovery time. GIOSTAR is the only company that offers this innovative service.

LipoRe leverages groundbreaking lab techniques developed by regenerative medicine pioneer Dr. Anand Srivastava (GIOSTAR’s Chairman and Co-Founder), along with the expertise of renowned surgeon Dr. Philip Conrardy.

What is Awake Liposuction?

The technique was advanced by GIOSTAR plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Gellis in response to widely documented patient concerns over safety and discomfort with liposuction under general anesthesia. Individuals undergo the procedure – also known as tumescent liposuction – while awake, hence the name. Currently, this is the most popular form of liposuction, and the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States.

How Is Awake Liposuction Performed?

Awake tumescent liposuction is performed using a diluted solution of local anesthetic and other medications, to fill the layer of fat under the skin before the removal of excess fat. The procedure begins with the doctor injecting a solution into the patient's fatty tissue, which acts as a sort of anesthesia to numb the area.

It causes the tissue to swell and grow firm, enabling the cosmetic surgeon to better target the excess fat and tissue of concern. The cosmetic surgeon also sculpts those areas that bulge to improve contouring in the areas of concern, thereby offering significant aesthetic enhancements. The doctor makes small incisions in the skin around the area that is to be treated.

From there, a cannula is inserted through the incision, which allows for the removal of excess fat. Then, once the fat is removed, the tiny wounds are covered with gauze pads, and elastic support garments are applied to impacted areas. At the same time, a sample is extracted from the patient to harvest the stem cells. Upon extraction, the sample is sent to GIOSTAR Chicago's state of the art in-house laboratory. Patients may feel some numbness for 36 hours or longer after their awake tumescent liposuction procedure.

The technique was advanced by GIOSTAR plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Gellis in response to widely documented patient concerns over safety and discomfort with liposuction under general anesthesia. Individuals undergo the procedure – also known as tumescent liposuction – while awake, hence the name. Currently, this is the most popular form of liposuction, and the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States.

What Are the Advantages of Awake Liposuction?

Awake tumescent liposuction offers several advantages over traditional liposuction in terms of efficacy, safety, and the level of pain felt by patients. Most importantly, awake tumescent liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure that doesn’t require general anesthesia or IV sedation. Hence, patients can enjoy a reduced recovery time, avoid a lengthy stay in the hospital, and return to regular exercise, work, and other elements of their routine fairly quickly. Further, in avoiding general anesthesia, awake liposuction greatly reduces the risk of potential complications, along with the overall cost of the procedure to the patient.

To achieve maximum efficacy, cosmetic surgery requires unfettered access to areas with excess fat. Hence, awake liposuction is extremely effective in this regard. Patients are under only oral sedation and therefore able to easily switch positions when asked, allowing the surgeon to more effectively target problem areas. Further, patients experience fewer complications with the procedure, and a much lower incidence of bleeding, bruising, and skin irritation

 

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Would I Be A Good Candidate For LipoRe?

As with all procedures performed at GIOSTAR Chicago, individuals must complete a medical review form and undergo a thorough screening process from our clinical review team. Patients must meet specific requirements for weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), and other criteria in order to be eligible for the procedure.

LipoRe allows for same-day fat removal for both men & women from the:

The Cosmetic Surgery Is Supplemented By:

Why GIOSTAR Chicago?

GIOSTAR Chicago is one of the first and only centers in the world to provide patients with the convenience of a combined offering. Patients can have both procedures performed in one visit, and only have to go through the recovery process once. Ultimately, they greatly benefit from the services of highly credentialed plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Gellis, regarded by many as one of the pioneers of awake tumescent liposuction.

From there, a cannula is inserted through the incision, which allows for the removal of excess fat. Then, once the fat is removed, the tiny wounds are covered with gauze pads, and elastic support garments are applied to impacted areas. At the same time, a sample is extracted from the patient to harvest the stem cells. Upon extraction, the sample is sent to GIOSTAR Chicago's state of the art in-house laboratory. Patients may feel some numbness for 36 hours or longer after their awake tumescent liposuction procedure.

Ready To Take The Next Step?

Please click here to complete a medical history review form today, and one of our specialists will contact you to discuss next steps. You can also contact us via email ([email protected]) or phone (844 446 7827).

 

Written by GIOSTAR Chicago

GIOSTAR Chicago offers cutting-edge regenerative medicine techniques and protocols that have been extensively researched and developed by our leading scientists. Our team consists of world-renowned authorities in stem cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, in utero transplantation of stem cell, tissue targeting, gene therapy and clinical research. GIOSTAR Chicago physicians are highly-credential health care professionals, offering personalized patient care to patients suffering from a broad range of degenerative diseases.