LipiVage® is the ideal tool for harvesting
the ideal filler.
Many agree that fat is the ideal dermal filler. It is
natural, readily available in large volume and can provide permanent
results. However, until now, fat harvesting has required
relatively difficult, inefficient and time-consuming methods. In
addition, traditional methods of processing fat may have been
detrimental to cell viability and lasting results.
LipiVage® was specifically created for harvesting fat
simply, quickly and gently…giving fat a better chance
for survival and saving you a significant amount of operative
Harvesting A Better Way
LipiVage® is a new product and better way to harvest fat. Provided
with the security and convenience of a sterile packaged device,
Lipivage is the first product to provide an alternative to the
potentially harmful processes currently used to harvest fat for
LipiVage® minimizes cell damage by gently harvesting fat
at low vacuum levels. LipiVage® protects fat cells
by sparing them from the damaging g-forces of centrifugation,
a common method used to separate fat from fluids. LipiVage® saves
time by separating and concentrating fat cells within the device,
while the user is harvesting. LipiVage® also gently
and efficiently concentrates the fat cells as compared to the
gravity decanting method of cell separation, allowing the graft
to be prepared for re-injection in as little as 2-3 minutes.
Centrifuging after a harvest is no longer necessary. Pouring
off oil and wicking the fluids afterwards is also unnecessary. Harvested
fat is ready to transfer and inject immediately. LipiVage® improves
the quality and simplifies the process of fat harvesting using
just one LipiVage® device compared to requiring multiple
sterile syringes for the traditional harvest technique.
How LipiVage® Works
The tubing set attached to the LipiVage® Harvester is connected
to an aspirator and the vacuum level is set to approximately
60% of its capacity, ensuring a gentle vacuum. The transfer
adapter is removed and the recommended aspiration cannula is
attached. Fat is harvested for approximately one minute
and then fluids are drained for a few seconds. Fat is then
transferred into injection syringes using the transfer adapter
supplied. Harvesting steps are repeated for
additional fat if needed. The filter is simply rinsed for
a few seconds and the plunger tip is used to wipe the inner walls
of the filter clean in between harvests.
Fat cells collect in the filter chamber suspended within the
harvester body. Fat cells are gently pulled toward the
inner walls of the filter and collect along the length of the
front of the blue plunger tip, while fluids wash through.
Wash and Concentrate
Once inside, the fat is gently cleaned by the accompanying tumescent
fluid. Fluid and oils pass through the fat and the filter
walls and are then carried to the waste receptacle via the
tubing set. Due to the low vacuum levels, there is very
little oil present to begin with because fewer fat cells are
damaged during harvesting.
Optional Lavage or Washing Capability
LipiVage® can also be used in conjunction with a preferred
protein, insulin, or growth factor enriched solution to gently
lavage the harvested fat cells within the LipiVage® device.
After fluids are drained, the concentrated and cleaned fat is
immediately ready for injection. The unique LipiVage® plunger
tip design gently wipes the fat from the inner filter walls
and transfers the fat as the plunger is pushed forward gradually.
LipiVage®is available in the Standard and High Volume
sizes. You can expect to harvest approximately 8-10 CCs
of viable fat per harvest with the standard size and approximately
20-25 CCs per harvest with the High Volume size. The standard
size is typically used in facial and hand procedures and the
High Volume size is used in larger body procedures.
LipiVage® Aspiration and Harvest System
The LipiVage® Aspiration and Harvest System is ideal for
use in an in-office or operating room setting. Precise
vacuum control allows the aspirator to be used with the Standard
and High Volume LipiVage® Fat Harvest, Wash and Transfer
- Fast Vacuum Build-Up: The membrane vacuum regulator enables
vacuum build-up within seconds and ensures and accurate vacuum
setting for Lipivage. The Vacuum Gauge is read in mmHg
and is clearly marked for setting vacuum levels specific for
LipiVage® fat harvesting procedures.
- Quiet: The maintenance-free system operates quietly and without
- Overflow Protection System: The Suction/Waste Canister (1
liter) is autoclavable and reusable and is designed with an
optional built-in overflow protection system. Multiple
Suction/Waste Canister sizes allow for a variety of collection
Compact and Portable: The portable trolley features a convenient
foot switch for hands-free operation of the suction.
The LipiVage® aspirator is a great compliment to the LipiVage® Fat
Making your life easier and your patients happier, LipiVage®.