How much does Lipogems cost? Why is Lipogems expensive? Why do you charge less for Lipogems than some other providers? These are questions Dr Ralph Rogers is frequently asked about the Lipogems procedure.
Lipogems can be used for treatment of joint pain from osteoarthritis symptoms. It involves taking a small sample of fat – usually from the midsection – micro-fracturing the fat to collect the beneficial part and then injecting this into the affected joint to repair damaged tissue, provide cushioning and enhance the body’s natural healing process.
Lipogems creates a “regenerative microenvironment”. This regenerative medicine treatment can greatly improve your quality of life, reduce your pain and increase function whether you’re suffering from knee pain, hip pain or other osteoarthritis pain. It can also help delay – and in some cases prevent – joint replacement surgery.
How much does Lipogems cost?
The cost of Lipogems varies greatly depending on the clinic, but also on whether you have Lipogems in London or elsewhere in the country. Some clinics in the UK charge around £10,000, others charge less, but this will be based on a variety of different factors, which we will look at shortly.
If you choose to undergo Lipogems treatment with leading Regenerative Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultant Dr Ralph Rogers, you can expect to pay £5,400 for one joint, and £6,400 for two joints. Before any Lipogems procedure an initial consultation (£250) will be required in order to assess your suitability for the procedure. Dr Rogers prefers to be completely transparent with patients so they don’t have any unexpected costs. All fees are listed on the website.
For comparison, knee replacement surgery can vary from £10,000 to £12,000 depending on surgeon and hospital; hip replacement surgery can cost anywhere from £8,500 to £16,000. Joint replacement surgery is also much more invasive, carries increased risks, has long recovery times (not to mention time off work as a result) and requires epidural or general anaesthetic.
Why is Lipogems expensive?
No matter where you choose to have your treatment, there’s no denying that Lipogems is a costly procedure – but it is an investment in your quality of life.
Dr Ralph Rogers says: “It’s important for patients to understand what the cost of Lipogems includes and what their chosen doctor or clinic is charging them for to ensure they are not paying for unnecessary add-ons.”
The cost of Lipogems treatment takes into account the cost of the consulting room for the period of the procedure (approximately one hour); the cost of a nurse; the cost of your chosen doctor’s time; and the cost of the Lipogems kit – each patient requires a single use sealed and sterile kit which is used to collect the fat, process and inject it into the joint.
You are also paying for the expertise of your chosen doctor. Your doctor’s experience in the procedure and skill at performing the treatment can have a considerable impact on the success of your treatment and shouldn’t be underestimated.
“Before agreeing to any Lipogems treatment, I recommend reviewing your chosen doctor for their skills and expertise, and what your chosen clinic is charging you for – there’s no need to be paying for unnecessary extras for what is a relatively quick outpatient procedure.” advises Dr Rogers.
Why does Dr Rogers charge less than some other providers for Lipogems?
Lipogems cost varies widely between clinics and can be upwards of £10,000. But why would you pay double when you can have the Rolls Royce treatment for less?
You may have noticed that the cost of Lipogems with Dr Rogers is less than some other providers. He often gets asked why he charges less and if his patients will still get quality care. Well, the answer is yes. In fact, you’ll receive the gold standard when it comes to your treatment and care.
Although Dr Rogers charges less this doesn’t mean the treatment is inferior, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. With Dr Rogers you’re not paying for any unnecessary extras. And most importantly, you’ll be treated by one of the most experienced doctors in Lipogems in the UK. Dr Ralph Rogers was trained in Lipogems in Italy by the inventor, Professor Carlo Tremolada, and was the first doctor to bring Lipogems to the UK. He also trains other doctors in the Lipogems procedure.
Lipogems is designed as an outpatient procedure. That means:
- There is no need for an anaesthetist.
- There is no need for a plastic surgeon.
- There no need for a radiologist for injection.
- The procedure only requires one consultant (and a nurse).
- There’s no need for sedation or general anaesthetic.
- No theatre required.
Some clinics will insist on some (or all) of the above, but these additional add-ons are not needed and will unnecessarily increase the cost of your Lipogems treatment. Why pay for these extras when you don’t have to?
Lipogems is an investment in your health and recovery and can delay or even prevent – the need for major surgery. How does living a pain-free life sound?