Treatments – AMPP
What is AMPP®?
We exclusively offer our patients Activated Mesenchymal Pericyte Plasma injections (AMPP®). This innovative and minimally invasive procedure is a combination of Lipogems® and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy..
Lipogems® is a cutting-edge technology that harnesses the natural and powerful reparative capability of adipose (fat) tissue. Regenerative cells are separated from fat tissue using the Lipogems® system and re-injected into the painful area.
The Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) procedure involves the extraction of the platelet-rich part of blood, which is then re-injected into the injured area with the aim of increasing the local concentration of platelets and growth factors. AMPP® harnesses the body’s natural capacity to improve and repair damage caused by degeneration using cells and factors from both adipose (fat) tissue and blood.
The four steps of AMPP®
1. Fat Harvesting
Our surgeon removes fat from your mid section or thigh by making two small incisions of less than 1 cm each. The fat is removed using a water-assisted suction tool while you are sedated.
2. Blood Withdrawal
To generate the PRP injection, blood is drawn from your arm by our anaesthetist exactly the same way that a blood test is performed. This is then centrifuged in a special machine to prepare the injection in theatre.
The regenerative cells are separated from your fat tissue using the Lipogems® system. Meanwhile plasma is separated from blood cells using a centrifuge. Your cells remain unchanged and no other chemicals are added.
A combination of adipose (fat) and PRP injections known as AMPP® is then administered by our consultant under fluoroscopic guidance to ensure precision.