What is Revision Lipo?
Dr. Rojas Approach
Dr. Rojas will make small incisions, oftentimes using the ones that were previously used so as to avoid creating new scars on your body, to insert a liposuction cannula and perform the procedure. Using either the Tumescent or Super-Wet technique, fluid will be injected to reduce pain and bleeding during and immediately after the procedure. The liposuction cannula will be connected to vacuum suction and the excess fat will be removed.
In revision cases, the use of adjunct technologies like VASER, Skin RADIOFREQUENCY and HEATING are often necessary for optimal results. Sometimes fat grafting will also be needed to correct areas of previous over-resection (where too much fat was removed creating an area of indentation or scarred-in/tethered skin). In addition, sometimes skin excision is needed to achieve a greater level of skin tightening to help even out the irregularities caused by the previous procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Rojas will be able to determine the techniques that will be required for optimal individual results.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction revision?
Revision Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction revision is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation, depending on the technique to be used, the number of areas to be addressed and the overall extent of the procedure.
Dr. Rojas starts with the infiltration of the tumescent fluid for the liposuction portion of the procedure. This will help decrease the amount of pain and bleeding during and after the surgery. He uses different liposuction techniques like PAL (power assisted), VASER (ultrasound assisted), and SMART/LASER (laser assisted) LIPO. He uses different liposuction cannulas to extract the fat. Fat is removed from different levels and in different directions to obtain more balanced and even results.
Recovery after Revision Liposuction
Following revision liposuction, you will need to wear special compression garments on the treated areas. This will help to reduce swelling and help the skin to re-drape over the underlying muscles. Bruising and swelling will occur but should disappear within three weeks. Any discomfort can be treated with pain medication. It is important that patients avoid any strenuous activity for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery. Healing is gradual, visible results will be immediate, but it may take up to 3-6 months before you will be able to see the final results of your surgery and truly appreciate the highest level of definition.
For revision liposuction cases, the Post Procedure Lymphatic Massages are essential. You will likely require more massage sessions and with more frequency than in regular or primary liposuction cases. This will help minimize post operative swelling, development of fibrosis and scar tissue formation. Dr. Rojas typically recommends 15-20 sessions total with an average of 3 sessions per week.