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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure intended to remove* unwanted fat cells, in order to reduce the appearance of unsightly bulges and improve the shape and contour of the body. Unfortunately, for some individuals, liposuction outcomes may be less than optimal, leaving unwanted ripples or uneven fat distribution. For individuals who are unhappy with their liposuction outcomes, liposuction revision procedures at Ennis Plastic Surgery can offer reliable smoothing and body contouring.
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To learn about liposuction revision, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-405-9020 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
Common reasons for liposuction revision include:
- Not enough fat removed* during the first procedure
- Asymmetrical results, including asymmetrical fat distribution
- Poor blending of treatment area to surrounding tissue
- Rippling of skin and superficial soft tissue
- Unnatural and unwanted lumps and bumps
For liposuction revision, there are several treatment options available. Each case is individually designed to meet specific goals and outcomes. To the surprise of many clients, many cases do not require any surgical procedure, as non-invasive energy based technology can deliver excellent revisions. Treatment options for liposuction revision surgery include: surgical liposuction correction and/or energy based treatments. Energy based treatments are non-invasive options that work at the subcutaneous fat layer, targeting the cells that liposuction targets.
Types of Liposuction Revision
All forms of treatment aim to eliminate* or reduce the size or quantity of fat cells in the area.
- Surgical liposuction revision: utilizing surgical procedure of liposuction to reduce fat deposits in specific regions that were not properly addressed in a prior liposuction procedure
- UltraShape: fat elimination using ultrasound energy
- VelaShape III: fat reduction and skin tightening using infrared light and radio frequency
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Surgical liposuction involves another liposuction procedure, removing unwanted fat cells in a detailed and specific manner, with the intention of correcting for asymmetries or bulges. The liposuction procedure is an invasive technique in which small incisions are made in the treatment area. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted through the incisions to extract fat from the body. The cannula is attached to a powerful vacuum and may be coupled with a laser or ultrasound modality for easier fat removal. As the fat is removed*, the body is reshaped for smoother and more even contours. Surgical scars are very small and well hidden in inconspicuous positions of the body. Learn about surgical liposuction.
Liposuction revision procedure is administered with anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety. Depending on the extent of the liposuction to be performed, patients may receive general anesthesia, conscious sedation or a local anesthesia. After the procedure is completed, the treatment area is wrapped in an elastic bandage to reduce swelling and support the affected soft tissues. Patients should expect some discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure, but these symptoms will subside over several days or weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days after undergoing liposuction or liposuction revision surgery.
Surgical liposuction is warranted for individuals who require further fat elimination to correct for asymmetries, or if the original procedure did not remove* enough fat tissue.
UltraShape utilizes focused ultrasound to destroy fat cells and reduce body circumference. Ultrasound is a safe and effective energy form that utilizes sound wave energy, set to a specific frequency. The focused sound waves are pulsed into the stored fat cells, mechanically disrupting their cell membranes. Inside the fat cells, the fat exists as triglycerides. When the fat cell membrane is broken via ultrasound, the triglycerides are naturally released and eventually metabolized to the liver. The liver processes these fatty molecules, using them for energy and then eliminating them naturally. Learn about UltraShape.
With this process, the fat cells are removed* from the body after the UltraShape treatment. Therefore long lasting results are achieved. Because the ultrasound waves are so focused, the other body structures are not harmed and there is no bruising or numbness. UltraShape utilizes 3D mapping during the session to ensure uniform delivery and contour regularity. This is why UltraShape is so effective in correcting for unwanted lumps or ridges that may be left from a liposuction procedure.
The UltraShape treatments are typically delivered once every two weeks to allow the body to naturally remove* the destroyed fat cells between sessions. The typical dosing of treatments is three sessions, spaced two weeks apart. One session takes approximately 45 minutes. Measureable results are noticeable after two weeks.
The VelaShape III treatment is a non-invasive body shaping system that combines three different energy technologies with therapeutic massage in order to reshape and contour the body. The combination of these energies causes deep heating of the fat cells, fibrous connective tissues and stimulates collagen fibers and local cellular metabolism. The three energy forms include: infrared (IR) heat, bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and mechanical tissue manipulation with pulsed vacuum and massage rollers.
The VelaShape III treatment heats the treatment area evenly and quickly without skin damage. The treatment is able to combat adipose tissue, by shrinking the size of the fat cells. The radio frequency works below the dermis layer of skin, heating the fatty adipose tissue and shrinking the fat cells. The infrared heat penetrates to the dermis layer, stimulating collagen production. The new collagen production brings about smoother, firmer and tighter skin.
The heating source is delivered a comfortable and consistent manner, with the help of vacuum pressure, gently pulling the treatment area closer to the heat source. The combination of vacuum, IR and RF causes deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue, and the dermal collagen fibers. Together, these energies shrink the fat cells, soften the connective tissue and stimulate new collagen for better elasticity and resilience. This reduces the appearance of cellulite in the treated area. The result is a localized reduction in skin laxity, increased volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
VelaShape III treatments are typically performed once a week, for a minimum of three treatments. The treatment duration can last between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Results can be seen as early as 1 week from the first treatment, but optimal results are obtained after several sessions. Patients are pleased to find that the treatment is pain-free, and it does not require any anesthesia. Patients can expect to experience a gentle, warm heat with a comfortable massage.
What to Expect from a Liposuction Revision
Liposuction revision treatment will vary from patient to patient. Each case is individualized, depending on the areas to be treated or the extent of revision necessary. Surgical revision may be indicated for cases that require more fat cell elimination, while energy based treatments by be indicated for cases that simply require smoothing and subtle corrections. Liposuction revision treatments can be directed through a series of treatments to improve body contours.
All treatments begin with an individualized consultation, in which the patient will discuss his or her concerns and desired outcomes. A thorough evaluation will help to determine which form or forms of treatment would be best suited to reach the expected goals. For many individuals, a combination of treatments is indicated for optimal results.
The Ennis Plastic Surgery Difference
Ennis Plastic Surgery offers expert liposuction treatment for incomparable results. We are even more proud of our excellent outcomes in liposuction revisions. We are uniquely dedicated to our patients through each stage the procedure, from consultation through full recovery. In addition, we are proud to offer energy based technology by Syneron Candela. Syneron Candela is known for their high standards of technologically advanced equipment, for reliable and repeatable outcomes. If you are ready to learn how a liposuction revision can improve your body shape and contours, contact Ennis Plastic Surgery today.