Technical FAQs

What is REVOLVE™ System?

REVOLVE™ System was designed by a consortium of the world’s leading plastic surgeons and scientists. It is an integrated system, engineered to deliver predictable results and high quality adipose tissue for autologous fat grafting.1 The sterile, disposable device can quickly process lipoaspirate.

What does REVOLVE™ System consist of?

REVOLVE™ System is packaged in a sterile barrier and includes one canister, vacuum connection tubing, irrigation tubing, temperature strips, and disposable catheter adapter.2 Please see the Instructions for Use and User Manual for more details.

How do I use REVOLVE™ System in a surgical procedure?

Please consult the Instructions for Use and User Manual for best practices.

Is REVOLVE™ System backed by clinical evidence?

In a preclinical study, REVOLVE™ System yielded a higher concentration of adipose tissue, eliminated free oil, significantly reduced tumescent fluid and cell debris, and provided predictable results.1 It was also shown to reduce operating room time, which translates to potential savings.3,4 Please refer to the Evidence section of this website.

How is REVOLVE™ System sold?

Please contact customer service at 1-800-275-4524 for ordering and shipping information.

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REVOLVETM System Important Safety Information 
INDICATIONS

The REVOLVE™ Advanced Adipose System (REVOLVE™ System) is used for aspiration, harvesting, filtering, and transferring of autologous adipose tissue for aesthetic body contouring. This system should be used with a legally marketed vacuum or aspirator apparatus as a source of suction. If harvested fat is to be re-implanted, the harvested fat is only to be used without any additional manipulation. REVOLVE™ System is intended for use in the following surgical specialties when the aspiration of soft tissue is desired: plastic and reconstructive surgery, gastrointestinal and affiliated organ surgery, urological surgery, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, thoracic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Contraindications to autologous fat transfer include the presence of any disease processes that adversely affect wound healing, and poor overall health status of the individual.


WARNINGS

REVOLVE™ System must be used within the same surgical procedure. Reuse of this device in the same patient in a subsequent surgical procedure, or for more than one patient, may result in infection and/or transmission of communicable diseases. Do not use the product if sterile packaging is damaged.

This device will not, in and of itself, produce significant weight reduction. This device should be used with extreme caution in patients with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, lung, or circulatory system disease or obesity. The volume of blood loss and endogenous body fluid loss may adversely affect intra and/or postoperative hemodynamic stability and patient safety. The capability of providing adequate, timely replacement is essential for patient safety.


PRECAUTIONS

REVOLVE™ System is designed to remove localized deposits of excess fat through small incision and subsequently transfer the tissue back to the patient. Use of this device is limited to those physicians who, by means of formal professional training or sanctioned continuing medical education (including supervised operative experience), have attained proficiency in suction lipoplasty and tissue transfer. Results of this procedure will vary depending upon patient age, surgical site, and experience of the physician. Results of this procedure may or may not be permanent. The amount of fat removed should be limited to that necessary to achieve a desired cosmetic effect. Filling the device with adipose tissue over the maximum fill volume line can lead to occlusion of the mesh resulting in mesh tear.


ADVERSE EFFECTS

Some common adverse effects associated with autologous fat transfer are asymmetry, over- and/or under-correction of the treatment site, tissue lumps, bleeding, and scarring. Potential adverse effects associated with REVOLVE™ System include fat necrosis, cyst formation, infection, chronic foreign body response, allergic reaction, and inflammation.


REVOLVE™ System is available by prescription only.

For more information, please see the Instructions for Use (IFU) and User Manual for REVOLVE™ System.

To report an adverse reaction, please call Allergan at 800.367.5737.

REVOLVETM System Important Safety Information 
REVOLVETM System Important Safety Information 
INDICATIONS

The REVOLVE™ Advanced Adipose System (REVOLVE™ System) is used for aspiration, harvesting, filtering, and transferring of autologous adipose tissue for aesthetic body contouring. This system should be used with a legally marketed vacuum or aspirator apparatus as a source of suction. If harvested fat is to be re-implanted, the harvested fat is only to be used without any additional manipulation. REVOLVE™ System is intended for use in the following surgical specialties when the aspiration of soft tissue is desired: plastic and reconstructive surgery, gastrointestinal and affiliated organ surgery, urological surgery, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, thoracic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Contraindications to autologous fat transfer include the presence of any disease processes that adversely affect wound healing, and poor overall health status of the individual.


WARNINGS

REVOLVE™ System must be used within the same surgical procedure. Reuse of this device in the same patient in a subsequent surgical procedure, or for more than one patient, may result in infection and/or transmission of communicable diseases. Do not use the product if sterile packaging is damaged.

This device will not, in and of itself, produce significant weight reduction. This device should be used with extreme caution in patients with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, lung, or circulatory system disease or obesity. The volume of blood loss and endogenous body fluid loss may adversely affect intra and/or postoperative hemodynamic stability and patient safety. The capability of providing adequate, timely replacement is essential for patient safety.


PRECAUTIONS

REVOLVE™ System is designed to remove localized deposits of excess fat through small incision and subsequently transfer the tissue back to the patient. Use of this device is limited to those physicians who, by means of formal professional training or sanctioned continuing medical education (including supervised operative experience), have attained proficiency in suction lipoplasty and tissue transfer. Results of this procedure will vary depending upon patient age, surgical site, and experience of the physician. Results of this procedure may or may not be permanent. The amount of fat removed should be limited to that necessary to achieve a desired cosmetic effect. Filling the device with adipose tissue over the maximum fill volume line can lead to occlusion of the mesh resulting in mesh tear.


ADVERSE EFFECTS

Some common adverse effects associated with autologous fat transfer are asymmetry, over- and/or under-correction of the treatment site, tissue lumps, bleeding, and scarring. Potential adverse effects associated with REVOLVE™ System include fat necrosis, cyst formation, infection, chronic foreign body response, allergic reaction, and inflammation.


REVOLVE™ System is available by prescription only.

For more information, please see the Instructions for Use (IFU) and User Manual for REVOLVE™ System.

To report an adverse reaction, please call Allergan at 800.367.5737.

INDICATIONS

The REVOLVE™ Advanced Adipose System (REVOLVE™ System) is used for aspiration, harvesting, filtering, and transferring of autologous adipose tissue for aesthetic body contouring. This system should be used with a legally marketed vacuum or aspirator apparatus as a source of suction. If harvested fat is to be re-implanted, the harvested fat is only to be used without any additional manipulation. REVOLVE™ System is intended for use in the following surgical specialties when the aspiration of soft tissue is desired: plastic and reconstructive surgery, gastrointestinal and affiliated organ surgery, urological surgery, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, thoracic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Contraindications to autologous fat transfer include the presence of any disease processes that adversely affect wound healing, and poor overall health status of the individual.


WARNINGS

REVOLVE™ System must be used within the same surgical procedure. Reuse of this device in the same patient in a subsequent surgical procedure, or for more than one patient, may result in infection and/or transmission of communicable diseases. Do not use the product if sterile packaging is damaged.

This device will not, in and of itself, produce significant weight reduction. This device should be used with extreme caution in patients with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, lung, or circulatory system disease or obesity. The volume of blood loss and endogenous body fluid loss may adversely affect intra and/or postoperative hemodynamic stability and patient safety. The capability of providing adequate, timely replacement is essential for patient safety.


PRECAUTIONS

REVOLVE™ System is designed to remove localized deposits of excess fat through small incision and subsequently transfer the tissue back to the patient. Use of this device is limited to those physicians who, by means of formal professional training or sanctioned continuing medical education (including supervised operative experience), have attained proficiency in suction lipoplasty and tissue transfer. Results of this procedure will vary depending upon patient age, surgical site, and experience of the physician. Results of this procedure may or may not be permanent. The amount of fat removed should be limited to that necessary to achieve a desired cosmetic effect. Filling the device with adipose tissue over the maximum fill volume line can lead to occlusion of the mesh resulting in mesh tear.


ADVERSE EFFECTS

Some common adverse effects associated with autologous fat transfer are asymmetry, over- and/or under-correction of the treatment site, tissue lumps, bleeding, and scarring. Potential adverse effects associated with REVOLVE™ System include fat necrosis, cyst formation, infection, chronic foreign body response, allergic reaction, and inflammation.


REVOLVE™ System is available by prescription only.

For more information, please see the Instructions for Use (IFU) and User Manual for REVOLVE™ System.

To report an adverse reaction, please call Allergan at 1.800.367.5737.

References: 1. Ansorge H, Garza JR, McCormack MC, et al. Autologous fat processing via the Revolve system: quality and quantity of fat retention evaluated in an animal model. Aesthet Surg J. 2014;34(3):438-447. 2. Revolve System Instructions for Use, 2016. 3. Brzezienski MA, Jarrell JA IV. Autologous fat grafting to the breast using Revolve System to reduce clinical costs. Ann Plast Surg. 2016;77(3):286-289. 4. Gabriel A, Maxwell GP, Griffen L, et al. A comparison of two fat grafting methods on operating room efficiency and costs. Aesthet Surg J. 2017;37(2):161-168