Renuvion™ cosmetic technology makes a mini tummy tuck a new option
The mini tummy tuck with Renuvion cosmetic technology lives up to its name. The procedure is less invasive than an abdominoplasty or a traditional tummy tuck. There is no long scar. The cost is lower, too. But it is not for everyone. Dr. Alan Greenberg uses the Renuvion device to tighten loose skin – not remove it. The Frisco cosmetic surgeon gets the best results when patients pair skin tightening with abdominal liposuction.
Candidates for a mini tummy tuck
The Renuvion skin tightening procedure is not a solution for repairing protruding abdominal muscles or eliminating large amounts of excess skin and tissue following significant weight loss. The mini tummy tuck is designed to help women facing the following concerns.
- Loose skin after pregnancy
- Small, stubborn fat deposits
- Aging skin that has lost its elasticity
- Worries about long scars
Tighten abdominal skin with Renuvion
Many people are somewhat familiar with laser, ultrasound or radiofrequency tools for cosmetic surgery and skin care. However, the Renuvion skin-tightening technology is completely different. Formerly used for surgical procedures under the J-Plasma name, the Renuvion device used for a mini tummy tuck causes the subdermal skin and connective tissue to contract immediately and it continually shrinks over the course of six to nine months.
Our Frisco cosmetic surgeon administers local anesthetic before inserting the device through small six-millimeter incisions. It is placed underneath the skin and above the abdominal wall. The Renuvion “helium plasma” technology works by heating helium gas into “helium plasma”. This “helium plasma” has the unique property to heat the connective tissue between the skin and the muscle to a very high temperature while minimizing thermal damage to the surrounding structures. As an added benefit, the process stimulates the production of collagen, so your skin regains elasticity and appears younger.
Sculpt your waist with liposuction
Patients in Frisco, Plano, Dallas and North Texas find that they are happier with the results when they pair the Renuvion treatment with liposuction. The same small incisions can be used for both procedures. Before tightening the skin, Dr. Greenberg uses tumescent “awake” anesthesia to numb the targeted area. The solution also serves to do the following.
- Separate the fat from other tissue so that it can be removed easily
- Constrict blood vessels, thereby reducing the risk of bleeding, blood clots and infection
Recovery and healing from a mini tummy tuck using the Renuvion device are about the same as with liposuction alone. You can return to work in less than a week. You’ll also get the best results by wearing a compression garment for four to eight weeks.
Contact Dr. Greenberg and the team at North Texas Cosmetic Surgery to find out how to achieve maximum satisfaction with a mini tummy tuck.