A New Approach to Treating Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is a condition that affects the confidence and health of many men. It occurs when there is an excess amount of breast tissue, fat, and skin in a man’s chest. There are several causes of this excess ranging from genetics to hormones to steroid use, and unfortunately, gynecomastia is a condition that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Gynecomastia is treated through surgery, where liposuction is performed in the chest area and excess breast tissue is removed. This combination often resulted in sagging and excess skin that needed to be removed surgically to make the chest appear smoother to reveal a tighter contour. Now, however, surgical skin removal may not be necessary, as a new technology, known as Renuvion™, is coming to light.
What Is Renuvion™?
Renuvion™, formerly known as J-Plasma®, is a minimally invasive procedure that can replace surgical skin removal for many patients. Renuvion™ combines helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten skin laxity and stimulate collagen production, which allows your skin to maintain its taut, youthful quality longer. The helium plasma and RF energy simultaneously heat and cool the tissue beneath the skin to tighten and smooth the skin. This procedure is safe and effective, and it comes without the risks associated with skin removal and without unintended trauma to the surrounding tissues. Results with Renuvion™ start to show immediately and continue to improve over the course of six months to a year.
How Can Renuvion™ Treat Gynecomastia?
Renuvion™ can aid men who are dissatisfied with the appearance of gynecomastia and excess skin on their chests. For men suffering from this condition, liposuction is first performed to remove the excess fat. This removal often highlights excess, sagging skin on the chest. Before the Renuvion™ system, surgical excision of the skin was necessary, which was invasive and left behind an unwanted, extensive scar on the breast area. Renuvion™ can replace this need for many patients. Helium plasma is delivered under the skin through the liposuction incisions to promote skin tightening and reduce the chance of needing more invasive surgical procedures.
Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery is proud to offer Renuvion™ as an option for non-surgical skin tightening. This tightening not only benefits men suffering from gynecomastia, but it can also help firm up any area of the body, including the abdomen, arms, and neck.
For more information or to set up a consultation, contact Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 678-9200.