An Alternative Tummy Tuck
Skin laxity and the formation of excess pockets of abdominal fat is an inevitability that the majority of men and women face. With time, skin loses collagen and elasticity, reducing its ability to bounce back and hold its structure. The breakdown of collagen causes sagging skin, a condition that is only worsened by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and childbirth. When exposed to these factors, it can be challenging to keep the abdomen flat, toned, and firm.
Traditionally, patients turned to tummy tuck surgery because it was the only procedure that could address both unwanted fat deposits and sagging skin. Liposuction removes localized fat in the abdomen, but it can not correct skin laxity. Therefore, liposuction is not a viable alternative to abdominoplasty for patients who have experienced a significant loss of skin quality. Skin laxity is a difficult imperfection to treat without invasive surgery, and non-surgical skin tightening has only been available in the last few years. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schlechter is proud to offer his patients state-of-the-art Renuvion™ treatment, one of the rare procedures on the market that tightens abdominal skin without invasive surgery.
What is Renuvion™?
Renuvion™ is a minimally –invasive approach to skin tightening that utilizes cold helium plasma and radiofrequency (RF) energy. During this procedure, Dr. Schlechter creates a tiny, well-hidden incision near the treatment area. The specially designed Renuvion™ handpiece is inserted into the subdermal layer, and the helium plasma is administered. The introduction of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy instantly causes the skin to shrink and tighten and increases the production of collagen. While results are immediately noticeable following the Renuvion™ procedure, they continue to improve for four to six months after treatment.
The Scarless Tummy Tuck
In recent years, Renuvion™ has been called “the scarless tummy tuck.” When Renuvion™ skin tightening is combined with liposuction of the abdomen, the results are similar to that of a tummy tuck; however, there is no extensive scarring, damage to the tissues, or lengthy recovery period. Patients who opt for Renuvion™ paired with liposuction can enjoy improved skin quality and a visible reduction in body fat. Renuvion™ and abdominal liposuction may be right for you if you:
- Experience mild to moderate abdominal skin laxity
- Have unwanted, localized pockets in the midsection
- Are in good general health
- Have adequate abdominal muscle quality
- Have realistic expectations of your results
- Desire a more toned and youthful physique
Renuvion™ can also tighten skin on the neck, back, arms, and legs.
If you are interested in learning more about Renuvion™, contact Dr. Benjamin Schlechter at 610-624-2740.