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Tips for an Easy Renuvion Recovery

Renuvion Recovery

For most patients, Renuvion recovery is relatively short and straightforward. The majority of patients are able to return to work within the first week of their Renuvion recovery time.

Still, it is critical to be aware of common symptoms after a Renuvion skin tightening procedure and to be prepared at home for a smooth recuperation.

In this article, we’ll go over what you can expect in terms of a recovery experience post-Renuvion. We’ll also outline our favorite Renuvion skin tightening tips for a fast and easy healing process.

What Is Renuvion?

Renuvion skin tightening (also called J-Plasma or Renuvion J Plasma) is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure that uses helium plasma energy and radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin and improve its appearance. It typically requires only local anesthesia, but sometimes when combined with other cosmetic procedures, general anesthesia may be needed.

How Long Is Recovery?

For the majority of patients, Renuvion recovery times are usually around one to three weeks. During this time, you will definitely need to take it easy and refrain from certain activities.

But, in general, you will be able to return to work and your normal activities during this time. Moreover, most of your symptoms will completely disappear or significantly dissipate within this time.

With that said, all patients are different, and every Renuvion procedure is different as well. This means that, inevitably, recovery times and your particular experience will vary. For example, if you undergo liposuction with Renuvion, recovery is going to be different than if you undergo Renuvion only or a liposuction procedure only.

The amount of surface area that is included in the treatment area will also influence your recovery time. If you’re trying to take care of loose skin on your neck, for example, because this is a small area, your recovery time should be fairly fast.

Undergoing a Renuvion procedure on your abdomen or inner and outer thighs, however, is going to mean a longer and possibly more uncomfortable recovery because the surface area of the skin is greater.

Common Renuvion SymptomsRenuvion Skin Tightening Recovery

Bruising and swelling after surgery will persist for several days but should dissipate within the first week. You will need to wear a compression garment after your skin tightening procedure. You will also need to rest, take it easy, and avoid strenuous exercise.

Common symptoms after Renuvion treatment include:

  • Bruising
  • Mild swelling
  • Pain and mild discomfort
  • Itching
  • Temporary changes in sensation and skin texture
  • Light drainage

Renuvion Recommendations For Recovery

Compression Garment

Right after your surgical procedure, you’ll be wearing a compression garment, which you’ll need to continue wearing for at least the first few weeks. This garment helps to get rid of the bruising and swelling.

Constant wear of your garment is typically recommended for the first week. From then on, you can switch to wearing it only at night for about two more weeks.


Be sure you are not physically exerting yourself too much right after surgery as this can lead to excessive bleeding and other problems.

You’ll need to refrain from any activities such as running, biking, weight lifting, etc. for at least two weeks. Once two weeks is up, most patients are able to ease back into their exercise routines.


In addition, remember that eating a healthy diet will enhance your recovery time and help to improve everything from muscle tone and fat distribution to collagen production and skin quality.

Overall, Renuvion patients note that when they improve their health (through diet, for example), their skin elasticity improves, and they just look and feel better.

In addition to eating right, drinking plenty of water is also greatly beneficial. You should avoid excess salt, alcohol, and smoking.

Renuvion Recovery TimeWho Should Get Renuvion?

Many people desire skin tightening or to get rid of sagging skin altogether. However, the only surefire way to do this is with skin removal surgery. A tummy tuck, for example, removes excess skin from the abdomen.

Weight loss patients frequently undergo skin removal surgery after their weight loss to get rid of any folds or flaps of redundant skin. During this process, they are also able to improve skin laxity overall.

When someone needs or desires skin tightening and loose skin removal, body contouring procedures can certainly help. But many patients don’t want the numerous (often large) incisions, subsequent scars, and invasive surgery with general anesthesia.

Instead, they’re looking for a more minimally invasive procedure that will still improve their appearance and comfort by smoothing and tightening the skin. And this is where Renuvion comes in.

Patients are able to view renuvion before and after photos and compare the results between various procedures.

FAQ: Recovery From Renuvion

How painful is the Renuvion process for recovery?

You may experience some discomfort and pain over the first few days of your recovery from Renuvion J Plasma. Your plastic surgeon can prescribe a pain medication to keep you more comfortable during this time. Many patients are able to switch to an over the counter pain med within a few days.

What are the problems with Renuvion?

While every cosmetic procedure comes with risks, there are few with Renuvion. Typically, the Renuvion risks listed and discussed include the possibility of gas accumulation beneath the skin, excessive bleeding, infection, and burns.

These are rare, especially when you choose a highly skilled and board certified plastic surgeon.


Request a Consultation With Dr. Sieber

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber performs the Renuvion J Plasma procedure at his San Francisco practice. To find out more about this procedure and how it can benefit you, please contact us at your earliest convenience to book a consultation appointment.



Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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