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Understanding Potential Renuvion Complications

Renuvion Complications

Although Renuvion complications can occur, they are rare. Furthermore, the risk of complications occurring is a reality for every type of plastic surgery. Especially when incisions are required for surgery — even if the incisions are small — there are risks.

In this article, we’ll explore Renuvion risks as well as what you can do to reduce your risks while gaining all the wonderful benefits of Renuvion J Plasma.

What Are Renuvion Skin Tightening Complications?

Renuvion skin tightening (also called Renuvion J Plasma or J Plasty) can help “shrink-wrap” the skin, creating a smoother surface with less noticeable sagging and fewer wrinkles.

In almost all cases, when Renuvion is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon with experience, the procedure goes well, and there are no complications. Still, it’s always important to be aware of the potential risks. These include the following:

1. Burning

Very few Renuvion procedures have resulted in burning; however, potential burns have been listed as an unintended risk by the Renuvion manufacturer. Moreover, the FDA has released some warnings mentioning the risk of burns and other adverse events.

It’s important to note again that these incidents are extremely rare. In addition, one of the most important things to do when undergoing Renuvion is to find a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly skilled and experienced with Renuvion skin contraction and tightening.

Doing this one thing can reduce your risks by a huge margin.

2. Significant Bleeding

Everyone’s neck area is very vascular, which means there are some large blood vessels there, and this may lead to bleeding after surgery. The truth is, all surgeries come with the risk of bleeding post-surgery. This can be especially true when more aggressive lipo is being performed.

Skilled plastic surgeons will often use a numbing medicine to shrink and contract the larger blood vessels in the neck area prior to performing Renuvion.

3. Trapped Gas Beneath the Skin

During and after the Renuvion process, we want the air or gas accumulation beneath the skin to have a place to escape. We do not want trapped gas beneath the skin after the procedure.

To help with this, skilled plastic surgeons often do a slight bit of liposuction prior to performing Renuvion (and sometimes after as well).

The in and out movements of the liposuction cannula creates channels where the gas can escape, and this can drastically lower the risk of gas accumulation.

How to Reduce Your Risks When Undergoing Cosmetic ProceduresRenuvion Skin Tightening

All surgical cosmetic or aesthetic procedures come with risks.

When local or general anesthesia; incisions; or the manipulation of skin, tissue, fat, or muscles are involved, it’s not possible to know 100 percent positively that no complications will occur.

Still, there are ways to ensure that your complication rate is very low when undergoing cosmetic surgery.

These tips should be followed whether you are addressing loose skin with a J Plasma device or increasing the size of your breasts with breast augmentation. They even apply to general surgical procedures such as gallbladder removal or heart surgery.

Tip #1 – Choose a board certified plastic surgeon.

Plastic surgeons must pass a two-day oral examination and a written examination in order to become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

This is on top of roughly 16 years of post-high school education and extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. These long hours of work and skill-building mean they have put in the time, energy, and focus to meet the high demands of this field of medicine.

Do not choose any doctor who is not a board certified plastic surgeon to perform your skin resurfacing procedure or any other body contouring procedures.

Tip #2 – Make sure your surgeon has unique experience performing the surgery you desire.

You also want to know that your plastic surgeon has specific experience performing the surgeries you are considering.

So, if you are thinking about getting dermal resurfacing or skin tightening of the soft tissues (subdermal soft tissue contraction), make sure you find a surgeon who has performed the exact procedure you desire. You can look for Renuvion before and after photos as proof.

Tip #3 – Do not hold back important medical information from your surgeon.

It is possible that some patients may not be good candidates for cosmetic enhancement surgeries because of their medical history.

This may make some people decide to hold back important information about their health from their surgeon, including ongoing medical treatments or conditions.

Ensure that you do not do this. Be upfront about your entire medical history. Not doing so may cause severe pain, infection, excessive bleeding, nerve damage, and other serious life-threatening medical issues.

There are no aesthetic skin procedures or cosmetic surgeries that are worth this.

Tip #4 – Follow all directions given to you by your surgeon.

Lastly, make sure you are following all of the pre- and post-operative directions that your surgeon gives you. These guidelines and tips are not only in place to help improve your results, but they are also for your own safety.

Be prepared to ask your surgeon all the questions you may have regarding before and after a renuvion procedure.  There is comfort in clarity.

FAQ: Renuvion J Plasma

Renuvion CostHow long does it take to recover from Renuvion?

Renuvion recovery time varies, but if used by itself, most patients are back to their normal routines within a few days to a week.

How much is Renuvion?

Renuvion cost ranges will depend on whether the patient is having additional procedures performed, who is performing the procedures, the geographic location of the surgeon’s practice, the number of areas and extent of the skin tightening, and other factors. For an accurate quote, please book a consultation.

Where on the body can Renuvion be performed?

Common areas for Renuvion treatment are the abdomen, flanks, back, upper arms, neck, and thighs, effectively addressing loose, excess skin wherever present.

Book Your Consultation With Dr. Sieber

Are you interested in skin tightening with Renuvion? This procedure can be a great way to improve wrinkles and your overall skin elasticity without requiring large incisions as with tummy tuck surgery, neck lift surgery, arm lift surgery, etc.

For the vast majority of qualified patients who choose skilled surgeons to perform their procedure, the surgery is safe.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber performs Renuvion J Plasma at his San Francisco practice. Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sieber and learn more about this revolutionary skin tightening technique.



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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