Renuvion/J-Plasma Skin Tightening
About Dr. Sieber
Dr. Sieber, who is double board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, graduated from Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine and completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center before pursuing further training.
Dr. Sieber went on to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has done thousands of Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgeries over the last 6 years of practice.
What is Renuvion Skin tightening
Renuvion is a unique combination of radiofrequency (RF) and helium plasma energy. These two forms of energy act to quickly heat tissues to a specific target temperature which promotes tissue contraction. This increase in heat happens almost instantaneously minimizing risks of tissue damage and burns.
The cycle of tissue heating and cooling occurs in under a second! The heat produced by Renuvion causes collagen denaturation (breakdown) resulting in the body making new collagen and subsequent skin tightening.
Because this is a minimally invasive procedure, it can be performed under both local and general anesthesia.
First & foremost I want to say Dr. Sieber is Awesome! He is a young, fresh & friendly Surgeon with a great bedside manner & a great team behind him.
11 months ago I started searching for surgeons in the Bay Area that specialize in Vaser Lipo. A friend of mine who works in the medical field suggested I look into Dr. Sieber. I set a virtual meeting with Dr. Sieber and felt really at ease after speaking with him & his patient coordinator Amy.
I am a 38 yr old mother of two, both delivered via cesarean section who had been trying to lose the baby belly for 9 years! I am very active & had tried just about everything. Based on his observation, a mini tuck would give me optimal results but for me that just wasn’t an option (hence two cesarean scars) I did not want a larger one. After expressing this we decided on Vaser lipo of the abdomen & flanks followed by Renuvion (skin tightening).
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Renuvion can be performed either under local or general anesthesia depending on the size of the treatment areas and patient desires.
The procedure begins by making multiple small (2-3mm) incisions in concealed areas of the body. A saline solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is then infiltrated into the areas to be treated. This is to help prevent bleeding and helps with post-operative pain control.
Small tunnels are then made beneath the skin with a fine cannula. Renuvion is then used to heat up the underlying fibroseptal network resulting in firmer, tighter skin. After surgery, light compression worn over the treatment areas to help reduce post-procedural swelling.
During your pre-operative visits, Dr. Sieber will work with you to determine exactly which body areas you want treated and whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Renuvion Skin tightening Video
Renuvion/J-Plasma Before & Afters
Recovery from Renuvion/J-Plasma
Recovery from Revuvion can vary some depending on the size and number of areas treated. For small areas such as the neck/jawline, the recovery should be relatively quick. There will be some minor bruising and swelling immediately after the procedure which should will resolve over the next 3-5 days after the procedure.
You will be wearing compression immediately after the procedure which will be worn all the time for the first week, then only at night for a total of 2 more weeks. The compression helps to reduce swelling and bruising.
After surgery you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks. Starting activities too soon after surgery may put you at risk for bleeding. You may begin to perform light exercise 2 weeks after your surgery and may gradually increase your activity as you tolerate.
Continuing with a healthy diet and active lifestyle after your procedure will help to further enhance your surgical results.
San Francisco Renuvion/J-Plasma Frequently Asked Questions
How many Renuvion treatments before I see results?
Most body areas only require a single treatment. Patients should see about a 30% tighten of skin in treated areas.
How long will it take before I see results?
It may take 6-9 months to see your final result. The heat from the Renuvion causes collagen to be broken down and reformed. As the body creates new collagen a gradual tightening will occur in treated areas.
What procedures is Renuvion commonly combined with?
Renuvion is most commonly used as an adjunct to liposuction. After fat has been removed through Vaser or traditional liposuction, Renuvion is then used for additional skin tightening.
Is Renuvion the same thing as J-Plasma
Yes! Renuvion and J-Plasma are the same devices which use helium plasma for skin tightening. J-Plasma is the older name of the device which has been updated and rebranded as Renuvion.
Can I have Renuvion if I have already had liposuction?
Yes, Renuvion can be performed in patients who have already had liposuction, whether recently or many years ago. In patients who have previsouly undergone liposuction, the healing from Renuvion may be prolonged slightly as there is a propensity to form more scar tissue in the immediate post-operative period.
Is it safe to have Renuvion at the same time as a tummy tuck?
It is! Not all patients require a full tummy tuck due to lack of skin excess in the upper abdomen. These patients instead can be treated with a mini-tummy tuck to address skin laxity of the lower abdomen and Renuvion to the upper abdomen for additional skin tightening in this area.
Who is not a good candidate for Renuvion?
Patients who have a previous history of forming poor scar tissue after treatments such as liposuction may not be ideal candidates for Renuvion. Additional energy and heat are placed into the skin during the treatment, so patients prone to fibrosis should notify Dr. Sieber of their past surgical experiences.
Can you tell who will respond best to Renuvion?
Formation of new collagen can vary widely from patient to patient so some people may experience more robust skin contraction while others may have slightly less. On average, Renuvion produces about a 30% improvement in skin laxity in most patients.
CONTACT SIEBER PLASTIC SURGERY
For Renuvion/J-Plasma, please contact Sieber Plastic Surgery in San Francisco. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber would be happy to discuss your Renuvion/J-Plasma goals with you — as well as all aspects of the procedure and what course of action will best suit your needs.
To schedule your San Francisco consultation, call 415-915-9000.