As one of Florida’s leading plastic surgery teams, we are in the business of helping patients find treatments that will help them feel confident and beautiful. A large percentage of our patients come to us with concerns that their (insert body part here) isn’t what (or where) it used to be. There are many factors that impact the appearance of our bodies over time. Changes in weight and body composition, pregnancy, or injury can all make a difference in the way we look at feel. But ultimately, the primary factor in our changing bodies is aging.
As you age, you naturally lose tone in your muscles and elasticity in your skin. When gravity and nature are working against you, it is impossible to retain the exact appearance you had in your twenties unless you invest in medical intervention. For a long time, the only interventions available to patients were surgical. It wasn’t easy to achieve the look of tightened skin without a facelift or a tummy tuck. Thankfully, technological advances have made the impossible possible and completely changed the landscape for plastic surgeries.
What Is Renuvion®?
This new treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that firms and smooths the skin by contracting the collagen fibers under the skin. This procedure takes advantage of your body’s natural inclination to heal itself through neocollagenesis. During the outpatient procedure, your doctor will insert a wand beneath the skin of your face or other areas you’re having treated. The wand releases radiofrequency and helium underneath the skin to quickly heat and cool the tissue, promoting collagen growth through the natural healing process mentioned above. The procedure is commonly used to tighten skin on or around the face but is not exclusive to that area. Patients also get Renuvion® to treat loose skin on their arms, waist, thighs, buttocks, and more.
Are You Eligible?
While Renuvion® is an effective procedure with excellent results, it’s not a solution for patients whose skin is stretched significantly due to pregnancy, weight gain/loss, or other factors. If you fall into this category, a surgical procedure may be necessary to correct the issues that are bothering you. On the other hand, it is ideal for patients with moderately loose skin and perfectly suited for busy people who want to see results quickly without waiting weeks to recover. The best way to determine your candidacy for treatment is to schedule a consult with our office so we can consider your case.
This highly precise procedure requires just one single treatment and creates almost immediate results, though patients will continue to see improvements for months afterward. Recovery is quick; patients can return to their everyday routines within several days and return to strenuous activity within four weeks. As with any cosmetic procedure, we urge patients to take their recovery seriously to give themselves the best opportunity for positive results.
As a plastic surgery practice, we are in a fortunate position to create dramatic results for some patients. While we love that part of our work, we’re also excited when new treatments come along that help patients maintain an appearance they feel confident in with little to no disruption to their routines. We’re all busy these days, and these non-invasive maintenance procedures fit nicely into our patients’ lives.
At Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we take great pride in our calling to build confidence and self-love in our patients through exciting procedures like this. If you are interested in learning more, contact our office today.