Until now, in order to tighten the loose skin on the stomach area, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) was the only option. Like with most skin excision surgeries, a tummy tuck leaves the patient with a fairly significant scar and requires a fairly long recovery time. Once again, by administering the cool Helium under the skin with the Renuvion™ device patients see significant improvements in skin laxity with almost no scarring. The Renuvion™ procedure is an alternative option to a tummy tuck especially for women who don’t have a lot of fat or excessive laxity of their abdominal muscles, but still have some loose skin that accumulates as they age or as the result of child birth. Only a few small incisions are made and the plasma is administered under the skin. Before Renuvion™, a traditional surgical tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck used to be needed to deal with simple skin laxity which resulted in large scars and a much longer recovery time. Patients undergoing Renuvion™ of the abdomen report little to no pain (more often described as discomfort), are thrilled they do not have drains, are often surprised at the first post op when they see the very small incisions, and recover in about the same time as with liposuction.
The procedure includes VASER® liposuction for fat reduction and then delivery of the plasma form of Helium below the skin using the Renuvion™® device resulting in immediate and dramatic skin tightening. With this combination, we have seen up to 60% reduction in patients’ pannus formation, which is the overhanging skin of the lower abdomen. Using Renuvion™ either alone or in combination with VASER® liposuction can be particularly effective following significant weight loss.
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Does it Hurt ?
The discomfort varies for each individual and also varies at each stage of the surgical and recovery process. Surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. Afterward, you can expect some soreness and discomfort, which can be controlled by your prescribed pain medication. However, in comparison to traditional techniques, the pain level is significantly reduced.
How Much Does it cost ?
We understand that any time a patient considers having cosmetic surgery, the cost is a concern. Your exact cost will be determined after a consultation with Dr. William Wallace to determine your individual needs and desires. The prices listed below are to give you a general idea of what the cost could be.
- Renuvion™ Tummy Tuck Alternative $3000 - $6000
What is the downtime?
The downtime associated with Renuvion™ can vary depending on the areas treated and how large of an area is done. This can all be discussed in detail with Dr. Wallace at the time of your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Home
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