What It Is
Renuvion is a skin tightening procedure that uses a unique combination of helium plasma and internal radiofrequency energy. The Renuvion device quickly heats up to the ideal temperature for tissue contraction which allows for the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. Common treatment areas include:
- Bra fat
- Upper and lower back
- Upper and lower abdomen
- Medial and lateral thigh
Vaser Liposuction® is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes fat and adds definition. Both Renuvion and Vaser Liposuction® are performed by Dr. Devol in the safety and comfort of our South Tampa office in our surgical suite. As an expert in minimally invasive surgical aesthetic procedures that do not require general anesthesia, Dr. Devol specializes in high-definition Vaser Liposuction®, advanced body sculpting, etching procedures, and skin tightening procedures.
How It Works
During the procedure, the Renuvion energy is applied underneath the skin through small entry points, heating the collagen and other structures to the temperature needed for optimal tissue contraction. The heating is done quickly, and the tissue is cooled back to baseline in less than a second!
Unlike traditional liposuction that most often requires general anesthesia and targets large areas of fat, Vaser Liposuction® uses ultrasonic technology combined with small tube like structures called cannulas to suction small areas of excess fat out of the body, creating contour and definition. This procedure is particularly helpful in areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. While Vaser Liposuction® can be done on its own, results are best when combined with Renuvion for skin tightening. Before either procedure, the treatment area will be numbed with Tumescent – local anesthesia that contains lidocaine and epinephrine. In addition, oral pain medications will be given to relieve any discomfort. A driver is required to take you to and from the procedure.
Both Renuvion and Vaser Liposuction® offer minimal downtime. However, we recommend that you take three to seven days off work, depending on the area of the procedure. Expect to start seeing results around the six-week mark with continuous improvement over the following six to nine months as the body goes through the healing process. For either of these procedures to be effective, healthy habits such as diet and exercise must be maintained. Otherwise, you will gain weight and fat will increase in other areas of the body before returning to the area in which fat was removed.
Renuvion and Vaser Liposuction® both provide lasting results, especially when combined.