You've probably heard of liposuction--a cosmetic procedure that can help eliminate excess fat. You may have even considered it yourself. If you've had a baby, lost a lot of weight, or have noticed your own aging, you may have noticed areas where reducing fat has become a struggle.
These areas may remain troublesome regardless of how much exercise and toning you do. In such cases, a procedure like liposuction can help remove that excess fat.
But is liposuction the only option available? If you're looking to truly sculpt your body and achieve a naturally slim appearance, you might want to consider liposuction with Renuvion.
With this combination of techniques, skilled plastic surgeons can enhance the results you're looking for by removing excess fat and tightening loose skin. The skin-tightening procedure is minimally invasive and involves very little downtime.
Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn't it? You might be wondering about the cost and effectiveness of this procedure, so read on to learn more.
Liposuction and Renuvion are two different procedures that produce different results. But, they can be combined to help you achieve the appearance you're seeking.
Liposuction is a technique that was developed in the 1960s, though the procedure has since evolved. First, a small incision is made into stubborn fat deposits. Then, a thin, metal tube is inserted and used to suction out excess fat.
With advances in technology over the years, the surgical procedure is now minimally invasive and can reduce subcutaneous fat by up to 50%. Since liposuction only reduces fat and doesn't tone or tighten the skin, the procedure can be combined with other techniques to deliver those results.
Renuvion, also known as J-Plasma, is a body-contouring procedure that uses radiofrequency energy and helium plasma to tighten loose, saggy skin. Skin can lose its elasticity as you age, and procedures like liposuction can leave your skin flabby as well.
Renuvion keeps skin cool and comfortable and improves collagen levels. Collagen is naturally found in your skin and helps keep it taut and smooth. Boosting collagen production with Renuvion can enhance muscle definition and skin firmness, helping to revitalize your appearance.
Combining these two resurfacing techniques can provide results that are superior to other non-surgical procedures weight-loss procedures such as tummy tucks. It can even be more effective than traditional liposuction!
With this treatment, liposuction can sculpt your body and remove excess fat while Renuvion can tighten skin. Using the two technologies together can also shorten recovery time.
If you have been having trouble reducing fat on your abdomen or thighs, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. To prepare for your procedure, you will want to make sure you pick up any necessary medications as prescribed by your doctor before your visit.
You'll also need to arrange for someone to drop you off and pick you up from your procedure appointment. You should dress in comfortable clothes and arrive at the medical facility early. Only bring items that are necessary for your procedure, like ID and insurance cards.
Once you arrive at the medical facility, your surgical team will prepare you for the body sculpting procedure by cleaning and marking the areas where the surgeon will make incisions. Once you're ready for the procedure, anesthesia is administered as discussed with your medical provider. You may opt for local anesthesia to be applied to the treatment areas only, or for general anesthesia. The choice of anesthetic will be in your hands.
During the procedure itself, your surgeon will make incisions at the marked areas of the body. Then a gentle vacuum called a cannula is used to reduce stubborn pockets of fat cells. The minimally-invasive procedure can last anywhere from two to five hours depending on how many areas are being treated.
Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some swelling at the treatment sites. That's why bandages are applied to the incision sites. Your surgeon may have you wear a compression garment and take prescribed medication. These will help reduce the swelling and any diminish any discomfort you may experience. The procedure should also improve your skin laxity.
The final results of the procedure may take a few months to see. You should visit your medical provider for any follow-up appointments to watch your progress and recovery. Once the treatment areas are healed, you should see a transformation in your appearance. These results are long-lasting and should remain consistent for years after the procedure as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The cost of this procedure can vary based on several factors. Your geographical area, the experience of your medical provider, and the amount of treatment sessions you need can all affect the final price.
Your medical provider will customize your treatment plan for you based on your desired outcome. Many medical offices also offer financing options. Also, they may be able to work within a wide range of budget options.
Unfortunately, medical insurance will not cover the costs of liposuction or Renuvion. These treatments are considered elective cosmetic procedures, which insurance doesn't cover. Still, it's always a good idea to check with your insurance to see if any part of the procedure is covered.
As with any medical procedure, there are certain risks involved with these procedures. Since anesthesia is involved, you should speak with your surgeon if you have ever had any kind of allergic or otherwise adverse reaction to anesthesia.
However, these procedures are FDA-approved and are a minimally invasive surgical option for fat reduction and body toning.
Many people have seen dramatic and long-lasting results from both liposuction and Renuvion treatments. Combining the two treatments enhances those results, and they can last for years.
But keep in mind that, as with any cosmetic procedure, the results are not entirely permanent. Aging will still diminish them over time. Fortunately, these treatments have been proven to help prolong the effects of aging. They can also be combined with other maintenance treatments like Botox or dermal fillers to extend your results.