Submental liposuction with Renuvion : A Technique to Improve Skin Tightening, NC
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One of the most common areas of concern in the aging patient is the appearance of their neck. A large percentage of patients who ultimately end up having facelift have their initial concern with their lower face, jaw line and neck. Those who do not need a neck lift yet but are still concerned about fullness or skin laxity of the neck seek other options to improve the appearance without major surgery. These options include radiofrequency tightening devices such as Renuvion or Facetite, as well as ultrasound devices like Sofwave or Ultherapy. A very frequent request is to perform liposuction of the neck. In younger patients or patients with minimal skin laxity, this procedure alone often yields significant improvement. Those who have more skin laxity may require additional energy-based devices to achieve tightening as well as fat reduction. The Vaser device is often utilized to improve fat removal and has the secondary effect of some degree of skin shrinkage. Dr. Lyle will frequently add Renuvion treatment to his liposuction to improve collagen shrinkage. Renuvion- also called J Plasma-utilizes helium gas to improve the safety when using the radiofrequency energy needed to tighten the skin. In fact, it has FDA clearance for this indication. This 46 -year-old woman wanted improvements in her neck without major surgery. She underwent liposuction of the submental area and neck with Renuvion. Results take at least 3 months to see significant improvement .