Renuvion® J-plasma is the latest in surgical skin tightening. The device combines the use of helium gas, using radiofrequency energy to ionize it, converting it into cold helium plasma. This cold plasma flows from the device in a stream as it is applied subdermally to tighten the skin. This procedure is used in combination with liposuction and high definition liposculpture to enhance results.
Anesthesia may be general, regional (spinal) or intravenous sedation in combination with local anesthesia in the area being treated.
The surgical procedure takes place over an average period of 90-180 minutes. If necessary, this period may be extended. However, the surgical procedure time should not be confused with the amount of time the patient will be in the operating room. That amount of time will also include the administering of anesthesia and postoperative recovery.