SmartLipo with Renuvion® Skin Tightening in Philadelphia, PA

The non-surgical tummy tuck. “Shrink-wrap” for your skin. These descriptions convey the smooth skin tightening effect Renuvion® delivers. Paired with SmartLipo, a superior fat reduction technique, Renuvion can maximize your results. This revolutionary, minimally invasive skin tightening procedure shrinks and sculpts sagging skin – all without a large incision, extended downtime, and the complications of a surgical procedure. Just dramatic, life-changing results to remove excess fat and tone your skin.

How Does Renuvion Work?

Renuvion is a truly innovative, precise procedure that can produce outstanding results. After the SmartLipo procedure, Renuvion is used as a finishing effect to tighten and tone the skin. How it works: The handheld device is inserted between the outer layer of skin and the underlying muscles. It delivers helium gas and radiofrequency (RF) energy, which converts to plasma. Renuvion quickly heats to the ideal temperature to shrink the skin tissue in the targeted areas, revealing a more toned and youthful appearance. Then the tissue is cooled in less than one second. This method safely and gently tightens loose skin on the stomach at a level unrivaled by laser, radiofrequency, and ultrasound treatments. Renuvion kickstarts the healing and collagen-producing process to further tighten the skin over 6-9 months.

Fortunately, alternatives like Renuvion can avoid an invasive tummy tuck surgery and the resulting hip-to-hip scar. Patients often look years younger and pounds lighter after the SmartLipo with Renuvion procedure.

The SmartLipo with Renuvion Procedure

The SmartLipo with Renuvion Skin Tightening procedure completely avoids surgery. Only small nicks (“freckle indents”) in the skin (no stitches) and a tiny injection cannula are needed. Local anesthesia is administered, similar to what is provided at a dentist’s office. Recovery time is fairly short, with most patients back to work after 3-4 days.

Depending on the number and size of the areas, the procedure lasts approximately three hours, and steps include:

Candidates for SmartLipo with Renuvion Skin Tightening

SmartLipo with Renuvion has been performed on men and women, ranging in age from 20-70+, who want to reduce fat and improve their skin quality. The procedure is ideal for anyone who has:

Some patients have larger or multiple areas to address, which can be effective with SmartLipo and Renuvion. The procedure is not for everyone and is not a treatment for obesity or removing excess skin.

Frequently Asked Renuvion Questions

If you’re deciding between Renuvion and a surgical tummy tuck, both are very effective but approach skin laxity differently. The plasma energy in the Renuvion wand triggers collagen production, causing tighter and firmer skin. Loose belly skin is removed during the tummy tuck procedure and stitches are used, leaving a visible scar. Downtime is also longer after a tummy tuck procedure, and most patients recover over a long weekend with Renuvion.

At Lumen, you and Dr. Kwak can discuss the difference between Renuvion and a tummy tuck. He will evaluate the areas of concern and help you understand the benefits and limitations of each procedure. Dr. Kwak takes the time to listen to his patients and develop a customized plan to achieve your best possible results.

During your consultation with Dr. Andrew Kwak, founder of The Lumen Center, he will listen to your concerns and learn about your body goals. He will ask you about your general health, medical history, and allergies. Then Dr. Kwak will examine the areas of concern and take photos to create a customized treatment plan. He will answer any questions you have, discuss what you can expect and how the SmartLipo and Renuvion technology works. If you decide to move forward, you will receive detailed instructions on preparing for your procedure and what to expect during and after the treatment.

Doctors often report noticeable results to the skin texture after the procedure. And the results will keep getting better! Full results are expected over the next 6-9 months as the body goes through the healing process. You’ll experience additional tightening and improvements in skin quality.

Typically, a single treatment is needed to reach the desired result. And multiple treatment areas can be addressed in the same session. You will receive a customized treatment plan to meet your body contouring goals.

The SmartLipo with Renuvion skin tightening is performed as an outpatient procedure at The Lumen Center office in Bryn Mawr, PA. 

Lumen offers convenient financing options designed to fit your budget. Yes, financing is available through United Medical Credit or CareCredit. The links take you to the respective applications to easily pre-qualify.

The Recovery Process

The recovery process for the SmartLipo with Renuvion procedure is fairly short, with most people only taking 3-4 days off from work. Mild associated discomfort and bruising are common. A compression garment must be worn over the areas where the fat was taken for one month. Recovery time is much shorter with Renuvion compared to more invasive procedures.

Lumen Center patients are carefully monitored post-procedure and at regular checkpoints for up to a year.

Is SmartLipo with Renuvion Skin Tightening Right for You?

At The Lumen Center, we’re proud to invest in the most advanced technology and best skin tightening treatment available to help our patients achieve their goals and the best possible results. That’s why we’re excited to offer SmartLipo with Renuvion, a non-surgical alternative to a tummy tuck.

To learn more about Renuvion and our other cosmetic procedures, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kwak. He’ll review what you can realistically expect, address your concerns, and answer any questions.