At Rejuvence we are the first in the UK to offer the revolutionary J-Plazty treatment. Dr Jack Zamora, a cosmetic surgeon based in Denver, Colorado, pioneered this technique using an innovative helium based plasma device known as J-Plasma (Renuvion). It has been featured widely in the American media and taken the US by storm. J-Plazty is a minimally invasive technique that can be used to tighten loose and crepey skin in different parts of the body that result from the normal aging process as well following weight loss and after pregnancy.
Following weight loss, especially for women who have had children, we are often left with stubborn fat in the back especially around the bra strap areas, flanks and lower back. In the past these areas have often been treated with VASER liposuction just to thin them out and improve contour. Often, however, many are left with loose skin that just doesn’t wrap tightly around that new slimmer back. All that can now change with the advent of J-Plazty from Renuvion – a unique skin tightening treatment that can be coupled with VASER liposuction to provide that tighter finishing touch.
What is J-Plazty Back?
J-Plazty Back is a ground breaking innovative skin tightening procedure that provides significant improvement in loose and crepey skin around the back and flanks. It is minimally invasive, providing results far superior to radio-frequency and ultrasound based over the skin treatments such as Sculpsure and 3D Lipomed. It also costs significantly less than disfiguring surgery with a much quicker recovery. It can be performed under local anaesthetic. When coupled with VASER, liposculpting can be carried out to remove fat and fashion a slimmer back with TIGHTER skin. Bra rolls can also be reduced.
Who is a candidate for J-Plazty Back?
J-Plazty is appropriate for both men and women between the ages of 30 and 80 years of age. It is effective in the treatment of moderate loosening of skin over the back and flanks. Those often seeking this treatment are concerned about crepey and excess skin that has resulted from significant weight loss. J-Plazty is almost always coupled with VASER liposuction and hence can be used to liposculpt. J-Plazty Back is a game changing addition to anyone seeking VASER to help remove stubborn areas of fat. As we age, no matter how much we go to the gym certain regions of fat just can’t be shed. In these cases VASER is fantastic and when combined with J-Plazty results are even better. It is important to note that in certain cases, such as those who have had bariatric surgery and are left with excessively loose skin, J-Plazty will not be enough and expensive body contouring surgery will be needed. However, surgery results in very large disfiguring scars. For those who want to avoid the large scars but still want to try to improve loose skin J-Plazty can still help although not to the same extent.v
How is J-Plazty Back performed?
J-Plazty uses the power of cold J-Plasma. Plasma energy has replaced traditional laser devices and is able to achieve better skin tightening and helps to increase collagen and elastin. J-Plasma uses helium resulting in cold plasma energy that is extremely precise making it safer than other alternatives on the market. J-Plazty Back is performed under local anaesthetic. Small incisions are made in the small of the back and the bra strap lines. After completing any necessary VASER liposuction the J-Plasma wand is used to treat the underside of the skin. This helps to tighten and rejuvenate the skin from the inside out.
What treatments are currently available for tightening the back?
Options for tightening skin over the back are limited. Some suggest that VASER liposuction has a skin tightening effect but this is not true. Even VASER themselves do not claim any significant skin tightening. Over the skin devices that use Radio-Frequency often require multiple sessions and even then the results are often hardly noticeable, especially on the back. For significantly loose skin and large skin rolls surgery in the form of a body lift is the only option but this results in disfiguring large scars. J-Plazty with Renuvion is a minimally invasive option for skin tightening that can deliver significant skin tightening.
The downtime from J-Plazty Back is significantly shorter than a surgical body lift. Post-operative recovery is very similar to VASER liposuction. Following the procedure clients are asked to wear a tight compression garment for the first 72 hours and then continue to wear this every night for the next few months. The compression garment is critical to the final result and the tighter it is the better the results. There can be some oozing from the incision sites that are often left to heal naturally. There is minimal pain associated with the procedure and paracetamol will often suffice. We recommend our clients take 4 to 5 days off work. It is advisable to avoid any strenuous exercise for at least 2 weeks and no heavy lifting for 4 weeks.
The results of J-Plazty Back will be noticeable soon after the procedure. The results will continue to improve over the course of 3 to 6 months as there is continued skin contracture and generation of new collagen and elastin. It is imperative a tight compression garment is worn throughout the recovery phase as this will dictate the final result. We also recommend regular lymphatic drainage massage and can help to find a provider for you in your local area.
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Following all J-Plazty and VASER liposuction procedures the application of a compression garment is essential. Compression garments are tight fitting garments that are worn immediately after the procedure. They apply constant pressure against the body and help to squeeze fluid out. They are essential for shaping and optimising the final result.
In the case of J-Plazty Skin Tightening with Renuvion compression garments take on extra significance. The compression garment prevents further swelling of the treated underside of the skin. This ensures that the skin remains more tight and heals well. Without compression there is continued swelling and this will compromise your final result.
The compression garment should be worn for 24hours a day for the first 2 weeks after your procedure. At this point we encourage all our clients to try to get into a garment one size smaller to provide even more compression. Often a board and waist trainer can also be extremely helpful. Good back posture is extremely important especially when it comes to skin tightening for abs.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage
MLD is a hugely important part of the recovery from J-Plazty Skin Tightening and VASER liposuction. MLD is a specialised form of massage that helps the body rid itself of fluid that is left behind after body contouring procedures. It also helps to smooth out the skin and shape redistribution of fat in the treated areas.
MLD together with compression after liposuction and Renuvion skin tightening is just as important as the procedure itself. Without MLD and compression the best results cannot be achieved. We recommend at least 5-10 sessions over a period of 2 to 5 weeks starting within 5 days of your procedure.
At Rejuvence we have our own in house MLD therapist and can provide you with a complete package. Our therapist trained in Brazil and has a huge amount of experience with both VASER liposuction and J-Plazty patients.