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Because of its lack of appropriate methods, body skin tightening was once aesthetic medicine’s poor relation. Now there are two extremely effective technologies that can be used to tighten and smooth the tissues.

Renuvion – plasma energy for lasting firm skin

Renuvion, a process based on helium plasma with the efficiency of highly focused energy, is still very new. The Rosenpark Klinik is the first clinic in Germany and one of the first in Europe to use this method. It can be applied to tighten sagging skin on the legs, arms, buttocks, back or neck and décolleté in a very unique way. The dual thermal effect produced tightens the tissue so gently that the risk of side effects is very low in comparison with other procedures such as laser. Why? Plasma technology allows the connective tissue to be heated precisely and then immediately cooled back to skin temperature.

Local anesthesia and small incisions

Renuvion can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or, if necessary, directly after liposuction. Immediately after liposuction, the 4 mm thin handpiece is inserted into the same mini incisions made for the liposuction cannula. This means that no additional incisions are required. To ensure that the procedure is painless, the area to be treated is numbed using local tumescent anesthesia in the same way as with liposuction. Treatment with the Renuvion handpiece is fan shaped. The surgeon moves the device in opposite directions at one centimeter per second. The helium plasma beam penetrates the entire tissue, tightens it directly under the skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen. Four to six passes are necessary, requiring 20 to 45 minutes. But then it’s done. Only one intervention is necessary for a lasting result.

Potential immediate effect

In many cases, the effect can already be seen immediately after treatment. Significant improvement and smoothing of the skin occurs within the next six months which is the time it takes for new collagen to form. The adhesion of the tissue stimulated by the procedure ensures optimized wound healing and tightening of the tissues in all layers. In the first few days after treatment, slight wound pain, similar to that of aching muscles, is possible. Otherwise, the patient feels fit again right away, without significant downtime. If Renuvion is performed as part of a liposuction, one should plan three to four days of rest. Although there are no physical restrictions, wearing a compression garment is essential for about two to four weeks.

BodyTite – Radio Frequency plus Liposuction in one

BodyTite from Invasix , a technology designed to tighten the skin while eliminating fat deposits and cellulite, combines the advantages of radiofrequency skin tightening and classic liposuction.in a single procedure. It can be applied to almost every part of the body: BodyTite tightens upper arms, neck, thighs, stomach, lateral back and bottom. It is also used in body shaping and liposuction of the arms, back, stomach, thighs, hips, inner thighs and double chin. Cellulite can thus be removed, and lipedema reduced. Dr. Gerhard Sattler, medical director of the Rosenpark Clinic says: “BodyTite is the ideal procedure for the treatment of sagging skin over large areas, such as after severe weight loss or pregnancy.

Heat liquefies the fat

In the BodyTite procedure, a cannula equipped with an electrode is inserted into the fat layer directly under the skin. The electrode emits radio waves which generate heat in the fat and subcutaneous tissue. The effect is twofold: 1. the tightening of the connective tissue suspension of the skin. 2. the liquefaction of fat, which is then removed through the cannula. During the procedure, a further electrode on the outside controls the temperature in the subcutaneous tissue to prevent it from overheating. Local tumescent local anesthesia is also used here whereby large quantities of highly diluted anesthetic solution are injected into the tissue. The advantage is that the patient is alert throughout the procedure and able to follow the doctor’s instructions. For example, he can turn around, stand up to check symmetry or tighten individual muscles. The basic tension of the muscles makes the body silhouette easier for the surgeon to see.

Home after the operation

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and physical restrictions are not to be expected. However, this method also requires the patient to wear a compression garment for two to four weeks after the treatment which is how long the healing process usually lasts. A single BodyTite application is enough.


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43 years old woman wanted finally to get rid of her baby belly. She tells how she experienced the new method.

At some point the subject of sagging skin affects all of us and not only those who have lost a lot of weight or women after pregnancy. As we get older and usually from around the age of 25 onward, the skin simply loses elasticity and begins to sag. For some of us sooner, for others later. For some more, for others less. This depends in part on the genetic predisposition as well as on other factors such as personal lifestyle. In such cases, a brand-new method called Renuvion which, in a unique way, uses helium plasma energy to tighten loose skin on the legs, arms, buttocks, back or neck and décolleté, can help. Without pain, without a general anesthetic and without lengthy downtime. It is only essential that one wears a corset for two to four weeks after treatment.

How does it work?

The process combines the properties of helium plasma with the efficiency of highly focused energy. A helium plasma beam is generated which penetrates the entire tissue, tightens the tissue layer directly under the skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen. The advantage is that the connective tissue can be heated precisely and immediately cools down to skin temperature again. The treatment is often carried out directly after liposuction. In this case, the four-millimeter narrow handpiece is inserted into the same incisions as the vibrating suction cannula used for liposuction meaning that no additional incisions need be created. However, the treatment may also be performed separately. Rosenpark Klinik is the first clinic in Germany and one of the first in Europe to use this procedure.

We spoke to the patient Zohra F., 43, about her abdominal treatment:

What was it exactly that bothered you about your abdomen?

This has been a problem for me for a good 24 years now, ever since the birth of my children. Even though I watch my diet and do a lot of sports, I’ve never been able to get my tummy back into shape.

How did the procedure work?

The area to be treated was first numbed with tumescent local anesthesia, so that I felt nothing during the operation. An anesthetist was present during the entire procedure as well to ensure so that everything was comfortable for me. First of all, suction was used to remove the excess fat, then Dr. Gerhard Sattler from Rosenpark Klinik tightened the abdominal area with the helium plasma.

How did it feel when the abdomen was bloated and hard?

Frankly, because the whole area is numb, you don’t really notice it. You can just feel that it is a slightly harder and a little taut.

Did you feel anything?

During the operation, I only felt a few twinges at the peripheral areas, such as the pubic region and the ribcage. But the anesthetist was always on hand right away to make sure that there was no discomfort.

What care did you have to take after the operation?

I had to wear a corset day and night for a week, then during the day for four more weeks. A prophylactic antibiotic is given to minimize the risk of infection and one has to inject a thrombosis prophylaxis for three days. The after-care package one receives from the clinic includes all of this.

What was the result immediately afterwards and what does it look like now?

The procedure was just 4 weeks ago today and I am very happy with the result already. A change in the silhouette was noticeable immediately afterwards. My stomach was suddenly flat and, after so many years of worrying about this problem zone, the feeling was indescribable. But I still have to be patient and wait for the final result. This takes about six months.

How do you feel now? Would you recommend the procedure?

I certainly would! If I had known beforehand how much better I would feel, I would have gone ahead with the procedure much earlier. Renuvion itself, i.e. the plasma energy, is new, which is why it would probably have been a little different before. But I just love how my body feels now and I can’t wait for my next shopping trip, when I won’t have to worry about hiding my tummy.

Further informations:

The duration of the procedure varies between 20 and 45 minutes depending on the area to be treated. The Renuvion treatment has a potential immediate effect. After just six weeks, a clear improvement and smoothing of the skin can be noticed. However, the final result can take up to six months, as the collagen synthesis continues until then.
Costs: from 3.000 Euro (without liposuction). In combination with liposuction: from 1.500 Euro (plus costs for liposuction)

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Leading photo: Markus Rock @up-n-co.com

Yes, a new device from the USA can develop the muscles without any sweat-inducing training.

A flat stomach and a firm bottom are at the top of most people’s wish list for the body, be it women or men. But these require years of exercise, a lot of stamina and countless sit ups and squats. Emusculpt, a new device from the USA based on electromagnetic waves, now makes this goal much easier to achieve. The effect of a 30-minute session is comparable to that of 20,000 sit-ups or the same amount of squats. This comparison is, however, misleading since such training would be physically impossible in a fitness studio. Whereas sit-ups use about 40 percent of the muscles, Emsculpt works on 100 percent. “In general, the device is recommended for those body-savvy people who want an extra push in addition to normal training,” says Dr. Sonja Sattler, Medical Director of the Bellari Institute.

How does Emsculpt work?

Unlike conventional EMS devices (electromyostimulation), it does not work with electrical impulses, but with Emusculpt. These penetrate deeper into the tissue and thus ensure a much more effective result. The generation of an electromagnetic field stimulates the muscle groups to thousands of contractions. The muscles are shaken up, so to speak. In this way, the muscle mass in the desired body zones can be increased significantly and very quickly. An additional plus in the abdominal area: a decrease in fatty deposits. This is because the turbo activity of the muscles overstimulates the fat metabolism and permanently breaks down local fat cells. Dr. Sattler: “For me, however, the clear focus here is on muscle mass and not on the pleasant side effect of fat reduction”.

What happens during the treatment?

One relaxes comfortably on the couch and the flat, impulse-emitting handpiece is strapped to the area to be treated. As soon as the intensity is fixed, ideally at 100, the device starts to work. At first one feels a strong contraction which, within the next 30 minutes, develops into a firm hold and causes the target region to freeze for a few seconds at a time. It is intermittently interrupted by the so-called “relaxing tapping”. The individually adjustable intensity ensures that the treatment is as pleasant as possible, even for pain-sensitive patients.

Is it painful?

Depending on the intensity, it may feel slightly unpleasant, but never painful. After completion of the treatment, one is immediately fit again and can go about everyday life without any restrictions. The muscles do not feel tired or stressed afterwards.

How many sessions are required?

For an optimal result, a total of three to four sessions should be performed at intervals of two to three days. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. The maximum effect is usually achieved after 6 to 8 weeks.

Does it work for everyone?

Experience has shown that some people appear to react more quickly than others. A patient who already had strong abdominal muscles told us that she noticed a positive effect on her long-term back problems after just one treatment. Conversely, another patient reported that she was only able to notice a real difference after a few applications. Still others said that they completed all sessions without much effect. But a week later, overnight so to speak, the stomach was flat with well-defined muscles.

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