Plasma skin tightening after liposuction

How does plasma skin tightening work?

Plasma tightening is a revolutionary technique for skin tightening. While other techniques, such as laser tightening, work via heat, the plasma laser tightens the skin using a cooled plasma beam.

The treatment takes place in combination with liposuction. Liposuction creates a wound cavity and exposes the connective tissue structures. And this is exactly where the plasma laser acts. The handpiece is inserted under the skin. Helium gas flows over this handpiece. In addition, current also flows through the tip of the handpiece. This current removes an electron from the helium gas and thus ionizes the helium, creating a plasma flame. This plasma flame is selective for the connective tissue structures and heats them to 80° Celsius for 0.44 seconds. However, the remaining outflowing gas cools the tissue at the same time, so that combustion is almost impossible. It is therefore a helium gas cooled skin tightening, so-called ‘Cool Plasma’.

What effects can I achieve with plasma tightening?

With plasma tightening, the tightening effect is even higher than with a pure laser tightening. In addition, the recovery period after skin tightening is faster than with laser tightening. From experience, there are fewer hematomas, less swelling and less pain. Also, the ‘burning sensation’ that a laser tightening likes to leave behind is completely absent with plasma tightening. While the tightening effect of a laser lift can take up to 6 months to be fully visible, after a plasma lift the skin begins to visibly and noticeably tighten after just a few days.

What are the risks of skin tightening using plasma tightening?

The technique behind plasma tightening is a well-known technique, which has been used for years in abdominal surgery to gently separate the tissue here. Here the cooled plasma jet is used like a kind of scalpel.

In plastic surgery, plasma tightening smoothes and tightens the skin in a particularly gentle way. The plasma beam heats the tissue for about 0.44 seconds and then jumps on to the next connective tissue structure. The treatment time is therefore extremely short, and at the same time the surrounding tissue is cooled by the helium gas. The plasma jet shrinks the existing connective tissue structures to the maximum, and the outflowing gas prevents burns in the tissue. This rapid change of the beam and the cooling by the outflowing helium gas gives rise to the term ‘cool plasma’.

If you compare the plasma tightening with a treatment with conventional laser devices, which heats the surrounding tissue, the risks of an application with helium plasma are much lower – with a significantly higher effect and a painless, uncomplicated application at the same time.

Where can plasma tightening be used everywhere?

Plasma tightening can be used in plastic surgery to tighten the skin from the inside. Typical areas that benefit from plasma tightening are the inner thighs, the front and outer thighs (‘riding breeches’), the abdomen, the back but also the neck. Using a special handpiece, excellent tightening effects can be achieved here with loose skin under the chin or on the neck.

However, plasma tightening is not only used under the skin. Using a special handpiece, the skin can also be treated from the outside. This works similarly to a treatment with a laser. Here, the top layers of the skin are ablated and these structures are renewed, resulting in extreme skin tightening and thus a significant reduction in wrinkles.

What costs will I incur?

Depending on the application and in combination with liposuction for lipedema, the costs vary and will be discussed with you individually in a consultation with your treating specialist.

Lipedema: FAQs

For patients, lipedema raises many questions. How does the operation proceed? Can conservative therapy replace liposuction? When will I be fit again after the operation? Who covers the costs? We answer these and many other questions in our FAQs.