SmartLyft with Renuvion®

Surgical Face SmartLyft with Renuvion®

Aging is inevitable, no matter how well you care for your skin. For many, the first and most noticeable signs of aging are jowls, a double chin, and sagging in the neck and lower face. If you’re looking for a way to look years younger but aren’t ready to commit to a facelift or only have mild signs of aging, SmartLyft with Renuvion® may be a great option.

What is SmartLyft with Renuvion®?

SmartLyft is a customized minimally invasive (non-surgical) lower face and neck lift that can take years off your appearance. Unlike a regular facelift, this procedure doesn’t reposition the skin and muscles of your face. Instead, it focuses on jowls and sagging or excess fat in the neck. 

SmartLyft includes liposuction of the neck and jowls, followed by Renuvion® treatment to tighten loose skin in these areas. Renuvion® is a skin-tightening procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to contract collagen fibers beneath the skin. The device creates a plasma stream from helium gas and RF energy, which can be delivered under the skin through the same incisions used for liposuction. When combined with SmartLyft, Renuvion® can create a much smoother, younger appearance without the incisions and tissue trauma of a facelift.

Liposuction is often used for body contouring to remove unwanted fat, but it can also have an anti-aging effect on the neck and jowls. Fat tends to accumulate under the chin with age and is particularly hard to remove with diet or exercise. This submental fat, combined with skin laxity, can worsen the aged appearance of the neck. Liposuction can help reduce a double chin and jowls to improve the facial profile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This facial rejuvenation procedure is fairly simple, especially when compared to a traditional facelift. SmartLyft is a two-step procedure involving liposuction and Renuvion® skin-tightening. After administering local anesthesia, Dr. Langdon starts with liposuction of the neck and jowls, which only requires tiny, inconspicuous incisions. Once the liposuction portion is complete, he will use Renuvion® to tighten the skin on the neck and lower cheeks. 

A typical SmartLyft treatment takes less than three hours to complete. You won’t feel any discomfort, thanks to the local anesthetic.

SmartLyft has far fewer side effects than a traditional facelift and requires less downtime. After the anesthetic wears off, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers for any discomfort. You should be able to resume work and your daily activities within a week after treatment. 

Mild bruising and swelling are normal after the procedure. These should subside within a week or two, and you can use makeup to cover any bruising. Dr. Langdon may recommend avoiding strenuous activities for at least ten days and sleeping with your head elevated to minimize swelling.

After a SmartLyft treatment, you can enjoy noticeable results in about a week and full results in a few months. Liposuction removes submental fat for an immediately slimmer contour, though swelling may obscure this initially.

Your skin-tightening effects will continue improving for months after the procedure. Renuvion® tightens the skin with a stream of plasma energy created by helium gas and radiofrequency. The combination of RF energy and helium plasma causes collagen fibers to contract, tightening the skin. This has an immediate skin-tightening effect, but the full benefits develop gradually as your skin builds new collagen fibers.

You can expect smoother facial contours, more definition in your jawline, and greater confidence. Unlike other non-surgical anti-aging treatments like fillers or microneedling, SmartLyft results are long-lasting. Liposuction results are typically permanent if you maintain a stable weight, and the skin-tightening effects can last years.

You may be a good candidate for SmartLyft if you’re searching for an alternative to a traditional surgical facelift. Dr. Langdon often recommends this treatment to patients who want to resolve excess fullness, neck sagging, and minor jowling. If you are bothered by moderate to severe skin laxity, Dr. Langdon will likely recommend a more comprehensive treatment, such as a surgical facelift or neck lift.

*Individual results may vary.

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To learn more about getting a SmartLyft with Renuvion® or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203)453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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