As we age, our skin can naturally lose its elasticity, creating a loose or sagging appearance. Many patients seek treatment in order to tighten their skin and promote a more youthful, firm, and vibrant appearance. Renuvion is a minimally invasive device that can be used on it’s own or in conjunction with liposuction. In consultation with Dr. Aya-ay, patients can determine whether Renuvion is the option best suited to their needs.

What is Renuvion?

Renuvion is a minimally invasive procedure designed to promote contraction and remodeling of the fibroseptal network beneath the skin resulting in tightening of the skin, creating a more youthful and elastic appearance. It involves the use of plasma or an incredibly precise stream of energy that is generated at the tip of the renuvion device with helium gas and radiofrequency energy. Heat is generated to contract the skin while helium gas produces a cooling effect on the treatment area. The combination of the heat and cooling effect contracts the tissues below the skin, producing a tightening effect.

Melanie L. Aya-ay, M.D.


Dr. Melanie Aya-ay is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay with over 15 years of plastic surgery experience specializing in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive breast surgery and minimally invasive techniques for facial and body rejuvenation.  She is known for her skill and excellence in revision surgery, specifically for difficult breast surgery revisions.  Dr. Aya-ay is an Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) National Trainer for Facial Aesthetics and AMI National Speaker for Plastic and Regenerative Medicine.  She is honored to be the first female surgeon to hold this dual faculty position with Allergan.

Dr. Aya-ay is the CEO and owner of Melanie L. Aya-ay, MD Plastic Surgery as well as Vivia MedSpa, an elite luxury medical spa in North Tampa.  Her practice and her team have been built on the values of honesty, integrity, education, safety, and providing comprehensive aesthetic care with natural results.  Your consultation with Dr. Aya-ay will be an educational experience so that you can be assured that you are making the choices that are best for you. Our staff will provide all the assistance needed to help you navigate through the process for a successful Plastic Surgery experience.


Renuvion Procedure

Local anesthesia in the form of tumescent solution will be used with this procedure and depending on the area that will be treated general anesthesia may be needed as well.  Smaller areas can be done with local in the office but larger areas will be done at the hospital or surgery center as an outpatient procedure. Several small incisions will be made in the treatment area. Tumescent solution is infiltrated then a liposuction cannula is use to create tunneling of the area.  If liposuction is also to be performed then it would be done at this stage.  The Renuvion probe will then be inserted below the skin. The radiofrequency energy, helium and plasma that is emitted will heat and then quickly cool the area to treat the affected tissues.

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Renuvion Recovery and Aftercare

Renuvion is an outpatient procedure, meaning that the patient can return home on the day of the procedure. Once the local or general anesthetic wears off, it is common for patients to experience temporary swelling and soreness around the treated area. These symptoms are typically mild and resolve within a few days of treatment. In the case of continued discomfort, patients can apply ice packs and take over-the-counter medication in consultation with Dr. Aya-ay to relieve temporary symptoms. Dr. Aya-ay and her staff will review the postoperative instructions with you at your consultation and again at your preoperative visit to ensure that you are comfortable with your postoperative care.

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To learn more about Renuvion or other potential options, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Aya-ay today. A consultation is a chance to collaborate to decide what procedure or treatment would be best suited for you and your aesthetic needs.

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