In the table above, we present several interesting concepts. The first is that removal of fat alone, i.e. SAL, can achieve 8% of skin tightening secondary to skin retraction. When experts remove fat with the traditional SAL technique, the skin will retract back up to the underlying muscles resulting in the above tightening.
Vaser is an ultrasound energy delivered probe that melts the fat prior to liposuction.
BodyTight utilizes RFAL technology. However, the disadvantage of Body Tight is that it cannot be used when requiring fat transfer as it damages the fat cells. Additionally, it takes a longer time to perform (approximately 45 minutes per area) thus making if less appealing in an intraoperative setting where there are anesthesia time limits.
Finally, Renuvion, helium plasma Radiofrequency technology allows for the most effective minimally invasive skin tightening tool with 36% tightening observed. Furthermore, the advantages of Renuvion are that they can be performed synchronously with VASER liposuction which does not damage the fat cells and can be used for fat transfer. In addition, experts can perform Renuvion expeditiously (approximately 10 minutes per area) thus making it very appealing in the intraoperative setting. Probably the most important distinction between Renuvion and Body Tight, is that one performs Renuvion immediately after VASER liposuction to better gauge skin tightening.
In contrast, BodyTight makes gauging the degree of skin tightening more difficult since one must perform BodyTight prior to removing the fat. Currently, combining Vaser liposuction with Renuvion skin tightening is felt to provide the ultimate in body contouring liposculpture as observed by high definition liposuction transformations.