Renuva, Renuva, Arcadia Plastic Surgeon Dr George Sun


As we age, our skin envelope begins to thin out. Collagen and fat begin to shrink, giving us a hollow or sunken appearance.

Fillers are synthetic or autologous agents used to help restore the volume for the face and body.

Renuva is an all-natural off-the-shelf filler with extracellular matrix rich in regenerative properties that acts as a scaffold, allowing the body to recruit new fat cells to attach to it. Made from human allograft tissue, Renuva contains the same collagen, growth factors, and proteins as autologous fat and is a completely acellular, safe, and long-lasting alternative to fat transfer with liposuction.

1. Long lasting volume restoration with staged sessions
2. Easier than fat injection
3. Indirect lifting as compared to the direct lifting of facelifts
4. More contouring than botox
5. non-surgical compared to implants

1. Nose
2. Lip
3. Sunken temples
4. Cheeks Hollowed
5. Hollow eyes
6. Mild to moderate sunken or hollow face
7. Flat looking face
8. Mid-face sagging
9. Prominent nasolabial folds
10. Early jowls
11. Receding chin
12. Neck lines
13. Hands
14. Buttocks
15. Body contouring
16. Breast contouring
17. Liposuction defects
18. Skin quality improvements

1. Patients with realistic expectations
2. Patients in good healthy conditions
3. Adequate fat for harvesting in case of fat grafting
4. Stable weight without frequent or excess weight gain or loss

1. Patients with unrealistic expectations
2. Patients with low blood sugar, dehydration, acute disease, autoimmune disorder, blood disorder, cancer, or on bleeding thinning medications.

Following local anesthesia, fillers are injected slowly and retrograde in low pressure settings to slowly, incrementally, and gradually restore the lost volume of the targeted skin sites.

Generally, several sessions are required.

Results are more precise, longer lasting, and more complete when injections are done in stages. Specific areas of collagen or fat loss are the addressed with serial sessions monthly injections. The treatments are sized to your dimensions and customized to your specific facial needs.

All unused prepared or mixed medicine must be packaged and labeled with the recipient patient’s identification.

The treatment takes about half hour in an outpatient clinic setting.

Local anesthesia is used.

1. Longer Nose
2. Fuller Lips
3. Enhanced chin
4. Smoother temples
5. Plumper and voluminous mid-face
6. More heart shaped looking face
7. More sculpted cheek definition
8. Reduced nasolabial prominence
9. Lifted early jowls
10. More fullness of the chin
11. Smoother neck lines
12. Plumper hands
13. Fuller buttocks
14. Improved body contouring
15. Improved breast contouring
16. Improved liposuction defects
17. More hydrated, plumber, and even-toned skin

The results will be seen instantly as well as gradually in weeks. After the swelling subsides with few days, the results will look more and more natural.
Results vary from six months to years. Duration of effect is similar regardless of sessions of treatments, but the magnitude of change will be determined by the number of sessions.
Additional maintenance is required.
Healthy eating and exercise are helpful to enhance results.
Further treatment may be recommended for further results.
Recovery lasts one weekend, with most people returning to work and activities thereafter.
Temporary swelling, soreness, and mild bruising are expected.
Prescription pain medications are generally not needed.
After the treatment:
Message to the areas three times a day for three days to improve evenness.
Ice pack to the areas for the first two days to reduce swelling
Heat pads to the areas for the subsequent two days to expedite the resolution of any bruising.
Cost of treatment options ranges from three to five digits. An in-person consultation with your specialist physician will help to determine the best suitable solution to your own individual needs.
Renuva, Renuva, Arcadia Plastic Surgeon Dr George Sun