Clinical References

The Use of Plasma Energy (J-Plasma®) for the Performance of Lipoabdominoplasty




Robert Jackson, MD


A novel alternative to traditional scalpel and electrocautery for the performance of lipoabdominoplasty procedures using plasma energy (Renuvion®/J-Plasma) will be demonstrated. Plasma energy is a novel alternative that delivers a controlled effect on tissue without the drawbacks of electrosurgical and laser devices. Utilizing a single instrument, the system uses pure plasma energy to cut, fulgurate, coagulate, and dissect tissues with controlled depth of action and minimal thermal effect.


Robert Jackson is a Key Opinion Leader with Apyx Medical. The author received no compensation for this presentation.


  • The use of the terms “lipoabdominoplasty” in relation to the use of the Renuvion®/J-Plasma technology has not been approved or cleared by the FDA.
  • Apyx Medical wants to present you with current scientific discourse. Specific usage outside of the general cleared indication may not be safe or effective. Renuvion/J- Plasma has received a general clearance and has not been determined to be safe or effective for use in any specific indication or anatomical location including skin tightening indication referenced in this article.
  • Apyx Medical manufactures and owns the Renuvion/J-Plasma technology discussed in this article.

Risk associated with the use of the Renuvion technology may include unintended burns (deep or superficial), pneumothorax, scars, temporary or permanent nerve injury, pain, discomfort, gas buildup resulting in temporary and transient crepitus or pain, infection, hematoma, seroma; asymmetry and/or unacceptable cosmetic result. There may be additional risks associated with the use of other devices along with Renuvion and there may be an increased risk for patients who have undergone prior surgical or aesthetic procedures in the treatment area. As with any procedure, individual results may vary. As with all energy devices there are inherent risks associated with its use, refer to the IFU for further information.

The Renuvion/J-Plasma Precise Open® Handpiece is intended to be used with compatible J-Plasma electrosurgical generators for the delivery of radiofrequency energy and/or helium plasma for cutting, coagulation and ablation of soft tissue during open surgical procedures. The Renuvion/J-Plasma Precise & Precise Open Handpieces are compatible with electrosurgical Generators BVX-200H, and BVX-200P. Refer to the Instructions for Use for the currently approved or cleared indications.