About Renuva

Volume loss is a natural part of aging. If you’re beginning to notice areas of sagging or hollowness, it’s because the skin begins to succumb to gravity and collagen loss as it ages. If you’ve tried fillers in the past but weren’t satisfied with the results, Renuva is an exciting new injectable treatment that can restore volume using your body’s own natural fat. Renuva is a biocompatible extracellular matrix that restores youthful fat to the area without the need for liposuction or traditional facial fat transfer. It’s an effective non-surgical way to achieve a fuller, more youthful look without surgery.

Who is a Candidate?

Renuva is an excellent option for patients who want to restore natural volume to areas like the face, hands, and body. It can also be effectively used for vaginal rejuvenation. Many of our patients pursue Renuva because they want to avoid surgical procedures but still want the benefits of restoring volume via fat. In order to be considered a good candidate for Renuva, you should be in overall good health. Our team led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rhett Willis can determine if Renuva is a good option for your cosmetic goals during a consultation at our Charlottesville office.

Renuva can be used to address the following:

  • Acne scars and depressions
  • Cellulite and dimples
  • Mild to moderate wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Sunken areas
  • Areas of thinness or indentations

The Renuva Treatment

Renuva is placed during a quick and easy injection session at our plastic surgeon-owned and operated medspa. The product is carefully injected into the treatment area where it creates a matrix under the skin. This matrix contains growth factors, proteins, and collagens that are naturally found in your own fatty tissue and prompt the body to create new, vascularized fat tissue in the area. Over the next 3-6 months, natural fat is deposited into the matrix where it provides youthful volume. The matrix then fades, leaving behind only your natural tissue.


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Dr. Willis and Leah have been so great to me in my cosmetic surgery experience. They always answer my questions, they are so kind. I couldn’t see myself going to anyone else.

I am over the moon with my results from Dr. Willis after a breast lift and an abdominoplasty. Dr. Willis and his team are so easy to work with. He listened to what I wanted and gave me beautiful results- better than I could have even hoped for. If you’re thinking about getting a procedure done with Dr. Willis my advice would be DO IT!

Nothing but praise for Charlottesville Plastic Surgery. Dr. Willis explained everything he needed to do clearly and his work was top-notch. When needed, he made an immediate referral for me and explained exactly what I would expect from that. Great communication, efficient office.


There is very little downtime required after Renuva, although it’s recommended to avoid strenuous activity for the first 24 hours. In order to get best results, you may undergo a series of injection sessions spaced a few weeks apart. You can expect to see results within three months of treatment. Because Renuva makes use of your own natural fat, the results are much more long-lasting than traditional fillers. In fact, some research suggests Renuva can last as much as 10 years.

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Renuva is an exciting new technology offered at Charlottesville Plastic Surgery. To meet with our team and learn more, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

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