The 411 on Liposuction

The 411 on Liposuction

In the realm of cosmetic surgery, liposuction is a common (but often scary) term to come across. So what exactly is it and why would you need? Here’s the 411 run-down on everything you need to know about this cosmetic procedure!


What is liposuction? 

This procedure is popular, safe and can result in significant changes in your body contour and shape. It can be a single procedure, or combined with other procedures like a tummy tuck. It helps to remove any unwanted fat pockets that might be unresponsive to your diet and workouts. Particularly tricky areas you might have are the thighs, hips, butt, hips, knees or the chin and neck area. If you have firm, elastic skin and great muscle tone, a procedure like this will suit you well (as well as being within 30% of your ideal weight).

How does it work? 

Medications will be given to you before the procedure based on best recommendations by your doctor. Liposuction is performed through small incisions, where a tube is then inserted through those incisions to loosen up the fat in a back and forth type motion. That fact is then suctioned using a vacuum or syringe, followed by sutures to close up those incisions.

Your surgeon may give you a few recommendations prior to your procedure, including getting a lab testing for medical evaluation and to stop smoking or taking any sort of supplements.

It’s also very important to let yourself heal after the procedure. You’ll be given garments and bandages after the procedure, and will be instructed not to make too many movements that would cause swelling or abrasions.

For more questions about our liposuction procedure at Dr. Brantner’s office in Johnson City, TN, please feel free to give us a call at 423-328-9000, we’re happy to help! You can also check out our payment options as well as other surgical and non-surgical procedures on our website.

SculpSure is Here!

SculpSure is Here!

We’re all about advancing technology in the world of plastic surgery and reconstruction; and we’re so excited to announce the latest available at our Johnson City office. Rolling out in mid-January will be our newest high tech device, SculpSure!

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What’s the goal?

With SculpSure, you’ll be able to achieve a slimmer, more natural looking appearance without surgery or downtime. Even with a great diet and plenty of exercise, some people still have those stubborn pockets they want to lose. This body contouring technology is able target and destroy fat cells in just 25 minutes, without actually affecting the skin’s surface. There’s no recovery time so you can go about your day, and it only takes a few treatments to get your desired result. Listed on Fortune 500 as one of the top leading products in the industry and being the first machine to burn fat completely, we’re seeing a lot of excitement build up for this high-tech product!

How does it work?

  • Targeted laser energy heats up fat cells under the skin (damaging their structural integrity) without actually affecting the skin’s surface.
  • Over the next three months, the damaged fat cells are processed and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.
  • Fat cells are permanently removed and will not regenerate. Results can be seen as quickly as six weeks, and optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks!

For more information about this product including testimonials, before and after photos and specifications, visit our SculpSure website for more information! Check back in with us on our Facebook page for the official roll out date! With additional questions, please contact us at (423) 328-9000.

And don’t forget, we have a special going on in January for 15% off surgical facial rejuvenation! For a list of all the surgical facial procedures, visit our procedures page for more info.