Liposuction: Fact vs. Fiction

liposuction - measuring waistLiposuction is a popular fat reduction procedure that leaves women and men feeling more confident in their bodies. But any procedure with so much press is bound to come with a few misconceptions, and there are plenty of myths about liposuction. Can you separate fact from fiction? Dr. Brantner is here to help.

Fact: Liposuction works for a variety of areas

Liposuction is best-known for removing fat from the abdomen, but it’s also a good choice for patients who want to remove stubborn fat deposits from the hips, thighs, chest, back, and neck.

Fiction: It’s great for weight loss

Many people see liposuction as an easy, one-step weight loss program. But like any fat reduction procedure, liposuction requires a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain results. It’s best to use liposuction to remove stubborn fat areas after trying more traditional weight loss methods.

Fact: Liposuction is real surgery

Unlike a tummy tuck, liposuction doesn’t remove extra skin or restore bulging abdominal muscles. But that doesn’t mean it’s not real surgery! When you get liposuction, your physician will make small incisions to remove the fat deposits. Just like other surgical procedures, liposuction requires a few days off work to recuperate and heal.

Fiction: Results are instantaneous

Liposuction removes fat from the body, but because it’s a surgical procedure, many patients experience swelling. It may take several weeks for your body to fully heal before you can see the full results. Wearing the compression garment recommended by your physician will smooth the skin, limit swelling, and help you see results faster.

When it comes to liposuction, experience matters. Dr. Brantner has decades of experience giving patients smooth, natural results. To schedule a liposuction consultation, call Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today.

Men, Women, & Wrinkles: Non-Surgical Procedures Just For You

eye wrinklesResearch has shown that women tend to have more wrinkles around the mouth than men. However, men are more prone to develop wrinkles near their eyes. Just because you are prone to wrinkles doesn’t mean you have to live with them. We provide non-surgical procedures such as Juvederm and Botox that can minimize those lines that make you feel less confident.

Wrinkles & Women

There are fewer sweat glands and blood vessels around a woman’s mouth. The lack of sweat glands and blood vessels cause facial skin to have a decreased amount of elasticity. This significantly contributes to the development of smile lines. If you aren’t too keen on wrinkles around the mouth, we have non-surgical procedures that can smooth unwanted lines and restore some of the lost elasticity to the skin.

At our office, you can opt for injectable fillers such as Juvederm or fat injections. These non-surgical procedures treat the creases and wrinkles that develop around the mouth. With a Juvederm treatment, the results typically last one year. Fat injections are usually permanent.

Wrinkles & Men

Men may not develop wrinkles around the mouth as easily as women, but they do develop wrinkles around their eyes and forehead. These wrinkles are the result of frowning, concentrating, or squinting for many years. Thankfully, we have a non-surgical procedure that can help: Botox!

Botox isn’t just for women. It’s a safe solution for the treatment of wrinkles near the eyes and forehead, and it’s growing in popularity with men who want a subtle refresh of their appearance. Botox lasts roughly four months. After several treatments, the effects of the injection become more effective and last for longer periods of time.

Do you have questions about our non-surgical procedures? Feel free to contact Dr. Brantner’s office today!