Feel like yourself again with ThermiVa

Feel like yourself again with ThermiVa

Feel like yourself again with ThermiVa

Are you struggling with vaginal sagging, dryness, or pain during sex?

Are you frustrated that menopause or childbirth caused a decrease in pleasure during intercourse, or do you fight dryness with messy creams every day?

Unfortunately, changes like menopause, hormone fluctuations, and childbirth can take a toll on the body – including the vagina. Dryness, stretched lips, sagging, and incontinence can all be results of otherwise-wonderful events like childbirth.

Even if you haven’t had children recently, changes in hormones (menopause, new birth control medications, or even diet changes) can cause pain during sex and mild incontinence. While these are all normal side-effects, they aren’t desirable or pleasant.

The Non-Invasive Solution

That’s why our East Tennessee clinic offers ThermiVa treatments to our Johnson City and Kingsport residents. ThermiVa is a non-invasive, surgery-free vaginal rejuvenation method using warm radiofrequency therapy. With ThermiVa, a small wand is waved around and inside the vagina, radiating a comfortable level of warmth alongside tightening radio frequencies. Many tri-cities women report increased vaginal tension after just the first session, with no recovery time needed between a session and regular activities.
Our friendly clinic
Our tri-cities clinic focuses on providing patient-centered service. During your ThermiVa treatments, we make sure you are always aware of what we are doing, help you feel at ease, and adjust treatment based on your personal comfort level and health.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our ThermiVa could help you, we’ve listed some of the top benefits of a ThermiVa treatment below:

ThermiVa benefits

Enhanced / Improved orgasms

When your vaginal walls tighten, as they do with ThermiVa, they are better able to sense and control pressure. This increased capability gives many of our Johnson City patients better orgasms post-treatment, helping increase pleasure during sex.

Kiss incontinence goodbye!

ThermiVa strengthens the pelvic floor – the layer of muscle that supports the uterus and bladder. Many Kingsport women know about the pelvic floor because of its role in decreasing incontinence. While performing Kegels and other floor-strengthening exercises can help keep your body healthy, with time, incontinence can become a more significant issue.

ThermiVa can help resolve mild incontinence issues. We recommend you see us early on, before incontinence becomes a significant factor in your lifestyle.

Reduce vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness can be caused by hormone changes, including childbirth and menopause. While vaginal creams are messy and can be difficult to apply, ThermiVa is a quick treatment option that will have you shelving your vaginal creams for years to come. By rejuvenating the tissues surrounding the vagina, ThermiVa helps your body return to its natural, glowing state.

Relieve from painful intercourse

Pain during sex can be caused by a variety of issues. Though you may not think vaginal dryness plays a part in painful intercourse, in reality, dryness affects sex more than you would expect. If you’ve noticed an increase in painful sex in the past few months, ThermiVa may be able to help your tissues return to a healthy state that supports better experiences.

What makes ThermiVa unique

One of the greatest benefits of ThermiVa is its unique approach to treatment. Here are some of the reasons our tri-cities patients choose ThermiVa:

Non-invasive and non-surgical

ThermiVa doesn’t involve surgery or invasive procedures, so you don’t need to be concerned about a hospital stay or scarring.

No hormonal effects

If you’re currently on hormonal medication, or you’ve experienced cancer in the past year, talk with our Johnson City staff – ThermiVa is likely still safe for you, as it has no hormonal effects.

Virtually painless

ThermiVa treatments should never be painful. If you feel pain during a ThermiVa treatment, you’ll be able to communicate that during the session, so that treatment can be altered to your comfort level.

Improvement in as little as one session

ThermiVa shows incredibly quick results, with some patients seeing changes after just one session (multiple sessions are usually recommended for best results).

Return to normal activities (including sex) immediately after

Because ThermiVa isn’t surgical, you won’t have restrictions on activities after your treatment. This also allows our Kingsport staff to treat you in a subtle way that won’t let anyone else know you’re receiving vaginal rejuvenation.

Try ThermiVa to improve your vaginal health

If you’ve been struggling with a stretched vagina, an unsatisfying sex life, and dryness that rivals the Sahara desert, give our friendly tri-cities clinic a call. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions regarding ThermiVa, or schedule a consult with you when you’re ready to be your healthiest self again.

Is a facelift right for me?

Is a facelift right for me?

Find out with these 3 questions

Age brings many things: wisdom, back pain, memories, wrinkles.

Whether you have laugh lines that run a little too deep or you’re self-conscious about your sagging “turkey neck,” a facelift might help you feel more like yourself and restore your youthful appearance and vibrancy.

If you have doubts, you may be wrestling with wondering what a facelift involves, or whether you’ll be truly happy with the results. How do you know a facelift is right for you?

Here are a few questions we tell our tri-cities patients to ask themselves before deciding whether or not to get a facelift:

Are your wrinkles affecting your self-confidence?

There’s no ideal age to get a facelift. Whether or not you need a facelift depends, not on your age or wrinkles, but on your self-confidence.

● Do you look in the mirror and feel like you’re just not yourself?
● Are you frustrated that makeup, haircuts, hair coloring, and dressing differently haven’t been able to change how you look and feel?
● Do you think about your wrinkles at social events, instead of thinking about making memories?

We believe age should never stop you from enjoying time with friends and family, posing for pictures, or feeling beautiful. If wrinkles are beginning to affect your quality of life, it’s time to get a facelift.

Will you be able to schedule time for recovery?

What a facelift involves

A facelift is a simple surgical procedure: you will be given general anesthesia for 2-5 hours while your surgeon rejuvenates your facial tissues, and return home the same day (due to the effects of anesthesia, we ask our patients to find a ride home with a friend or family member rather than driving themselves).

We ask that all our Johnson City and Kingsport patients be in good health for the surgery; talk with your practitioner if you have any concerns. Certain (but not all) prescriptions may need to be stopped for two weeks leading up to the surgery; individuals prone to blood clots should not undergo a facelift.

If you are in generally good health, a facelift procedure is a simple way to return some of your natural, young look to your face.

What to expect for recovery

Because a facelift involves surgical procedures, your body will need time to recover. We recommend all tri-cities patients spend at least two weeks at home, resting, rather than returning to work or regular activities right away.

Some clients will benefit from pain medicines to reduce inflammation and related pain.

It may take up to eight weeks for clients to fully recover and return to regular activities, so we recommend scheduling this procedure during a season that will not involve large family get-togethers or major work events for several weeks.

If you are able to schedule a few weeks off for recovery, a facelift is a straightforward, quick procedure that can boost your self-confidence and rejuvenate your face.

How will you feel about the results?

What can a facelift accomplish?

A facelift can return your natural glow and erase some of time’s effects. Some results our Johnson City and Kingsport clients see with a facelift include:

● Tightening of slack and loose jowl lines
● Shrinking of deep creases and wrinkles
● Contouring of chin and neck
● Return of skin elasticity
● Toning of the neck and face

If these results are in line with the changes you’d like to make in your face, we’ll be happy to schedule you for a facelift appointment with our tri-cities professionals.

Do results vary from surgeon to surgeon?

Who your plastic surgeon is matters – if your plastic surgeon is a beginner, or does not have an eye for aesthetics, your face could come out of surgery looking unnatural, stretched, or strained. You won’t be happy with the results, and you might regret the procedure.

Dr. Brantner has been practicing for over 30 years, specializing in plastic cosmetic surgery. He takes time to talk with each patient about what they would like from their procedure, and artfully create a face you recognize when you’re done.

When you trust Dr. Brantner with your facelift, you are trusting a professional who has spent his life providing countless facelifts to a variety of individuals just like you.

Considering a facelift? Call us!

If you have any questions about a facelift procedure, or you’re ready to start the process, give our friendly tri-cities office a call! Our professionals will talk with you about restoring some of your youthful glow and helping you feel like yourself again through our easy facelift procedure.

Body Contouring for the New Year

The new year represents a fresh start, which is why New Year’s Resolutions are so popular. Many people use this time to contemplate changes they’d like to make to their bodies. Usually, that means diet and exercise. While both are crucial for a healthy lifestyle, they aren’t the only tool available. For instance, what can be done about those stubborn problem areas? The ones that never seem to get better, no matter how many healthy choices you make? At the offices of Jim Brantner, MD, we offer several body contouring techniques to sculpt and shape specific areas:

  • Tummy and Sides. We offer SculpSure procedures to help with these stubborn areas. SculpSure is quick, non-invasive, and minimizes discomfort because it doesn’t involve surgery. Tummy tucks and liposuction are other popular options for contouring the area around the abdomen.
  • Arms. The upper arms have a tendency to sprout “wings” of excess fat and skin as the body ages. An arm lift, also called a brachioplasty, is designed to help correct this, to restore confidence and minimize discomfort from unwanted, flapping skin.

Remember, the only way to decide which procedures are best for you is to schedule a private, personalized consultation with Dr. Brantner. We’ll discuss your goals, expectations, concerns, costs, and even talk about any worries or fears you may have. Not only that, but we will give you honest feedback about whether your expectations and hopes are feasible. Dr. Brantner is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in civilian practice since 1987.

If you have questions, don’t delay! Call us today and let’s get find the right body contouring procedure to help you reach your goals.

Plastic Surgery Trends in 2018

You may not think of plastic surgery as being fashionable, but as with any in-demand services, there are definitely cycles in popularity. There’s no denying that with cameras and social media everywhere these rejuvenating procedures are becoming more popular. Check out the plastic surgery trends for 2018 and see if they’re right for you!

smiling couple

  • Facial Procedures, especially eyelid lifts, face lifts, and nose reshaping. Given that we’re living longer and sharing more photos with people in our social (media) circles, is it any wonder people are taking more time to tend to their faces? Minor changes to the face can have a big impact on self-confidence.
  • Fat Transfer means exactly what it sounds like: taking your own fat from one area, such as the tummy or thighs, and using it to fill or plump another area, such as the breasts or face. Freezing, on the other hand, means that fat cells are frozen, killing them, and eliminated over the course of weeks or months. Either procedure can help to reshape parts of the body.
  • Bring on the Men! More men than ever are choosing to get plastic surgery. Over the last 15 years, the number of men seeking cosmetic procedures, including rhinoplasty and eyelid lifts, has increased by almost 50%.

Of course, just because something is trendy doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. Only a consultation with Dr. Brantner can help determine what procedures are best for your goals. Contact the offices of Jim Brantner, MD today, and let’s talk about the results you’d like to get out of your procedures!

Which Juvederm Injectable Filler Is Right for You?

Here at the Offices of Jim Brantner, MD, we get a lot of questions about the different kinds of Juvederm injectable fillers we offer: Vollure, Volbella, and Voluma. Here’s a quick primer on the differences between these three injectables, and what they can do for you!

woman applying moisturizerFirst, the similarities: all three products are made from molecules of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps keeps skin plump and looking youthful. Each product is made by converting this sugar into a gel that can be used to achieve specific goals. All three injectables are minimally invasive and include a numbing agent to minimize discomfort. What are the differences?

  • Volbella is the thinnest gel, and the most spreadable. It’s best for fine areas around eyes and lips. Volbella is also used to smooth scarring leftover from facial acne.
  • Voluma is the thickest, strongest, and longest lasting gel. It’s best for deeper injections around the cheeks. It’s been likened to a “liquid facelift.”
  • Vollure is a nice middle ground of the other two – it has flexibility and staying power. It’s especially great for the area around the nose because it allows freedom of movement and expression but still has staying power.

But which filler is best for you? Only a consultation with Dr. Brantner can answer that. Together you’ll go over your goals, address any concerns and questions you may have and decide on the best course of action to achieve your goals! Contact us today to set up an appointment.

Why Winter is the Best Time for Plastic Surgery

You may not think of the colder months as a good time to have plastic surgery, but here at the offices of Jim Brantner, MD, we think differently! Winter can be a very convenient time for cosmetic procedures. 

Recovering from many cosmetic procedures will probably require you to spend some time indoors. What better time to do that than in the winter? The weather is already uninviting. Time your procedures well and you’ll be healed and ready to enjoy the sunshine come spring. Plus, the holidays already come with built-in time off of work for people in many professions. Combine that with the last of your vacation time and take a recovery staycation!

We work hard to keep our procedures affordable, accept many types of insurance, and offer a number of payment options, but there is still a cost component to cosmetic procedures. The end of the year often comes with additional income, whether in the form of holiday bonuses or monetary gifts. Plus, any extra HSA funds you may have will need to be used by the beginning of the year. If you know someone who has been wanting a particular procedure, an offer to assist with payment can be a thoughtful, useful, and personalized gift. What better treat after all the chaos of the holiday season?

Whatever your reasons for wanting a procedure, Dr. Brantner and the staff here are ready to help you make the best decision for your health and your needs. Contact us to schedule a consultation, or just to ask any questions you may have. We’re here to help!