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.