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Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Options for the Holidays

Tue, 12/11/2018

The holiday season is here, and the next few weeks will be filled with parties, family gatherings, and New Years celebrations. Fortunately, it’s not too late to look your best for these events. Dr. Kleto offers a variety of minimally invasive, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation solutions to reverse the signs of aging. These treatments can take years off of your appearance, and results will be visible shortly after you receive the treatment.

The right solution for you will depend on the signs of aging you experience and your unique aesthetic goals. Dr. Kleto can discuss your options and make individualized treatment recommendations during a consultation.

Dermal Fillers to Restore Lost Facial Volume and Improve the Appearance of Wrinkles

woman receiving dermal filler treatmentDermal fillers are one of the most popular nonsurgical options we offer. These versatile treatments can address a wide range of facial aging concerns. Dr. Kleto may recommend dermal fillers if you are looking to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Reduce the appearance of facial creases, fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restore lost facial volume
  • Achieve plumper, more attractive lips
  • Remove shadows under the eyelids
  • Soften the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Improve the appearance of sunken cheeks
  • Add definition to your chin

Dr. Kleto uses some of the most advanced fillers available, including:

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Sculptra

The right filler for you will depend on your specific aesthetic goals. Depending on the filler Dr. Kleto recommends, your results may last between six months and two years.

One of the greatest benefits of choosing dermal fillers is that you will experience virtually no downtime. You can resume all normal activities the same day, and results should be visible within a few days.

Relax Wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic

While dermal fillers are a great option to restore a youthful appearance, they aren’t the right solution for everyone. Certain signs of aging respond better to BOTOX® Cosmetic. This nonsurgical injectable treatment is considered a wrinkle relaxer. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the treatment region, preventing them from making the contractions that cause wrinkles to form.

Dr. Kleto may recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic if you are looking to address:

  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Horizontal creases in the forehead region
  • Crow’s feet (fine lines that appear in the corners of your eyes)

As with dermal fillers, there is virtually no downtime with BOTOX® Cosmetic. You can resume regular activities right away, and you should start noticing results within a few days. In general, you can expect your BOTOX® Cosmetic results to last three to four months.

Contact our Knoxville Plastic Surgeon

There’s still time to schedule an appointment for one of these minimally invasive treatments before the holidays. Make sure you are looking youthful and vibrant this holiday season. Our nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options will help you ring in the New Year with confidence.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 877-907-0747 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

6 Reasons Winter is the Ideal Time for Plastic Surgery

Mon, 12/03/2018

Timing is important when considering plastic surgery. While you’ll want to make sure this is the right time in your life to undergo your desired procedure, you also want to pick the right time of year. For many men and women, winter provides the ideal time to make those desired improvements to your appearance.

There are many reasons why winter is a great time for plastic surgery. Regardless of your desired procedure, you’ll likely experience a variety of benefits by scheduling your procedure for the upcoming months.

You Will be Fully Recovered in Time for Summer

woman walking on the beach after undergoing plastic surgeryA common goal for many individuals who undergo breast surgery or body contouring is an improved appearance in a swimsuit. If you want to look great on the beach or by the pool next summer, the time to undergo surgery is now.

In most instances, it may take between 3-6 months before you experience your final results. If you wait until April or May to get plastic surgery, you won’t leave yourself enough recovery time to show off your great new beach body by summertime. By scheduling your procedure for the winter, you will be looking your best once the warm weather arrives.

You have more Scheduling Options during the Winter

Winter may be the best time for plastic surgery, but it isn’t the busiest time. Most people don’t plan six months ahead. Instead, they wait until spring to schedule their procedure. Not only will this make it difficult to recover in time for summer, but it also means you are fighting for surgery appointments with the masses.

Planning your procedure for winter allows you greater scheduling flexibility. It will be much easier for Dr. Kleto to perform your procedure at the ideal time for you during the winter than during the spring rush. This is particularly important if you are undergoing extensive procedures such as a mommy makeover which take longer to complete and have longer recovery periods.

Fewer Special Events to Attend during Winter

Once the holiday season ends, you will most likely have a well-needed break from special events until the weather gets warmer. Peak wedding season coincides with the summer months, and there are more holiday weekends during the summer (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day) which feature pool parties and barbeques. If you want to look your best at these events, you’ll need to schedule your procedure for the winter months.

Most big events such as weddings are planned well ahead of time, so check your calendar to see when you’ll be attending these parties. Make sure you schedule your procedure at least four months in advance of your next big event to ensure you are looking great when the big day arrives.

Winter is the Ideal Time to Stay Inside and Recover

woman in bed recovering after plastic surgeryWinter in Knoxville isn’t nearly as cold as in the Midwest or Northeast, but it’s still more chilly than summertime. You’ll be wearing more sweaters, pants and jackets during December, January and February. This attire will help conceal surgical bandages and compression garments so that others don’t know you are recovering from plastic surgery.

In addition, summer is typically a better time to be outside enjoying your favorite athletic activities. Depending on your procedure, you may need to avoid strenuous exercise and athletics for 4-8 weeks while you recover. You don’t want to be stuck at home resting during the peak season for your favorite activities. By getting plastic surgery in the winter, you will be ready to be fully active once the warm weather arrives.

Cloudy Days are Better for Your Skin

Summer months in Tennessee are typically associated with lots of sunshine, while winter days can be a little more overcast. These cloudy days are actually better for your skin. It’s important to keep your scars protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the first few months of your recovery, and this is easier during the winter.

Not only are there fewer sunny days, but wearing long sleeves will help conceal your scars from the sun. This will help reduce the appearance of your scar in the long run.

More Downtime during Winter

After the craziness of the holiday season, you just need a break. As a result, most people tend to experience a lull in life between the holidays and the warm weather of spring. This provides you with the perfect window for plastic surgery.

You’ll have fewer parties and events to attend, the weather won’t be as ideal for your favorite outdoor activities, and your children will be in school every day. Most importantly, it’s common to feel an increased desire to be lazy during the winter. This is perfect, since you’ll need plenty of lazy recovery days after plastic surgery.

You should expect to spend a lot of time at home during the first couple of weeks after surgery. While you should be back to work within 1-2 weeks, you’ll need to take it easy for 4-8 weeks to provide your body with ample time to heal. It’ll be easier to focus on rest and recovery during the time of year when you just want to curl up on the couch and watch a movie.

Start Planning Your Plastic Surgery Procedure Today

If you want to undergo plastic surgery this winter, you need to act now. You will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kleto to discuss your goals and learn about your options. Depending on your desired procedure, you may also need to visit our office for an additional follow-up planning appointment. If you put off scheduling your consultation until later in winter, you will end up undergoing your procedure during the spring rush. Start the planning phase now to take advantage of the optimal recovery conditions provided by the winter months.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 877-907-0747 today to schedule your plastic surgery consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

Tummy Tuck: Discover the Beautiful Results that Await You

Mon, 10/01/2018

If countless hours of crunches haven’t delivered the toned, flat stomach you desire, then a tummy tuck may be a great option for you. During the procedure, Dr. Kleto will tighten loose abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat in order to improve the appearance of your abdominal region.


You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Kleto in person.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 877-907-0747 today to schedule your tummy tuck consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

5 Popular Uses of Dermal Fillers

Tue, 07/24/2018

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments available. In recent years, many of these fillers have become increasingly effective, providing results that look more natural and last much longer. While dermal fillers cannot achieve the truly customized and dramatic results associated with a facelift, they provide an excellent alternative for people experiencing the early signs of facial aging or who prefer a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation solution.

Dr. Kleto can use dermal fillers to address a wide range of aesthetic goals. During your initial consultation, he’ll recommend the ideal filler to address your unique needs.

Reduction of Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds are lines that extend from the nose down to the corners of the mouth. As you age, these lines become more prominent. Adding volume to the mid-face region is an effective way to improve the appearance of these lines.

Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Voluma are relatively thick dermal fillers, making them an effective option to add volume to this region of your face and reduce the severity of nasolabial folds.

Cheek and Chin Augmentation

A strongly defined chin or high cheekbones can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. Improving the definition of the chin can help men achieve a much more masculine appearance, while high cheekbones are typically a very attractive trait on a woman.

Traditionally, these goals have been accomplished using silicone implants. However, dermal fillers provide an effective alternative that allows you to avoid a surgical procedure. Dr. Kleto typically recommends Juvederm Voluma for the best chin and cheek augmentation results.

Lip Augmentation

lip augmentation with dermal fillers - Knoxville plastic surgeonFull, plump lips are viewed as a sign of femininity and attractiveness, making lip augmentation an increasingly popular procedure in recent years. If you would like to plump up thin lips or create a more attractive contour to your lips, dermal fillers provide an excellent solution.

Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Silk are both thin, fluid fillers that are ideal for delicate reshaping of your lips. These fillers can help you achieve subtle, natural looking results. If you prefer a more dramatic outcome or a significant increase in lip volume, a thicker filler such as Juvederm Ultra Plus may be a better option.

Reduction of Under-Eye Circles

Dark circles underneath the eyes are a common issue impacting many men and women. They often occur due to lost volume under the eyes, discolored skin or because of a genetic predisposition. Dermal fillers are able to reduce the shadows and hollowed-out under-eye appearance caused by lost volume in the region.

The most effective fillers to improve the appearance of under-eye circles are fluid, delicate and malleable. Dr. Kleto typically recommends Juvederm Volbella, Restylane Silk or Belotero for the best results.

Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping

If you would like to improve the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty provides the most effective and long-lasting solution. However, there are certain instances where surgery isn’t necessary to achieve your desired nose reshaping goals. Dermal fillers can be very effective at creating an upturned tip and disguising bumps in the nose.

During your consultation, Dr. Kleto will examine your nose and listen carefully to your goals in order to determine the right treatment plan for your unique needs. If he feels you may benefit from a nonsurgical treatment option, he’ll recommend the ideal filler to achieve your desired outcome.

Contact our Knoxville Plastic Surgeon

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.


2017 Plastic Surgery Trends

Wed, 05/02/2018

How many other people are interested in the same plastic surgery procedures as you? Is your desired procedure among the most popular treatments performed by plastic surgeons? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released their report on the latest trends in the field.

We’ve created the following infographic to highlight the most popular surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in 2017. See if your desired procedure made the top 5 for last year.

You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Kleto in person. This is the best way to determine the right procedure for your unique needs and goals.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule your plastic surgery consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

2017 Plastic Surgery Trends infographic - Knoxville plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto

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