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Should I Wait until after Having Children to Get a Tummy Tuck?

Wed, 06/28/2017

Knoxville tummy tuck surgeonA tummy tuck is a great way to put the finishing touches on your fitness regimen in order to achieve the toned, flat stomach you desire. However, there are certain factors that must be considered when determining the right time to undergo the procedure. One of these factors is whether you are planning on having children in the future.

Dr. Kleto typically recommends that you wait until after you’re done having children to get a tummy tuck since future pregnancies can potentially have an adverse impact on your results. During a tummy tuck, Dr. Kleto will remove excess fat and skin from your abdominal region and tighten abdominal muscles to help you achieve a flatter stomach and smaller waist. During pregnancy, this region will stretch again as the fetus develops, which may cause the muscles that were tightened to stretch apart again. In addition, abdominal skin may not have sufficient elasticity after childbirth to return to its pre-pregnancy state. Therefore, you may need to undergo a tummy tuck revision procedure in order to restore your initial results.

Of course, life doesn’t always go as planned. Even if you think you’re done having children, an unexpected pregnancy down the road can always occur. The good news is that a tummy tuck won’t prevent you from having children in the future or adversely impact your pregnancy in any way. However, you should always inform your obstetrician of a prior tummy tuck if you become pregnant so that your doctor is fully aware of your medical history.

During your initial consultation, you should discuss any future family plans with Dr. Kleto so that he can help you determine whether the timing is right for your procedure. In most instances, the best course of action will be to finish having children, put in the hard work at the gym to get your body as close to its pre-pregnancy figure as possible, and then use a tummy tuck to put the finishing touches on your efforts.

Ideally, you should wait six months to a year after giving birth to undergo a tummy tuck. This will give your body sufficient time to recover and restore as much of its pre-pregnancy form as possible. In some instances, Dr. Kleto may also recommend other procedures in conjunction with your tummy tuck as part of a mommy makeover in order to address some of the other areas of your body impacted by pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers: Which is Right for Me?

Wed, 05/31/2017

To learn which nonsurgical facial rejuvenation technique is right for you, call Knoxville plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto at 865-366-4755 and schedule a consultation today.Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® are used to address unwanted signs of aging. The active ingredients in these two nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments are, however, very different, making them individually better suited for treating specific problems. During your initial consultation, board-certified Knoxville plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto will listen to your concerns, evaluate your problem areas, and help you decide whether BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVÉDERM will be the best fit for your needs.

BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve signals from tensing muscles, allowing the skin to smooth in treatment areas such as:

  • In between the eyebrows
  • Along the forehead
  • Next to the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Around the lips (smile and laugh lines)

BOTOX® Cosmetic may be very effective at reducing the depth of more severe wrinkles around the mouth as well.

A typically BOTOX® treatment will produce results for three to four months. Additional treatments will be necessary to maintain results, but these can be scheduled in advance to help ensure continued satisfaction with your appearance. Dr. Kleto will help you determine how often treatments will be needed for optimal results.

Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM use hyaluronic acid to deeply moisturize treatment areas, allowing skin to plump up from underneath, filling in deep creases and fine lines in and around:

  • The cheeks
  • The nasolabial folds (parenthesis lines)

JUVÉDERM can also be used to enhance and plump the lips for a more distinguished pout.

A single JUVÉDERM treatment may produce results for 12 to 18 months, though individual results will vary. The best way to determine how long you can realistically expect your dermal filler treatment to last is through a one-on-one evaluation with Dr. Kleto at our Knoxville office.

Please contact Dean Kleto, M.D. to schedule your nonsurgical facial rejuvenation consultation today. Located in Knoxville, our board-certified plastic surgeon serves Knox County and surrounding areas of Tennessee.

QUIZ: What do you know about Breast Augmentation?

Wed, 03/15/2017

If you're self conscious about the way your breasts look, or wish your breasts were bigger, breast augmentation may be the solution for you. However, it's important to know about this procedure before scheduling your surgery. Take our quiz to put your knowledge to the test, and learn about this beneficial cosmetic procedure before you walk in the door for your initial consultation!

If you're in the Knoxville area and would like to learn more about your breast augmentation results, give our office a call at (865) 366-4755 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Dean Kleto.

What are Your Skincare Options?

Tue, 02/28/2017

Knoxville skincareIf you are starting to notice signs of aging such as fine lines or wrinkles, or are self-conscious about the appearance of your facial skin, it may be time to consider various cosmetic skincare options. Opting for the right skincare treatment can help you get optimal results. But what, exactly, are your skincare options?

Dr. Dean Kleto and our experienced staff offer patients in the Knoxville area numerous nonsurgical skincare treatments, including:

·KYBELLA®: This injectable treatment targets stubborn fat deposits underneath your chin, also known as a "double chin."

·BOTOX® Cosmetic: BOTOX® Cosmetic is another injectable treatment. However, this procedure works to eliminate facial imperfections and natural signs of aging, including forehead wrinkles, wrinkles between the eyes, crow's feet, frown lines as well as deep creases and laugh lines.

·Laser skin resurfacing: This nonsurgical cosmetic procedure can help your skin look and feel years younger. By using a CO2 laser, this treatment option can help minimize the appearance of scars, sun damage, skin lesions and even help eliminate precancerous growths. Laser skin resurfacing can be used anywhere on the body.

·Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers are a collection of injectable treatments that target areas of the face that have lost volume due to the natural aging process. Dr. Kleto offers patients one of the safest and effective dermal fillers on the market, called JUVEDERM®.

·Professional skincare products: Professional skincare products can help you maintain your youthful appearance. By meeting with Dr. Kleto and discussing your cosmetic goals, we can work together to create your personalized skincare routine, and recommend products tailored to your specific skin type.

To fully determine which skincare option or procedure is right for you, Dr. Kleto and our clinically trained staff will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. Together, we will work to formulate your unique treatment plan.

To schedule your initial consultation, give our office a call at (865) 366-4755. We are dedicated to delivering beautiful results for patients in Knoxville, Sevierville and the surrounding Tennessee communities. 

Top 3 Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic

Mon, 02/20/2017

Knoxville BOTOX® CosmeticAs the leading nonsurgical procedure in 2015, more and more patients are opting for BOTOX® Cosmetic to address flaws in their facial skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a very useful procedure in battling the natural signs of aging.

Here are the top three benefits you can experience when you opt for this injectable treatment:

No anesthesia required: When you choose to get BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, the entire procedure only takes a few minutes, and doesn't require anesthesia. The solution is injected with a fine needle into specific facial muscles to minimize patient discomfort.

Natural looking results: BOTOX® Cosmetic uses a solution made of naturally occurring ingredients, and it is designed to block signals from the targeted nerves to the corresponding facial muscles, making wrinkles relax and soften in appearance. Because of this, the results look very natural.

Minimally invasive: Oftentimes patients want to achieve a youthful appearance, but are deterred because they think cosmetic procedures require surgery. That is not the case with BOTOX® Cosmetic. This in-office nonsurgical treatment can help address signs of aging within just a few minutes, and requires very little recovery time.

Although there are many benefits to this injectable treatment, it's important to know if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. To fully determine if this procedure is right for you, Dr. Dean Kleto will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. Together, we will work to design your unique treatment plan to help you get the beautiful results you want to achieve.

If you're in the Knoxville area and would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, give our office a call at (865) 366-4755 to schedule your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.

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Knoxville, TN 37923

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Sevierville, TN 37862

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