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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

Cosmetic Treatments to Improve Selfies on the Rise

Thu, 03/22/2018

People choose to undergo plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. For some, it's to improve the appearance of a particular region of their body. Others would like to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging. Some people simply want to feel better about their overall appearance and seek out cosmetic procedures for the boost in self-confidence that is often associated with these treatments.

nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to look good in selfiesApparently, there is a new reason why many people are seeking cosmetic treatments -- a desire to look better in selfies. The improvement of cell phone cameras in recent years has caused the selfie to surge in popularity, and many people are becoming more obsessed with their appearance as a result.

While seeking out ideal lighting and using the right filter was the first layer in taking the perfect selfie, many people are starting to go much farther to improve the way they look in these pictures. According to a study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 55% of plastic surgeons have reported working with patients in 2017 who expressed a desire to look better in selfies.

While some of these patients are opting for full facelifts for dramatic facial rejuvenation results, this trend has primarily led to a rise in the popularity of minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

Perfect Selfies and the Rise of "Preventive BOTOX"

While you may expect that the majority of patients seeking treatments to improve their appearance in selfies would be in their 40s and 50s, this actually isn't the case. According to the study mentioned above, many plastic surgeons have reported a rise in younger patients (typically in their 20s and 30s) seeking "preventive BOTOX" treatments. Often, these patients have mentioned "looking better in selfies" as the reason for their desired cosmetic procedure.

This approach involves using BOTOX® Cosmetic at a younger age in order to limit the severity of wrinkles that may develop later in life. Many of these patients begin using BOTOX® Cosmetic as soon as they notice the earliest signs of facial aging, while fine lines and wrinkles are still in their beginning stages. Opting for these preventive treatments can potentially save you a significant amount of time and money down the road by limiting the development of deep wrinkles and facial folds.

Natural Looking Results are Important

The study also found that receiving natural looking results was the primary goal for 33% of patients. This represents a significant increase compared to several years ago. Apparently, looking good in selfies isn't enough. Most people also don't want it to look like they've worked hard to achieve this youthful, vibrant appearance.

Solutions to Help You Look Great in Selfies

Dr. Kleto offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures to restore a youthful appearance and help you look great in selfies. If you exhibit extensive signs of facial aging, you may want to consider a traditional facelift. However, in most instances, you may be able to achieve your desired results from one of these minimally invasive treatments:

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.

What Areas Can Be Treated with Liposuction?

Wed, 02/28/2018

When thinking about liposuction, most people picture a smaller waist and abdominal area. However, liposuction can be used on many more areas of the body. If you have stubborn fat deposits that you want to get rid of, there’s a good chance that liposuction can help no matter where on the body these fat deposits are.

The only way to know for sure if you are a good liposuction candidate is to call Dr. Dean Kleto at 865-366-4755 to schedule a consultation. He will examine you, listen to your What can liposuction do for you?goals, and let you know if liposuction is a viable option to reduce your excess fat.

Common and Less Common Areas for Liposuction

The most common areas that people have liposuction on are:

·      Upper and lower abdomen

·      Flanks

·      Love handles/muffin top

These areas are often the hardest to get into shape using diet and exercise alone. Genetic predisposition to fat storage in certain areas as well as a slower metabolism due to age combine to create a body shape you may not be happy with. Liposuction can help you restore your body shape, but it’s important to continue a healthy diet and regular exercise in order to maintain your results.

Less common but still popular areas for liposuction include:

·      Chin

·      Arms

·      “Bra bulge”

·      Back

·      Thighs

·      Male breasts (gynecomastia)

Liposuction is a safe and effective way to get rid of a stubborn double chin, and it can also be used to reduce flab on the upper arms. Many women suffer from what is colloquially known as a “bra bulge” – where fat bulges out above and below the bra band when it’s fastened. This bulge can also be treated effectively with liposuction.

Many women also start to accumulate fat in the inner and outer thighs as they age. Liposuction can be a great choice to slim the thighs, and can also provide benefits such as better-fitting jeans and less chafing.

If you are a man with gynecomastia, which is a condition in which males develop female-like breasts, liposuction may help to reduce your breasts and achieve a more masculine chest appearance.

Is Liposuction Right For You?

Liposuction can provide dramatic results for the right candidate. It’s important to understand its limitations, though. Liposuction is only for reducing small areas of unwanted fat. It cannot be used for:

·      Weight loss

·      Sagging skin

·      Wrinkles

·      Stretch marks

·      Loose abdominal muscles

The ideal candidate for liposuction is at or near a healthy, stable weight that they can maintain. In addition, they have good skin quality and intact abdominal muscles that have not separated. Pregnancy often results in loose abdominal muscles and sagging skin, which is why tummy tuck surgery rather than liposuction tends to be the best choice for post-pregnancy women.

In some cases, it is possible to combine liposuction with another surgery such as a body lift in order to achieve more comprehensive results. Dr. Kleto will advise you of which treatments will best help you reach your goals during your consultation.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation

If you are interested in liposuction, don't hesitate to call Dr. Kleto at 865-366-4755 today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County, and nearby areas of Tennessee. 

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