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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

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.

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