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Is Liposuction Right for You?

Mon, 01/29/2018

Have you been considering liposuction? Take our quiz to find out if the procedure is right for you.

Ultimately, the best way to determine whether you're a good liposuction candidate is to speak with Dr. Dean Kleto in person. He has more than 25 years of experience performing liposuction for men and women in the Knoxville area, and he can make individualized treatment recommendations that will help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals.

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.

When should I Consider a Breast Lift?

Wed, 11/29/2017

As you age, your body inevitably undergoes certain changes. One of the areas that is commonly impacted among women is their breasts. Due to aging, pregnancy and breastfeeding, fluctuations in weight, or the forces of gravity, you may begin to experience sagging issues. Fortunately, a breast lift may be a great way to correct these problems.

A breast lift is a procedure performed to restore a perkier, more youthful breast appearance. Dr. Kleto will remove excess skin, reshape the breast mound, reposition the nipple and tighten remaining skin in order to help you achieve your desired appearance.

When is a Breast Lift Right for Me?

Knoxville breast liftIf you experience moderate to severe sagging in your breasts, you will most likely benefit from a breast lift. Other criteria that may indicate you’re a good breast lift candidate include:

  • You’re in good overall health
  • You have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure
  • Your breasts have lost some firmness
  • Your nipples point downward and have fallen below the breast crease
  • You would like to reduce the size of very large areolas

This procedure is commonly performed on women who’ve experienced changes to their breasts after having children, and a breast lift is commonly included in a mommy makeover. Breast lifts can also help address significant changes to your breast appearance after losing a significant amount of weight. In these situations, you should be able to maintain your current weight for an extended period of time prior to undergoing a breast lift.

Should I Choose Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift?

It’s important to understand the difference between breast augmentation and a breast lift in order to determine which procedure will more effectively address your goals. Breast augmentation is performed to improve the size and shape of your breasts. If you would like to achieve a larger breast size, correct breast asymmetry or restore lost breast volume, then you should consider breast augmentation.

However, breast augmentation doesn’t effectively address sagging issues, particularly when they are moderate or severe in nature. If you’re happy with your current breast size and simply want to correct sagging to restore a more youthful appearance, then you should consider a breast lift.

In some instances, these two procedures can be performed together in order to achieve enhanced results. If you experience significant sagging but would also like to increase the size of your breasts, then Dr. Kleto may recommend a breast augmentation with a lift. This combination of procedures can help you achieve your preferred breast size and shape while simultaneously providing the youthful look you desire.

Contact our Knoxville Breast Surgeon

Dr. Kleto has been helping women in the Knoxville area achieve their desired breast appearance for over 25 years. He has extensive experience performing breast lift procedures and can devise a customized treatment plan that will address your unique individual goals.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule your breast lift consultation. We serve patients in Knoxville and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.

Breast Augmentation Outcomes

Wed, 10/18/2017

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Kleto, and it can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. However, it’s important to have realistic expectations for what can and can’t be accomplished prior to moving forward with your procedure. In the infographic below, we explain how breast augmentation can help you achieve your desired breast appearance.

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4475 today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation. We serve patients in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.

breast augmentation outcomes infographic - Knoxville, TN

Is Liposuction Permanent?

Tue, 09/19/2017

Knoxville liposuction Liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove targeted pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise in order to achieve a more toned, sculpted figure. If you're considering liposuction, you may be wondering whether the results of your procedure will be permanent. The good news is that liposuction results are permanent. However, it's also important to understand that you'll need to put in work in order to maintain your new figure.

During your liposuction procedure, a hollow tube called a cannula is used to remove fat cells from the treatment region via suction. Once these cells are removed, they will never regenerate. So in this regard, your liposuction procedure results in a permanent removal of these fat cells.

While these fat cells will never return, you will still have many other fat cells throughout the rest of your body that weren't impacted by your liposuction procedure. Therefore, it's still possible to gain weight if you don't maintain a healthy lifestyle after your procedure.

Due to the fact that there are significantly fewer fat cells in the treatment region, it's very unlikely that fat will re-accumulate in this area of your body. What's much more likely to occur is that fat cells in other areas of your body will grow in size if you gain weight in the future. This can potentially result in a situation where fat accumulates in unexpected parts of your body, creating an unbalanced contour.

Maintaining Your Figure after Liposuction

It's important to remember that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss. It's a body contouring procedure intended to put the finishing touches on the hard work you've already done so that you can enjoy the toned, fit figure you desire.

If you are currently overweight, you'll need to put in the work to reach your ideal weight prior to undergoing liposuction. In addition, you will need to make the lifestyle changes necessary to ensure that maintaining this ideal weight is sustainable for you in the future.

Dr. Kleto also offers the following tips to help you maintain your newly contoured figure after your procedure:

  • Follow Dr. Kleto's Instructions - During the planning phase of your liposuction procedure, Dr. Kleto will carefully review your medical history and discuss your lifestyle choices with you. After your procedure, he'll work with you to design a customized weight plan that will help you minimize your risk of fat growth in the future.
  • Eat a Healthy Diet - One of the most important things you can do to maintain your results is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Remember, failing to do so may result in fat growth in unexpected regions of your body, and you may not be happy with the way this will impact your figure.
  • Exercise Regularly - Eating a healthy diet isn't enough to maintain your figure after liposuction. It's also important to lead an active lifestyle and exercise on a regular basis. This is especially important as you get older and your metabolism slows down. Dr. Kleto recommends that you establish a consistent exercise routine as soon as you're fully recovered from your liposuction procedure to ensure it becomes part of your lifestyle moving forward.

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

What To Expect After Breast Augmentation

Mon, 07/31/2017

Breast augmentation is the single most popular plastic surgery procedure performed in America, and has one of the highest post-surgery satisfaction rates as well. Despite this, some women are apprehensive about having breast surgery, fearing that the recovery will be long and painful or that something will go wrong during the long does swelling last after breast surgery

We are here to put your fears to rest. Dr. Dean Kleto has years of experience performing all kinds of breast surgeries, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. We've put together this guide to recovery after breast augmentation in Knoxville to ease your worries and lay out what exactly you can expect after surgery.

Recovery After Breast Surgery

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, so you will not be able to drive yourself home. We recommend making plans to have someone pick you up so that you don't need to worry about it afterwards. In addition, it will make your life a lot easier if you have someone to help you out around the house for the first day or two.

You should expect some discomfort and swelling, but this can be managed with medicines that Dr. Kleto will provide. Most patients tolerate the initial recovery very well.

For the first two days, you should:

  • Take only the medicine Dr. Kleto prescribes - do not take aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • Keep your sutures clean and dry, and do not use creams or lotions on them.
  • Take the full course of any antibiotics prescribed.
  • Do not perform any strenuous activities.

After the first two days, you should:

  • Replace your dressings with a sports bra.
  • Continue to keep sutures clean and dry.
  • Sleep at a 45 degree angle to reduce swelling.
  • Perform mild exercise such as walking, but continue to refrain from strenuous activities.

The majority of swelling after breast surgery tends to dissipate in just a few weeks, but you may experience residual swelling for up to three to six months. Bruising usually resolves over a week or two. Most patients are able to return to work (as long as that work does not require heavy lifting or strenuous exercise) in as little as four to seven days.

Schedule Your Breast Surgery Consultation in Knoxville Today

If you are considering breast augmentation or another breast surgery procedure, don't hesitate to call Dr. Kleto at 865-366-4755 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Kleto will answer any questions you have and determine if you are a good candidate for breast surgery.

Dr. Kleto serves patients in Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County, and other nearby areas of Tennessee. 

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