Body Contouring

Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & Nearby Areas of Tennessee

Many people desire a toned, firm, and attractive frame. Unfortunately for many people, diet and exercise alone prove insufficient for removing all of the skin and fat that can result from weight gain, pregnancy, aging, and genetics.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto understands how important it is to look and feel your absolute best. He is pleased to offer men and women throughout Knoxville, Sevierville, and surrounding areas several options for body contouring to help reduce excess fat and skin and provide you with the slim physique you deserve. Call 865.524.2442 today to schedule a consultation.

Body Contouring Procedures

Body contouring procedures offered at our office include:

  • Liposuction: Liposuction using PAL (power assisted liposuction) by MicroAire is performed for body contouring removing unwanted fat from areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Commonly performed areas include the stomach, flanks, back, bra line, thighs, hips and arms. PAL helps tighten the skin and improve contours by stimulating collagen production. Dr. Kleto can combine other procedures, such as abdominoplasty, thigh lift and arm lift to help with excess hanging skin. To work with Dr. Kleto contact his office at 865-524-2442 and schedule a consultation today.
  • Tummy tuck: A tummy tuck can remove excess skin from your abdominal area following weight loss or childbirth. It can also repair damaged stomach muscles to help restore definition to your stomach.
  • Body lifts: A body lift is a combination of procedures designed to remove excess fat and skin from multiple areas of your body, such as your thighs, buttocks, or arms.
  • Thigh lifts: Thigh lifts remove excess skin and fat from your upper thighs to give you a smoother, more contoured look. They can be combined with butt lifts to enhance your figure further.
  • Mommy makeover: A mommy makeover is a customized set of procedures designed to restore a mother to her pre-pregnancy body following childbirth and breastfeeding. It often combines procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, and more.

Working with each patient on a personalized basis, Dr. Kleto will thoroughly assess your frame and help you determine the procedure or combination of procedures that will best meet your needs. Dr. Kleto is dedicated to providing his patients with the safest, most effective plastic surgery procedures available today. Listening carefully to your desires, he can assist you in choosing the body contouring procedures that will restore your body to its most beautiful state.

Body Contouring after Weight Loss Surgery

Several body contouring procedures are particularly beneficial following stomach stapling or gastric bypass surgery. With these procedures, excess skin is impossible to get rid of without body contouring, leaving your body looking saggy and unappealing.

By combining lifting procedures, Dr. Kleto can remove this excess skin, and help reveal the dramatic improvements made to your body following weight loss surgery. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Kleto can help you get your body back and regain feelings of self-confidence and sex appeal.

Is Body Contouring Permanent?

If you take steps to maintain your results, they should last a lifetime. Many body contouring procedures include fat removal. Once fat cells are gone, they do not come back.

However, if you gain weight following your body contouring treatment, you may develop new fat, including in the treatment area. To get the most out of your surgery, eat a healthy, balanced diet, exercise regularly, and carefully follow Dr. Kleto's post-operative instructions.

Body Contouring FAQs

What Type of Body Contouring Is Best for Me?

The exact procedures you receive will be based on your body and aesthetic goals. Dr. Kleto discusses each patient’s desired results and their current physique to determine which procedures would be the most effective. Some patients may only need one liposuction procedure, while others might benefit from a combined abdominoplasty and liposuction procedure.

Body contouring treatments should cater to each patient’s needs, target areas, and concerns.

How Many Procedures Will I Need?

The exact number of procedures for body contouring depends on the patient. Generally, a thigh lift, body lift, and mommy makeover are large procedures that do not require repeat treatment. Liposuction can be performed in one session, but some patients may require their treatment to be divided into multiple sessions and stages for optimal results.

The goal is to minimize the amount of invasive procedures you require to achieve your desired results.

Can I Exercise After Liposuction?

Typical liposuction recovery guidelines include avoiding strenuous exercise for six to eight weeks. This maximizes a patient’s results and helps prevent excessive swelling and discomfort. Our team will provide you with personalized guidance based on your treatment area, healing rate, and the type of exercise you usually perform. Within two months, you should receive clearance to resume all of your usual fitness activities.

Is Liposuction Better Than a Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction targets fat deposits, whereas an abdominoplasty removes excess skin and tightens loose muscles. Combining both procedures can be beneficial for some patients. Ultimately, if you want to address loose skin on the stomach, a tummy tuck is more effective. If you have persistent belly fat that does not resolve with exercise, you may benefit more from liposuction.

Discussing your goals and treatment options with Dr. Kleto is the best way to determine the right procedures for you.

Is a Mommy Makeover Major Surgery?

Major surgery is considered any procedure performed on the head, chest, or abdomen. A mommy makeover can be customized to suit your preferences and needs. Some patients’ mommy makeover surgeries may be much more extensive than others, which may classify them as major surgeries due to their invasive nature.

It is important to weigh all your options and understand the impact different procedures may have, so you can set yourself up for a successful recovery.

Does a Thigh Lift Get Rid of Cellulite?

Not always. The goal of a thigh lift is to reshape and contour the thigh area by removing excess skin. Some patients may notice an improvement in the appearance of cellulite, but a thigh lift is not designed as a cellulite treatment.

Schedule Your Knoxville Body Contouring Consultation Today

If you live in or around Knoxville or Sevierville, Tennessee and would like to learn more about your options for body contouring, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule an initial consultation today.

Dr. Kleto serves men and women throughout Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County, and nearby areas of Tennessee. Call 865.524.2442 today to schedule a consultation.


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