Thigh Lift and Arm Lift

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

Loose, sagging skin in the thighs and arms can prevent you from having the toned, sculpted figure you desire. This can occur due to the aging process, significant weight loss and several other factors. Fortunately, Dr. Kleto can help you address these concerns in order to achieve the contoured look you desire.

If you’d like to tighten loose skin in the upper arms, an arm lift may be an excellent option for you. If your primary area of concern is your thighs, you may be an excellent candidate for a thigh lift. You can learn about your options and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Kleto in person. Please call 865-524-2442 to schedule a consultation.

Thigh Lift

woman's legs following a thigh liftA thigh lift is a body contouring procedure in which excess skin and fat can be removed from your upper thighs to produce a smoother, more contoured look. A thigh lift is often best for people who have lost significant weight following weight loss surgery or pregnancy.

Substantial weight loss can leave you with thighs that detract from your overall figure, limit your clothing options, and leave you feeling less appealing. Working closely with Dr. Kleto, you can determine if a thigh lift alone, or combined with another procedure such as a butt lift, will help provide you with your desired outcome.

What to Consider Before a Thigh Lift

Thigh lifts are a major surgical procedure. It is important to keep this in mind prior to committing to surgery. Depending on the amount of skin and excess tissue that will need to be removed, Dr. Kleto may need to make several incisions along your upper thigh.  Most incisions can be hidden within the natural folds of the groin, but some scarring may still be visible following your surgery.

Following your procedure, you will need to wear compression garments. This will help reduce swelling, improve healing, and help your skin conform to its new, slimmer shape. Most patients are able to return to work within two to three weeks and resume more strenuous activities after four to six weeks. Dr. Kleto will work with you during your recovery period to help ensure everything is progressing as it should.

While a thigh lift is a major procedure and recovery can be mildly uncomfortable, the final results of a thigh lift will be permanent. Many patients find the recovery period negligible in comparison to having a sleek, slender, and attractive upper thigh. Dr. Kleto will be happy to answer any questions you have and to tell you more about the many benefits of thigh lifts during your initial consultation.

Arm Lift

An arm lift is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat in your upper arms in order to deliver a more toned appearance. This procedure is most commonly performed to provide better definition after significant weight loss, helping you put the finishing touches on all of your hard work.

Your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Kleto will make an incision along the inner side of your arm. This incision is placed on the mid-upper arm in order to conceal the scar underneath a short-sleeved shirt. Dr. Kleto will then remove excess skin and fat. The incision is closed using sutures.

Contact our Knoxville Plastic Surgeon

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-524-2442 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Knoxville, Tennessee.


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Cross Park Professional Building

9123 Cross Park Dr - Suite 100

Knoxville, TN 37923

Sevierville Office, LeConte Medical Center

744 Middle Creek Rd - Suite 200

Sevierville, TN 37862