If you have reached your target weight and are still frustrated with your appearance, body contouring can help you put the final touches on your figure. Poor body tone can still remain after you have lost a significant amount of weight. Often, diet and exercise can do nothing to change the look of loose skin and stubborn, localized deposits of fat.
The right body contouring procedure for you will depend on a few different factors, including:
- Your skin’s level of elasticity
- The areas of your body you want to treat
- The final results you are looking for
During your body contouring consultation, Dr. Kleto will examine your skin in the area that you want to treat. If there are deposits of fat in the area, liposuction can be used to remove them, and can also provide some slight tightening of the skin. However, if you have a large amount of loose or excess skin, you may need to have it surgically removed.
A tummy tuck is designed to remove loose, hanging skin and tighten your abdominal muscles to create a flatter, more contoured stomach area. Tummy tucks are often combined with liposuction to achieve the best possible results. Other patients may want to remove excess skin in targeted areas, such as a thigh lift or an arm lift. If your entire body has areas of loose skin due to major weight loss, you may want to discuss a body lift with Dr. Kleto.
If you are interested in enhancing your appearance with body contouring, please contact Dean Kleto, M.D. today or call (865) 366-4755 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Knoxville body contouring surgeon. We serve patients in Knoxville, Sevierville, and throughout Knox County, Tennessee.