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East Tennessee Plastic Surgery is the only private practice in Knoxville, TN offering a male and female plastic surgery team! Dr. Timothy Wilson and Dr. Megan Jack offer our patients the male and female perspective--giving you the opportunity to choose based on your comfort level. We're here to help you STAY BEAUTIFUL!!
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Tummy tuck surgery removes loose skin, tightens abdominal muscles, and removes excess fat deposits to create a thinner and flatter abdominal contour. If a belly button hernia is present that can be repaired at the time of surgery as well. Often, we combine tummy tuck with liposuction to the waistline and flanks (occasionally posterior trunk) to provide a more drastic improvement in the abdominal appearance. ETPS offers a series of techniques to personalize your surgery and address your concerns, so you and your surgeon can choose which type is best. The results of a tummy tuck are considered permanent but can be somewhat be undone by future pregnancies or excessive weight gain.
Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from targeted areas of the patient’s body. It can reduce unwanted or unsightly fat deposits, reveal hidden muscles beneath fat layers, and recontour the targeted areas. Liposuction is one of the most common procedures performed and is often done in concert with other surgical procedures, especially skin tightening with BodyTite® by InMode. ETPS offers traditional and power-assisted liposuction. Most patients fully recover from a liposuction procedure within two to six weeks (depending on the extent of the surgery) and swelling lasts for one to three months.
Liposculpture surgery is an advanced liposuction technique designed to reveal contours and enhance muscle definition using a combination of fat removal and fat redistribution / grafting using precise, detailed liposuction techniques. This procedure can create slimmer contours, enhance muscle definition, and treat multiple areas at once and is of interest to patients seeking a muscular, fit appearance. Most patients recover in two to six weeks and swelling lasts for two to three months.
BodyTite® Skin Tightening
Skin tightening may be achieved with the BodyTite® by InMode. The BodyTite is a FDA approved minimally invasive contouring procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to directly tighten loose skin, melt fat, and firm tissue while producing collagen. The procedure is used in conjunction with liposuction to achieve optimal sculpting and contour. Scars are small and discreet, and downtime is minimal at one to two weeks for most. Results can be seen immediately, yet the collagen production continues for several months; therefore, results will improve up to three to six months post procedure
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures designed to address physical and aesthetic concerns following pregnancy. Moms work hard and deserve to get their body back to a place where they feel comfortable and confident. The most common procedures included with a Mommy Makeover are some combination of breast augmentation, breast lifting, tummy tuck, and/or liposuction often performed in one or occasionally staged into two surgical procedures. A Mommy Makeover is customizable, and recovery can take anywhere from two to six weeks depending on the treatments chosen. The results of a Mommy Makeover are usually permanent, though excessive weight gain or further pregnancies may undercut the operation’s benefits.
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure that combines liposuction with fat grafting to enhance the buttocks’ size, shape, and firmness. This technique is used to create a (typically) larger, more aesthetically pleasing butt without the need for silicone implants. BBL surgery is customizable to the patient’s goals of improving shape, improving contour, and/or increasing volume and lifting of the buttocks and hips. Natural results are certainly possible for those patients who desire a modest augmentation. BBL recovery usually takes two to four weeks, and patients should avoid sitting without a cushion or similar padding for at least one to two months. The results of a Brazilian Butt Lift are permanent; however, results may change with fluctuations of weight and age-related changes.
Scar Revision Surgery
The consequence of trauma or surgery on the body is frequently scarring. Occasionally the scars we have are very visible, unsightly, thick, indented, etc. and we desire an improved appearance. Most often unfavorable scars can be improved by one of our ETPS plastic surgeons with scar revision surgery. These procedures are often performed in the office with numbing and occasionally with IV sedation if needed. The old scar is surgically removed, and the goal is to make a new, improved scar placed in a location that is less obvious, heals better, and/or is flat, thin, and skin colored. Results are optimized by avoiding sun to the area and following the surgeons after surgery scar care recommendations.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Arm lift surgery removes excess fat and skin from the upper arms. It can create thinner contours, remove excess fat deposits, and improve clothing fit for patients with full upper arms. Most patients fully recover from an arm lift within two to four weeks.
Thigh lift surgery removes excess fat and skin from the thighs to create more aesthetically pleasing contours, reduce irritation, and reduce skin laxity and unwanted fat. Both inner and outer thigh lifts are possible. Most patients recover from a thigh lift within two to six weeks. The results of a thigh lift are permanent, provided the patient does not undergo significant weight gain following the procedure. You may be interested in a thigh lift if you have excess or hanging skin around your thighs and hips or experience chafing due to skin sagging or weight gain.
Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
After successful large volume weight loss through surgical means (gastric bypass/sleeve) or diet/exercise, patients often left with loose hanging skin in many areas of the body. It can sometimes even result in areas of focal fat deficiency (e.g. cheeks, breasts, and buttocks) as well. Body Contouring after massive weight loss is a series of surgical procedures designed to remove excess skin and residual fat to improve aesthetic contours and clothing fit. These operations can provide patients with thinner body contours and is fully customizable; it may include procedures on the face, arms, breast, trunk/abdomen, thighs. Certain procedures can be combined, but many patients that have global skin excess require two to three surgeries to achieve their desired aesthetic in the safest way possible. Patients should be at a stable weight for approximately six months prior to having surgery. Most patients can return to work within two to three weeks, but full recovery may take a month or longer depending on the severity of the treated conditions. Post-massive weight loss body contouring results are effectively permanent, so long as they maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Revision Cosmetic Surgery
Revision surgery after plastic surgery procedures can help improve aesthetic results and treat complications from prior cosmetic procedures. The goal of most revision surgery is to improve symmetry, improve contours, and improve/minimize the appearance of visible/unsightly scars. Revisions may treat concerns after previous facial, arm, breast, abdomen/trunk, thigh, liposuction, tummy tuck, and other procedures. Recovery varies widely depending on the extent of the concern and surgery needed to correct it.
Cosmetic Surgery in Men
Plastic and cosmetic surgery is not just for women. Increasingly, men are heading to our office for injectable treatments such as Botox, Juvederm and Restylane fillers, as well as for cosmetic surgery. Common procedures male patients might be interested in include: gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), liposuction, eyelid surgery, brow lifting, and more. If you are a male who is interested in maintaining a youthful, masculine appearance, cosmetic procedures for men may be right for you.