Posted May 31, 2016 in Liposuction
Bulky fat around the calves and ankles can cause patients to feel self conscious about their appearance. Despite a good diet and exercise routine, it can be difficult to get rid of stubborn leg fat and improve the tone and definition of the calves. Liposuction can be used on many parts of the body, including the calves, to target troublesome fatty areas and create a sculpted, streamlined appearance. If you’re unhappy with the size of your calves and desire more definition, liposuction of the calves may be right for you. To find out if you’re a candidate for liposuction of the calves, schedule a consultation with San Francisco, CA plastic surgeon Kimberly A. Henry.
What Is Calf Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic treatment that targets stubborn fatty areas throughout the body. Liposuction reduces the volume of fat with the physical removal of fat cells from the body using a suction tube, called a cannula. When performed on the calves, liposuction can sculpt the legs and create a leaner appearance.
Liposuction of the calves can address many of the issues affecting those who are unhappy with the appearance of large, fatty calves, like dimpling, and thick ankles. By reducing bulk within the calves, calf liposuction can also improve muscle definition and definition of the Achilles tendon.
Calf Liposuction Procedure
Each calf liposuction procedure is tailored to the needs of the patient to achieve optimal results. Some patients may require a reduction in the overall size of the calf while others benefit from more targeted treatment.
Calf liposuction is generally performed under local anesthesia. The procedure is typically completed in one to two hours. The calf liposuction procedure begins with a small incision in the calf. The cannula is inserted through this incision and gently moved back and forth, helping to break up fat and suction it from the area. As fat is removed, the calves take on a more sculpted, streamlined appearance. Calf liposuction can also help reduce the size of the ankles, revealing beautiful bone structure.
The Benefits of Liposuction of the Calves
Calf liposuction offers many benefits for those who wish to improve the size and definition of their calves. Some of these benefits include:
- Reduced calf and ankle size
- Improved definition of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon
- Minimal scarring
- Minimal time required for recovery
- Safe and effective way to improve calf appearance
Candidates for Calf Liposuction
Calf liposuction can help create beautiful, slender, defined calves and ankles, making it a great option for those who are unable to achieve their desired appearance with diet and exercise alone. In addition to wishing to improve the appearance of the calves, candidates for calf liposuction should be healthy enough for surgery and have a healthy relationship with plastic surgery. Candidates should also be near their ideal weight because liposuction is not a massive weight loss method.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about liposuction of the calves and to find out if this treatment is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Henry.