The knees, calves and ankles are highly visible and important to us aesthetically. Hips and thighs can frequently be camouflaged by dresses, but only pants can hide the calves and ankles. Attractive legs are characterized by a gradual tapering from strong thighs to delicate ankles. The basic shape of this part of the leg is determined by the muscles and bone, making this an extremely difficult area to change.
However, the latest leg and ankle liposuction techniques follow the procedures for removal of unwanted fat from the body. A small incision is made in the skin just large enough to accommodate a small hollow tube called a cannula. The cannula suctions the fat from selected areas of the body to create the desired contour. Removal of fat in ankles, calves and knees requires tiny incisions on each side of the Achilles tendon and knee. Fortunately the Houston surgeons at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery have performed thousands of liposuction procedures for knees, thighs and calves using the latest techniques.
These specific liposuction procedures can be performed as outpatient under general anesthesia. After the surgery, patients are fitted with medical compression stockings and must wear these for two weeks. You can expect a recovery time and return to work in 5-7 days.
Let us answer your questions about Liposuction for the calves, knees, or ankle areas, or call our office at 713-799-9999