Women with thick calves and ankles are often helped by liposuction to these areas.
The goal is to reduce the bulk of the calf and make the lower leg look slender and longer. The ideal lower leg should taper all the way down to the ankle, with good definition around the Achilles tendon rising up from the ankle. Liposculpture can achieve all of these.
Small amounts of fat removal can change the shape of the ankle dramatically.
Sometimes there are hereditary collections of fat in these areas and removal of these can reduce the circumference of the ankle by half.
In some women the thickness in lower calves and ankles (often referred to as "cankles") is actually due to muscle rather than fat. An ultrasound performed by Dr John Barrett at Palm Clinic in Auckland can differentiate between muscle and fat in order to define suitability for the procedure.
Liposculpture with very fine cannnulas can ensure a precise sculpting effect producing thinner ankles and calves.
It is usual to perform liposuction to the whole of the calves and ankles as fat is usually distributed evenly along the lower leg however is some circumstances the ultrasound may demonstrate that the fat is localised to the ankle area only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who suits ankle or calf liposuction?
Any woman who has fullness to the lower part of the lower leg may benefit. If your legs look full at the bottom or there is poor definition of the achilles tendon, then liposuction may well help.
Is it permanent?
Are there any scars?
What support garments are required?
How long does the procedure take?
How much time will I need off?
What other areas are treated at the same time?
What about the cost?
The cost of an ankle liposuction procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas.
Book a consultation for a more accurate costing or phone Palm Clinic on 09 522-8128 for an appointment.