Cankles are an all-too-common problem among women. This lack of definition in the lower leg can cause self-confidence issues and lead to low self-esteem. Women often find they are unwilling to wear skirts or dresses. They may avoid swimming or participating in activities that would involve showing their legs. They may feel self-conscious in front of their partners because of the merging of their calves and ankles. It’s no wonder, then, that so many women are looking for a solution to the problem. There are some nonsurgical options to choose from, but could surgery for cankles be a better choice?
What Are the Nonsurgical Options for Cankles?
There are limited nonsurgical options to treat cankles. Many women try to exercise as a way of toning their calf muscles to improve the appearance of their lower legs. Doctors sometimes recommend exercises, such as jumping rope or doing calf lifts. While these may help to make the calf muscle more defined, the benefits may not be obvious. When a layer of stubborn fat covers the area, you cannot see the muscle definition. Pairing calf muscle-building exercises with aerobic exercise and a healthy diet may also help. However, it’s impossible to reduce fat. This is especially true in the lower leg area, which can be resistant to any efforts to move the fat.
Could Surgery for Cankles Help?
Some women are reluctant to consider a surgical option. They’re worried about the pain they may have to go through and are afraid there may be complications. However, those women who do undergo liposuction for their cankles are delighted with the results.
No surgeon can guarantee that any surgery will be 100 percent safe. Here at Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery, we are experts in the field. Dr. Su is a well-respected cosmetic surgeon with years of experience. He has pioneered innovative techniques that are leading the way in the industry. So, you can be sure you’re in very safe hands if you opt to have lipo with us.
Our surgeons perform cankles liposuction when the patients are awake but under a local anesthetic. This means they experience no pain or discomfort, but they can move during the procedure. The active lipo technique means the surgeon can completely remove the fat. The patients can tense their leg muscles and move in different ways during the surgery. This means that maximum fat removal can take place around the entire 360-degree curve of the leg. The surgeon can enhance muscle definition and achieve a slimmer and toned appearance. In Dr. Su’s expert hands, the outcome is a beautifully sculpted, smooth lower leg with a defined ankle and calf.
Contact Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery today to find out more about surgery for cankles. We can answer all your questions and help you to decide whether liposuction is right for you. Lipo is a long-lasting, permanent way to remove fat from the leg. As such, it’s a much better solution than any nonsurgical option. We can help you to achieve the results you desire so you can wear short skirts again.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.