Have you been considering having calf liposuction? If you’re worried about the shape of your ankles and calves, it could be the perfect solution for you. Lipo of the lower leg is a highly effective answer to shapelessness and excess fat. Yet, if you’re planning this type of cosmetic surgery, it’s important to be well-informed. You need to make sure you have all the necessary information to make a final decision. Cosmetic surgery procedures of all types aren’t something to rush into lightly. So, here, we give you expert answers to all your questions about this procedure. It’s our mission to make certain you have the professional advice you need to make your choice.
What Is Recovery Like After Lipo of the Calves? How Long Before I See the Results?
You should see the difference in your calves right after your procedure. However, there will be a large amount of swelling and bruising. This will last for several weeks and it could be a few months before you see the final result. It’s very important to wear your compression garments as advised by your surgeon. This will guarantee that you achieve the best possible result after your procedure.
Do I Need Calf Liposuction, or Is There Another Option?
For many women, thick calves are because of genetics. There is little that they can do naturally about this. Diet and exercise cannot spot reduce fat. Therefore, even if you traditionally lose weight, there’s no guarantee your legs will appear any slimmer. There are procedures available to reduce the size of the calf muscle. However, these aren’t widely available in the United States. Liposuction of the calf is usually a better option. For most women with thick calves, when a skilled surgeon carries out lipo, the results are excellent. It’s possible to sculpt the lower leg area around a full 360 degrees through Artlipo’s interactive liposuction technique. This produces a result that patients are extremely happy with.
Will I Be Under an Anesthetic When I Have Calf Lipo?
While you will be under a local anesthetic during the calf lipo procedure, you won’t be asleep. We don’t usually perform any type of liposuction under a general anesthetic. This is because we’ve found that local anesthesia is safer and produces a better result. When patients only have a local anesthetic, they are alert during the procedure. While they experience no pain, they can move and comply with instructions throughout the surgery. Here at Artlipo, we use an interactive technique that involves patients tensing their muscles and moving during the procedure. This allows for a very complete result, with 360-degree sculpting right around the circumference of the lower leg. A surgeon cannot achieve this if the patient is under a general anesthetic.
Am I Too Old to Have Liposuction of The Lower Leg?
Age isn’t necessarily a consideration when it comes to having any type of liposuction. What’s more important is the condition of the skin. As long as there’s sufficient elasticity in the skin, lipo will be successful. If the skin isn’t sufficiently elastic, however, sagging and wrinkling could occur. A good level of overall health is also important. This is why it’s very important to discuss your desired procedure with your surgeon in-depth first. This will enable him or her to determine your suitability.
Will I Have to Stay Overnight After Lipo?
You will usually be able to return home on the same day as you undergo your lipo procedure. Since we perform liposuction under a local anesthetic, the recovery time is very short. You will be awake throughout the procedure and will be able to leave the clinic shortly after your surgery.
Will Calf Lipo Permanently Remove the Fat?
Liposuction involves the permanent removal of fat cells. That means the procedure will eradicate the fat from that body part. That doesn’t mean that you can return to an unhealthy lifestyle afterward, though. You will need to exercise regularly and eat healthily after your procedure to avoid gaining weight.
Will Lower Leg Lipo Help Me?
Many women are good candidates for this type of liposuction. However, there are a few key things to look out for to assess suitability for the procedure:
- A clear bulge at your lower leg, above your ankle
- A curve that rounds outward rather than inward at the side of the lower leg
- A straight appearance between the ankle and knee without tapering
- Being unable to see the Achilles tendon
- Bouncy tissue or enough fat to grab around your ankle
Your surgeon will be able to assess your lower leg area and determine whether you’re a suitable candidate.
Choosing Artlipo For Your Lipo
If you’re considering calf liposuction, make Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery your first choice. We’re here to answer your questions and to help you achieve the lower legs you’ve been dreaming of. Contact our experienced and knowledgeable team today.