Ankle and Calf Reduction Liposuction

An individual’s sense of self-confidence is vital to a healthy life. Often times, men and women alike get focused on a particular part of their body when it comes to aesthetic confidence. When a certain feature doesn’t add up with an individual’s aesthetic goals, it can be a hurdle in how they feel about themselves overall.

While some physical changes can be made through strict attention to diet and exercise, other physical features are linked to genetic predisposition and no matter how much effort is put into changing, defining or contouring certain areas of the body, it’s done in vain where genetic prevail. This is often true for those that struggle with an excessive number of fat deposits that congregate around the calves and ankles. Sleek and defined legs and ankles can be nearly impossible to naturally achieve for those with this particular genetic makeup. Instead of long lines and defined curves and edges, excessive fat deposits in this area of the body tend to make legs look heavy and more like singular columns from the knees down.

Fortunately, rather undefined calves and ankles don’t have to be a permanent state thanks to modern medicine and wonderful advancements in technology in the field of cosmetic treatments and services. While cosmetic physicians have long recognized the value of liposuction across other areas of the body such as the arms, stomach, and thighs, liposuction for ankles and calves has grown in popularity in recent years. This is in large part thanks to the procedure’s successful results, minimally invasive nature, and short recovery period.

One patient's results after undergoing a long-needed calf reduction surgery.
Actual patient – Individual results may vary

How Does Liposuction for Calves and Ankles Work?

Liposuction for the ankles and calves is an outpatient procedure that works to remove the excess fat cells from those areas of the body that diet and exercise can’t alter. Many patients are drawn to this option for the simple fact that it can be performed in the comfort of the attending physician’s office over the course of a single afternoon. After the treatment area is clearly marked, a patient is given a local anesthetic to numb the area and create a comfortable all-around experience. Once numb, the physician makes several minimal incision points into which a cannula can be inserted. Suction is used to gently remove fat deposits from the treatment area through the cannula, leaving behind more trim, slim and defined features.

Recovery and Results

While patients who elect to undergo liposuction for the ankles and calves may be advised to wear compression garments for a few weeks following the procedure in order to promote healthy blood flow and successful healing and results, in general, it only takes a few days to completely recover and be able to assume normal daily activities. Because fat deposits are physically removed from the problematic area, it’s likely that patients will see some immediate results with more defined progress evident over the weeks following treatment.

Benefits of Liposuction for the Ankles and Calves

The most visible benefit to liposuction on the ankles and calves is the physical contouring that occurs as a result of the procedure that wouldn’t otherwise be available to patients. Liposuction removes those fat cells that don’t respond to diet and exercise, providing a route to change that can improve an individuals’ self-confidence in the long-term. For those individuals that are suffering from underlying conditions such as lipedema, liposuction of this nature may actually improve the condition and provide benefits in the future. When it comes to longevity, liposuction comes with the added benefit of frequently providing long-term results—meaning less time in the clinic and more time out and about in the world enjoying your new normal.

The back of one patient's legs prior to their calf reuction surgery. The same patients legs seen directly after their calf reduction surgery.
A picture of one of our patient's before they underwent calf reduction surgery. A picture of the same patient after her calf reduction surgery had been completed.
Actual patient – Individual results may vary

Cost Considerations

The journey to change comes with varying costs and for those that are interested in liposuction for the ankles and calves, the final price will vary depending on the severity of fat cell deposits in the treatment area as well as the number of sessions required to achieve those successful and pleasing results a patient is after. The team at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center is here to help with comprehensive financing plans that match every patient’s needs.

Schedule a Consultation Today

When you’re considering the benefit of ankle and calf reduction liposuction, reach out to Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center to learn more. We offer a long list of services that help individuals take their self-confidence into their own hands and are excited to partner with you on this journey to change. Contact us today to discuss your many options and to schedule an initial consultation.