Liposuction on Leg and Ankle to Remove Excess Body Fat
Liposculpture to reduce fat tissue on
legs by suction lipectomy
Surgery | Types of Lipoplasty
| Best Candidates | Super
Wet | Tumescent Method
| Ultrasonic | For
Cellulite | To Treat Obesity
Lipoplasty Leg and Ankle Liposuction on Legs and Ankle
Good candidates for this type of cosmetic surgery are patients whose legs and ankles contain a high proportion of fat and reasonable skin elasticity. Liposculpture only removes fat, so for patients with very loose skin and impaired elasticity (eg. after dramatic weight reduction) lipoplasty is not a good option. Such patients may need excisional surgery to remove their loose skin, although it may be combined with liposuction for optimum cosmetic results.
Legs and Ankles Liposuction Procedure
Legs and ankles do not typically harbor the deep pockets of fatty tissue seen in other areas like abdomen or thighs. So the effects of lipoplasty are typically less impressive than for abdominal fat reduction. Furthermore, legs contain important blood vessels and other vascular threads which can easily be damaged by a liposuction cannula. In particular, the zone immediately behind the knee (popliteal fossa) should not be liposuctioned as it contains vital and sensitive components.
Best Liposuction Type for Legs/Ankles
The best type of lipo treatment for legs and ankles is probably tumescent liposuction, which is a more precise and gentle form of lipoplasty.
Other benefits of tumescent lipoplasty include: (1) Fewer scars, due to the use of smaller incisions (adits); (2) Very little blood loss; (3) Less bruising; (4) Less risk of infection; (5) Quicker recovery time. (6) Less risk of post-operative complications, like persistent swelling.
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