Fat deposits in the calf and ankles can affect a woman’s overall physical appearance, mainly when wearing clothes that expose the lower legs. Fat pockets in these areas are often resistant to diet and exercise. Ankle liposuction in New York City is an ideal way to get rid of those troublesome cankles. The procedure is performed using the advanced laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex system.
Minimally invasive laser liposuction involves making tiny incisions in the skin to deliver laser energy and liquefy excess fat deposits. The FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation comes with three laser wavelengths (1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm) that work to liquefy fat, coagulate the tissues and tighten the loose skin for the best results. It also encourages the production of collagen, which provides excellent skin tightening effects. Smartlipo’s intelligent delivery systems constantly monitor skin temperature and deliver safe levels of energy to prevent overtreatment.
Laser liposuction can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. It comes with benefits such as short treatment time, reduced downtime, proven skin tightening effects, and less bleeding and bruising. The procedure is an ideal option for adults who have – fat and bulky calves and thick/poorly defined ankles, localized thickness or have significant fat deposits in specific regions of the calves (like lower lateral fibular, medial tibial, or the ankle area).
The right candidate is 20 – 30 years of age with good skin tone and good skin elasticity with no sun damage or sagging. Good candidates would also be healthy, close to their ideal body weight, and in good health with ideal body weight. It is important that the individual has realistic expectations about the results. You may not be the right candidate for the treatment if you are overweight, or have signs of a tendency toward venous insufficiency and edema, active phlebitis, or a history of hyper-coagulation including deep venous thrombosis or thromboembolic events.
After the procedure, most patients return to work within a few days, depending on the nature of their work or occupation. Plastic surgeons may recommend wearing a compression garment around the treatment area and avoiding strenuous activities for a few days or may prescribe pain medications for managing severe pain or other discomfort. The final results may vary from patient to patient. To maintain the results, it is important to stick to a healthy lifestyle after the procedure, as weight gain can affect liposuction results.
To determine your candidature for the procedure, schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. An AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice specialized in laser liposuction would offer the services of plastic surgeons who are skilled in using Smartlipo technology. In such practices, patients can also expect end-to-end care and support all through the treatment till full recovery.