Obesity, hereditary predisposition, water retention and edema during pregnancy can all cause cankles – the term used to describe heavy thick ankles and calves. Cankles often persist even in people who manage to reach their ideal weight through diet and exercise. Fat around the ankles affects overall aesthetics, especially when you wear clothes that expose your lower legs. The answer to this cosmetic concern lies in ankle liposuction. Established plastic surgeons in New York City perform this procedure using advanced SmartLipo laser technology. The treatment is minimally invasive, safe and effective, resulting in tapering, slimmer lower legs.
The laser lipo procedure involves making tiny incisions in appropriate and discreet locations at the treatment site – the ankles and calves – to deliver laser energy and liquefy the fat. The FDA-approved SmartLipo Triplex workstation is specially designed to allow effective fat removal and contouring of such delicate areas. It blends three unique wavelengths to enable targeted liposuction under local anesthesia. Its intelligent delivery systems, SmartSense, ThermaGuide and ThermaView, help prevent overtreatment and minimize bleeding and bruising. Recovery is also quick. The advantages of SmartLipo Triplex laser lipo are:
- Minimally-invasive procedure under local anesthesia
- Tiny incisions
- Minimal surgical trauma
- Tissue tightening through tissue coagulation
- Quicker recovery
- Small incisions
- Outstanding results
Patient selection is a critical aspect in liposuction of the calves and ankles. The ideal patient is one who is in good health and has good skin tone. If the larger lower extremities are secondary to enlargement of muscle tissue, liposuction would provide very little benefit. Moreover, for patients with edema in the lower legs or venous disorders, the results of this cosmetic surgical procedure may be disappointing.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is critical to the success of the treatment. The calves are especially difficult to treat due to the presence of many nerves and veins. Liposuction of the lower leg area requires an in-depth understanding the anatomy of the specific areas and the differences in fat layers. As a result, the safety and success of the ankle laser liposuction procedure is greatly surgeon dependent. So do your research and choose your surgeon wisely to enjoy optimal results.