By Monday, October 14, 2019on
Although calf liposuction is a very successful and effective procedure, it is relatively unheard of. Often you will hear about fat transfers, thigh or abdomen liposuction and face lifts before you hear about calf liposuction. To help you learn more about what exactly it is, we’ve pulled together some facts to give you the low down.
One of the main reasons that people have calf liposuction is to help them with movement. Calf Liposuction is one of the most effective liposuction procedures when it comes to aiding movement of the leg and boosting patient’s confidence with exercising. Swollen calves can be caused for a variety of reasons, however in many cases the swollen and bunched fat can be caused by fat disorders like lipoedema.
For many women with this condition, the fat around their lower regions like the ankles, calves, thighs and buttocks can be disproportionately large. This can cause insecurity as well as a whole host of mobility issues that can impact their day to day lives. Although calf liposuction can’t be labelled as a ‘cure’ for lipedema as not enough is known about the disorder yet, it can definitely can be considered a procedure that helps mobility, movement and confidence in people with the fat disorder.
VASER Liposuction on the calf area can be performed under local anaesthetic or twilight sedation and is a minimally invasive procedure meaning that patients can walk in and walk out the same day. A combination of VASER and Microlipo is usually perfect for the calves, as they are a smaller area that requires a little more delicate attention.
VASER liposuction uses tiny incisions that leave minimal scars. Usually with VASER liposuction on the calves you will have incision points on the ankle or the back knee crease where the tiny incisions are very easily concealed.
With VASER liposuction on the calves, the area is numbed with local anaesthetic and then the VASER is used to liquefy the fat. In this way, we can use gentler suction to remove the emulsified fat compared to traditional liposuction techniques.
Liposuction on the calves can be incredibly effective, as demonstrated by many of the before and after photos that we share on the website and on social media. Something to remember with liposuction on the calves is that they can remain swollen for 3-6 months as they are the lowest body-part affected by gravity.
VASER Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to remove fat from your calves. However, it isn’t always a popular procedure as many surgeons aren’t able to offer it due to the complexity of the surgery.
If you want to explore your options when it comes to undergoing surgery for excess fat around the calves, booking a consultation with Dr Dennis Wolf is the best step you can take. As one of the leading VASER liposuction doctors, with over 4000 procedures under his belt, Dr Wolf can offer the guidance you need.
During the free consultation, Dr Dennis Wolf with assess your suitability for liposuction and address any concerns you may have about the fat on your calves.
Get in touch today to find out more.