Liposuction is a useful technique for sculpting targeted parts of the body. Ankle liposuction is one of the most common applications of this procedure. At Metairie Plastic Surgeons, we work with each interested patient to determine if ankle liposuction is a viable option. So, let’s learn more about this treatment.
What is Ankle Liposuction?
Most people are familiar with the term liposuction, which refers to the removal of unwanted subcutaneous deposits of fat. Unlike in a more generalized liposuction procedure, like around the torso of the body, liposuction applied to the ankles of a person need not be that involved to get the desired results. The specific procedure will differ depending on each patient’s needs.
What are Cankles?
The main reason people get liposuction for their ankles is because of what is commonly referred to as cankles, which refers to an apparent merging of the lower part of the calf muscle with the ankle area, so there is a lack of narrowing or separation that would define the ankle. Several things can cause the condition, but it generally occurs because of excess fat deposits, often just above and behind the ankles. During your visit, we will ask you questions about your ankles and test you to identify what is causing your ankle swelling.
Who is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Another surprising thing about ankle liposuction is that it isn’t just used for those struggling with excess body fat. Excessive fat deposits around the ankles can happen to even the slimmest among us, and it’s often a matter of genetics. Regardless of the reason for your troubles, we can use modern liposuction techniques to eliminate the excess fat deposits and give you more defined calves and ankles. If the appearance of your ankles has been a concern for you and you want to see if there is anything that can be done to improve the appearance of your ankles and lower legs, you may be a good candidate for this treatment.
What Changes Can I Expect from This Treatment?
Once the excess fat deposits are removed from the lower leg, patients are able to notice an immediate improvement in the contours of their lower legs and ankles. After total healing, the full results can be realized.
If you want to improve the appearance of your ankles and get the naturally sculpted appearance that excess fat deposits may obscure, then ankle liposuction may be for you. Dr. Sands and the experienced team at Metairie Plastic Surgeons, serving the New Orleans area, are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Metairie!