Two days ago I had PAL liposuction. I had my ankles, calves, above the knee, anterior thigh, and out thigh done (also arms). My doctor told me he is so experienced he is able to do this through the three incisions he has left on each leg. I have an incision on the far left and far right side of my knee, and on my outer thigh. Now that I am post I am having feelings of self doubt, which I have read is normal. However, I can also not help but think somehow I am being tricked???
Three Incisions in the Leg for 5 Leg Areas! Is This Possible or Was I Tricked?
Doctor Answers (4)
One incision of multiple sites?
Thank you for your question. I hope that you are finding satisfaction with your liposuction.
It is very common to be able to treat multiple areas through one incision. It is always the goal to perform as few incisions as possible. I would recommend the speak with your plastic surgeon He or she would likely to be able to show you how the areas that were treated were reached through your incisions.
Incisions for liposuction
Since different physicians apply different techniques, it is difficult to measure the outcome of liposuction results by the amount of incisions. One barometer would be to wait and see if you like your leg/ankle countour, when the swelling subsides, and if not, discuss with your physician. As a physician becomes more experienced with liposuction, they may be able to combine the liposuctioon of various areas through a common insicion.
The ultimate test is whether you see improvement from your before photos.