i heard about this, whats the procedure? is it safe and how painful is it? i heard some people also get liposucton done on the calves again how safe is it, how painful and is it worth it? whats the best methods for reducing leg calves? i heard calf reduction can be very dangerous if done wrong yet i want this badly but i don't know what type of surgery i need and how effective it'll be so plz help, thx
Is Calf Reduction Surgery Safe?
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Liposculpture for Calf Reduction
Is calf reduction surgery safe?
Reducting the size of ankles (commonly referred to as "cankles") is a safe and effective procedure if done with liposuction by a board certified plastic surgeon. While all surgeries carry some element of risk, this procedure is certainly one of the safest and results are usually wonderful.
Liposuction of the calves is a safe procedure
Liposuction of the calve and ankle area is not an uncommon procedure and when performed by a board certified Plastic surgeon is very safe. I have not seen any complications from this procedure. It can be done for asymmetry or as a cosmetic procedure for enlarged calves. It will also help for those who have difficulty fitting into certain types of footwear such as ski boots. Find someone who has experience with the procedure.
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Calf reduction safe?
Hello, calf reduction is safe in the right hands. However as all surgical procedures there is risk. The anatomy of the lower leg is complex with vital structures that supply blood and provide sensation to the leg and foot. Your surgeon should be familiar with the anatomy as well as handling complications of lower leg procedures. Liposuction is performed in a plane that is above the muscle fascia. All the vital structures are located beneath the fascia. It is important to see a plastic surgeon that has performs this procedure. Thanks
Calf reduction surgery is safe
Calf reduction can be safe and effective. Many options exist: 1. liposuction 2. gastrocnemius muscle resection 3. radio frequency nerve ablation (similar to no-tox for the face) 4. gastrocnemius neurectomy. Non-surgical options also exist - botox calf injections ( works just as well as botox for facial slimming). Each procedure has its benefits and drawbacks, with gastrocnemius muscle resection having the greatest morbidity and complications. If interested, you should consult a plastic surgeon and see which option is best and safest for you.
Calf reduction surgery
If you are asking about liposuction, this is possible. I would not recommend any other procedue to debulk the calf muscles.
Calf Reduction Sugery
Calf reduction surgery is not as common as breast implants or tummy tucks. However, there are some patients that would benefit from liposuction of the lower legs / calves if they are good candidates. Without pictures or examining you, it is impossible to know if you are a good candidate. Good luck.
Calf reduction surgery
Surgery below the knee can have much higher risks, complications, and unsatisfactory results. That is why it is not a common part of most plastic surgical practices. I have no personal experience, however, I would be extremely wary, as this area is very difficult to treat with reductional surgery.
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