calf, ankle, knee lipo! Very worth it!

I've always had cankles since I can remember....

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Miranda Kassinger
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I've always had cankles since I can remember. Over time they had gotten a bit worse. It seems that I carry most of my extra fat in my legs. I never felt comfortable wearing shorts or skirts because of my legs. I was not able to find a doctor close to home who could do calf and ankle liposuction and was very pleased to find Dr.Su on the web. I had the procedure done today and the actual procedure was not as painful as I thought it would be. But I can tell the recovery is going to be intense. I was able to see immediate results the minute we were done. I can't even begin to describe what it feels like to look down and think "there's no way these are my legs," I feel like I finally have the beautiful legs that Mother Nature robbed me of. I would have done this years ago if only I had known it was possible; but I am glad that I was able to have Dr.Su perform this on me. He performed my lipo under local anesthesia, meaning I was awake the whole time. I was able to flex my calf muscles and turn to help achieve my amazing results. He even stood me up to check my progress; and all you ladies out there that have thicker legs know that the way your legs look standing is dramatically different than the way they look when you're lying down. I believe these techniques made all the difference in the world. There's no way I could have achieved these kind of results asleep under general anesthesia! Dr. Su has an educational degree in fine arts. He sculpts and sketches beautiful artwork. He used his artistic knowledge to envision how my legs would look and literally sculpted them to achieve his goal. I am currently post op about 6 hours and am fairly comfortable lying with my legs propped up. I have some pretty intense burning sensation when I am standing; but it's tolerable. I have taken very little pain needs but plan to keep them on schedule just in case.

Post op day 2

My legs are sore today; they get stiff after I've sat for awhile; but after I get up and moving they do loosen up some. I'm starting to swell in my ankles. I have some mild swelling around my knee area too. I'm supposed to be at my peak of swelling around post op week 2. I am currently wearing support stockings and trying to keep my feet propped up as much as possible. I'm also trying to watch my sodium intake so that I don't bring on any extra fluid than necessary. Even with the swelling coming on I am very please with the way they look.

7 months post op

Sorry I didn't update sooner but I am to report that I am still ecstatic with my results! I had some numbers in parts of my ankles for several weeks; to a couple of months. This is now pretty much back to normal. I do still have some swelling after a long day, but I always had some of that even before the surgery. I don't really notice the swelling unless I had on tight shoes or socks.. The scars from the small holes he made for the lipo canula have faded quite a bit; but I'd take those tiny marks over my cankers any day. When he did my procedure he didn't take a lot of fat from over the top the calves themselves so the circumference of my calf is still bigger than most girls but now that I have a slim ankle it just looks like I have muscular curvy legs that are pretty sexy in heels. I still have trouble finding boots that I can zip over my calves. Dr Su said if I wanted I could come back and have him take more fat from the actual calf but I honestly don't think I'll bother. One unexpected benefit that I am going to contribute to my surgery is that I get a closer smoother shave on my lower legs.. I used to be one of those people who could shave but still not feel super smooth. Now they feel really smooth! I can only surmise that the fat beneath the skin was allowing the hair follicle the ability to squish down away from the blade.. Now there is just muscle below that is firm and the skin doesn't squish when shaving. I don't know if this is something that everyone post cankle lipo experiences but even my husband raves about how smooth my legs are now after shaving! I love wearing skirts and dresses now! I feel so feminine and pretty!! You would never catch me dead in dresses or skirts before. I have a fair complexion so the scars are noticible if you are looking but with a little spray tan you hardly see them! I would recommend this procedure to anyone who has suffered low self esteem due to large ankles! You won't regret it!
Dr. Thomas Su

Dr. Su was very personable and professional. I live out of state, so we did consultations over the phone and through email. He used the photos I provided to draw out what he thought my results would be like. He gave me great confidence that he could help me achieve my dreams. His office staff was wonderful as well. Nicole gathered all my information, answered my questions, sometimes after hours, and helped arrange accomadations and transportation. Lynn, his nurse, stayed with me during the whole procedure and was very attentive. I couldn't have asked for a better nurse. I was very impressed with the way I was treated. They didn't rush or make me feel like a number. I felt like they truly cared about me and my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Su to anyone who is looking to have any kind of liposuction procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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