Calf reduction as its name suggests is a medical intervention to remove fat deposits from the calves. Many people have large calves and thick ankles that are unsightly, compared to the rest of the body. Some people also may have calves’ skin that has lost its elasticity and therefore are sagging. This cosmetic surgery, therefore, gives the legs and specifically the calves a more harmonious and curved shape.
Calf reduction candidates
People who wish to benefit from this plastic surgery normally feel uncomfortable about their calves’ shape due to excess fat on these spots. Generally, most of the excess fat in the body can be naturally dissolved by dieting or physical exercises. However, in many cases, these solutions would not be useful and consequently, the only solution would be surgical.
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Calf reduction by Liposuction
Liposuction can be performed on almost all parts of the body with excess fat, including the face and neck. However, a calf reduction intervention though uses the liposuction technique, is a much more artistic intervention. The reason for this is that the final shape of the calves must be totally harmonious, therefore the plastic surgeon must have adequate experience for calf reduction intervention.
Nonetheless, liposuction is a reliable and low-risk technique that plastic surgeons around the world apply to remove fatty deposits. This cosmetic surgery will last from one to three hours and under local anesthesia. The liposuction technique includes using a steel tube (cannulas) that makes very fine incisions, 1 to 3 millimeters, and pulls out the excess fat via a suction system. As the incisions are very small, the scars according will be tiny, barely visible, and that mostly disappear over time.
Calf reduction outcome
Like almost all other plastic surgeries, the result of this surgery as well should not be judged sooner than three to six months. Having said that, the spectacular change in the calves’ shape is visible right after the surgery but as there is edema and bruising the outcome will be revealed during the next few months.