Fat deposits can lodge themselves anywhere in our bodies, but few are as unflattering as the lower leg, especially cankles. It forces us to wear pantsuits, which gets tiresome quite rapidly, especially on beautiful summer days. Cankle liposuction can really fix the problem of cankles if you have fat accumulation.
Unfortunately, cankles can also be places for muscles due to genetic disposition. In some cases, fluid retention can be an issue, and best be treated by a general practitioner. To put your mind at ease, we suggest you visit our office for a free complimentary consultation. This will help the doctor explain if cankle liposuction is right for you. The doctor will show you how he can sculpt your lower leg from the calf down to your ankle. This way, you can have realistic expectations.
- 1 What is Cankle liposuction?
- 2 Who is going to perform my Liposuction procedure in Denver, Colorado?
- 3 How does cankle liposuction work?
- 4 Who is a good candidate for cankle?
- 5 Results You Can Expect from cankle liposuction
- 6 Cankle Liposuction Plus Skin Tightening with J-Plasma
- 7 Fat transfer breast augmentation
- 8 How Much Does cankle Liposuction Cost?
- 9 Can I Get Financing for Cankle Liposuction?
- 10 Preparing for Cankle Liposuction
- 11 Recovery Following Cankle Liposuction
- 12 FAQs
- 13 Slim, Sexy Legs
What is Cankle liposuction?
Liposuction of the lower leg is a simple, minimally invasive procedure. Tumescent Liposuction removes the fat cells that can be so stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise. The surgeon uses a potent local anesthetic to numb the area. He inserts a powered straw called a cannula to access the fat cells. Different techniques are used depending on the area. They have names including Smartlipo, WaterLipo, and Vaser.
The cosmetic procedures of the lower leg include the calf down to the ankle area. Below the calf muscle, it is possible to remove fatty tissue often associated with thick ankles.
Who is going to perform my Liposuction procedure in Denver, Colorado?
Dr. Todd A. Zuhlke is double board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Zuhlke specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, specifically liposuction, while also including aesthetic surgery and microsurgery.
How does cankle liposuction work?
At Denver, we only use the Awake Lipo method. You are kept entirely comfortable with only mild oral sedation and local anesthesia. It is far safer than a procedure using general anesthesia. The use of a fast-acting local anesthetic ensures that the procedure will be quick and painless.
Denver’s surgeons, start by making small incisions.
They then insert a small cannula (a small straw-like device) to suction away the fat deposits to slim and shape your lower legs.
The Achilles tendon is a tricky area to treat with liposuction. You want to make sure that your doctor has performed this particular procedure many times to avoid pain in the weeks following this surgery.
The procedure is done in our office. The final results and recovery time are relatively short.
Any form of liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss.
Who is a good candidate for cankle?
Any leg liposuction procedure requires that you:
- Be in good health
- Have a leg that is tapering from the knee to the ankle for best results
- Be at, or close to, your ideal weight
- Have good skin elasticity to help tighten the skin after surgery
- Have realistic expectations of your results
- Not using drugs that cause water retention
Results You Can Expect from cankle liposuction
Succesful cankle liposuction can allow you to wear dresses, shorts and hang at the beach.
If the procedure is combined with the lower leg, including the calf and potential ankles, the results will be excellent.
The Smartlipo liposuction technique uses a laser to liquefy excess fat, which allows the surgeon to remove the right amount of fat. This is called sculpting and produces terrific results.
After the surgery, you should follow a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. It will help the body build new cells and collagen in the treated area. The skin will look tight and youthful.
Avoid processed food high in sodium and drink plenty of water to replenish your body as it eliminates the cells and fat tissue
Cankle Liposuction Plus Skin Tightening with J-Plasma
Another procedure you may choose to have along with your calf and cankle liposuction is Skin Tightening with J-Plasma. It uses a combination of radio-frequency (RF) waveform technology and helium gas to tighten your skin and eliminate any laxity for a firm, tight, youthful look.
Fat transfer breast augmentation
If you have large amounts of fat extracted during your liposuction procedure, you may want to consider a fat transfer to the upper lobe of the breast. This will give you a youthful, lifted look. Ask your doctor if you are a good candidate for fat transfer. Other areas that can benefit from fat transfer are the buttocks in a BBL procedure, often referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift.
How Much Does cankle Liposuction Cost?
Cankle liposuction can be part of the transformation of your lower legs. Most patients use cankle liposuction as part of a series of unwanted fat removal procedures done simultaneously. The cost of multiple concurrent procedures is significantly lower.
But, here at Denver, we’d first like to make you a promise…
The price you are quoted for your procedure will always be straightforward and all-inclusive.
- Pre-op labs
- Facility Fee
- All operative anesthesia and medicine fees while at our clinic for your procedure
- The Procedure Itself
- Your Compression Garment
- All follow-up visits
Your initial consultation is 100% complimentary. It allows you to have all your questions answered. This way, you can make the decision that’s right for you.
As a rule of thumb, liposuction starts at $3,000 and changes depending on the areas of the body and the amount of fat to be removed.
Can I Get Financing for Cankle Liposuction?
Calf and ankle liposuction is often something we contemplate ahead of the next summer season. That’s why at Denver, we don’t want you to have to wait to get the liposuction you want to finally have slimmer, sexier, shapelier legs.
That’s why we partner with reputable finance companies so that if you’re worried about the challenge of affording the procedure, you’re able to get the financing you need to make it easy.
Denver patients are often surprised by the affordable monthly payment plans these companies offer.
Preparing for Cankle Liposuction
To get ready for your ankle liposuction, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps:
- Get your medications filled and bring them with you on the day of your procedure
- Have a driver who can get you to and from your procedure
- Plan for someone to spend the first night or two after surgery with you
- Follow all instructions given to you for eating and drinking before your procedure
- Stop taking any medications or vitamins as directed to avoid bleeding risks
- Wear loose clothing to your procedure to make changing more manageable and more comfortable
Recovery Following Cankle Liposuction
Denver patients are generally able to return to their normal activities the day after their procedure. However, we recommend that you take up to three days off from work or school (including the day of surgery) to give your body time to heal.
It is vital to keep the incisions clean during the first week as the excess liquid may seep out. The incisions will close on their own and leave nothing more than a freckle mark.
Patients should wear their compression garments until advised by their doctor.
Do you suffer from Lipedema?
Lipedema is a disorder characterized by symmetric enlargement of the legs due to fat deposits beneath the skin. It is a common condition, occurring almost exclusively in women (affecting up to 11% of women). The cause of lipedema is unknown; however, there is evidence of hormonal and hereditary influences.
You can usually tell if the upper leg’s fat is painful to the touch, yet the ankles and feet are not affected.
If you suspect you may be suffering from lipedema, you should consult a GP.
Slim, Sexy Legs
Isn’t it time you get cankle liposuction to wear those shorts and summer dresses?
If you’re ready to see shapely, gorgeous legs every time you look in the mirror, don’t forget to schedule your complimentary consultation today in Denver by calling 720-372-2155. Your new body is waiting.