plural nouncankles

  1. an unusually thick or stout ankle.

Don’t let your cankles slow you down! At Washingtonian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Navin Singh contours cankles with liposuction contouring to target unwanted fat to help contour and gives you seamless definition. It is the fastest way to get shapely and toned lower legs. Since this type of fat is often genetic, it can be very stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise.

Results are typically seen immediately following the surgery. However, the final results will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to be fully visible due to residual swelling. If you’re considering calf liposuction, here is what you need to know.

How is the procedure performed, and what results can be expected?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia while the patient is awake. The option to add on ProNox (laughing gas) is also available to the patient, which reduces anxiety and discomfort during office procedures. A small incision is made behind the knee to then insert the local anesthetic using a thin infiltration cannula and the numbing process begins. Once the area is fully numbed, the liposuction process begins by inserting a small cannula through the same small incision made prior and gently removing the fat deposits to slim and contour your lower legs.

Although there may be some discomfort after the procedure, most patients report significant relief within a few days to weeks. The procedure results are long-lasting and patients look great in more revealing and form-fitting outfits like skirts and shorts.    

What risks and potential side effects are associated with calf liposuction surgery?

You should be aware of the risks and potential side effects of calf liposuction surgery before you decide to undergo the procedure, however, they will also be reviewed at your consultation with Dr. Navin Singh.

Side effects associated with calf liposuction surgery include bruising, swelling, and pain.

These side effects are temporary and will resolve independently within a few weeks. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any persistent or severe side effects.

Is there a recovery period following surgery, and how long will it take before patients can resume their normal activities?

The answer here is variable. Everyone heals and recovers differently. Some recover about one week after surgery, but there are some who have experienced two to three weeks of recovery. However, for most individuals, it takes one to two weeks to recover from this surgery. Most people feel fine in a couple of days.  People with desk jobs can return to work in a few days, but people with manual labor jobs may need at least a week. 

It is required to take it easy and avoid strenuous activity during your healing phase. 

You may also need to take pain medication and eat a healthy diet to help your body heal. Upon recovery, you should be able to return to your normal, daily activities. Following your doctor’s instructions and listening to your body is always important to ensure a successful recovery.

Who is the best candidate for calf liposuction surgery?

You may be a good candidate for calf liposuction surgery if:

  • You have stubborn pockets of fat in your lower legs that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Good candidates for surgery should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure.
  • The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to consult with Dr. Navin Singh, a board-certified plastic surgeon. He will assess your overall health, discuss your goals for surgery, and perform a physical examination. Based on this information, he can determine if you are a good candidate for calf liposuction surgery.

The benefits of calf liposuction

  • This procedure gives calves a slender and more shapely appearance.
  • Performed locally, so patients can go home the same day as the surgery with a responsible driver.
  • Long-lasting, sleek results
  • Relatively low-risk procedure with few potential side effects.

Liposuction surgery is a procedure that can provide dramatic, long-lasting results for patients who are looking to slim their lower legs.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your calves, calf liposuction may be a good option for you. Contact Washingtonian Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation to find out if this procedure is right for you. Dr. Navin Singh will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you achieve the legs you’ve been dreaming of.