When most people think of shapely legs, they envision defined, muscular calves that taper towards the ankle. However, in the event that the calf does not narrow and merges with the ankle, it can produce cankles.
While cankles do not pose a medical threat, they can become a significant cosmetic concern and affect self-esteem.
Continue reading to learn all about cankles, including what they are and how to get rid of them.
WHAT ARE CANKLES?
Cankles are a term used to describe thick calves or ankles and occur when the calf lacks definition and blends with the ankle.
WHAT CAUSES CANKLES?
Cankles are caused by fat accumulation beneath the skin or an underlying medical condition, such as circulatory or lymphatic drainage issues.
HOW TO GET RID OF CANKLES?
If you are bothered by the appearance of your lower legs, you may be wondering – What are cankles and how do I get rid of them?
The good news is that cankles can easily be treated with liposuction. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat pockets that have not responded to diet and exercise.
It can also reshape the area where the calf meets the ankle and improve definition and contours.
IS LIPOSUCTION FOR CANKLES SAFE?
When conducted by a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience, liposuction for cankles in an extremely safe procedure.
It is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and individuals are free to return home post-procedure.
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED DOWNTIME FOLLOWING CANKLE LIPO?
Following liposuction for cankles, patients may experience swelling, which typically resolves in two-to-three days. The use of compression stockings can help alleviate inflammation and promote proper healing.
Although individuals are able to resume most normal activities right away, they must refrain from intense exercise for two weeks or until they receive clearance from their surgeon.
READY TO GET RID OF YOUR CANKLES?
If you are considering liposuction to get rid of cankles, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh.