Do you want to permanently get rid of heavy lower legs and the layer of fat that hides the muscles underneath? You can get the desired result effectively with calf liposuction. Although calf liposuction is a very effective and successful procedure, it is not popular enough today.
How is calf liposuction applied? Who is eligible for the procedure? We have compiled all the details you wonder about this process for you.
What is Calf Liposuction and How is it Applied?
Calf liposuction is a procedure for both men and women with localized excess fat. With this procedure, it is possible to remove the fat from the calf area out of the body. Although it is an effective procedure, it is not suitable for patients with a history of phlebitis and serious health problems such as diabetes.
This procedure can be carried out under local anesthesia or sedation. It is a minimally invasive operation. In this way, patients are discharged on the same day. A combination of Microlipo and VASER can produce desired results for the calves as it is intended for smaller areas that require greater precision.
In VASER liposuction very small incisions are used and almost leave no scar. In addition, the incisions are opened to points that are easily hidden and not noticed from the outside. Thus, there is no negative situation in terms of appearance.
Before the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to the relevant area. Afterwards, the oils in this region are liquefied with VASER. Thus, fats are removed from the body more effectively with a much lower suction.
There are different things to know about this process. One of the most important issues is the possibility that the region related to the effect of gravity may remain swollen for 3 – 6 months.
Who Is Eligible For This Procedure?
If you want to get rid of the fat in your lower legs but cannot do this with diet and exercise, you are a suitable candidate for calf liposuction. However, there are some additional features that you need to carry along with it. These are as follows:
- Having an equal amount of fat layer on all legs
- Localized fat accumulation in certain parts of the calves such as the medial tibial, lower lateral fibula or ankle region
- No health problems
- There must be no obstacle for local anesthesia
Possible Side Effects and Risks
Side effects and risks associated with calf liposuction are generally temporary and mild. There are side effects and risks such as swelling, bruising and pain. These usually go away on their own without the need for additional treatment.
You can use painkillers prescribed by your doctor for the pain that will occur. For swelling, you should wear a compression garment immediately after the operation. Thus, you can control the swelling. Swelling starts 2 days after surgery and increases until the second week. Afterwards, it decreases and disappears completely within 3-6 months.
Apart from the side effects and risks, there are also the possibilities of serious complications. Serious complications that may occur during or after this surgery include:
- Fat embolism syndrome
- Visceral perforation
- Acute pulmonary edema
- blood loss
- Skin necrosis
- Keloid scars
- Hyperpigmented scars
What Kind of Preparations Should Be Made Before Calf Liposuction?
There are some important points to consider when preparing for calf liposuction. These issues are closely related to the success of the transaction. These issues can be broadly listed as follows:
- Make sure there will be someone to drive you home after surgery.
- Make sure there will be someone to accompany you at home after the surgery.
- Share the medications you use and your medical history with your doctor.
- Strictly follow the eating, drinking and drug use instructions given to you before the procedure.
- Stop using the blood thinners and vitamins you use to reduce the risk of bleeding, with the approval of your doctor.
- When you come to the clinic, leave your valuable jewelery at home and choose loose clothing.
What Stages Are there in the Calf Liposuction Procedure?
Calf liposuction consists of several stages in itself. The stages and the general details about them are as follows:
· Before the Procedure
In the consultation to be held before the procedure, the suitability of the patient for this procedure is evaluated by the specialist surgeon. At this stage, patients share their questions and expectations about the operation. Thus, it is ensured that their expectations come to a realistic level. The whole process is planned in the light of the information obtained at this stage.
· During the Process
The procedure is done under local anesthesia. Very small incisions are made at points that are easy to hide, and small tubes called cannulas are inserted into these. Afterwards, the planned amount of fat is vacuumed and removed from the planned areas by means of cannulas. Afterwards, the excess blood and fluid in the relevant area is drained and the incisions are closed. The removed fat cells do not re-grow and accordingly the results of the procedure are permanent.
· After the Process
After the procedure, you are asked to wear a compression garment on the relevant area. At this stage, you should consider all the instructions given by your doctor and act according to them. After the surgery, swelling and bruising may occur in the related area. These are normal and passable.
· Healing Process
You should avoid strenuous exercises, especially in the first two weeks of the recovery process. It is a serious detail that you can regulate your blood flow and eliminate the risk of clots by walking lightly. When you follow your doctor’s instructions, you can get through this process more comfortably and ensure that the recovery period is short.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about calf liposuction and their answers are as follows:
· Does the Procedure Require General Anesthesia?
General anesthesia may be required for calf liposuction. In such cases, patients should be seen by the anesthesiologist before the operation and the anesthesia process should be planned.
· Are the Results Permanent?
The change in the relevant area can be noticed immediately after the surgery. However, since there may be swelling in this area for 3-6 months, it is necessary to be patient to see the final results. The final results are permanent unless there is a serious weight change.
· Can Calf Liposuction be Combined with a Different Procedure?
Yes. It can be combined with knee and thigh liposuction operations to obtain a more harmonious and balanced appearance of the legs.
Plan a Consultation
If you are suffering from excess fat in your calves, calf liposuction is an ideal method for you to correct this situation. However, in order to achieve the desired results, specialist and experienced surgeons should be preferred.
COSMETICIUM meets the expectations and needs in this field with its experienced and competent surgeons. If you want to shape your calves and have the legs of your dreams, you can contact us for detailed information and free online consultation.
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