Procedure | Surgical
Liposuction (Thighs, Calves and Ankles)
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. Learn more about the various techniques in Liposuction here.
Thigh, Calves, and Ankle liposuction concentrates on removing excess fat deposits in these areas in order to create a slender looking leg contour.
Thigh liposuction can be done to both the inner and other thighs including the buttock area. The ability to make legs appear slimmer depends on the length of the leg, quality, and skin structure. Thigh liposuction tends to more popular as compared to calves and ankles. As thick calves may be a result of large gastrocnemius muscle. While fats can be liposuctioned out, the muscle cannot. However, in cases where fat is the reason for thick calves, liposuction can also be done to correct bulky lower legs and define the leg contours.
While it is a good option to remove excess fat, Liposuction does not improve the appearance of cellulite and other skin surface conditions. It is also not a solution for stretch marks. Liposuction isn’t typically considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. You may be a candidate for liposuction if you have too much body fat in specific spots but otherwise have stable body weight.