Having slim, well-defined ankles may do wonders for your entire appearance and confidence levels. However, some people have trouble losing the extra fat that collects around their ankles, no matter how much they try to slim down. Ankle liposuction is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can help by getting rid of stubborn fat in that area and smoothing out the lower leg.
What is ankle fat removal?
Ankle fat removal, or ankle liposuction, commonly known as cankle surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that reduces fat around the ankles. The name “cankles” refers to ankles that lack shape and, as a result, look thick and swollen.
Cankles have many possible causes, including genetics, obesity, and medical disorders. Ankle fat accumulation is often the result of swelling brought on by injury or inactivity. Regardless of the cause, many people experience discomfort and feel self-conscious about their ankle fat.
Who is a good candidate for ankle fat removal?
Ideal candidates for ankle liposuction are those who:
- Have unwanted fatty deposits around the ankle that are resistant to diet and exercise.
- Have no medical conditions that could affect recovery or increase the likelihood of complications.
- Have reasonable expectations regarding the procedure and its results.
- Are nonsmokers or willing to quit before surgery, as smoking can adversely affect recovery and outcomes.
- Have excellent skin elasticity, which permits the skin to adjust to the new shape after fat loss.
How is ankle liposuction performed?
In most cases, surgery on the ankle can be done as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under local anaesthetic. The surgeon will create tiny cuts around the patient’s ankle and insert a cannula, a thin tube used to suction out extra fat, thereby contouring the ankle area and enhancing its aesthetic look.
Once the necessary amount of fat has been removed, the incisions are sutured up.
Recovery after ankle liposuction
Following ankle liposuction, you may experience swelling, bruising, and pain in the treated area. Most patients feel better after a few days to a few weeks. In order to aid in the healing process and decrease swelling, your surgeon may suggest you wear compression stockings for a few weeks.
You should rest your ankles by keeping them elevated and avoiding strenuous physical activity during this time. Patients typically recover quickly from their procedures and can go back to work and daily life within a week or two.
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