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If you’ve ever struggled to fit into a cute pair of skinny jeans or tall boots, then you’ve probably contemplated the appearance of your calves at some point.

It can be very frustrating to find the latest fashions that fit properly when the majority of those items are made small.

While it’s not a good idea to seek plastic surgery just to fit into a cute pair of riding boots, many women find that a procedure like calf and ankle liposuction can help improve the appearance of their legs as well as boost self-esteem.

Liposuction is a great idea for the calves, knees, and ankles as these are often “problem areas” that can be very difficult to slim down with diet and exercise alone.

So what do you need to know about calf liposuction? As cosmetic surgeons that specializes in liposuction, we can tell you with confidence…there’s quite a lot to know!

New Techniques Make Calf Liposuction Possible

Thanks to advances in technology, surgical techniques have never been more gentle or effective. Liposuction has always worked best for patients at a stable weight with isolated pockets of fat, and SmartlipoTM, a laser liposuction technique, is no exception.

The difference now is the minimally invasive nature of the treatment and the range of areas that can be treated—such as the calves and ankles. This liposuction technology uses a laser fiber to melt unwanted fat in the area, which is then suctioned out through tiny, discreet incisions.

The precise control the surgeon has over the contour makes the procedure ideal for slimming and shaping the smallest of areas, including the knees, calves, and ankles.

Quick Recovery

Because the technique is so gentle, Smartlipo requires only the use of local anesthetic, reducing cost to the patient and is safer than traditional liposuction (which uses general anesthesia).

Additionally, recovery time is significantly shorter because of the gentleness of the laser fiber. Some patients feel well enough to be social after just a few days following surgery!

Everyone heals at their own pace, however, and true results take a while to become apparent due to post-op swelling and each person’s individual healing process.

Ready for a New Look?

If you’re interested in getting a new look for your legs, now is the perfect time to find a highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeon such as those on The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team.

If you’d like to learn more about laser liposuction in NY, call our Long Island or Manhattan locations for a free consultation to find out how well this procedure could work for you.

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.