Cankle Surgery

Cankle Surgery Quick facts

Cankles are a stubborn physical trait characterised by a lack of definition between one’s calves and ankles. Many view this feature as a cosmetic issue; but it can also arise due to other health-related reasons. Cankles are often the result of fluid retention, obesity (excess fat), poor circulation and genetics. Cankle Reduction Liposuction can slim the lower leg to achieve definition and tone around the ankles.

  • Treated using Vaser Liposuction

  • Ultrasound probe used to deliver smooth, natural results

  • Performed under conscious sedation, general anaesthetic is an option (on request)

  • Day procedure – return home the same day

  • Little discomfort for 2 – 5 days, recovery time minimal

  • Results generally seen at the 6-week mark, with final results appearing between 3-6 months post-surgery. Results may vary.

  • Costs start from $4,400

  • *Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient

Minimally invasive

Costs start from $4,400

Results seen at six weeks

Cankle Surgery Before and after

*Results may vary from patient to patient.

** All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.

Cankle Surgery

Cankle Surgery Costs

Cankle Surgery prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations.

As a guide:

  • Prices start from $4,400
  • Initial consultation in between $150 - $220

FAQS

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  • What is Cankle Surgery?
    • Cankles are a stubborn trait characterised by the lack of definition in the lower leg. This physical feature occurs when there is minimal contour between the calves and ankles; giving the leg a large, stumpy appearance. Cankles occur in all people, but women seem to be more affected by the condition. Cankles arise as a result of fluid retention (possibly due to excessive sodium consumption), the presence of excess fat in the body, poor blood circulation (often apparent in the elderly or those who are pregnant) and one’s genetic make up. If and when cankles are present due to excess fat and genetic factors, surgery can be used to alleviate the problem. Cankle Surgery basically involves the use of Vaser Liposuction to removes fatty deposits in and around the lower leg and ankles.

  • The Procedure: What does it involve?
    • Cankle Surgery (like all Vaser Liposuction procedures) follows a simple 3-stage process.

      In the first stage, local anaesthitic is injected into the treatment site to start the numbing process. Afterwards, tiny incisions are made around the base of the leg to allow the introduction of a very small cannula. The area is then infiltrated with more numbing solution to ensure that no pain is felt during the procedure. In this second stage, a small probe is inserted in and around the ankle. This tool utilises ultrasound energy to melt the fat into a liquid-like consistency as well as to heat up collagen fibres in the skin. This ensures that the fat is removed smoothly and that the skin is taut post-surgery. In the final stage of cankle surgery, the melted fat in suctioned out of the body.

      Following the procedure, a compression garment will be worn and follow-up appointments will be used to monitor progress. Post-op lymphatic massages are included in these appointments to reduce bruising and swelling.

  • Will I experience pain?
    • During the procedure, you will feel some pressure and movement in the treatment area but you won’t feel any pain. You will be sedated, relaxed and numbed to ensure maximum comfort.

      Post-surgery, you will experience some discomfort – similar to having sore muscles after a leg workout. Scripted pain medication is available after your procedure and discomfort should subside after a week.

  • What can I expect after the procedure?
    • After your Cankle Reduction Surgery, you will be able to return home that very same day. However, it is important to note that post this procedure, you will experience swelling in the area for 3 – 6 months. This is because the treated area is further away from the heart than typical liposuction areas (like the abdomen or flanks). Because of this, the recovery time will be slightly longer. We recommend elevating your feet at the end of each day to speed up the de-swelling process.

      A compression garmet is also to be worn for about 6 weeks to minimise bruising and swelling, and to encourage skin tightening. We suggest getting this surgery in Winter to avoid having the garments seen.

      At Cosmos Clinic, we also assist in the recovery process with regular follow-up lymphatic massages.

  • Do the fat cells come back?
    • With Vaser Liposuction performed around the ankles, the fat cells will not come back. This means that post-surgery, you will have a permanent change to your leg shape and ankle contour.

  • What happens to the skin after Vaser Liposuction?
    • Ultrasonic liposuction stimulates the formation of new collagen fibres. This allows the skin to retract, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.

  • Results. What and when can I expect them?
    • Results are often seen at 3 months post treatment. It is at this point that photos are taken to assess your progress. The final results may not be apparent until 3 – 6 months post-surgery.

      Strict adherence to the pre-operative and post-operative requirements is necessary in order to achieve the best possible results.

  • Are there any risks for complications?
    • As with any surgery, there are inherent risks and potential complications. You should be aware of these risks and discuss any concerns you might have with your cosmetic surgeon before the procedure is performed.

  • Which clinics can I undertake my procedure?
    • Your initial Calf Surgery consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at any one of your cosmetic clinics around Australia. We have practices in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

      We also treat many interstate and overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic. Therefore, we have set procedures in place for those travelling to our clinics for treatment.

      For travelling patients seeking minimally invasive surgery (such as Vaser Liposuction or a Brazilian Butt Lift), please send us images of the areas you wish to have treated with a brief description of the procedure you are interested in. Email us at body@cosmosclinic.com.au and our staff will give you a quote for this treatment. Should you wish to proceed with surgery, simply inform us and our surgical doctors will get back to you shortly afterwards.

      For travelling patients wanting non-invasive treatments (such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections), please send your images to info@cosmosclinic.com.au with a brief outline of your desired procedure. We will give you a quote and should you wish to proceed with treatment, we can arrange an appropriate plan with you.

  • What is Cankle Surgery?
    • Cankles are a stubborn trait characterised by the lack of definition in the lower leg. This physical feature occurs when there is minimal contour between the calves and ankles; giving the leg a large, stumpy appearance. Cankles occur in all people, but women seem to be more affected by the condition. Cankles arise as a result of fluid retention (possibly due to excessive sodium consumption), the presence of excess fat in the body, poor blood circulation (often apparent in the elderly or those who are pregnant) and one’s genetic make up. If and when cankles are present due to excess fat and genetic factors, surgery can be used to alleviate the problem. Cankle Surgery basically involves the use of Vaser Liposuction to removes fatty deposits in and around the lower leg and ankles.

  • The Procedure: What does it involve?
    • Cankle Surgery (like all Vaser Liposuction procedures) follows a simple 3-stage process.

      In the first stage, local anaesthitic is injected into the treatment site to start the numbing process. Afterwards, tiny incisions are made around the base of the leg to allow the introduction of a very small cannula. The area is then infiltrated with more numbing solution to ensure that no pain is felt during the procedure. In this second stage, a small probe is inserted in and around the ankle. This tool utilises ultrasound energy to melt the fat into a liquid-like consistency as well as to heat up collagen fibres in the skin. This ensures that the fat is removed smoothly and that the skin is taut post-surgery. In the final stage of cankle surgery, the melted fat in suctioned out of the body.

      Following the procedure, a compression garment will be worn and follow-up appointments will be used to monitor progress. Post-op lymphatic massages are included in these appointments to reduce bruising and swelling.

  • Will I experience pain?
    • During the procedure, you will feel some pressure and movement in the treatment area but you won’t feel any pain. You will be sedated, relaxed and numbed to ensure maximum comfort.

      Post-surgery, you will experience some discomfort – similar to having sore muscles after a leg workout. Scripted pain medication is available after your procedure and discomfort should subside after a week.

  • What can I expect after the procedure?
    • After your Cankle Reduction Surgery, you will be able to return home that very same day. However, it is important to note that post this procedure, you will experience swelling in the area for 3 – 6 months. This is because the treated area is further away from the heart than typical liposuction areas (like the abdomen or flanks). Because of this, the recovery time will be slightly longer. We recommend elevating your feet at the end of each day to speed up the de-swelling process.

      A compression garmet is also to be worn for about 6 weeks to minimise bruising and swelling, and to encourage skin tightening. We suggest getting this surgery in Winter to avoid having the garments seen.

      At Cosmos Clinic, we also assist in the recovery process with regular follow-up lymphatic massages.

  • Do the fat cells come back?
    • With Vaser Liposuction performed around the ankles, the fat cells will not come back. This means that post-surgery, you will have a permanent change to your leg shape and ankle contour.

  • What happens to the skin after Vaser Liposuction?
    • Ultrasonic liposuction stimulates the formation of new collagen fibres. This allows the skin to retract, resulting in tighter, firmer skin.

  • Results. What and when can I expect them?
    • Results are often seen at 3 months post treatment. It is at this point that photos are taken to assess your progress. The final results may not be apparent until 3 – 6 months post-surgery.

      Strict adherence to the pre-operative and post-operative requirements is necessary in order to achieve the best possible results.

  • Are there any risks for complications?
    • As with any surgery, there are inherent risks and potential complications. You should be aware of these risks and discuss any concerns you might have with your cosmetic surgeon before the procedure is performed.

  • Which clinics can I undertake my procedure?
    • Your initial Calf Surgery consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at any one of your cosmetic clinics around Australia. We have practices in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

      We also treat many interstate and overseas patients each year at Cosmos Clinic. Therefore, we have set procedures in place for those travelling to our clinics for treatment.

      For travelling patients seeking minimally invasive surgery (such as Vaser Liposuction or a Brazilian Butt Lift), please send us images of the areas you wish to have treated with a brief description of the procedure you are interested in. Email us at body@cosmosclinic.com.au and our staff will give you a quote for this treatment. Should you wish to proceed with surgery, simply inform us and our surgical doctors will get back to you shortly afterwards.

      For travelling patients wanting non-invasive treatments (such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections), please send your images to info@cosmosclinic.com.au with a brief outline of your desired procedure. We will give you a quote and should you wish to proceed with treatment, we can arrange an appropriate plan with you.

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Sydney . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm

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10 Henrietta Street, Double Bay NSW 2028

Contact

info@cosmosclinic.com.au

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Cosmopolitan Centre: 22 Knox Street, Double Bay

1-13 Cross Street, Double Bay

2P parking available in surrounding area

Adelaide . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Mon: 9am-5pm. Tue: 10am-6pm. Wed-Fri: 9am-5pm

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163 Archer St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Canberra . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5:30pm, Saturday: By Appointment

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Suite 1, Ground Floor, Equinox 2, 70 Kent St, Deakin ACT 2600

Gold Coast . is your closest Cosmos Clinic, based on your IP.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm

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220 Ashmore Road, Benowa QLD 4217