Cankle Surgery

Cankle Surgery basically involves the use of Vaser Liposuction to removes fatty deposits in and around the lower leg and ankles.

The Basics

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.

The Procedure

Cankles are treated using Vaser Liposuction with a ultrasound probe used to deliver smooth, natural results. Performed under conscious sedation, general anaesthetic is an option (on request).

Post Surgery

Cankle surgery is a day procedure and you return home the same day. You experience little discomfort for 2 – 5 days with minimal recovery time.

The Results

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

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from patient to patient.

Other Facts

Cankles are a stubborn physical trait characterised by a lack of definition between one’s calves and ankles.

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.

Minimally Invasive
Costs Start From $4,400
Results Seen At Six Weeks

*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.

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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.

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