*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of Cosmos Aesthetics patients, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks or later post-procedure.
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Understanding lower leg liposuction
Deciding to have liposuction surgery is an important decision that requires careful consideration. All individuals contemplating lower leg liposuction, must have realistic expectations, understand that there is downtime from having liposuction, and be prepared to follow all aftercare instructions provided. It is crucial to recognise that cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction targeting the knees, calves, and ankles, are invasive surgeries. All surgical procedures, including liposuction, have risks, side effects, and potential complications, some of which can possibly end up being permanent.
What is liposuction surgery
Vaser Liposuction is a surgical procedure for eligible candidates to remove unwanted fat deposits and reduce excess fat cells in the lower legs including from the knees, calves, and ankles.
What is knee liposuction
For suitable candidates, liposuction of the knees is a surgical procedure performed with Vaser Lipo, to reduce the amount of fat in the inner knee area. All patients must be aware that liposuction is not performed above the knees, on top of the knee caps, or on the outside areas of the knees. The results from liposuction of the knees will vary between individuals.
What is calf liposuction
Having liposuction of the calves, is a treatment option using Vaser Lipo for suitable candidates to reduce the size of large calves if they are enlarged due to unwanted fatty deposits in the area. If the circumferential size of the calves is due to enlarged calf muscles, and not excess fat, non-surgical calf slimming injections may be a more appropriate treatment choice. The results from liposuction of the calves will vary between individuals.
What is ankle liposuction
Suitable candidates can reduce the amount of fat around the Achilles tendon in the lower leg area with ankle liposuction surgery using Vaser Lipo. All patients must be aware that liposuction on the ankles causes significant swelling, with the final results from surgery not usually visible for six months or longer. The results of ankle liposuction will vary between individuals.
Preparing for a lower leg liposuction procedure
During the consultation appointments, the doctor will provide comprehensive procedure information about having Vaser Liposuction. It’s vital for patients to be informed about the possible risks, side effects, and complications linked to the procedure. Additionally, it’s essential to note that liposuction is primarily for fat removal and isn’t a substitute for weight loss.
It’s also important for patients to recognize that individual experiences and outcomes can differ. The final results one person achieves with liposuction do not guarantee similar results for another, as outcomes can vary based on various factors.
Having a liposuction procedure
At Cosmos Aesthetics we use Vaser Liposuction for all our liposuction surgeries. Vaser Leg Liposuction is a tumescent liposuction, which employs ultrasound technology to target and liquefy stubborn fat cells, to reduce the amount of fat in targeted areas of the body. During a cosmetic procedure using liposuction on the lower legs, patients receive IV sedation, either twilight anaesthesia or general anaesthetic, with a local anaesthetic numbing solution in each part of the body being treated. Through tiny incisions, a cannula is inserted to break down the excess fat cells. The unwanted fatty tissue is then suctioned out of the body via the same small incision sites.
A benefit of Vaser Liposuction is its ability to not only remove fat, but it can also promote skin tightening in the treated areas. While it’s effective for contouring the lower legs, it’s also suitable for addressing stubborn fat in other areas such as the stomach, love handles, and with thigh liposuction.
It’s imperative for patients to recognise that liposuction is a surgical procedure, and all surgery comes with risks, side effects, and complications. The final results achieved can differ based on individual factors, and specific result outcomes cannot be guaranteed when having cosmetic surgery.
Recovering from liposuction surgery
During your initial consultations at Cosmos Aesthetics, the doctor will provide a comprehensive overview of the recovery time period following Vaser Lipo, ensuring you have clear expectations for the healing journey. Detailed aftercare instructions will be shared, covering the necessity of wearing compression garments, managing post-procedure discomfort, and the importance of daily lymphatic drainage massages. For your convenience, we’ll also provide hard copies of all the aftercare instructions and guidelines.
It’s crucial to understand that liposuction of the knees, liposuction of the calves, and ankle liposuction, are all invasive procedures. Post-surgery, you’ll be required to wear compression garments for a minimum of six weeks: the first three weeks full-time and the subsequent three weeks part-time. To optimise your recovery and ensure the best outcomes, it’s imperative to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments.
The cost of lower leg liposuction
The cost of liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics is tailored to each individual’s needs, and as such, there is no one-price-fits-all pricing. The cost of a Vaser Liposuction procedure is influenced by the unique surgical requirements and personal circumstances of each individual.
Liposuction on areas on the lower legs, will always start from a minimum base price of $5,500 for the first area. Additional areas are charged at a reduced rate depending on the size, starting from a minimum $2,000 per area. It’s essential to note that these figures serve as a general pricing guide and shouldn’t be interpreted as a fixed quote.
During your initial consultations with the doctor, you’ll be provided with a comprehensive cost breakdown tailored to your procedure needs. This detailed quote will encompass all relevant fees, including the type of sedation used, the cost of the post-operative compression garments, and any relevant hospital or facility charges if these are applicable to you.
Good candidates for a liposuction procedure
Whilst many individuals may consider cosmetic surgery to address unwanted fatty deposits in the knees, calves, and ankles, not everyone is a good candidate for a liposuction procedure. During your initial consultations at Cosmos Aesthetics, our doctors will assess your suitability for a liposuction procedure. Factors influencing this decision include having good skin elasticity, leading a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise, and having realistic expectations about the results that Vaser Lipo can achieve.
Additionally, calf liposuction and ankle liposuction commonly have prolonged downtime, which must always be considered. Ongoing swelling of around six months should be anticipated when undergoing liposuction on the lower leg areas. If liposuction isn’t deemed an appropriate cosmetic procedure option for your needs, the doctor might recommend consulting with a plastic surgeon to discuss plastic surgery alternatives, such as a lower leg lift.
Organise a liposuction consultation
If you’re considering having liposuction of the knees, liposuction of the calves, or ankle liposuction, we have Cosmos Aesthetic clinics located in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast. Please contact us today to begin the process of organising a quote, and understanding if Vaser Lipo is the right treatment choice for you.