Large calves that lack definition may be caused by overdeveloped muscles, but for many women, the cause is fat accumulation. No matter how hard you exercise or how diligently you diet, you will not be able to rid yourself of excess fat in this area. If you are looking for calf reduction, you may want to consider liposuction at The Woodlands offices of Dr. Bryan Correa. Sculpting the lower leg can be done on the calves alone or as part of a complete lower leg rejuvenation which includes the ankles and inner knees. A slender calf and ankle can be in your future more easily than you might think.

How does calf liposuction work

Thick calves and ankles can be caused by overall accumulations of fat or pockets of fat around the ankle creating a straight profile. The more aesthetic curved profile of the leg can be regained by skillfully removing fat from precise locations. Calf liposuction is a popular procedure sought by women. The results are long-lasting and recovery time is well-tolerated. If you avoid wearing skirts or dresses because you are sensitive about the shape of your lower legs, consider receiving calf liposuction from Dr. Correa.

Dr. Correa’s philosophy on calf liposuction

“Many women are very self-conscious by the lack of definition especially in the lower part of the leg. If you’re desiring a more feminine shape to your lower legs, specialized liposuction will likely give you the result you want.”

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Calf liposuction procedure

Modern liposuction methods have greatly reduced the discomfort and recovery time that patients were once exposed to. Dr. Correa will determine the best liposuction method after examining your legs as there are several choices depending on how the fat is distributed.

Prior to the procedure a diluted anesthetic solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the area which both numbs the area and reduces bleeding.

A very tiny incision is then made at the bottom of the leg and a small tube, called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is gently moved back and forth and the fat is suctioned out of the areas treated and the procedure is complete. This is repeated with each of the areas needing reduction.

What you can expect in your initial consultation:

It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of dermal fillers before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependant not only on his surgical skills, but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.

Your initial consultation with Dr. Correa will last about an hour. During this time Dr. Correa will:
  • Perform a comprehensive examination of the issues you are seeking to remedy
  • Ensure he completely understands your goals for the procedure
  • Recommend a treatment plan that encompasses your goals
  • Explain the basis for his recommendations
  • Answer any questions you have about the procedure as well as insurance coverage or financing

You will have the opportunity to examine photographs of his other patients who have undergone dermal fillers so you can see his work and know what to expect if you decide to proceed. Dr. Correa will discuss the changes that you can expect to achieve and make recommendations regarding the best surgical methods to use to achieve your goals. You are encouraged to ask many questions and also to share any anxiety you may be having. Attaining your goal is a team effort. You and Dr. Correa must agree on the aesthetics and methods of your surgery so that you can obtain a result that meets or even exceeds your expectations.

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Calf liposuction recovery

The incision sites will drain for a few days to allow any residual fluid to be drained. This reduces the swelling that will be present for a few weeks, as well as bruising. You will need to wear compression stockings to help the skin adhere to the underlying tissue and to minimize swelling. You should be able to return to work after 5-7 days, depending on the demands of your job. You will be given pain medication to ensure you are comfortable during your recovery. Walking will help your circulation and decrease the possibility of clot formation. You should avoid strenuous activity for about 4 weeks following your procedure, but you can resume light activities within a week or so. Dr. Correa will give you complete post-treatment instructions when you leave. You of course can call our office at any time to ask questions.

Your first step

Living with thick ankles and calves can be a thing of the past. You can join the thousands of other people who have had calf liposuction, helping them to finally achieve a slender lower leg profile.

Dr. Correa is a licensed plastic surgeon with many years of experience with liposuction and other cosmetics procedures. Remember, it is the skill of the surgeon that has the greatest impact on the results you achieve. Calf liposuction requires a high level of skill that only a plastic surgeon with years of experience can provide. We look forward to helping you attain your image goals with among the finest results in calf reduction. Contact our office today to take your first step to changing your looks for the better.