All About Leg Liposuction
All About Leg Liposuction
When we think about liposuction, we often think about the abdomen. However, there are other areas of the human body that could benefit from a liposuction procedure, including the legs. Have you been struggling with excess fat in the legs and is exercise not really helping? Find out why leg fat can be particularly resistant and how leg liposuction can help below!
Why Can Leg Fat Be So Difficult to Remove Through Diet and Exercise?
Leg fat can be very persistent, this is something that most people are very familiar with. The amount of localised fat in the legs can be determined by your genes, so the accumulation of fat in the legs can also be caused by a genetic predisposition as well as overweight.
Another problem with leg fat is the fact that it is mainly superficial. The legs do not have deep compartments where excess fat can be stored, leading to the fat coming to the surface quite quickly.
Diet and exercise can certainly help to reduce the amount of fat on the legs, however, it depends on your body type. Patients who already have a predisposition for leg fat will find it a lot more difficult to remove excess fat through exercise and diet. Leg liposuction can provide the solution for persistent, localised leg fat.
What Type of Liposuction Procedure Is Used for Leg Fat?
The most common used technique for leg liposuction is Vaser 360 Leg Contouring. The legs can be a very delicate area, so Vaser is a lot more beneficial than the traditional liposuction techniques. With Vaser 360 Leg Contouring, the surgeon can treat the legs circumferentially, meaning it can treat the leg with a full 360-degree rotation.
Most patients who come to the clinic for leg liposuction will be treated with the Vaser 360 Leg Contouring technique, since it is less invasive than other cosmetic surgery procedures. Vaser is a technique that can tell the difference between fat and important tissues, which means that there is considerably less chance on trauma after the procedure.
What Is Lower Leg Liposuction?
Lower leg liposuction is a liposuction procedure performed below the knees. The procedure can be executed on one or both legs. The procedure has the same goal as overall leg liposuction, more specifically removing persistent fats from targeted areas.
Could I Be a Good Candidate for Leg Liposuction?
Patients who store a considerable amount of fat on their thighs and have been trying to eliminate the fat with diet and exercise without great success are good candidates for the leg liposuction procedure. Getting leg liposuction can improve your self-esteem and enable you to wear the clothes you always wanted with more confidence. Although cosmetic surgery is not performed for psychological reasons we now know that it is often performed for self-esteem.
Leg liposuction can also be a good procedure for patients who have been working to get toned legs but had little success in doing so. Some fats can be very stubborn, even with a good diet and regular exercise. Leg liposuction is therefore also a good option for patients in good physical condition but with a stubborn leg fat problem. If there is cellulite, then Dr Lanzer may recommend the Cellulaze device.
How Is Vaser 360 Leg Contouring Executed?
Vaser 360 Leg Contouring can be executed on the inner, outer, front and back thighs. During the procedure, the surgeon will use special ultrasound technology, which is meant to break down the persistent fat cells in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Once the fat has been broken down, the surgeon can remove it from the leg in liquid form.
To remove the fat from the leg, the surgeon needs to insert a small tube in the area containing the localised fat. The small tube used in the procedure is often referred to as a cannula, an advanced tool that enables the surgeon to remove the fat from the leg with a minimum amount of disruption.
Once the cannula is inserted into the target area, it will emit energy pulses that target the fat cells specifically. The breakdown of the fat cells will effectively separate them from important tissues, such as nerves and blood vessels. Once the fat has completely broken down, the surgeon will remove the fat through gentle suction.
Dr Lanzer has access to many other devices and will tailor make your specific procedure. He uses laser lipolysis and vibrating MicroAire liposculpture.
Discover Leg Liposuction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Leg Liposuction procedures. With this method fat is removed from the outer thigh, front of the thigh and medial thigh and inner knees.
If you’re looking to lose isolated areas of fat, get a free consultation with Dr Lanzer.
Can I Get Liposuction on Legs and Ankles?
Yes, the method can be used to treat calves and ankles. Commonly there is a bulge of fat just below the knee. Given the location of this fat, patients can have a hard time removing this fat through diet and exercise.
What Are the Benefits of Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser liposuction is a very beneficial cosmetic surgery procedure and is used on other parts of the body as well. It also enables the surgeon to tackle body fat in very small areas, leading to a more precise treatment with better results.
In addition to providing patients with great results, Vaser liposuction also reduces the downtime after the procedure. Vaser and MicroAire may cause less bruising than traditional liposuction and patients will only experience some slight discomfort for a few days after the procedure has taken place.
What Should I Expect After the Procedure?
As mentioned before, most patients will experience a slight level of discomfort after the procedure. There may also be some slight bruising, which usually subsides a few weeks after the procedure.
Most patients can leave the Dr Lanzer clinic immediately after the Vaser procedure. However, before you can leave you will be evaluated by Dr Lanzer and the medical staff. You will also get plenty of information concerning the aftercare before and after the procedure, so you will be fully aware of what to expect once you had the procedure done.
Most patients who had Vaser 360 Leg Contouring only experience a small amount of pain, which can be treated effectively with over-the-counter painkillers. Dr Lanzer can also prescribe you some pain medication or antibiotics depending on your situation.
Patients who still have questions about aftercare are more than welcome to contact the clinic for more information. We also have several information pages on our website that can tell you more about the procedures executed at the Dr Lanzer clinic and some before and after pictures of certain procedures done by Dr Lanzer.
Does Leg Liposuction Leave Scars?
Since incisions are necessary to perform a leg liposuction, patients should expect some form of scarring after the treatment. However, Dr Lanzer aims to keep scars to a minimal after a procedure; this by making the incisions in strategic locations. If you have any questions or concerns about scarring nonetheless, we urge you to relay your concerns to Dr Lanzer before your procedure takes place.
How Much Does Leg Liposuction Cost?
The prices for leg liposuction are usually different for every patient, since the amount of fat to be removed and the individual requirements of the patient can be different too. Therefore, patients can get a more accurate quote by contacting Dr Lanzer via email, or by using the no-obligation appointment offered for free by the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Where Can I See Leg Liposuction Before and After Photos?
Patients can find numerous before and after photographs of leg liposuction at the Dr Lanzer Clinic. These photographs are obtained from patients who have obtained their treatment at our clinic. Of course, results may vary from patient to patient, so always speak to Dr Lanzer about the results you could expect.
The photographs presented on the website may vary slightly from the original image; this can be caused by the colour generation of your monitor, as well as the amount of lighting in the photograph taken.
How Do I Contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic for a Leg Liposuction Appointment?
Are you struggling with persistent fat on your thighs? Do you wish to know if leg liposuction could provide you with a more long-term solution? Make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer clinic to discuss your options with our medical team or Dr Lanzer himself
To make your appointment for leg liposuction, you can use any of the available contact methods on the website. Patients can contact us regarding leg liposuction via telephone, email, or the website contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions For Leg Liposuction
What is the typical costs involved with liposuction on your legs?
Liposuction on your legs begins at $3,995 plus hospital fees, subject to consultation. Leg pricing is also dependant on the ares of the legs looking to be treated.
What is the recovery time of thigh liposuction?
Dr Lanzer suggests resting for one-two weeks after your procedure.
How do you reduce the swelling in legs after liposuction?
A post-op requirement of Liposuction is wearing compression garments. This along with leg elevation will assist in reducing swelling in the legs.