Calf liposuction can change the profile of the entire lower leg. Excess fat in the calves is often genetic, meaning that biking, walking, or working out may not achieve the desired results.
If you’re considering lipo to reduce thick calves, Dr. Darren Smith can help reshape your lower legs through liposuction. Get smooth, tight, and toned calves.
What is Calf Liposuction?
Dr. Smith uses tumescent liposuction to remove excess fat cells and slim down the calves. Tumescent lipo is the safest and most used liposuction method in the US. Tumescent liposuction uses a saline solution to numb the treatment area. General anesthesia isn’t required, and liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll return home the same day.
You’ll remain awake, relaxed, and comfortable during your calf lipo procedure. Dr. Smith will make a few small incisions in the treatment area and use a cannula to gently remove unwanted fat from your lower legs. Calf lipo usually takes under 2 hours. Some patients also have ankle liposuction simultaneously to draw fatty tissue causing cankles or thick ankles.
Scarring from calf lipo is minimal. Most patients will have a few minor incisions that become nearly undetectable once the body is fully healed.
Preparing for Calf Liposuction in NYC
Calf reduction with lipo helps restore the shape of your legs and remove excess bulk. Dr. Smith removes excess fat deposits while sculpting the remaining fatty tissue. Before surgery day, please arrange a ride home after your procedure.
On the day of your lipo procedure, you’ll arrive at our NYC office to discuss the surgery and ask last-minute questions. Most patients receive mild sedatives to ensure they’re comfortable throughout the entire experience. Immediately after calf lipo, patients stay in one of our recovery rooms for monitoring before being released. You’ll receive full aftercare instructions from Dr. Smith to help ensure the best results.
What’s the Recovery & Downtime for Calf Lipo?
The first two to three days after calf lipo are the most uncomfortable and feel like a tough workout. There is no severe pain. Dr. Smith can prescribe or recommend painkillers to help ease any discomfort. Most patients can go back to work within 48 hours of the procedures. Heavy exercise should be avoided for at least two weeks, but a light workout is permitted for 4-5 days. You’ll also wear a compression garment 24/7 (except while showering) for 48 hours after surgery.
Here’s a checklist to follow during your recovery to help speed up the process.
- Eat a healthy, well-rounded diet.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get a lot of rest.
- Wear the compression garment as instructed.
- Follow any medication instructions.
- Avoid large amounts of salt in your diet..
Who is a Good Candidate for Calf Liposuction?
Ideal candidates for calf lipo should be in good overall health, close to their ideal body weight, and have good skin elasticity. Liposuction is not a weight-loss tool. To qualify for calf lipo, any excess bulk in your calves must be caused by fat cells. If the bulk is caused by muscle, you may not be eligible for calf lipo. Fat can be liposuctioned; muscle cannot.
Results You Can Expect from Calf Lipo
Similar to other cosmetic procedures, it’s essential to have realistic expectations. Liposuction on your calves is one of the quickest ways to get shapely and sexy lower legs when diet and exercise don’t work. Dr. Smith can remove unwanted fat to reveal your muscle line and give you sleeker, more toned legs. You’ll notice the final results of your surgery within a few months after the swelling diminishes and the newly formed contours of the calves become visible.
Some patients also opt to harvest or reuse the fat during calf liposuction. If you’re interested in a fat transfer procedure like BBL or fat transfer breast augmentation in conjunction with your liposuction surgery, please let Dr. Smith know during your initial consultation.
Book Your Consultation for Calf Lipo in NYC
Calf and ankle liposuction can transform the look of your lower legs and eliminate those pesky fat deposits that you don’t like seeing when you look in the mirror. The first step toward your new body is booking a consultation at our NYC office.
How much does calf liposuction cost?
Depending on your body goals, you’ll receive a calf liposuction price quote during your first meeting with Dr. Smith. Our friendly staff is here to assist if you have any questions.