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Austin AirSculpt® CankCüre™

Fat Removal From Calves: How Does AirSculpt® Stack Up?

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Calf size can have a substantial psychological impact on daily life, from clothing choices to perceptions of appearance and self-esteem. While some gym-goers strive to build lower leg muscle using various weightlifting techniques to increase calf muscle definition, others strive for slimmer, leaner, and more feminine calves. Therefore, there are several invasive and non-invasive ways to reduce calf size.

Ideal Candidates for Calf Reduction Surgery

Ideal candidates for calf reduction are generally healthy people who want more symmetrical or slimmer calves. Ideal patients for calf reduction are people who are unhappy with their lower legs, particularly those with congenitally thick or tubular lower bodies or those suffering from severe calf hypertrophy.

The American Society for Plastic Surgery states that liposuction is often most effective on the upper legs, such as the thighs. Liposuction on the lower legs is often less effective, and the slimming effect depends on factors such as leg length and skin elasticity. 

The ideal patients for calf reduction are those who understand the risks of the chosen procedure and have realistic expectations of the outcome. Patients need to be aware that the composition of the calf muscles and the loose skin in the lower extremities may occur after a more aggressive procedure.

Who Does Not Qualify For Calf Fat Reduction?

Those who do not qualify for leg liposuction include those with too much loose skin, such as patients who have lost significant weight. In these cases, liposuction may require removing both skin and fat to achieve slimmer calves.

In addition, calf reduction can cause more problems in obese patients. Calf reduction surgery to reduce muscle hypertrophy may worsen knee degeneration in obese patients because the knees will bear more weight after surgery.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Calf Reduction Procedures

Calf fat removal procedures can give patients a better sense of well-being and greater self-confidence, especially patients who have avoided wearing shorts, skirts, leggings, and high heels because of their calves. Successful calf reduction can give some people the slimmer calves they have always wanted.

However, some disadvantages of calf reduction procedures have been noted by patients in rare cases, including:

  1. Fatigue when walking, which dissipated after six months.
  2. Problems with abnormal-looking scarring, which also disappeared within six months.
  3. Asymmetry of the calves.

Although treatment can be very successful, with little effect on long-term mobility and a reduction in calf circumference of nearly 5 cm in some patients, minor complications such as irregularities on the surface of the calf and local hematomas can occur. Other serious complications include swelling and muscle necrosis.

Side Effects of Calf Reduction Procedures

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that surgeries such as calf reductions, in which muscle tissue is removed, carry potential risks:

  1. Scarring
  2. Swelling
  3. Blood clots
  4. Prolonged pain

While it is normal to expect discomfort after calf reduction surgery, especially when recovering from more invasive procedures, it is essential to contact your practitioner if anything goes wrong. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience persistent side effects, such as swelling, numbness, or severe symptoms that show no improvement.

Everything You Should Know About AirSculpt® Calf Reduction

The efficacy of traditional liposuction on the calves has always been questionable, preventing several potential patients from achieving the lower body look they desire.

We're proud to say that AirSculpt® procedures can shift the conventional perspective on calf reduction, providing a state-of-the-art fat removal technique that leaves almost no scarring, has a 24-hour downtime, and gives natural-looking results almost instantly.

Our calf reduction procedure, the AirSculpt® CankCüre™, is a patented procedure designed to remove fat without using scalpels, stitches, needles, or general anesthesia. Avoiding these abrasive tools significantly minimizes the possibility of risks, such as those found in traditional liposuction. Still, despite being less invasive, the automated nature of our technology enables fat to be plucked gently and precisely, cell-by-cell, through minute entry points just two millimeters wide. 

Sculpting delicate areas like the calves and delivering balanced, natural-looking results has never been easier or more comfortable, thanks to the AirSculpt® method. For more information on how we can help you achieve your body goals, call our Austin body contouring office to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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