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Liposuction for Calf Reduction

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Liposuction is a procedure that removes unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, i.e. abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, etc., using a suction-pump device that inserted through a hollow needle.

This procedure can be applied to reduce calf size too.

For calf reduction purpose, doctors must determine if the patient is suitable to be treated with liposuction, because unlike other parts of the body, calf contains a lot of muscles, and only has one layer of subcutaneous fat with merely small volume of fat.

Only patients with quite amount of subcutaneous fat accumulation in their calves can be treated.

If the bulky calf is mainly caused by hypertrophy of gastrocnemius muscle, than this lower leg liposuction method is not appropriate and will give poor results.

Costs of calf liposuction will be varied; depended on the clinic where you undergo the procedure, the surgeon who performs it, number of procedures done, amount of fat removed, area of liposuction applied and technology used.

Liposuction on calves must be performed with extra caution because calf contains a lot of muscles and is near many important nerves and vessels. Possible complications of calf liposuction include permanent damage to the nerves or vessels, excessive leg pain and swelling, blood clots in the leg veins, permanent scars from the incisions, infections, bad reaction to the drugs.

Calf liposuction is not suitable for candidates with a history of hypercoagulability such as deep venous thrombosis or phlebitis (inflammation of the veins). Extra care must be taken; previous to the procedure; for candidates with a tendency toward venous insufficiency or any other venous disorders.

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