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Liposuction - Legs

The legs are an important part of one’s physical appearance and most of us dream of having perfectly shaped and balanced looking legs. Sadly the legs are also one of the main areas in the human body where fat accumulates. This is more so the case with women than with men who tend to store fat in the upper part of their body. Genetic predisposition is a major factor in the manner in which the fat is distributed and accumulates in your body. Thus it is possible that despite a strict and healthy diet and regular exercise routine you are unable to get rid of the fat from your legs. Liposuction is a safe and good option for people who find fat accumulations in the legs to be especially stubborn.

What is Liposuction of the Legs?

Liposuction is a technique of cosmetic surgery wherein localized fat deposits are permanently removed to leave the legs looking shapely and balanced. Once the cosmetic or plastic surgeon has determined the amount of fat that needs to be removed and from the various portions of the legs, the liposuction of legs may be carried out under general or local anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision in the skin, usually in or near the crease of the buttocks and then inserts into the fatty area a tiny tube known as a cannula. The cannula is utilized to break up the fat deposits and sculpt the area in the required proportions. Thereafter the unwanted fat is removed by using a high-pressure vacuum. This procedure does not touch or affect the nerves, blood vessels, muscles or skin.

Liposuction of Legs

Liposuction of legs is available in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Michael Pasquale is a renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeon and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has done his entire residency in plastic surgery and done a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery from NYU Downtown, Manhattan, where he worked under New York’s finest plastic and cosmetic surgeons. At his clinic it is ensured that clients understand all aspects of the surgery that they are interested in, including the final result of the surgery.

In the initial consultation the surgeon analyses how much fat needs to be removed and from which portions of the legs. The idea is to remove excess localized fat in order to provide a pleasing and balanced appearance to the legs. Thus there is no set amount of fat that should be removed and is decided from case to case.

Types of Liposuction for Legs

Liposuction for the legs can be divided into:

• Liposuction for the thighs: This is a relatively easier and safer process as the localized fat in this area is much more than for the lower parts of the legs.

• Ankle liposuction: The fat in this area is more difficult to get rid of through exercise and thus liposuction is a good option for people with fat ankles. However there are no deep pockets of fat in this area and the surgery needs to be handled properly to avoid any risk of vascular injury.

It is crucial that liposuction of the legs not be done excessively and aggressively and be handled in a balanced manner. At Dr. Pasquale’s Honolulu, Hawaii clinic that is precisely what is done. Furthermore the medical facilities in Hawaii are top grade and it provides a pleasing setting to recover from the surgery.