Sculpting the Legs
Every woman dreams to have straight and elongated legs, slim hips, and no “breeches”. There is no woman without fat deposits, which are the common cause for irregular shape of the legs. Our aim is to remove the depots and thus achieve visual legs elongation and legs straightening.
Fat deposits are not an age mark. Even young girls and models can rarely boast of perfect forms. Weight loss, unfortunately, leads to skin laxity instead of removal of fat accumulations. In order to remove these fat deposits, we perform liposuction of breeches, knees, calves, ankles and inner thigh.
Knees are the most common cause for the irregular shape of women’s legs. This is true even in young, skinny girls and selected fashion models. Even small fat depots on the inside of the knee curves visually shorten the legs and distort them to X-shape.
Our work is to sculpture, to model the convexity (projection) of the inner knee. The calf is shaped in the form of a bottle (equal form both sides). The inner knee fat is moved higher. This elongates the calf and the leg.
From behind, we can judge the “unhappy” buttocks. Therefore, men always observe women from behind. From such point of view, ladies’ legs look considerably shorter. The buttocks are what determines the length of the legs when viewed from the rear and sides. Even in skinny girls, the seat is not always highly positioned and hangs, thus shortening the legs. Removing the fat depots under the gluteus muscles in this area optically elongates the legs. The buttocks come to place – “in the pockets of the jeans” and can furthermore be reduced in volume.
Dr. Serdev’s method for legs lipo using VASER ultrasound assisted liposculpturing results in visual straightening and elongation of the legs.
We achieve visual legs elongation via fat sculpting and reduction of the fat deposits, especially below the gluteal muscles, around the thighs and the knees.
For legs straightening, we sculpt the lateral and inner thighs, inner knees, as well as hips and “love handles”. In some cases, we also have to shape the outer calf and fat around the ankles.
Secondary sculpturing of the knees is not necessary. The legs preserve their correct form even when patients gain weight.
This is one of the rarest procedures. Dr. Serdev has perfected the VASER ankle ultrasonic liposculpture.
After the Legs Liposculpturing Procedure
After the procedure, we prescribe antibiotics for 5-7 days and painkillers for the first night (and after, if necessary). We do daily follow-up sessions for 3-5, sometimes up to 7 days, depending on the treated areas. These sessions include taking a shower, disinfection, bandages and change of elastic bandages.
During the days in the early post-op period, most important is the follow up for fluid retention or collection, so as to prevent formation of painful seroma and infection at a later stage. Patients wear elastic garments 24/7 for a month, preferably a month and a half. Of course, during this time, they are free to follow their daily social life, contacts and work.
The immediate result shows much better form of the body and extremities, even when swelling is present. Swelling will be minimized in the next 3 months. The final result becomes better and better during the course of the first year.
Massages on the treated areas are forbidden! This is because skin movement can break the newly formed capillaries, which leads to growing of edema and loosens skin fixation.
The atraumatic nature of VASER UAL makes it possible to combine the procedure with fat removal from other areas, depending on patient characteristics.
About VASER Ultrasonic Liposculpture
We use VASER Ultrasonic liposculpture (UAL) to get precise body contouring results. It is a form of liposuction where we liquefy excess fat using sound waves. We thus make its removal easier, smoother and bloodless.
The greatest advantage of ultrasound liposculpture is that this method naturally leads to weight loss rate and skin tightening. Fat depots are removed completely and at once. Moreover, there are several additional positive effects – the skin tightens (ultrasound lifting effect), there is a natural activation of enzyme systems with consequent loss of appetite and weight loss to normal. The intervention is limited to outpatient treatment.
You can read the detailed description of VASER lipo, as well as comparison with other liposuction methods here.