Legs Straightening and Elongation via VASER Ultrasonic Liposculpturing.
Every woman dreams to have long and straight 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 with the legs liposculpturing pricedure is to remove these depots and thus achieve visual elongation and straightening of the legs.
The best method for removing the fat depots is VASER ultrasound liposculpturing. It is a form of liposuction where we liquefy excess fat using sound waves, which are harmless to adjacent tissues. Removal of the liquefied fat tissue is done smoothly and without blood loss, under very low pressure. The fat cells cannot build up in the same places again, because they have been destroyed.
Here you can find a detailed description of VASER ultrasonic liposculpturing, as well as comparison with other liposuction methods.
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Sculpting the Legs
Fat depots are not an age mark. Even young girls and models can rarely boast of perfect forms. The slimmer the model, the more visible the fat depost. Unfortunately, in addition to slimming, weight loss also leads to skin laxity. This is because fat cells inside the fat depots are created to transform non-burned calories into fat tissue. They increase in size unevenly and lose their connection to caplillaries. Imagine a house with a fountain in the yard. A huge building is built in place of the house and now the fountain is no longer sufficient to serve the needs of all residents. In analogy, when speaking of fat depots, caplilaries can no longer feed oxygen to the enlarged cells to start the process of breking down the accumulated fat tissue.
To remove the fat deposits on the legs, we perform liposuction of the knees, breeches, love handles (where necessary), inner thighs, calves, and in some cases – ankles.
Breeches are women’s bigger concern. 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 job is to sculpture and model the convexity (projection) of the inner knee. The calf is shaped in the form of a bottle (equal form both sides). The form of the inner knee fat collection is moved higher, which elongates the calf. After the procedure, patients wear elastic garments for a month (during summer) or a month and a half (during winter).
Straightening the Legs
Dr. Serdev‘s method for legs liposculpturing, using VASER ultrasound liposculpturing (UAL), involves removing the projection of fat depots in the inner and lateral thighs (breeches), inner knees, as well as “love handles”. This leads to visual straightening and elongation of the legs. In some cases, we also have to shape the outer calves and possibly transfer fat to the inner calves, which makes them straighter. Removing fat from around the ankles is done in rare cases.
Visual Leg Elongation
When observed from behind, women’s legs look shorter. The buttocks are what determine the length of the legs when viewed from the rear and sides. Even in skinny girls, the buttock is not always in a high position and hangs, thus shortening the legs.
We can achieve a visual elongation of the legs by sculpting the fat tissue and reducing the fat depots, especially under the gluteus muscles, around the thighs and hips. This leads to a smaller, lifted, “happy” buttock and visually elongated thighs.
Moving the fat tissue form upward on the inner side of the knee creates visual elongation of the claves (“knee lift”). Secondary sculpturing of the knees is not necessary. The legs preserve their correct form even when patients gain weight.
Straightening and elongating the form of the legs effectively alters the proportions in terms of elongating the entire silhouette. It improves the appearance and appeal of women, as well as their confidence.
Liposclulpture of the ankles is a comparatively rare procedure. There are total of 4 fat depots – two in front and two in the back, but they are not always present at the same time. Thanks to the atraumatic and bloodless VASER UAL procudure, Dr. Serdev has perfected the ankle sculpturing method. The results improve as the swelling diminishes.
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 showering, disinfection, bandaging and change of elastic garments.
Most important during the days in the early post-op period 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 normal daily activities.
The immediate result shows much better form of the legs, even when initial 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 strictly forbidden! This is because skin movement can break the newly formed capillaries! As a resutlt, there will be growing of edema, extension of the recovery period and loosening of skin fixation.
The greatest advantage of ultrasound liposculpture is that this method naturally leads to weight loss. 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 atraumatic nature of VASER UAL also makes possible to combine the legs lipo procedure with fat removal from other areas of the face and body, depending on patient characteristics. We can also do various liftings using scarless Serdev Sutures Lifting method.