Beautiful thin legs are a widespread desire among women and unfortunately, one of the hardest things to achieve. Weight loss and exercise can effectively treat other areas, but legs are nearly impossible to modify through these mediums. Legs are resistant to weight loss due to the superficial fat of which they are composed.
Luckily, liposuction can now be utilized in the legs in order to create those shapely and feminine curves everyone desires. VASER liposuction is ideal for treating thighs, knees, calves, and ankles into toned and slimmed features. VASER liposuction can be used as primary treatment for the lower extremities, as well as a secondary procedure to correct and even out past procedures that were performed poorly.
With the VASER technology and Dr. Shapiro’s experienced talent, any unwanted fat can be removed with very small incisions. These minimal incisions are hidden in inconspicuous places at the knees, in the back of the legs, and the groin. Leg liposuction is performed under local tumescent anesthesia and is most often on an outpatient basis.
The recovery for leg liposuction takes about 3-6 weeks of wearing a compression garment with the results becoming evident after roughly 6 months. Dr. Shapiro usually encourages gently walking but because he uses incision site drains there is no requirement to keep your legs elevated throughout recovery. Most patients can return to low exertion work one week after surgery and normal high-impact exercise 4-6 weeks after.