The aim in leg aesthetics is to make the legs more shapely, shaped and attractive, from the hips to the ankles. For this purpose, adipose tissue is removed from the areas with excess and added to the missing areas. In cases where fat is insufficient, silicone prostheses or fillers can be used to shape the legs.
Who is leg aesthetic procedures performed for?
Leg aesthetic procedures can be performed on all patients who are not satisfied with the shape of their legs. Lubrication in the legs is most common in the hips, inner thighs and inner knees. Hip fat makes the hips look low and legs look short. Lubrication in the thighs and knees causes the legs to appear crooked. Some patients also have lubrication on the front of the legs and may require all-round thinning. Another problem is the thickness below the knees and ankles. This area can be thinned with liposuction. However, if there is thickness in the bone, a limited thinning can be achieved. In some patients, the problem is that the knees are too thin. In such cases, silicone prostheses can be placed on the calves and the under-knee can be shown thicker and more muscular. Small curvatures in the contour of the legs can be camouflaged with fat injections or Macrolane applications.
How are leg aesthetic surgeries performed?
There are many operations that can be performed on the leg area. These can be applied alone or in combination, depending on the patient’s needs.
Liposhaping: The most lubrication occurs in the hips, inner thighs and inner knees. With the removal of fat from these areas, the legs appear longer and smoother. In addition, a general thinning can be achieved by performing liposuction all around the legs. Below the knee and around the ankle are thinned with thin cannulas. Smoother looking legs can be obtained by adding the fats taken to the required areas. Fat addition operations are most often done under the knees and calves. In addition, small curvatures can be hidden with fat injections.
Calf prostheses: Although thin legs are desirable, they can look ugly when too thin. Silicone calf prostheses may offer a good solution, especially for patients whose lower part of the knee is disproportionately thin. The prosthesis is placed through a small incision made behind the knee. Thus, the legs appear thicker and more muscular, emphasizing the thin ankle and giving the legs a more attractive appearance. Especially men and women who are interested in bodybuilding prefer calf prostheses.
Thigh lift: The thin skin on the inside of the thighs loosens and sags as a result of aging and weight gain. In this case, the thighs are tightened by removing the excess skin leaving a vertical scar.
Filling applications: Hyaluronic acid fillings can be done in patients with small curvatures in their legs, but who do not have enough fat for fat injection. The most well-known brand is Macrolane. Macrolane fillings last about 1 year.
What happens after leg aesthetic surgery?
Patients are usually sent home the same day. You can take a bath after two days. Corset is used for about 3 weeks after liposhaping procedures. Compression stockings should be used for 3 weeks after liposhaping applications below the knee and calf prosthesis. Swelling continues for a long time after liposhaping procedures under the knee and ankle. It is recommended that patients stand as little as possible in the first weeks and raise their legs high. In the same way, movements should be restricted in the first weeks after calf prosthesis. After the third week, sports other than running are allowed. After the sixth week, all kinds of activities are free. LPG, radiofrequency and lymph drainage massages, which are started after the second week, are beneficial in shaping the legs faster after the surgery.