What is below the knee liposuction?

Genetics don’t always work in one’s favor, and sometimes the knees and ankles retain fat that refuses to budge, no matter how active your lifestyle or healthy your diet. Mobility can also be tricky with extra fat in those areas, with chafing and rashes becoming a common problem. Dr. Markelov knows these concerns can be frustrating experiences and recognizes that that may also make you self-conscious when wearing skirts or shorts. Liposuction below the knee is a common body sculpting solution and has a high patient satisfaction rate. The procedure will:

  • Remove excess fat in the knees or ankles
  • Sculpt the desired area for a refined, toned appearance
  • Give you a naturally beautiful look
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The Minimally Invasive Liposuction Procedure

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Why choose Dr. Markelov?

Dr. Markelov performs thorough liposuction, which allows him to reveal the natural muscle contours. He utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to improve skin retraction and avoid skin laxity after the procedure. The majority of liposuction treatments is performed under local anesthesia without the need for general anesthesia. Our practice specializes in shorter recovery times with minimal to no downtime. Patients are able to walk immediately after the procedure and return to work within a day or two. No stitches are used.

Advantages of the procedure

Having defined, shapely legs is a must in warm climates where shorts and skirts are wardrobe staples. Removing fatty tissue from the knees, calves or ankles gives your body an overall more slender look. Benefits include the following:

  • A leaner leg appearance
  • Reduced discomfort while walking or being otherwise active
  • Increased self-esteem 
  • Allows you to wear leg-revealing clothes with confidence 

Below the knee liposuction is also favored by those who suffer from Lipedema, an incurable condition that causes an above-average accumulation of fat in the thighs, legs, and ankles.

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How is liposuction of the knees, calves, or ankles performed?

Dr. Markelov thoroughly explains the procedure to the patient and listens to them describe their ideal results. He then considers their medical history and determines if below the knee liposuction will help them reach their body contouring goals. 

The procedure can be performed as Awake Liposuction, which is completed with local anesthesia and has even less downtime, or under general anesthesia. After anesthesia, Dr. Markelov makes small incisions to dislodge the fat and suction it out. Then he sculpts the area, creating precise, natural-looking contours that align with the body's muscle structure.

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Dr. Markelov specializes in short recovery times and has seen patients go back to their desk job the next day. Typically, patients need about a week or two to return to their regular activities, and about six weeks before they can engage in strenuous exercise or contact sports. 

Patients can expect the following:

  • Back to light activity the next day
  • No stitches
  • Wear a compression garment to reduce swelling 
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Determining your candidacy Is below the knee liposuction right for my body?

Are you frustrated that you have been unable to achieve the slim, attractive legs you want? Then below the knee liposuction may be an ideal solution. Here are some other signposts that Dr. Markelov considers:

  • Diet and exercise have not reduced the fat in the target areas
  • You have optimal skin elasticity
  • Your weight has not fluctuated in the past six months
  • You have grounded expectations and want realistic results

Personalized care and precision at AM Plastic Surgery

Liposuction of the lower body is a specialty of Dr. Markelov’s. He has helped many patients experience an enhanced self-image with this minimally invasive fat removal procedure. Call AM Plastic Surgery in Tampa for a consultation with Dr. Markelov today.

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