Calf/Ankle Liposuction

Create a more balanced lower leg appearance with calf and ankle Vaser liposuction.
Liposuction on the calves and ankles is designed to reshape the lower legs, aiming to provide a more balanced lower leg contour.
A modern version of fat removal compared to traditional liposuction.
Performed as a day case procedure in a licensed accredited day hospital.

Before & Afters Calf/Ankle Liposuction

As with any surgery, scarring is to be expected. However, the scars from Vaser liposuction are usually small and can fade over time. As everyone is different, how noticeable the scars appear once healed will always vary.

Calf/Ankle Vaser Liposuction At A Glance

Calf/Ankle liposuction at Levant Cosmetic Surgery is a specialised procedure focused on the removal of excess fat from the calves and ankles and. This process is tailored to each individual, to enhance a less bulky shape and streamlined proportion to the lower leg shape. The procedure uses advanced liposuction techniques to target stubborn fat deposits that are often resistant to diet and exercise. The goal is to create a more balanced lower leg appearance, harmonising it with the overall body silhouette. It is important to understand when undergoing liposuction to the calves and ankles, that as the lower limbs are further from the heart, and swelling fluctuates for longer when compared to other body areas. As such, the final results achieved from treating the lower leg can take up to 6 months to settle.
Average Procedure Time 1-3 hours
Anaesthetic Type Local
Hospital Stay Day
TIME OFF WORK 1 week on average depending on multiple factors
Average RECOVERY 6 weeks

Benefits

  • Improved Leg Contour: The primary benefit of calf liposuction is the improvement in the shape and size of the calves and ankles. This procedure can transform bulky or uneven calves into more proportionate limbs.
  • Increased Comfort: Many patients find a new sense of comfort in themselves following calf liposuction. It also can alleviate the discomfort that some individuals experience when fitting into boots or other tight-fitting legwear.
  • Scarring and Downtime: Our advanced liposuction techniques are intended to lessen scarring and aim to reduce recovery time for some patients.

Potential Candidates

Thinking of having calf liposuction and wondering if it’s the right fit for you? If you identify with the following, you may be a candidate for Vaser lipo.

  • You’re in good overall health with realistic expectations about the procedure.
  • You are at a stable weight and are committed to a healthy lifestyle to maintain results.
  • You have good skin elasticity, which helps it conform to the new contours after fat removal from the calves
  • You don’t smoke – candidates must quit or refrain from smoking before and after the procedure.
  • You’re not pregnant or nursing.
  • You understand that Vaser calf lipo is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise and should have realistic goals for the procedure.

What To Expect From Calf Liposuction

Consultation

During the initial consultation for calf Vaser liposuction, you’ll meet with one of our qualified doctors. This is a crucial step where your medical history, current health status, and specific goals will be thoroughly discussed.

A Levant Cosmetic Surgery doctor will assess whether you are a suitable candidate for calf Vaser liposuction and provide a detailed explanation of the procedure. This is also the time for you to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have about the process.

Pre-Op

Before the actual surgery, there are important preparations to be made. You may be required to undergo various medical tests and evaluations to ensure you are physically ready for the procedure.

We will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions, including guidelines on fasting and medication.

You’ll also receive information on what to wear and any specific preparations needed for the day of the surgery. It’s crucial to closely follow these instructions to ensure a smooth and safe surgical experience.

The Procedure

Calf and ankle liposuction is performed using anaesthetic sedation. Vaser liposuction works with ultrasound waves to precisely target and break down fat cells, while also helping to tighten the skin. During the procedure, a small tool called a cannula is used to liquefy the fat through an incision in the skin. After that, the fat is removed via suction.

Following surgery, special tight-fitting garments are put on your lower legs to help reduce swelling and support healing.

Aftercare & Recovery

Getting Home

You will be required to be collected by a responsible adult to stay with you for the remainder of the day and overnight. Even if you feel normal, your reaction time will be slower after receiving sedation medication.

Aftercare

  • After your procedure, you’ll receive comprehensive post-operative instructions for a smooth transition home.
  • We provide a 24/7 contact number for any post-surgery questions, ensuring you can always reach us.
  • Your post-surgery care will be overseen by your doctor, supported by our dedicated care team.

Recovery Timeline

Immediate Post Procedure

You’ll be released into the care of a responsible adult family member or friend.

An overnight hospital stay is not required.

Once home, you must rest and take it easy.

First Two Weeks

Expect to experience soreness and tenderness, but we’ll provide pain relief to minimise discomfort.

Compression garments are always worn post-procedure. You will be instructed on how long you will be required to wear these garments.

You should be able to start driving again after a few days.

During this time follow-up appointments will commence as organised by your care team.

Depending on individual factors, you may be able to return to work around the 1 week mark, but this will vary from patient to patient. Exercise can begin again after approximately 6 weeks post-procedure.

Two Weeks & Beyond

Follow-up appointments will continue as necessary and are scheduled by your care team.

You must continue to wear your compression garments as directed.

A surgical review with your doctor takes place approximately 6-8 weeks post-procedure.

Full recovery occurs around the 6 week mark, with full results evident in 6-12 months.

How Much Does Vaser Calf Liposuction Cost?

We recognise that the cost of cosmetic surgery is a significant consideration for patients. However, it’s important to note that Vaser calf liposuction expenses cannot be standardised into a one-size-fits-all flat fee. The cost of undergoing Vaser calf lipo varies among patients and is influenced by several factors, including but not limited to:

  • The quantity of fat cells to be removed from the targeted areas of the body.
  • The type of IV sedation utilised.
  • The duration of time spent in the operating room.

 

For an idea of the costs, the base price for Vaser Liposuction on the calves begins from $5,500 for the initial area.
Additional areas are charged at a smaller rate starting from around $2,000.
An "area" can refer to the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, both hips, or both upper inner thighs, for example.
Prices are a guide only and will vary from patient to patient. Book in for a consult for a personalised quote.
Why It Pays To Choose A Qualified Doctor

Choosing the cheapest option is rarely the best choice, especially in healthcare and cosmetic procedures.

Cheaper prices often mean lower quality, safety risks, potentially short-lived results, lack of personalised care, and the possibility of additional costs for corrections.

Prioritising quality and expertise is key to better outcomes and overall satisfaction.

Calf Lipo Alternative: Muscle Relaxant Injections

Muscle relaxant injections offer a non-surgical solution for those seeking calf reduction without undergoing liposuction. This method is particularly effective for individuals with muscular calves, where the aim is to achieve a slimmer leg appearance.

By targeting the large muscles of the calf with carefully administered injections, muscle bulk is reduced, resulting in a more streamlined look.

This treatment is an excellent option for those looking for a less invasive approach to calf contouring, providing noticeable results without the downtime associated with surgical procedures like liposuction.

Which is the Right Procedure for You?

When considering the best treatment option for calf reduction, it’s crucial to understand the underlying cause of the enlarged calves and the kind of results you’re seeking.

  • If the prominence of your calves is due to excess fat, calf liposuction might be the most effective solution. This procedure targets and removes fat deposits, offering a more contoured and slender appearance. It can also be applied to other areas like the inner and outer thighs, knees, and ankles for a more comprehensive leg contouring.
  • If your calves are muscular, Muscle Relaxant Injections could be more suitable. These injections work by reducing muscle bulk, leading to a slimmer calf profile.

In both cases, having realistic expectations and understanding the nature of your calf enlargement is key to choosing the treatment that will produce the best results for your specific needs.

Other Areas Vaser Liposuction Can Target

Vaser liposuction is a versatile procedure that can be performed on various parts of the body to reduce excess fat. Some commonly treated areas can include:

  • Tummy/Abdomen: Often chosen for removing stubborn abdominal fat.
  • Back: Targets excess fat deposits in the lower and upper back.
  • Arms: To remove fat from the underside of the upper arms in the triceps area.
  • Flanks: Reduce excess fat in the flanks – the hips and waist area.
  • Thighs: Effective for reducing unwanted fat from the inner and outer thighs.
  • Buttocks: Used to reshape and reduce excess fat in the buttock area or to increase buttock size with a fat transfer procedure.
  • Chin & Neck: An option to remove the small pockets of fat located in the chin/neck area.

Doctor approved areas of the body can be effectively targeted with Vaser liposuction, offering noticeable changes in body contour and shape for suitable candidates.

FAQs

Are there any risks with calf Vaser liposuction?
Like all surgeries, calf liposuction carries certain risks such as swelling, infection, hematoma, hyperpigmentation, blood loss, thromboembolism, and visible scarring. Patients must be aware of these potential risks before undergoing the procedure.
Will I have scarring?
Scarring is a natural outcome of surgery, and the incisions made for Vaser Liposuction typically fade over time. The visibility of scars varies among individuals, influenced by factors such as skin type and scarring history.
Are there any non-surgical calf reduction treatments?
Yes, one effective non-surgical option is Muscle Relaxant Injections for calf reduction. This method is particularly beneficial for individuals with large, muscular lower legs due to genetics, exercise, or sporting activities.
How do Muscle Relaxant Injections work for calf reduction?
These injections are administered directly into the large muscles of the calves. They work by reducing muscle bulk, leading to a more streamlined and slimmer appearance of the legs.
What can I expect during the Muscle Relaxant Injection procedure?
The treatment is straightforward and quick, usually taking about 30 to 40 minutes. It's a walk-in, walk-out procedure involving very fine needles, causing minimal discomfort, comparable to a routine blood test. Some temporary soreness or bruising post-treatment is normal.
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Why Choose Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

Your Choice of Doctor:
Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors, and it's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.
Patient Satisfaction:
We strive to meet our patient's expectations and prioritise their safety and satisfaction with our services.
Fair and Transparent Pricing:
During your consultation you will be provided with transparent pricing and a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred for the treatment choices that align with your desired result outcomes.
Thorough Consultations:
Every consultation is comprehensive, giving you ample time to discuss your procedural options with your doctor and receive personalised patient information inclusive of potential risks, side effects, and complications.
Exceptional Post-Operative Care:
We perform your follow-up appointments with care as we believe your aftercare is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your recovery will be guided by your doctor in collaboration with our post-operative nursing team.
24-Hour Doctor Assistance:
For any concerns or queries post-surgery our doctors are available 24-hours including after hours for their patients. In the event of a medical emergency, please call 000.
6 week post op results for this patient who had her chin & neck treated with Vaser Liposuction with @dr_chris_lee at Levant Cosmetic Surgery Canberra.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
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The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Surgery performed by:
Dr Chris Lee AHPRA MED0000947000
Registered Medical Practitioner

Want to learn more about this treatment & whether you may be a suitable candidate? Please call our team on 1300 138 797 for a consultation.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively mav not reflect final results.

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Have you met @drerfanrahbar from Levant Cosmetic Surgery Adelaide? Dr Erfan Rahbar MBBS FRACGP, brings his expertise to the field of cosmetic medicine, focusing on patient care and safety throughout their cosmetic treatment journey.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here. https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.

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Vaser liposuction results for this patient who had her neck treated with @drerfanrahbar & is now at 6 weeks post op.

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr. Erfan Rahbar MED0001122411 Registered medical practitioner.

Want to learn more about this treatment? Reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

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Have you seen the latest offering for cosmetic treatments at Levant Cosmetic Surgery?

Our highly skilled medical team consists of plastic surgeons, FRACS surgeons, and liposuction doctors. It's your choice who you decide you want to operate on you.

Want to learn more about a treatment at Levant? Reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

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This patient had Vaser liposuction to her back & flanks. She saw @dr_mitchell_kim & @dr_kai_gebusion for treatment & is now 8 weeks post op.

Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

Treatment performed by Dr Mitchell Kim AHPRA MED0001187435, Dr Karen Gebusion AHPRA MED0001264960 Registered Medical Practitioners. General Registrations.

Want to learn more about this treatment? Please reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

You can also learn more at https://www.levantcs.com.au/

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