A balanced diet and exercise regimen can help the body remain toned and fit. But there may be some problem areas that are unresponsive to even targeted exercise. The knees fall in this category of problem areas that are challenging to tone up.
It is natural for people who have worked hard to sculpt their thighs and calves to want to be able to flaunt them. But fat around the knees can detract from otherwise toned legs. Thankfully, there is a liposuction cosmetic surgery technique that enables the knees to appear as attractive as the rest of the legs.
Benefits of Knee Fat Surgery
The removal of even a small amount of fat can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of the leg for many patients. It can help the legs appear sleeker and more symmetrical.
A single procedure may be all the treatment that a patient requires to re-contour their knees. But many patients choose to receive inner thigh liposuction simultaneously to achieve excellent, proportionate outcomes to improve their overall silhouette.
Certain patients may also choose to undergo a knee lift at the same time. This is an innovative, new procedure that already has a cult following among celebrities for its ability to remove ‘kninkles’ (knee wrinkles), enhance collagen production, and tighten loose skin on the knee.
- More sculpted-looking leg
- Increased comfort when running or walking
- Higher confidence in wearing clothing that shows the knees
Good candidates for liposuction of the knee are within their normal weight range with excess fatty pockets around the knees, especially on the inner knee, and have good skin tone and elasticity.
They should also have reasonable expectations about the outcomes of the procedure and be in good health to withstand anesthesia.
Liposuction plastic surgery is meant to eliminate fat from precise areas of the body. In the knee liposuction procedure, the surgeon inserts a narrow, thin tube into the strategic areas around the knees.
The fat is subsequently gently suctioned out of the body. Lasers or UV light may be used in this procedure, as these techniques heat and melt the fat allowing for easier removal from the body.
Knee liposuction is not meant to tighten up any excess skin around the knees. This excess skin could be a result of losing a large amount of weight in a short span of time. Patients with excess skin may require a lift procedure as well.
Maintaining a healthy weight will help the outcomes of the procedure sustain for longer. In addition, regular exercise will enhance the muscle tone as well as the final results.
Knee liposuction can be undertaken as an outpatient procedure. It usually takes between 30 to 45 minutes to complete the procedure. The patient is under local or regional anesthesia during the liposuction procedure.
Patients should ideally ask someone to drive them home after the surgery as the knees will feel stiff right after the procedure. It is also not advisable to drive while still under the influence of the anesthetic.
Patients can usually return to their routine activities within two to three weeks of the surgery. They can resume their exercise regimen within four to six weeks of the procedure.
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