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Chapter-20 Liposuction of the Calves and Ankles

BOOK TITLE: Atlas of Liposuction

Author
1. Aiache Adrien E
ISBN
9789350903452
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11849_20
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2013
Pages
12
Author Affiliations
1. 9884, Little Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, USA, Email: aaiachemd@sbcglobal.net
Chapter keywords
Liposuction of the calves, Liposuction of the ankles, Anterior leg liposuction, Gastrocnemius muscle belly, Causes of dissatisfaction, Skin irregularities, Asymmetries, Edema, Pigmentation, Pain and hyperesthesias

Abstract

The anterior leg liposuction is performed on the prone patient with the legs flexed in order to proceed comfortably. It is often necessary to thin out around the ankles to a maximum and allow more fat in the upper leg at the junction with the gastrocnemius muscle belly. Causes of dissatisfaction include lack of sufficient removal, skin irregularities, asymmetries, edema, pigmentation, pain and hyperesthesias. The technique of liposuction of the calves and ankles is discussed with possible complications.

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