Problems with the appearance and deformations in the leg area can be a concern for individuals. Having long, smooth, and adequately proportioned legs is a desired feature for many people. The evolving techniques in aesthetic surgery provide excellent solutions to leg appearance problems.
Issues in the legs can include excessively thin or thick and fatty legs, irregularities, and excessive fat accumulation around the knees and ankles. These problems are usually not solvable through exercise or diet and are often a result of genetic inheritance. Some women avoid wearing skirts due to dissatisfaction with the shape of their legs.
To address leg issues, methods such as calf implants, liposuction, and fat injections are applied. These methods can be performed individually or in combination. If there is a difference in thickness between the upper and lower parts of the leg, if there is a difference in thickness or shape between both legs, or if the legs have a crooked appearance, these issues can be resolved through leg prosthesis surgery. In some cases, both liposuction and leg prosthesis may need to be applied together to achieve better results.
For correcting the distorted appearance caused by thinness in the lower leg area, the most commonly applied method is lipoinjection. This method involves using a syringe to extract fat from areas of the patient’s body with excess fat accumulation and injecting it into the problematic area. Since no incisions are made in this method, there are no visible scars. The survival rate of the transferred fat tissue is around 50%, so to achieve a desired level of fullness and permanent results, two sessions of treatment are necessary.
The main goal is to achieve an aesthetic appearance by ensuring symmetry and harmony in the body. With the help of liposuction and fat injection techniques, flat and wide-looking buttocks can be made narrower, firmer, and more protruding. The leg and hip areas can be corrected to make the legs appear smoother and longer than they actually are. Interventions targeting the knee area can correct the distorted appearance of the leg.
Leg aesthetic surgeries are procedures that can be performed under local or general anesthesia and typically last between 1 and 3 hours. If liposuction and fat injection are performed, there will be no visible scars. If calf implant surgery is performed, small horizontal scars will remain on the back of the leg. These scars will fade over time and are not bothersome as they are relatively hidden.
Before Leg Shaping Aesthetic Surgery:
Smoking can have a negative impact on the comfort of general anesthesia and wound healing. Therefore, it is beneficial to quit smoking two weeks before the surgery.
During your monthly period, there may be an increased tendency for bleeding. Although it is not mandatory, your surgery may need to be postponed. Please inform your doctor about this.
The use of aspirin, herbal medications, and vitamin tablets should be discontinued 10 days before the surgery as they increase the tendency to bleed.
If you are experiencing upper respiratory tract infection, inform your doctor as your surgery may need to be postponed.
Do not forget to bring the blood and urine test results requested by your doctor on the morning of the surgery. These results will be necessary for the examination by the anesthesiologist.
Stop eating and drinking 6 hours before the surgery.
Before the surgery, your doctor will plan the procedure by making necessary markings on your legs and take pictures of your face without it being visible.
An antibiotic injection will be administered as a precautionary measure against infection before the surgery.
After Leg Shaping Aesthetic Surgery:
Antibiotics will be administered immediately after the surgery to prevent infection, and pain medication will be given to ensure you do not experience pain.
If you are not experiencing nausea 6 hours after the surgery, you will be allowed to consume fluid foods.
If liposuction and fat injection are performed, you can be discharged on the same day. If calf implant surgery is performed, you may need to stay in the hospital overnight and be discharged the next morning after your follow-up examination.
Avoid smoking for the first 1-2 weeks after the surgery to prevent infection.
Do not take aspirin or similar medications, herbal supplements, and vitamin tablets for 10 days after the surgery, as they increase the tendency to bleed.
If liposuction and fat injection are performed, applying dressings to the treated area for 2 weeks can be beneficial.
After calf implant or fat injection, avoid excessive movement and exercise for 2-3 weeks.
Stitches from calf implant surgery will be removed between 7-10 days. It would be helpful to come for dressing and follow-up appointments every 3 days after being discharged.
You can take your first shower 3 days after the surgery.