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Every woman wants to possess beautifully formed, long and attractive legs. Besides the genetic heritage, beautiful legs can be obtained with exercise, healthy dieting, keeping weight under control. Of course it is not possible to get longer legs with Leg Aesthetics, however we can achieve long looking legs by doing liposuction and removing extra fat deposits from the legs, by this our doctors can manipulate the appearance of the legs. 

It is also possible to give a good looking appearance for the asymmetric legs, and the legs which have fat deficiency. This problem can be corrected by the fat injection. The balance of the fat deposits in legs, thighs, inner and outer knees can be corrected as well. It is also possible to replace implants to the calves to get permanent results. Skinny legs can be filled with the patient’s own fat and implants depending on the case. Although it is not possible to lengthen your legs with plastic surgery procedures, accumulated fat in unwanted areas can be removed with procedures such as liposuction, making your legs appear longer. Correction of thin and curved legs can be done using fat grafts, injections or implants. 

What are the indications and contraindications for Leg Aesthetics?

Leg Aesthetics surgery can solve a whole range of problems and make the dream of perfect legs a reality. Our doctors perform operations to correct the volume, shape, curvature, and also carry out lifting and liposuction of the legs with plastic surgery. This includes several options for operations. Correction, as a rule, is carried out in the area of ​​the legs and thighs. 

Indications for leg aesthetic surgery:

  •  the patient’s need to have beautiful and slender legs;
  • the presence of excessive fat deposits on the thighs, breeches and lower legs;
  •  loose and weakened skin with significant excess;
  • true and false curvature of the legs;
  • under developed soft tissues of the lower leg, etc. 

Contraindications for leg plastic surgery:

  •  the presence of an inflammatory process in the calf area;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  •  the presence of peripheral vascular disease;
  •  impaired blood supply to the extremities;
  •  oncology;
  • various diseases of internal organs in the acute stage;
  • infectious diseases in the acute stage;
  •  impaired blood clotting in the patient;
  •  thrombophlebitis.

Correction shape of the legs 

Fat accumulation in the thighs, inner knees and ankles can be corrected. It can be eliminated and also reshaped by liposuction, while fat injections are best done in cases where the tops of the legs are too thin. Thin and crooked ankles cause difficulties even in everyday clothing choices. Legs that are too thin can be given volume. If properly positioned, implants can reduce the distance between the legs and make the legs visually smoother. With severe curvature, it is sometimes impossible to correct the appearance with the help of leg plastics, the curvature can be noticeable even under the pants. In some cases, the deformity is only in the notch under the inner part of the knees, while in other areas the bone structure is straight. The most optimal solutions and methods are selected by a plastic surgeon, depending on the deformation after consultation. 

 Leg Aesthetics with lipofilling

Adipose tissue, which is usually collected in the abdominal area, is specially processed and injected into the areas on the legs that require correction. The procedure is carried out in a hospital under anesthesia and sedatives. From 60 to 70% of the injected fat remains forever. A second session is rarely required. This method is most often used when it is necessary to remove the indentations on the inside of the legs below the knees.

Ankle correction with lipofilling

Curvature of the legs is a problem that forms a strong psychological complex in women. A woman with such a complex always tries to wear trousers, and puts on dresses only when necessary, and even then long ones – to the floor. 

The curvature of the legs can be true, when the basis is a violation of the axis of the limb, caused by the structure of the bones and joints, and false, when the main reason is the underdevelopment of the muscles of the lower leg or their atrophy due to previous diseases. If you put your feet together, then with a false curvature, the legs touch each other in the knee area. Unfortunately, it is not possible to correct the shape of the lower leg through exercise. Treatment of a true curvature of the lower leg requires surgery on the bones of the lower leg and is within the competence of traumatologists – orthopedists. 

For the treatment of false curvature of the lower leg, we use a method of surgery: lipofilling. Lower leg lipofilling is a surgery to increase the volume and correct its shape by grafting autologous fat. Correction of the curvature of the legs is performed under anesthesia or epidural anesthesia and takes about an hour. 

The duration of the operation may be longer due to the fact that, in addition to correcting the curvature of the legs, operations are simultaneously performed to improve the shape of the hips, sometimes the buttocks and waist. This is very sensible, as it significantly improves the aesthetic proportions of the body. When evaluating the beauty of the legs, we assess the situation as a whole, paying attention not only to the straightness and smoothness of the lines, but also to the ratio of the volumes of the buttocks, hips and legs. Straight but thick legs are far from aesthetic standards.

 Two weeks before the operation, do not take aspirin, due to the possible increase in tissue bleeding. Shower with antibacterial soap the day before surgery. You do not need to shave your legs before surgery. If a one-stage liposuction is planned, then within 2-3 weeks after the operation, you will need to wear compression underwear, which must be selected and purchased in the clinic in advance.

How is Ankle Fat Injection done?

Lipofilling is based on the possibility of engraftment of your own fat cells after they are removed from one area of ​​the body and injected into another area. In the case of false curvature of the lower leg, fat is transferred to the inner surface of the lower leg. At the same time, for autologous fat transfer, fat taken from accumulation is undesirable, for example, in the abdomen or in the area of ​​the inner surface of the knees. Thus, the aesthetic effect of the operation is twofold. The collection of fat cells during lipofilling is carried out into sterile syringes using a special cannula. After removing the remains of the solution and destroying fat cells, the fat cells are transplanted into the soft tissues of the inner surface of the lower leg and are carried out through special cannulas. Fat transplantation is carried out through several punctures with cannulas with a diameter of up to 1.5 mm, therefore, it does not require suturing. The advantages of lower leg lipofilling are the low trauma of the operation, which provides a short rehabilitation period, the absence of a foreign body, and a lower cost of treatment compared to lower leg endoprosthetics. Fat injection can be done under local anesthesia, but more often we do it under epidural or general anesthesia.

After Ankle Fat Injection

Fat injection gives less pain than ankle arthroplasty, however, in both cases, the pain is moderate and is well controlled by non-narcotic analgesics. You can get up and walk on the day of the operation. Discharge from the clinic is carried out on the day of the operation or the next day after it. In the postoperative period, sauna and heavy physical activity, which can lead to injury to the transplanted fat cells and their poor engraftment, should be excluded for three weeks. Unfortunately, lipofilling does not lead to 100% cell engraftment and therefore the postoperative result can be assessed no earlier than three months after the operation. By this time, postoperative edema has completely disappeared and it becomes clear how many fat cells have taken root on the lower leg and what is the result of the treatment. 

Ankle Fat Injection ‘ Risks and complications’

Patient dissatisfaction with the treatment outcome is a potential risk. In cases where the deficit of soft tissues along the inner surface of the leg is significant, the task of replenishing it by lipofilling is not easy in terms of guaranteed results. The disadvantage of lipofilling is incomplete engraftment of fat cells. However, if the correction is incomplete, lipofilling can be repeated. The engraftment of fat cells depends on the observance of the operation technology, the individual characteristics of the patient and ranges from 30 to 50%. That is, out of 200-300 ml of fat transplanted onto each ankle, only half can fulfill its function. This creates certain problems for obtaining symmetry and accurate correction of defects.

Implants for leg correction

The desired volume and fullness of the calves are achieved with the help of silicone implants, similar to breast implants. They are installed permanently. Implants can be placed on the inner thighs to reduce the gap between the legs. The structures of the lower leg implants can be symmetrical or asymmetrical, they come in different sizes and volumes. 

The implant is selected according to the length and thickness of the patient’s legs. Symmetrical implants are suitable for women and give aesthetic volume to the calves, while asymmetric implants are more suitable for men, creating a more muscular appearance. This type of leg plasty provides the longest lasting result. 

The installation of implants in the lower leg is performed under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with the use of sedatives. On average, the operation takes an hour. The implants are placed through a small incision hidden in the skin fold behind the knee, under the back of the fascia of the leg muscle, on the muscle. The complication rate after such an operation is quite low when it is performed by an experienced surgeon. After the operation, a special compression bandage is applied, and the patient is discharged from the hospital on the same day. The rehabilitation period lasts approximately a week. Correctly selected and installed calf implants give a rounded shape and aesthetically pleasing legs.

Leg or Thigh Lifting Operation

Thigh lift operation (femoroplasty) is an equally important step on the path to creating perfect legs.

Indications for Thigh lift:

  • excess adipose tissue in the thigh area;
  • the presence of sagging skin as a result of drastic weight loss, age-related changes, any other reasons.

During this operation, excess loose, sagging skin on the inner thigh is removed, which could have formed as a result of rapid weight loss, due to age-related changes, or for any other reason. In thigh lift, there are certain features that are due to the anatomical structure of this area. Most of the adipose tissue in this area is unevenly distributed. As a rule, most of them are present in the groin area and in the area above the knees. In this regard, Thigh lift  is often performed in conjunction with liposuction of these areas. Liposuction in the leg area (thighs, lower legs, knees) is performed in much the same way as in other problem areas of the body by removing excess fat from them. Also, thigh lift  can be combined with operations to change other parts of the body. Thigh lift  is divided into several types according to the incision method:

  • Internal. In this case, sutures are placed on the inner thigh in the groin folds. This method is applicable with a slight excess of excess skin.
  • Vertical. For large amounts of excess skin, an incision is made from the groin area to the knee.
  • Combined. This method is used for severe excess and sagging skin when both types of the above incisions are combined.

How much does Leg Aesthetics cost?   

Leg aesthetics prices vary according to the operation performed and the experience of the surgeon. For Ministry of Health-accredited centres, it’s not legal to specify prices on their website. Therefore, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact our polyclinic and find information on our Leg Aesthetics prices in Istanbul.