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Leg Aesthetics

Some of women complain about bowlegs, fullness difference between two legs, thicker or thinner below knee or exact opposite thickening of the region which is extending from above knee reaching up to hips. This condition especially cause problem in clothing and shoes choices. All women imagine long and smooth legs, which are proportional to the body. Plastic Surgery offers many options to eliminate those problems and to obtain more aesthetical appearance. These can be performed alone or combined with other procedures according the individual’s need.

 

WHAT ARE LEG AESTHETIC SURGERIES? 

A-FAT-SHAPING;

Excessive tissues, especially in leg regions of knee, ankle, inner thigh and hip, cause a non-proportional bow appearance between below knee and above knee. These problems are eliminated by liposuction and fat graft procedures in which fat is harvested from the thick region and injected into slim regions. The procedure can be performed either under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and usually takes 1-1,5 hours. Depending on the performed procedures, the individual can turn back to work 3-5 days later.

B-LEG PROTHETICS (CALF PROSTHESIS);

Due to being less and disordered, leg tissue in below knee region causes a deformative appearance. In our day, there are implants (leg prosthesis) which are specially designed for calf region. By using these implants, bow leg appearance of the individual can be eliminated. In some cases, the surgery of leg prosthesis needs to be combined with liposuction and fat injections. Thus, personal satisfaction of the individual, who is complaining about the external appearance of legs, is ensured.

Under general anesthesia, appropriate leg prosthesis is implanted by entering through the fold area at the posterior of the knee of the patient. The procedure usually takes an hour. The patient can be discharged 6-8 hours later or hospitalized for a day, if necessary.

C-LEG LIFT:

As a result of bariatric surgery (gastric bypass surgery), weight loss-gain and aging, sagging and loose skin arises on inner tissues of leg. Problems caused by the sagging tissue, especially during walking, become more evident.

Leg lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery is approximately 1-2 hours. A day of hospitalization would be enough. The operation is carried out through an incision which is extending from inguinal area reaching up to the curve of the hip in the underwear region. Depending on the performed procedure, 7 days later, the individual can turn back to normal work life.

The most frequently encountered problems are irregularities and wavings, which arise in liposuction areas. As in all prosthetic surgeries, problems, such as recognition of prosthesis from the outside, asymmetries and capsule development may occur in leg prosthetic surgeries. A good plan may minimize the risk of these kinds of problems.

TREATMENT DETAILS

PREPARATION

HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR LEG AESTHETICS SURGERY?

General preoperative rules such as stopping or arranging the therapies of aspirin and other antiaggregants at least a week before the operation and not taking vitamins (like e-vit), herbal products and not drinking green tea, green coffee and herbal teas and not consuming alcohol 24-48 hours before the operation, and if the individual smokes, quitting 3 weeks before the operation and not smoking in the post-operative remission period are valid for the aesthetic surgeries of leg.

SURGERY DETAILS

HOW IS THE POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD OF LEG AESTHETIC PROCEDURES? 

Generally, the patients can be discharged on the same day after leg aesthetic procedures. After fat shaping procedures, corset is worn for four weeks. After below knee fat shaping procedures and leg prosthesis, again corset or mid-pressure compression socks are needed to be used for 4 weeks. After the fat shaping procedures especially for ankle below the knee, edema and bruises may need a long time to recover. The patients are recommended to stand minimum and to keep legs high on the first weeks. After leg prosthesis, again movements should be limited on the first weeks. 3 weeks later, sport can be done except running. 6 weeks later all kinds of activities are free. LPS, radiofrequency and lymphodrainage, which are started by the second week, are beneficial for faster shaping of legs after operation.

HOW MUCH PAIN DOES IT CAUSE AND HOW ARE THE SCARS OF LEG AESTHETIC PROCEDURES?

Leg prostheses may cause some pain and disturbance. Also, this is valid in fat shaping procedures. However, this pain is not too much and does not limit the patient’s daily activities.

Mostly, scars become hardly visible over time and also they are hidden scars. Nonetheless, wound healing varies from person to person. In very rare cases, excessive wound healing (keloid, hypertrophic scar) may occur.

 

TREATMENT PLAN

Treatment Plan Details

  • Stay in Turkey : 4 - 6 Days
  • Stay in Hospital : 1 - 2 Days
  • Anesthesia Type : General Anesthesia
  • Companion : Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.
  • Surgery Time : 1 - 3 Hours