Excess fat around the lower leg can occur for multiple reasons. Obesity, genetics, or Lipedema can all result in excess tissue around the ankle and calf. This can still occur if you are healthy and active. Spot reducing fat is something that is beyond any of our control naturally.
The surgery is performed as an outpatient, requires a few small incisions, and results in a smaller, contoured calf and ankle. Down time is typically 1-2 weeks, but the full recovery can take many months for all the swelling to fade away. We will work with you to transition through the appropriate compressive garments to ensure a streamlined recovery.