The knees are not commonly associated with liposuction, but they are a treatable area. In many cases, knee liposuction is performed in conjunction with thigh liposuction to give the upper legs a more even, streamlined appearance, but the knees can be treated on their own.
The knees are an extremely difficult area to tone through diet and exercise alone; we often see patients who have achieved weight loss success but are left with bulging pockets of fat around their knees. There’s just no effective way to slim and tone the knees, which is what makes knee liposuction such an attractive option to many.
The best candidates for knee liposuction are healthy and within 20 pounds of their ideal weight. They may have achieved success losing weight or shaping their calves and thighs but are left with unsightly bulge around the knee.
What To Expect From Knee Liposuction
Knee liposuction is an outpatient procedure, done under local anesthesia. Similar to liposuction performed on other areas of the body, knee liposuction removes unwanted or excess fat from areas around the knee via small incisions. In the case of the knee, these incisions are made in the creases behind the knee where they are well-hidden.
The biggest difference between knee liposuction and other types of liposuction is how refined and detailed the liposuction work is. We use a very thin liposuction tube to remove the fat. This tube is so thin and small that liposuction of the knee is better referred to as liposculpting since we are able to target very specific areas of fat and create a completely natural looking contoured knee. This detailed work is critical to the end result since knees don’t usually have large pockets of fat like the thighs or stomach may. A steady hand, skilled technician, and attention to detail are necessary to obtain the best results.
Healing can take several weeks since the knees are constantly in use and bearing our weight, but once the swelling goes down you’ll wonder why you waited so long to get rid of the fat around your knees! Be sure to follow all post-care treatment instructions to ensure a speedy and safe recovery.
Learn More About Knee Liposuction By Contacting EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa In Orlando
Knee liposuction can make all the difference in the appearance of your legs. If you’re bothered by how your knees look, contact EnLighten Skin & Body Medspa in Orlando to learn more about our liposuction services.
Call 407-857-5476 or make an appointment online to schedule a consultation.