With shorts weather coming up quick, more and more women are considering cosmetic surgery to help them achieve their ideal legs. Whether you are concerned about the shape of your thighs and calves or you suffer from confidence issues due to having spider veins, there is a cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve slim, shapely, and aesthetically pleasing legs.
If You Are Frustrated by Excess Fat
While fat develops on multiple areas of the body, many women struggle with the excess fat on their calves, ankles, or upper thighs. This stubborn fat is resistant to diet and exercise and can cause self-esteem and self-image issues for women who desire shapely legs. Having extra leg fat can lead women to hide their thighs or calves under clothing, even in the hot summer months. Liposuction permanently removes excess fatty tissue on the upper legs, knees, calves, and ankles so that you can finally achieve attractive definition. The fat cells removed through liposuction are gone for good and results are easily maintained with a healthy diet and exercise. While liposuction will not get rid of flabby or hanging skin, it is ideal for women with good skin elasticity who desire slimmer legs.
If You Are Worried About Excess Skin
For patients with loose skin, thigh lift surgery provides smoother and firmer leg contours. Excess skin on the thighs is common after weight loss since skin usually loses elasticity during the initial weight gain. This sagging skin is not only aesthetically displeasing, but it is also uncomfortable. The skin rubs together when wearing shorts, causing rashes and other skin irritations. Thigh lift surgery removes excess skin on the thighs through surgical incisions made on the inside of the upper leg. Once the excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed, women will notice improved shape and definition in the thigh region. Thigh lift surgery is often combined with liposuction for complete leg enhancement.
If You Are Plagued With Spider Veins
Achieving shapely legs is not the only reason to consider cosmetic procedures. Many women suffer from the presence of spider or varicose veins. These purplish, bruise-like veins can develop and show on any part of the leg to cause dissatisfaction and insecurity. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure that reduces the appearance of spider veins. Sclerotherapy injects a safe solution into the veins that cause them to shrink and eventually disappear. This procedure involves no incisions and therefore results in no scarring or extended downtime.
If You Are Tired of Shaving
Shaving or waxing your legs is a constant frustration in the summer months when you want your legs to be shorts-ready at all times. Instead of dealing with the hassle and irritation of traditional depilatory methods, laser hair removal does the work for you by permanently reducing or eliminating hair growth. Laser hair removal uses intense beams of light to kill the growing hair follicles at their roots. This non-surgical and non-invasive procedure does require multiple treatment sessions; however, your resulting smooth legs are long lasting, if not permanent.
To learn more about any of the above procedures, contact Dr. O’Toole at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery by calling (626) 671-1756 or by filling out our online contact form.