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What are Cankles?

Cankles are a slang term used to describe thick ankles that do not have a defined ankle bone or joint, giving the appearance of a continuous lower leg. This term is generally considered to be offensive and should be avoided. It is important to remember that everyone’s body is different and that there is no “perfect” body type.

It is important to accept and love ourselves and others for who we are, rather than judging based on societal standards of beauty.

What causes Cankles?

Cankles, or the appearance of thick ankles without a defined ankle bone or joint, can be caused by a variety of factors. These can include excess weight, genetics, and even water retention. In some cases, cankles may be a sign of underlying health issues, such as problems with the circulatory system or hormonal imbalances.

It is important to speak with a healthcare provider if you are concerned about the appearance of your ankles or any other aspect of your health.

Why People Want to Get Rid of Cankles?

Many people may want to get rid of cankles because they feel self-conscious about their appearance. In some cases, cankles may be a sign of underlying health issues, and addressing these issues can improve overall health and wellbeing.

It is important to remember, however, that there is no “perfect” body type, and that it is important to accept and love ourselves and others for who we are. Seeking to change our bodies (for example with a weight loss) for the sake of meeting societal standards of beauty can often be harmful and detrimental to our mental and emotional health conditions.

The Best Way to Get Rid of Cankles?

It is not necessarily healthy or advisable to try to “get rid” of cankles. As mentioned earlier, cankles can be caused by a variety of factors, and addressing these underlying issues is the best way to improve the appearance of the ankles.

For example, if excess weight is causing cankles, a healthy diet and regular exercise can help to reduce fat and improve overall health. If cankles are caused by water retention, reducing salt intake and increasing water intake can help to reduce swelling.

Which can be medical causes of ankle swelling?

Ankle swelling can be caused by a variety of medical conditions. Some common causes of ankle swelling include:

  • Venous insufficiency, a condition in which the veins in the legs are unable to effectively pump blood back to the heart, leading to pooling of blood and swelling in the ankle area
  • Lymphedema, a condition in which the lymphatic system is damaged or unable to function properly, causing fluid to build up and swell in the ankles and other parts of the body
  • Hormonal imbalances, such as those that occur during pregnancy or menopause, can cause fluid retention and swelling in the ankles
  • Cellulitis, a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue that can cause swelling, redness, and warmth in the affected area
  • Heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood effectively, leading to fluid build-up in the ankles and other parts of the body
  • Kidney disease, which can cause the body to retain fluid and lead to swelling in the ankles and other parts of the body.

It is important to speak with a healthcare provider if you are experiencing ankle swelling, as it can be a sign of an underlying medical condition that needs to be treated.

How are Edemas related to Cankles?

Edema is a condition in which fluid builds up in the body’s tissues, leading to swelling. This can occur in any part of the body, including the ankles. When edema affects the ankles, it can cause the ankles to appear thick and swollen, giving the appearance of cankles.

Edema can be caused by a variety of factors, including underlying medical conditions, hormonal imbalances, and even standing or sitting for long periods of time. In some cases, edema can be treated with medications or other interventions, depending on the underlying cause. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider if you are experiencing edema or other symptoms of swelling.

Can a Venous disease / insufficiency Cause Ankles to Swell?

Yes, a venous disease, also known as venous insufficiency, can cause ankles to swell. Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins in the legs are unable to effectively pump blood back to the heart. This can cause an irregular blood flow in the veins (varicose veins), leading to swelling and other symptoms in the ankles and lower legs.

Venous insufficiency is a common cause of chronic swelling in the ankles, and it can be treated with medications, lifestyle changes, or other interventions. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider if you are experiencing swelling or other symptoms of venous insufficiency.

Excess fat, obesity, lipedema

Cankles, or the appearance of thick ankles without a defined ankle bone or joint, can be caused by a variety of factors. These can include the size and shape of the calf muscles, excess fat, obesity, and blood clots.

The size and shape of the calf muscles can affect the appearance of the ankles. For example, if the calf muscles are very large or muscular, they can make the ankles appear thicker. On the other hand, if the calf muscles are small or weak, they can make the ankles appear thin and bony.

Excess fat can also contribute to the appearance of cankles. When fat builds up around the ankles, it can make the ankles appear thick and swollen. This can be caused by being overweight or obese, as well as other factors such as genetics or hormonal imbalances.

Blood clots can also cause cankles. When a blood clot forms in a vein, it can block the flow of blood, leading to swelling and other symptoms in the affected area. Blood clots can be dangerous and should be treated as a medical emergency.

The medical term Lipedema denotes the abnormal accumulation of fat in the legs and ankles. This can cause the legs and ankles to appear swollen and distorted, and is often mistaken for obesity. Lipedema is a chronic condition that can be difficult to treat, and it is important to speak with a healthcare provider if you think you may have this condition.

Can compression stockings help reduce cankles?

Compression stockings are a type of garment that is worn on the legs to apply gentle pressure to the veins and arteries. This can help to improve circulation and reduce swollen legs and ankles. In some cases, compression stockings may be helpful for people with cankles caused by venous insufficiency or other conditions that cause swelling.

However, compression stockings are not a cure for cankles, and they may not be effective for everyone. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider before using compression stockings, as they can provide guidance and advice on the best course of action for your individual situation.

Get Rid of Cankles with Phoenix Liposuction

You want your lower legs to look defined, sexy, and sleek but cankles ruin all that.

In fact, instead of subtly tapering from your knees down to your ankles, stubborn fat deposits can leave them looking like heavy columns, rather than the slim lower legs you’ve been dreaming of.

And, since this type of fat is often genetic, walking, biking, and even lifting weights never seems to make a difference.

Cankle Liposuction Surgery Before and After Photos

Luckily, ankle and calf liposuction can do what exercise, no matter how intense and regular, can’t, giving you the trimmer more defined calves, with gorgeous muscle tone you want.

Yet, at Infini, we understand that deciding to reshape your calves through liposuction is a big decision and comes with numerous questions. So, we’ve put together everything you need to know about ankle and calf liposuction, from how it can help you get rid of those cankles for good to recovery time and how much the procedure costs.

What is calf and ankle liposuction?

Liposuction for your calves and ankles is a simple,  minimally invasive procedure. Because of the fact that liposuction physically removes the fat cells that can be so stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise, it can give you not only dramatic, but long-lasting results.

How does calf and ankle liposuction work?

You will only need a few, tiny incisions to get transformative results from your calf and ankle liposuction. Then, Infini’s surgeons, Dr. Hall or Dr. Shuell insert a small cannula and suction away those fat deposits to slim and shape your lower legs.

And, since at Infini, we only use the Awake Lipo method, where you’re kept completely comfortable with only mild sedation and local anesthesia, it’s far safer than a procedure using general anesthesia.

Who is a good candidate for calf and ankle liposuction?

You’re a good candidate for liposuction of your calves and ankles if you’ve been trying to slim your lower legs and get a defined look, but aren’t having any luck with diet or exercise.

You should also:

  • Be in good health
  • Be at, or close to, your ideal weight
  • Have good skin elasticity to help with recovery
  • Have realistic expectations of your results

Results You Can Expect from Ankle and Calf Liposuction

Liposuction for your calves and ankles is the fastest way to get shapely, toned, sexy lower legs and to say goodbye to those cankles for good. It can give you gorgeous definition and a subtle taper that will make you want to live in shorts, so that you can show off your legs at all times.

Ankle and Calf Liposuction Plus Brazilian Butt Lift

Many Infini patients decide to get a Brazilian Butt Lift at the time of their liposuction procedure for ultimately sexy curves. A Brazilian Butt Lift uses the fat cells harvested from your liposuction to lift, firm, and augment your but so that you look incredibly shapely, with a rounded butt. If you want to know more about Brazilian butt lift cost, read our specialized page.

Calf and Ankle Liposuction Plus Skin Tightening with J-Plasma

Another procedure you may choose to have along with your calf and ankle liposuction is Skin Tightening with J-Plasma.  It uses a combination of radio-frequency (RF) waveform technology along with helium gas to tighten your skin and eliminate any laxity for a firm, tight, youthful look.

Ankle, Cankles, or Calf Liposuction Before and After

How Much Does Calf and Ankle Liposuction Cost?

By now, you can see how calf and ankle liposuction can transform the look of your lower legs and get rid of the cankles that you hate seeing when you look in the mirror. And, the next question you probably have is what does the procedure cost.

But, here at Infini, we’d first like to make you a promise…

Since we don’t want you to have to worry about high pressure sales tactics, hidden fees, and follow-up phone calls, the price you’re quoted for your procedure will always be straightforward and all-inclusive.

It covers:

  • Pre-op labs
  • Facility Fee
  • All operative anesthesia and medicine fees while at our clinic for your procedure
  • The Procedure Itself
  • Your Compression Garment
  • All follow-up visits

Even your initial consultation is 100% complimentary to give you the time and information you need to make the decision that’s right for you.

With that said, the cost of calf and ankle liposuction starts at $5,500 based on a woman of average size. This price can fluctuate 10 – 15% up or down, depending on your body size and the amount of fat you want removed.

Can I Get Financing for Calf and Ankle Liposuction?

Calf and ankle liposuction is truly transformational for patients who have been living with stubborn fat deposits in their lower legs, cankles, and the reduced confidence levels that come with it. That’s why at Infini, we don’t want you to have to wait to get the liposuction you want to finally have slimmer, sexier, shapelier legs.

That’s why we partner with reputable finance companies so that if you’re worried about the challenge of affording the procedure, you’re able to get the financing you need to make it easy.

Infini patients are often surprised by the affordable monthly payment plans these companies offer.

Preparing for Calf and Ankle Liposuction

To get ready for your calf and ankle liposuction, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps:

  • Get your medications filled and bring them with you on the day of your procedure
  • Have a driver who can get you to and from your procedure
  • Plan for someone to spend the first night or two after surgery with you
  • Follow all instructions given to you for eating and drinking prior to your procedure
  • Stop taking any medications or vitamins as directed to avoid bleeding risks
  • Wear loose clothing to your procedure to make changing easier and more comfortable

Recovery Following Calf and Ankle Liposuction

Infini patients are generally able to return to their normal activities the day after their procedure. However, we recommend that you take up to three days off from work or school (including the day of surgery) to give your body time to heal.

Slim, Sexy, Defined Calves and Ankles

If you’re tired of having heavy lower legs, cankles, and a layer of fat that disguises the muscles underneath, calf and ankle liposuction is the perfect choice for you.

So, if you’re ready to see shapely, gorgeous legs every time you look in the mirror, don’t forget to schedule your complimentary consultation today for your Calf and Ankle Liposuction in Phoenix, by calling 480-800-4501. Your new body is waiting.

 

Cankles Before and After


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