What are Cankles and How Do You Treat Them?
The term “cankle” is a colloquial combination of “ankle” and “calf.” The term was coined to illustrate the appearance of lack of ankle definition, formed when the natural taper of the calf to ankle is distended by an excessive accumulation of fat cells, or liquid retention at the ankle. If you are looking for cankle treatment or cankle liposuction in Los Angeles, keep reading for more information.
What Causes Cankles?
Cankles can form due to a variety of reasons:
- Genetics can influence the distribution of fat within the body, predetermining the likelihood of developing cankles.
- Weight gain as a result of diet or pregnancy could lead to cankles developing due to the increased size of fat cells at the ankles.
- Changes in medication could affect your body’s fluid retention and induce swelling between the calves and ankles.
How are Cankles Treated?
Cankles can be treated in a variety of ways. If they formed due to weight gain or liquid retention, cankles could be slimmed through healthier eating habits and moderate exercises. Food choices with a high fiber count, green and leafy vegetables, and lean protein are recommended help the entire body stay healthy and store less fat.
In addition to healthier eating habits, exercises that target leg and calf muscles could prevent the development of cankles. The following are a few of the exercises that could prevent fat from accumulating at your ankles:
- Jumping Rope
- Calf Raises
- Plie Squats
However, there are many people who are unable to reduce cankles with a healthy diet and exercise – those who suffer from lipedema, a disease that causes disproportionate fat accumulation in legs, abdomen or arms, most often affecting women.
What is Cankle Liposuction?
Cankle liposuction is the custom extraction of the excess fatty tissue in the area where the calf meets the ankle, which results in a more sculpted, attractive look. Fat cells that collect in the lower legs are stored within shallow deposits and can be professionally sculpted with an aesthetic treatment at our private Beverly Hills clinic. Cankle liposuction is recommended for any person who has been frustrated by lack of leg definition due to fatty deposits lodged in the ankle area.
What is Recovery from Cankle Liposuction Like?
After your custom Los Angeles cankle liposuction treatment, your legs will need to be protected for several weeks with a compression garment. Only light exercise such as walking is recommended in the first few days after the procedure, so that the area is not at risk of being affected by an impact or other mishap. Most people who have undergone a cankle liposuction have reported that post-treatment pain is minimal and completely manageable.
Am I a Candidate for Cankle Liposuction?
If you have been discouraged by the lack of progress in slimming your ankle area through a healthy diet and a consistent exercise regimen, you are likely an ideal candidate for cankle liposuction. Cankle liposuction will reduce the pockets of fat accumulated between your calf and ankle, and it will create a more attractive taper to your lower legs.
Why Choose Dr. David Amron?
Dr. David Amron is an internationally-renowned, board-certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in advanced lipedema treatments, including cankle liposuction. His professional treatment of excess fat cells on arms, legs, or body is based on his profound understanding of lipedema; a condition that affects a person’s ability to lose unwanted fat.
Dr. Amron has spent much of his professional career helping patients with lipedema achieve a more attractive, sculpted body. He has advanced skills in difficult liposuction treatments in hard-to-treat areas of the body, including resculpting the ankle area to restore a natural, attractive taper. As a lipedema expert, he has extensive experience treating patients who struggle with fatty deposits that no diet or exercise will resolve. If you are ready to do something effective to resolve excess fat lodged at your ankles, you are invited to meet with Dr. Amron at his private Beverly Hills clinic and get the help you deserve.