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Why is Lower Limb Esthetics Necessary?

Conditions such as leg dimples due to previously received blows to knees, and legs, contour deformities, crooked legs or thick legs may require leg esthetics. Different treatment methods are applied for each condition. Such defects can be corrected by contouring the legs in accordance with the gender and weight and proportionality to body. The desire to look perfect is one of the things that both men and women mostly dream today. The variety of esthetic applications performed for every part of the body from toes to hair is increasing day by day. If you have a region in your leg that you describe as ‘defective’, you may benefit from leg esthetics with various applications that require or do not require surgery. Correction of leg flaws that prevent many women from wearing dress, skirts, tights and even boots is possible thanks to esthetically successful operations. Sometimes rapidly losing, and gaining weight can cause sagging and laxity of the arms and legs. Congenitally, in some patients, one leg may be asymmetrical with respect to the contralateral leg. In such cases, leg esthetics may be a salvage solution.

Thigh stretching Esthetics

Lower limb esthetics may be necessary depending on aging, genetic predisposition, frequent weight gains, and loses, permanent consequences of polio, trauma and some other factors. The most preferred method for the management of sagging after aging and excessive weight loss is thigh stretching esthetics. A large proportion of patients complain of friction of their legs against each other when walking and have trouble wearing skirts or shorts. Thigh stretching esthetics may be appropriate for these patients. Thigh stretching esthetics is performed under general anesthesia. In this operation, a surgical incision is made on the unseen part of the groin area. Sagging skin is removed from the inner side of the legs. Patients can return to work within 7 days after surgery. Surgical traces begin to fade from the second month onwards and often become hardly visible at the end of the first year. If there is excessive sagging on the front or inner side of the leg then making a vertical incision on the inner aspect of the leg down to the knee may be necessary.

Leg Reshaping Esthetics

This application is performed to thicken the inner parts of the calf area using implants. Thinner calves may be the result of previously experienced polio disease, trauma and congenital-developmental pathologies. Some patients also want thicker thighs to appear more athletic. In this application implants are inserted through the inner posterior part of the knees. These operations usually last for 60 minutes and patient satisfaction is at very high levels. However, a few days of rest is required after surgery.

Which Method is used in Leg Aesthetics?

Leg esthetic applications can be applied in many different ways according to the patient's needs. Fillers, implants or fat injection methods can be used. Implant applications are performed under general anesthesia and in a hospital environment with the operation lasting an average of 45-60 minutes. Applications of fillers are known as “non-surgical applications” in leg esthetics. These applications do not offer a lifelong solution, they should be renewed every 1-2 years. In fat injection applications, fat tissue is taken from the patient and injected into the required area. In order to achieve satisfactory results with fat injection, it may sometimes be necessary to inject fat a few times. In leg aesthetics, applications of fillers can be done in combination with liposuction, and the number of sessions required will depend on the structure and thinness of the leg.

Recovery Process after Lower Limb Esthetics

The healing process after leg esthetics varies according to applications used. Most treatment options have a short recovery period. Some do not require hospitalization after treatment. Sometimes, depending on the anesthesia used, it may be necessary to stay in hospital for one night. In some applications, patients are recommended to restrict their movement for a while. After resting for several days, you need to keep your legs up. Avoiding long walks and sportive activities during the first 4-6 weeks will speed up the healing process. After treatment, swelling or bruises on the legs may be observed; however, these complications usually disappear within 1-2 weeks. If your doctor recommends, you may need to use a corset during the healing process. Using corset can aid in the shaping of the treated area more smoothly after some leg esthetic applications, rapid reduction of swelling and prevention of some other problems.

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