Ankle Liposuction in Charleston, SC

The ankles can store excess body fat that can make them look as though they are an extension of the foot and leg, instead of a separate body part. The shape of the ankles is often visible in almost any type of clothing and having fatty ankles can be a genuine source of insecurity. Liposuction is a safe and effective way to banish ankle fat and to contour and sculpt the lower legs. If you reside in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, or any of the surrounding South Carolina communities, Heidi Williams, M.D., is a board-certified, ASPS Plastic Surgeon, who specializes in addressing problem areas such as the ankles, and in helping her patients achieve their body contouring goals.

Why are the Ankles a Problem Area?

The ankles are a notorious problem area for both men and women, as extra fat stored at the ankles often creates the illusion of the leg meeting the foot directly, as opposed to tapering into the ankle and then expanding into the foot. Ankles with this shape are colloquially referred to as “cankles.” “Cankles” can mean the calves are the same width of the leg around the ankle due to the extra fat storage above the foot.

Because this condition is so common, many people have tried to find a solution for reducing cankles. Unfortunately, all too often cankles are resistant to weight loss and exercise and seem to be a genetic condition. Some people consider the ankles a problem area, but do not have cankles. Instead, the extra fat seems to form a “donut” around the top of the foot that bulges around the top of most shoes. Whether someone has the cankle appearance or the donut appearance of excess fat above the shoe, it’s difficult to hide the ankles. Fat at the ankle can cause problems with clothes, general insecurity or anxiety, as well as difficulty shoe and sock shopping.

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Can I Get Liposuction in my Ankles?

While fat around the ankles is generally unreceptive to diet and exercise, there is now a viable option for changing their appearance. Liposuction uses a discreet incision to suction the excess fat from around the ankles. Generally, once the minimally invasive procedure is performed, it’s unlikely the fat will redeposit in the ankles to the same degree in the future. Liposuction is a safe, effective way to reduce ankle fat in the long-term.

If you’re self-conscious of your ankles, liposuction is a correctional procedure with long-term results. Liposuction only takes one procedure to improve the appearance of your ankles and legs overall. No longer must you feel insecure showing your lower legs or feet. Contact board-certified, ASPS plastic surgeon Dr. Heidi Williams, M.D., who offers ankle contouring liposuction procedures for the ankle as a problem to residents of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Summerville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities.