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I was wondering if there is any type of procedure that can reduce the size of one's...

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I was wondering if there is any type of procedure that can reduce the size of one's ankles and calves.

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Lipoplasty (liposuction) of calves and ankles can be performed to alter both size and shape of these areas. However lipoplasty in these delicate areas is more difficult than in many other parts of the body. There is little room for error. Contour irregularities can be easily seen and are difficult to correct. Specially designed cannulas (the metal tube inserted under the skin to suction the fat) can be helpful. The bottom line is to be sure to consult with a plastic surgeon who has wide experience in lipoplasty and in treating these specific areas.

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Cankles, or heavy ankles can often be corrected with liposuction for a beautiful result. Many women with very large calves find liposuction of this area to be life changing. Some women are wearing boots for the first time and feeling comfortable in dresses that reveal their calves.

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