Liposuction for Knee Calf & Ankle (cankles)

The calf and ankle area can be particularly frustrating to patients who have tried unsuccessfully to address it with diet and exercise. Dr. Copeland uses a combination of liposuction techniques to re-sculpt calves and ankles (and often knees) with very small incisions, which improves the contour of the legs. Dr. Copeland’s patients travel from all over the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to draw on her expertise with this challenging area. She was one of the first to reduce calves and ankles with liposuction and has presented her techniques internationally. She continues to innovate treatment to improve recovery and reduce downtime.

Botox for Calf Reduction

Can Botox help reduce large bulk calf muscles?  Yes, it’s possible to reduce the size of the calf area without surgery using Botox to relax the calf muscle.

Calf slimming with Botox is fast becoming a popular solution for patients who have large muscle mass in the calves area. Botox injections in the area can help patients slip on tall, stylish boots and slim jeans without a surgical procedure.

Calf reduction using Botox - before and six months after.

Gastrocnemius muscle hypertrophy before and 6 months after Botox injection for calf muscle reduction by more than 2 cm.

Recent Calf & Ankle Liposuction Testimonials

“Dr. Copeland is an incredible surgeon! She gave me the results I’ve always dreamed of having. From the very beginning she made me feel so comfortable and made the process so easy. Her and her talented team answered every single one of my questions before and after the procedure. She has changed my life with the results that she has given me and I am forever grateful. Thank you Dr. Copeland!!!”

“Fantastic results – ankle re sculpting and leg liposuction was amazing. Dr. Copeland is an amazing doctor and provides helpful advice to achieve a natural look. 10/10 best plastic surgeon in NYC.”

“Dr Copeland is an artist. She did a fantastic job on my procedure! Their team helped me through pre-op and post-op care with a lot of support and encouragement. Big thank you to Nurse Victoria who was always there to quickly respond and look out for me before and after! Definitely recommend Dr Copeland and her team for any surgery!”

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Calf and Ankle Liposuction NYC – Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a Candidate for Calf and Ankle Liposuction?

For many patients, the calf and ankle area can be very frustrating because diet and exercise have little impact and leg contour is a condition they have struggled with for some time. The shape of the lower leg is determined by your underlying bone structure, muscle, and fat. For patients that have a maldistribution of fat, particularly around the calf and ankle, liposuction can be a powerful option.

A consultation with the doctor will determine your eligibility based on your specific anatomy and goals. Overall health is also a factor to discuss at your consultation.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

Using a combination of liposuction techniques, the lower leg can be sculpted with very pleasing results.  Unlike other areas of the body, the ankles and calves require a certain delicacy. This is why we use several innovative forms of liposuction, including SmartLipo, to contour and sculpt the area while providing the most beautiful results with minimal scarring. SmartLipo is a procedure that uses laser light to liquefy fat and tighten the surrounding skin. It’s thought to involve less downtime and side-effects and is particularly good for small areas of fat deposits like the ankles. New technology that’s gentler and faster than ever before not only allows the removal of fat, but also sculpts the legs.

Will I Be Under an Anesthetic When I Have Calf Lipo?

We perform calf and ankle liposuction as an outpatient procedure under I.V. sedation. This “twilight” anesthesia is administered in our fully-accredited surgical suite by board-certified anesthesiologists. Patients are awake shortly after the procedure and able to go home within a short time.

What Is Recovery Like After Lipo of the Calves? How Long Before I See Results?

You will see a difference immediately after surgery and the contour will continue to improve over the next several weeks and even months. We take a holistic approach to patient care and include one lymphatic massage in our post-surgery protocol to help reduce swelling and stimulate healing. We also advise wearing compression garments for a period of time to help achieve the best possible results.

Are the Results Permanent?

Liposuction involves the permanent removal of fat cells. That means the procedure will eradicate the fat from that body part. Regular exercise and a healthy diet will help you avoid gaining weight after your procedure.

How Much Does Cankle Liposuction Cost?

At  your consultation, you will discuss your goals and how the procedure can help you achieve your objectives. You will receive a written quote of the procedures you discussed with a cost breakdown. Often patients will finance their procedures through or other finance companies.