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Get Lovely Legs & Ankles

  • Jun 4, 2016

imageWith so much emphasis on our tummies needing tucked  and breasts needing lifting, sometimes we forget about the legs, especially the area below the knee, including the ankle. Our ankles and calves are just as important as those other body parts!  They can be flirtacious without flaunting, strong and sturdy, and sometimes a little pooped out.  Here are some tips to tone legsyours up for your next stroll in stilettos:

Creating smaller calves. Consider speaking with your plastic surgeon about using Botox off-label to minimize large, bulky-looking calves. Botox paralyzes the muscle, causing it to atrophy to some degree. You may need multiple treatments, but the result will be less-bulky legs.

Slimming down cankles. When fatty deposits live in the lower part of the leg, there is less distinction between the calf and ankle and the ankle looks sort of swollen with the engorged fat cells, creating the dreaded “cankle” look. They can also be caused by edema, pregnancy or kidney problems; so get checked out for those before proceeding. If your doctor confirms that fat is the problem, one option is liposculpting of this area, which can help create a more defined lower leg. A second option is KYBELLA injections. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.  For both treatments, the recovery can be lengthy, as swelling may last a while following liposuction in this area, but the results are quite nice!

 

Vanishing veins. Laser Vein removal and injection sclerotherapy are great for eliminating spider and small varicose veins. During the laser procedure, the aesthetician or nurse will zap the vein with a special laser.  In sclerotherapy, a physician will inject a solution that causes the veins to collapse over time. Because these are surface-level veins, your body won’t miss them.

Refreshing the gams.  Some days, all you wish for is to put your feet up.  That’s where we come in with a Foot and Leg Reflexology Massage.  This focused massage session stimulates lymph flow to ease swelling, and light acupressure on reflexology points on the soles of the feet will help relieve problems in other areas of the body all the while rejuvenating your feet.  Add a pedi and you’re good to go!