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Large dimples on the backs of calves

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Large dimples on the backs of calves

Postby kiwitraveller » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:29 pm

Hi Dr. David Amron,

I had Vaser Lipo 7 wks ago performed on my thighs, knees, calves and ankles. I had 3L removed and so far lost 2 1/2 inches from all areas which im thrilled about. However, as you can see on my latest - back picture 6wkPO, I have two long large dimples appearing just under the backs on my knees. Orginally it was only on my right leg and now on my left. Is this just the skin tissue healing or perhaps something else? Too much fat removed?? Im a little worried as it looks horrible! Will massage or ultrasound help even it out??

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Large Dimples on the backs of calves

Postby DrAmron » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:49 am

Dear Kiwitraveller,

First of all, I must admit the results from your liposuction surgery look quite good. It has created a nice shape to your legs and has significantly reduced the fullness. It is difficult to tell from the photographs, but it does look like those two indentations on the medial part of your upper calves might be from the area being slightly overly aggressively done or from the cannula rasping the underneath part of the skin causing some uneven contraction of the skin. It is still a little bit too early to see what the final results will be because you are only seven to eight weeks after your surgery. There could be some swelling around these areas that might settle down, but if these indentations remain over the next few months, then it is likely that they will be long lasting. In that case, there are various ways to approach it and this could be involving placing a filler material into those areas. Fat is typically a good material to use, as it can be permanent. That can be an option.

If you, possibly, might have any further liposuction done in the future, it is very easy to take that fat that is removed and transfer it into these indentations and most likely, there will be a permanent improvement. There are a number of other materials and fillers, which are more temporary and can last from six months to 18 months. Additionally, if there is some fullness surrounding those indentations, sometimes by doing just a little bit of liposuction and blending around the edges of it can cause it to improve.

Once again, I hope this gives you some guidance, but I would tell you at this point just to be patient and wait to see what the final result will be.
Dr. David Amron
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