Aesthetic surgery procedures performed by plastic surgeons for the treatment of congenital anomalies in the legs or the problems that arise locally, thinness-thickness, skewness, curvature in legs, asymmetric (deformity of legs with different thickness), x legs (knees close together) and o legs (knees being apart from each other), etc. are called leg aesthetics.
Genu Valgum Surgery
Genu valgum aesthetics is a prevalent type of surgery. With the help of these type of procedures, the concerns of people with a frail and thin appearance about their body contours are eliminated. Today, very successful results are obtained in genu valgum aesthetic procedures, and they are performed in two different ways:
- Leg aesthetic surgery with silicone prosthesis
- Leg aesthetic intervention with fat injection
Genu Valgum Aesthetics with Silicone
Genu valgum aesthetic procedure can be performed with the use of silicone as in breast augmentation operations. The procedure is performed by placing silicone on the part of the leg to be corrected by giving an aesthetic look. The silicone prostheses used in this simple procedure are in the shape of a stick with varying quality. After the procedure under general anaesthesia, the patient is hospitalised one day.
After the surgery, which has a very high success rate, there is generally no need for revised surgery. Following the procedure, the patient should not force his/her legs for about two weeks and should avoid physical activities.
Leg Aesthetics with Fat Injection
Another method used for genu valgum aesthetics is fat injection. Such interventions are usually performed to individuals who do not have too much deformation in their legs. The procedure consists of the injection of fats that are taken from the fatty parts of the body via liposuction method to the leg part. In this method, the fat transfer should be conducted in balance. Although the procedure is usually performed in one session, women who are sensitive about leg aesthetics may ask for e a second session. In this procedure, the transferred fat can create visual problems. For this reason, a second session may be necessary for leg aesthetics performed with fat injection. Especially for patients with regional lipoidosis problems and want to have their legs corrected by fat injection, solving local fatty issues in the same treatment session is a very important detail.
It is obligatory to have fat in the patient who will undergo leg aesthetics with fat injection. For this reason, a fat transfer procedure is not suitable for patients with slim anatomy. Silicone injection is generally used for women with thin legs.
Before and After Aesthetic Genu Valgum Operation
Genu valgum aesthetics is performed to eliminate the aesthetic concerns of patients about the shape of their legs with a good health condition. Before the intervention, the following criteria should be fulfilled; the individual must be over the age of 18, not have a chronic disease, have no blood coagulation problems and not have a disease that requires regular medication. In order to obtain the expected post-operative results, the individuals must give detailed information about their medical history during the preoperative examination.
The patients are informed about their current status and their subsequent recovery process after the aesthetic leg procedure. Depending on the procedure, while some patients can be discharged and return to their daily routines on the same day, the others can walk within 3-5 days.
The patient, who had undergone operation via the fat transfer method, can take a shower or bath after the second day. However, the patient should wait for one month to perform sports that include intensive physical activity. Although slight bruises occur after leg aesthetics via fat transfer, these symptoms disappear within a few days without leaving a scar. Patients are recommended to lie down by placing a pillow under their feet for several days to prevent edema.
The patient is also recommended to wear varicosis socks for about three weeks and apply a lymph drainage massage for a few months after the procedure. Thus, it is possible to shape the legs more efficiently by ensuring that the edema dissipates in a shorter time. During the treatment process, it is essential to use the drugs regularly prescribed by the surgeon.
What is the Cost of Leg Surgery?
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Leg Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
Who should undergo genu valgum surgery?
- People with knock-kneed legs, experiencing aesthetic concerns and psychological problems,
- People who are dissatisfied with the distribution of fat in their lower or upper legs,
- People who see thickness or thinness problem in their ankles.