Dr. Brian Kerr performs liposuction of the knee, calf and/or ankles at our state-of-the-art facility in Boise, Idaho. In fact, Dr. Kerr is one of the few doctors in the world that perform liposuction in these areas. Due to the difficulty of the area, it takes a high amount of technical skill and artistic ability to sculpt these areas.
Because of his amazing results in sculpting these areas, for the past 3 years, Dr. Kerr has been asked to speak at the NSOCP conference educating his peers on his artistic technique. Dr. Kerr can achieve top results in Boise, Idaho on liposuction of the knees, calves, and ankles.
Calf and Ankle Liposuction in Boise
Many men and women struggle with large calves and/or ankles due to genetics. Until recently, there has been little people can do to address this area and they have turned to hiding their legs with long pants and dresses. Dr. Kerr can sculpt these areas to create shapely, gorgeous legs in just one procedure.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Calf Liposuction?
A person can have wider calves simply due to their leg structure, not necessarily because of fat deposits. Wider calves that are due to muscle mass obviously cannot be trimmed with liposuction. To be a good candidate for calf liposuction, the patient needs to have accumulations of fat cells on their calves. This fat can be distributed all over the calves, making the legs simply look heavy. Or patients can have localized thickness due to fat deposits in specific regions of the calves, such as the lower lateral fibular, the medial tibial, or the ankle area.
Not all of the fat cells can be removed to maintain function in the calves. Some patients simply don’t have enough fat to make this liposuction a good option for them. Dr. Kerr can use a simple pinch test to ascertain the amount of fat on your calves. The patient stands flat-footed on a stool and then pushes upon his or her toes. Pinching the calves will give an idea of accumulated fat. To be a good candidate, a patient should have a pinch test of 2 cm or more.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ankle Liposuction?
As with these other localized areas, some people are genetically predisposed to store fat around their ankles. Some women have what are colloquially deemed “cankles,” describing a lack of definition from their calves down through their ankles. A good candidate for ankle liposuction with Dr. Kerr has little or no slimming or tapering of their lower legs. Diet and exercise have little effect on fat surrounding the ankles, but Dr. Kerr can remove it with incredibly targeted ankle liposuction.
These are some characteristics that could make you a good candidate for ankle liposuction:
- You have a clear bulge above your ankle
- You have an outward rounded curve between your ankle and calf
- Your lower leg appears straight and not tapered
- You have bouncy tissue or fat around your ankle
- Your ankle thickness dents inward and stays that way after being pressed upon
Knee Liposuction in Boise
If you’ve ever looked down and wished you had thinner knees – we can help! Some people due to genetics have the tendency to hold onto fat around the knee area. Liposuction of the knees can reduce extra fat and sculpt the knees to proportionally match your natural leg shape. Dr. Kerr of Silk Touch is one of only a few Doctors in the world that will work on knees. So if you’re looking for thinner knees, you’ve definitely found the right place with Dr. Kerr and Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Knee Liposuction?
Some people have a tendency for fat to accumulate around the knee joint. This is usually in the inner knee or on the front of the knee. This fat is virtually impossible to target with exercise, and dietary restriction won’t do a thing to these areas. They are too localized. Knee liposuction with Dr. Kerr can sculpt the knees, removing the softness and lack of definition caused by the fat deposits.
A good candidate will still have good elasticity in his or her skin. This is important to avoid the appearance of crepe paper-like skin once the fat is removed.
Patients cannot have arthritis in their knees and they can’t suffer from autoimmune deficiency disorders or cardiac disorders.
See the before and after photo below as an example for a Knee lipo candidate:
What Can I Expect from the Procedure?
After your initial consultation, you will come in for a pre-op with Dr. Kerr before your procedure. We will go over pre/post-op instructions as well as medications and any new questions you might have. The actual procedure is usually done in about three hours. After the procedure, compression socks will have to be worn for two weeks. Lower legs can often take longer to heal since they are gravity dependant and the furthest from the heart. Dr. Kerr tells his liposuction patients that they will feel 80% at the end of week one and 90% at the end of week two. Add two weeks of healing time on to lower legs.
Skin Tightening & Knee Lipo
As with any liposuction procedure, you will get some skin tightening and you will in the knee area as well. The body’s injury response due to the removal of fat will kick in and collagen and elastin will be produced to repair the injury. Holding the tissues under compression will tell the body this is the shape we want you to come back to. How much tightening varies from patient to patient and factors such as age and stretch marks can play a role in how well skin retracts back. If skin laxity is an issue there are other procedures that we can incorporate with liposuction such as our new Thermitight or PDO Threads to promote more skin tightening.
The best way to find out if your knees or lower legs are good candidates for this procedure is to book a consultation at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa.
How Is Liposuction on the Knees, Calves, and Ankles Different from Traditional Liposuction?
Traditional liposuction performed on the abdomen, flanks, and upper thighs addresses large accumulations of fat. Fat removed can be measured in pounds. Large cannulas are used because these are broad areas where the goal is to slim the overall contour.
When performing liposuction on the knees, calves, or ankles, Dr. Kerr uses a much smaller cannula. The goal here is to remove some of the fat to create shape and definition, rather than wholesale removal for slimming. In patients who have the unfortunate predisposition for fat to accumulate around these joints, they seek to see the definition of the knees and ankles around the bone and cartilage structures. On the calves, the goal is to return the natural taper from larger at the top to smaller moving into the ankle. This is liposculpture and it is what draws patients from across the globe to Boise and Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa.
If you want definition in these specific areas, look no further than Silk Touch and Dr. Kerr. Check out our before and after photo galleries to see the difference these liposuction procedures have made for our patients.
Can These Specialized Liposuction Procedures be Combined with Other Procedures?
The liposuction procedures are localized to the areas of the knees, calves, and ankles. There isn’t any reason a patient can’t combine areas addressed. Also, there is an opportunity to combine liposuction with treatments such as CoolSculpting on the abdomen or any of our MedSpa treatments. This is especially valuable if you’ve traveled to Silk Touch from outside the area.
Why Should I Travel to Silk Touch for Liposuction?
We see people from around the world for liposuction procedures – specifically for knees, calves, and ankles. We offer virtual consultations to determine your candidacy, go over goals and assist you in booking the procedure.
Having liposuction on these smaller areas is different than liposuction on a more typical region, such as the lower abdomen. Liposuction on the knees, calves, and ankles needs to work around the bone structures in each area. It has to be targeted.
That’s where Dr. Kerr’s 20 years of experience with aesthetics comes into play. He has the experience necessary to achieve the tapered appearance that is the natural look of these areas when fat doesn’t accumulate. It takes a combination of technical skill and artistic vision to sculpt these areas. That’s why few doctors perform liposuction on the knees, calves, and ankles.
Dr. Kerr’s reputation for expertise with liposuction on these smaller areas is well known. We have patients travel from distant locales such as Germany, Denmark, Australia, and even Dubai for Dr. Kerr’s expertise. He has been asked to lecture on his liposuction techniques for the knees, calves, and ankles at the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians conference for three years running.
Our facility is a short drive from the airport and we partner with the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn to provide our out-of town-patients with the best experience possible. We will assist you on the best day to travel as well as accommodations you may need and any questions you have along the way.
Learn more about our traveling patient’s program HERE!
In these areas of fat accumulation, the problem is usually a lack of definition. The knees look round, soft, and undefined. The calves tend to be straight and full, not tapered. The ankles fill in around the bone and the Achilles tendon isn’t visible.
Once Dr. Kerr removes the pockets of accumulated fat, you’ll be amazed at the definition you’ll see. Your knees will match the natural shape of your legs, and they will lose their puffy, soft appearance. Calves will taper from the larger top to the thinner bottom. Ankles will be shapely and defined.