Leg Ankle & Calf Liposuction by Dr Feldman

Leg, calf & ankle liposuction in Melbourne

The distribution and amount of fat on a woman’s legs are partially predetermined by genetics. And, with genetics playing a role, no amount of diet or exercise can significantly change the shape.

If you feel concerned about your lower legs, talk to Dr Feldman in her South Yarra clinic soon. As an empathetic and approachable female cosmetic surgeon, Joni is very approachable, with many Melbourne women feel comfortable talking to her about their insecurities.

This information has been medically reviewed by Melbourne-trained cosmetic surgeon Dr Joni Feldman, M.B.B.S (MELB), F.F.M.A.C.C.S. Read more about Dr Feldman here >

For some women, the amount of fatty tissue on their legs poses no problem. However, other women feel that the amount of fat on their legs is disproportionate to the rest of the body, leaving them feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed. These feelings may limit their clothing choices and even activities.For these women, liposuction may be an excellent option.

There are various forms of lower leg liposuction:

  • calf liposuction
  • ankle liposuction (cankle surgery)
  • knee liposuction
For more info on liposuction for the upper leg/thigh, see thigh liposuction here.


Liposuction of the lower leg does require some careful consideration. For example, there are particular areas holding nerve and blood vessels that are vulnerable to injury and hence must be not be operated on. Also, it is essential that the surgeon leaves several tiny holes for open drainage of the lower leg and ankles to reduce excessive swelling or bruising.

Before and After Liposuction

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Cankle Surgery

“Cankles” is simply a cute term for a lack of definition between calves and ankles, so they merge into one ‘cankle’. This can be treated with tumescent liposuction using a fine cannula.

Find out more about ankle liposuction. Contact Dr Feldman today 

Lower leg liposuction: the procedure

Your liposuction procedure will be performed in her registered day procedure centre in South Yarra, under local anaesthetic. You’ll be given a light sedative to relax you. If desired, for further sedation, you can opt for twilight sedation. With lower leg liposuction, some women are left with prolonged swelling, so the procedure is best performed in the winter months, where you can comfortably wear the required compression pantyhose for at least six weeks.

After the procedure

After the procedure, you will be given compression bandages to help control the swelling. You’ll be encouraged to walk gently during the first few days following the surgery to encourage drainage and minimise any swelling.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

For more information about ankle liposuction, contact Dr Feldman’s office today