Often the bottom becomes larger or loses its firmness, smoothness and shape. Treatment objectives are not always to simply decrease bottom size. Sometimes the objective is to maintain size but to improve firmness, smoothness and shape. This is achieved by using superficial techniques to stimulate skin tightening and collagen formation.
There is often a deposit of fat on the upper thighs between the legs. This deposit is also known as thigh rub. Removing this fatty deposit visually lengthens the legs by decreasing the upper thigh circumference to lower thigh circumference ratio.
Outer Thighs – Saddle Bags
Saddle bag deposits disrupt the normal curve which runs from the hip to the outer thigh. Visually this disruption tends to shorten the legs by attracting attention to the saddle bag deposit. Often this area is cellulitic and the dimples of cellulite further compound the problem. This area is also associated with banana roll deformity. This roll is a collection of fat that runs across the back of the leg where the lower bottom meets the top of the hamstring. Ideally the lower part of the buttock curve should meet the upper part of the hamstring curve, forming a single crease. When the banana deformity is severe a second crease develops below the extra fatty deposit, making the trapped fatty deposit appear banana shaped – hence its name. The appearance of the banana deformity also tends to visually shorten the legs. Treatment objectives are to minimize saddle bags, banana roll and smooth cellulite, thereby visually lengthening the legs.
Front of Thighs
The front of the thighs area is seldom treated on its own. When it requires treatment it is usually assosiated with treatment to both the inside of the thighs and the outside areas of the thighs (saddle bags). It therefore becomes a part of a circumferential thigh treatment.
Back of Thighs
As per the front of the thighs, the back of the thighs is usually treated with both the outer and inner thighs, becoming part of a circumferential thigh treatment. The back of the thigh is treated more often than the front of the thigh as it is particularly prone to developing the appearance of cellulite. Treatment objectives of this area is to improve the appearance of cellulite and of course remove fat.
Fat pads are common on the lower inner thigh and above the kneecap. In severe cases they extend down to the inner thigh. Treatment objectives are to redefine the natural lower thigh and knee contours to restore aesthetics.
Calves & Ankle
The lower legs and calves can be reshaped to provide more calf definition and shaping around the ankles. When treating below the knee, however, results are generally not as consistent as results obtained above the knee. This is because there is usually a component of fluid retention in the lower legs which of course cannot be removed with lipodissolve. Treatment objectives are to improve calf and ankle definition.
Call our nurse Lina on 0405 205 794 if you have further questions or would like to make an appointment with our doctor.