Let’s be honest, we can all think of ways we’d improve our legs. Getting perfect pins for those summer micro mini’s isn’t easy – in fact it’s a lifelong challenge for many women. From unsightly hair to those ‘thunder thighs’ we all fear, a whole host of problems can crop up. However, help is at hand with cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures – there are plenty of ways that going under the knife or laser can give you the leg-up you need.
Here’s five to consider:
Although more commonly carried out on areas such as the stomach and buttocks, people with a lot of weight to shift from their legs could consider having liposuction. The procedure involves inserting a narrow tube thought a small incision in the affected area. The fat cells are broken up with a saline solution and then removed through the tube.
If you’ve managed to lose a large amount of weight from your legs, either through liposuction or dieting and exercise, you’re likely to have a fair amount of excess skin. A though life removes this skin, anywhere from the knee to the groin area, to result in a more taut and toned appearance, along with better body proportions.
It could be the case that you’re dissatisfied with your lower leg, rather than the thigh. Calf implants help you to change the shape and appearance, particularly muscle imbalance. This can create an overall better definition. The procedure involves creating a pocket on the inner side of the calf, around the back of the knee, to insert the implant.
Thread vein removal
These are damaged veins and capillaries just below the skin which leave unsightly marks and lines on the legs, along with other parts of the body such as the face. Smaller ones are reddish in appearance, while larger ones are purple and particularly noticeable. There are plenty of non-surgical ways to remove thread veins, such as Intense Puled Light, scelerotherapy and veinwave, a new technology that targets smaller veins.
Varicose vein removal
This is another type of swelling in the legs which can look unsightly and even cause discomfort. They’re caused when blood flows backwards down the legs, which causes increased pressure in superficial veins found just below the skin’s surface, making them widened and more prominent. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Radiofrequency VNUS Closure are among the options for removal, although reputable clinics would recommend surgery in the most serious of cases.