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It is difficult to find a woman who would be happy with her figure and would not dream of changing anything: reducing her hips, enlarging her breasts, making her stomach flat. And of beautiful, slender, attractive, long legs, perhaps, all ladies of any age, without exception, dream of desperately jealous of Hollywood beauties and proudly defiling fashion models on the catwalk. What to do if nature gave us not so generously?
Is there really no way out, and we are doomed to wear tall heels, maxi-skirts or more loose trousers all our lives in order to hide the imperfection of the legs? Perhaps 20-30 years ago the answer to this question would have been a sad "yes", but in our time the situation has changed - orthopedists and cosmetologists offer a number of methods that allow you to correct not only the shape, but also the length of the legs, improving both the figure and well-being , and mood.
Usually in women, for the sake of finding ideal forms, turning to cosmetologists, there are many questions generated by misconceptions about the procedure for changing the shape of the legs. We will try to answer frequently asked questions, along the way debunking the most persistent myths about leg correction.
Leg lengthening is a simple procedure. Completely erroneous opinion. The procedure for lengthening the legs is rather complicated and traumatic, like any surgical intervention, it is fraught with complications (infection, thrombus formation, bleeding, improper bone fusion, etc.). A patient who decides to undergo an operation must have the most complete idea of what is to come, be ready to observe a certain regimen and strictly follow the doctor's recommendations.
A day or two after leg lengthening surgery, you can be treated on an outpatient basis. No, being in a hospital throughout the entire period of treatment is one of the most important conditions for achieving the desired result.
After the operation, the legs can become as long as desired. No, there are certain restrictions. The maximum increase in height depends on the patient's initial proportions, tissue extensibility, and is 8-9 cm, no more.
If the shins are asymmetrical, surgery can be performed on only one leg - and the problem will be solved. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. If, as a result of injury or illness, the patient has only one leg bent, the operation can indeed be performed on only one limb. The result is restoration of the correct shape of the leg, elimination of asymmetry. But if there is dysplasia (abnormal bone growth), as a rule, changes appear on both legs, although to varying degrees. In this case, surgery on both shins is inevitable.
Crooked legs can only be corrected surgically. It all depends on the degree of curvature. If the deviation is small (less than 15 °), the legs can be straightened through the use of special exercises (moreover, the earlier the curvature is noticed and the exercises are applied, the better). However, this process takes time, patience and a lot of effort.
Implants used to straighten crooked legs are more dangerous than osteotomy. This is not entirely true. For ideal restoration of leg symmetry, implants are used, modeled using modern computer programs. Leg implants (just like breast implants) have an oblong shape, consist of an elastic shell and a filler gel (differing only in a higher degree of viscosity). The length and thickness of the implants are selected individually for each patient. The osteotomy method is also used, but such an operation is quite painful, the rehabilitation period is long and fraught with complications.
Quite noticeable scars remain on the legs after surgery to correct the curvature of the legs. It all depends on which method you choose. For example, after endoprosthetics (i.e., correction of the shape of the legs through the introduction of an implant), a postoperative scar of 4-4.5 cm remains in the natural fold of the skin. After all, prostheses to correct the shape of the lower leg are inserted through a small incision in the popliteal fossa. But after an osteotomy, noticeable scars may indeed remain, requiring subsequent cosmetic correction.
A month after the operation, the final result will be visible. A completely misconception, especially when it comes to osteotomy. In this case, the gradual elimination of the deformation is carried out after the operation by tightening certain nuts in the Ilizarov apparatus. It will take a month and a half for the bones to grow together in the correct position; it will also take a lot of time to restore the shape of the muscles and ligaments. Therefore, you can evaluate the final result of the operation only after several months have passed since the devices were removed.
Any loads after leg correction operations are contraindicated for a long time, but about jogging, ballroom dancing, etc. generally have to be forgotten forever. Of course, some time after the operation, the load will have to be significantly reduced. However, after six months or a year, when the bone at the site of surgery acquires a normal structure and density, the load can be gradually increased. After operations of this kind, many patients returned to professional sports (tennis, football, gymnastics, etc.) and dancing. The main thing is not to force events and strictly follow all the doctor's recommendations.
Lipofilling is the safest method of enlarging too thin legs. Indeed, lipofilling is used to correct the shape of the legs, i.e. fat cell transplant. However, it should be remembered that only 50-70% take root, therefore the surgeon during the operation introduces a slightly larger volume of such cells. The final result will be visible only after 4-6 months, but due to the instability of the achievement, an asymmetry of the legs may occur.
It only takes one operation to remove excess fat in the lower leg or thigh area. In fact, liposuction in the thighs and above the knees is only performed on half the circumference of the leg. This is done in order to minimize the possibility of edema formation after surgery. And only after 5-6 months liposuction is performed on the second part of the leg circumference.
If the leg muscles are too large, you can simply cut off the "extra" fibers. Unfortunately, this is not the case. It should be remembered that the removal of muscle fibers necessarily causes lameness - after all, they are all involved in motor functions. Therefore, in the case when the fullness of the legs is due to powerful muscles, cosmetologists can only correct the shape of the calves with the help of implants.