Cankles is of the many health conditions which many people do develop without knowing its cause/s and knowing how they can treat it.
Cankles is a slang and kitschy term which refers to swollen, oversized ankles which occur when the ankles thicken and a lower calf appears to emerge.
In case your calf and ankle muscle are very similar in size, then you might have what they call cankles. When you have cankles it’ll be difficult for you to differentiate between your calf and ankle muscle.
Cankles is not a medical condition or term and there’s no proven ankle to calf ratio that we can relate to. Some of the causes of cankles areas highlighted below:
In case you have fluid retention in your ankles, then you must consult your doctor as you never know what might befall you. The ankles are the part of the body which are prone to deposition of fat due to the body type and genetic tendencies. In many cases, the cankles are not related to being overweight or obesity. The ankles are areas which are resistant to exercise and diet modifications.
There are so many ways of getting rid of cankles. You can get both the surgical and non-surgical treatment for cankles, as seen below.
Cankles can be fixed surgically through calf augmentation or liposuction. In case the transition between the calf and ankles is blunted, it can be due to small calves or large ankles. If the calves are very small, then you have to undergo calf enlargement either through calf implants, fat transfer, or exercise. In case the ankles are very large, the treatment can be done through the reduction of this area.
The calf implant surgery consists of crafting an incision at the natural crease line which is behind the knee and then inserting an implant at the calf muscle.
Going through a cankle surgery procedure might be very risky due to the presence of many blood vessels and nerves at the ankles. Swelling after the procedure might be experienced for a longer time. If you’re swelling or have edema as a result of poor circulation or varicose veins, then it’s recommended that you treat the veins using vascular surgery. In future, the non-invasive treatments, for instance, the kybella might be the best options for treating fat at the ankle area. Currently, the non-invasive treatments are deemed to be less effective. This is due to the fact these methods are not able to differentiate between soft tissue, bones, muscles, nerves, veins, arteries, tendons and fat depositions.
If you opt to undergo calf augmentation surgery so that you can correct your cankles, then you may experience the following effects:
On the other hand, if you choose liposuction for treating cankles you can experience the following:
All of these symptoms can last for about 2 to 3 weeks.
The average cost for the cankle surgery is about $6,000, and this includes the fees for the surgeon, operation, and anaesthesia fees. If you’re required to use recovery equipment then you’ll be required to pay more. However, it's good that you consult with your plastic surgeon so that you can get a quote for your surgery.
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