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The Dreaded Cankle, Defined: What Are They and How Do I Treat Them in LA?

The Dreaded Cankle, Defined: What Are They and How Do I Treat Them in LA?

Cankles are the slang term that combines the word calf and ankle. When you have cankles, you'll find it quite challenging to differentiate the definition between the calf and ankle.

This occurs due to excess fat around the ankle, making it look like a straight trunk down the lower leg.

While having fat ankles is practically just a cosmetic problem for most people, most people who have them are unsatisfied with their appearance, usually causing a lack of self-confidence in the person.

The Causes of Cankles

When you have fat ankles, you'll realize that you've got 'cankle definition.' That's just another way of saying that you lack a definition between the calf and ankle.

Genetic predisposition is one of the reasons why this occurs. Due to pregnancy, age, or weight gain, women will tend to store fat in their bodies' lower areas.

Additionally, while some women are born with thin frames, and others are prone to obesity, the ankles' structural differences will also vary. 

Occasionally, the cause of fat ankles can be symptoms of a pressing medical issue. Therefore it's always recommended that you discuss with your physician to pinpoint the reason behind your swollen ankles.

Diet Habits

While genetics can dictate much of how your ankles will look in the end, it does not entail that you're able to change them if they're surrounded by excess fat.

One of the good habits to pick up for fat-burning is a proper diet. Don't fall into the endless variety of diets that you can find on the internet.

Whether it's becoming a vegan or sticking to lean meats, you will only be burning fat if your diet follows a calorie deficit regime.

A calorie deficit consists of eating fewer calories than your recommended value for some time. If you eat 500 fewer calories, that could equate to losing about a pound of fat per week.

Cankle Liposuction in Los Angeles 

Various health clinics in Los Angeles offer liposuction as a permanent solution to remove fat from the ankles.

Liposuction treatments for the ankles generally involve using micro-liposculpting techniques to remove excess fat and define the calf and ankle area.

These operations involve a surgeon placing two incisions around the leg's outer side and the area between the calf and ankle. A cannula is then used to suction the fat from the determined areas while the patient is under general anesthesia. 

The AirSculpt® CankCüre™ by Elite Body Sculpture

If you're not interested in undergoing invasive liposuction, you should then opt for the minimally invasive AirSculpt® CankCüre™ by Elite Body Sculpture.

Our procedures are considered the safest and most precise because our patented technology does not use a scalpel, needle, stitches, or general anesthesia. 

Our cankle treatment's downtime is a maximum of 48 hours, which is significantly much less than that of ankle liposuction. 

For more information on what we could do for you, head to Elite Body Sculpture Beverly Hills for your first consultation. 

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