Plastic Surgery for Cankles?

An interesting article from the Daily Mail describes some recent techniques in treating the “cankles:”

You can have Botox injections in the balls of your feet so you can wear high-heels for longer without pain; operations to shorten toes so they look dainty in Louboutins – and now you can have France’s hottest export: cankle removal.
While most women are fortunate to have a narrowing where the lower calf and ankle meet, giving a shapely contour, some have little or no discernible difference in shape – which is known as cankles. Age and status is not a factor, and nor is whether you have long or short legs, are slim or overweight. Cankles are inherited, just as you may have inherited your mother’s apple or pear body shape.

The article goes on to describe liposuction treatments for cankles, with and without laser-assistance. Traditionally this area has been a tough one to treat because of the risk of contour deformities and fluid collections. I have treated one set of cankles in five years, but was happy with the result.

It does appear that there is hope for all those who suffer from a case of the cankles!

Article link: dailymail

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.

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  1. Years ago I used to see photos of Ashley Judd with what appeared to be cankles. I even saw a photo spread of her in filmy dresses wearing a big pair of wellies with them. Then, a few years ago I started seeing her in dresses with small strappy heels and nice legs. I always wondered if she had cankle surgery of some sort.

    Comment by Anonymous on September 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm

  2. I noticed the same thing about Ashley Judd, but cankle surgery? Come on now, people will get surgery on just about anything these days. I know if I had the funds, I wouldn't be spending it on fixing my cankles..

    Comment by Jon Teodoro on September 16, 2009 at 1:11 am

  3. My solution for imperfect ankles: ankle strap shoes and boots. 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous on September 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm

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