Summer may be short, but it is ever so sweet in Ontario. It can be made even sweeter when common body concerns such as cellulite, unwanted fat, leg veins and unwanted hair are not present. Wearing summer dresses, shorts and swimwear that lay bare our longest limbs with ease and confidence simply requires an action plan. In this article we discuss some of the non-invasive and surgical options available to Oakville patients to help them achieve their ‘dream legs’ this summer.
When spider and varicose veins are present on the legs, it can be both uncomfortable and unsightly. Genetics, occupations that require long periods of standing and the habit of crossing one’s legs are a few of the triggers that lead to leg veins. Fortunately, there are methods to treat and correct them. Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare offers laser vein treatments to correct unsightly leg veins. A series of treatments in which a beam of high-intensity light is penetrated deeply into skin tissue to target and destroy the vascular lesion can yield satisfying aesthetic results and restore circulatory function for reduced discomfort.
Most of us have experienced the dismay of realizing we have unwanted hair on our legs at the most inopportune moments, such as a last minute trip to the cottage. These moments, paired with the unfortunate amount of time and money spent managing unwanted hair over one’s lifetime, makes the promise of long-lasting hair reduction highly appealing. Advancements in laser technology have made laser hair removal more comfortable, fast, safe and effective. Individual results will vary, but it is possible that within 5-7 treatments up to 90% of the unwanted hair can be successfully removed.
It is estimated that 90 per cent of women have cellulite. The amount and visibility will vary for every individual, but generally, it is something most women would prefer to live without. Unfortunately, there is no cure for cellulite, but the good news is that its appearance can be minimized. Velashape® is a light and bi-polar radio-frequency device that can rebuild and remodel the skin’s collagen while shrinking the fat cells. This has been shown to smooth the dimpling and uneven contours associated with cellulite as well as produce a circumferential reduction.
We may watch what we eat and exercise regularly for our health, but it’s also nice to enjoy the benefits of a slimmer physique. Unfortunately, we cannot control where our body stores or loses fat cells. For some women, the upper thighs are one such area that inch loss fails to occur. In the cases where a non-invasive procedure like Velashape® will not provide sufficient fat reduction, liposuction can be performed. Plastic surgeon Dr. Nancy de Kleer uses a tumescent technique, which minimizes the trauma to the surrounding tissues during the surgical fat removal procedure. Dr. de Kleer has a keen aesthetic eye and will plan and execute a liposuction treatment plan to help you realize beautifully contoured legs.
With these treatment options in mind, having the legs of your dreams is a consultation away. Whether it is a laser hair removal inquiry or a surgical consultation for liposuction, Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare offers its patients a discreet and warm setting to achieve their cosmetic goals. We welcome you to visit us for a consultation. Call 905.901.9545 or email [email protected] to arrange an appointment.