Cankles, Moobs, and Thigh Gap: Target Areas for Plastic Surgery

 

Cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are designed to improve certain aspects of our appearance. Some of these, in order to address those areas of our bodies we would like to look better, involve major surgery, such as facelift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Some procedures, however, focus on very specific parts of our anatomy, which have taken on lay designations and terminology. These terms, as well as the surgical interventions to address them, include the following:

  • Cankles:
    • appearance of thick ankles in women that lack shapeliness and seem to blend with calves
    • may be rendered more shapely with very precise liposuction of the lower calf and upper ankle area
  • Moobs:
    • also called “man boobs”, and refers to medical condition “gynecomastia“, due to excess breast tissue in men
    • occurs as a result of hormonal imbalance or due to certain drugs, such as marijuana
    • gynecomastia correction involves liposuction, possibly with additional surgical resection of breast tissue, to correct the shape and appearance of a man’s chest
  • Bra bulge:
    • fat bulge along the sides, above and/or below bra strap
    • may be seen due to localized fat or in women with enlarged breasts (breast hypertrophy)
    • treated with liposuction to remove fatty tissue or as part of breast reduction or breast lift surgery
  • Love handles:
    • localized fat deposits along sides of waist in men
    • contour improved by body contouring with liposuction of flanks
  • Saddle bags:
    • fatty deposits along the outside thighs, usually seen in women
    • improved with liposuction and possible thigh lift
  • Thigh gap:
    • desired appearance of the inner thighs in women, with a space so the thighs doesn’t touch in the middle
    • may be obtained with precise liposuction of the inner thighs to achieve improved contour and “gap”
  • Muffin top:
    • fat roll +/- excess skin that appears around the waist and bulges over belt or waistband
    • may be improved with liposuction, and tummy tuck for skin tightening and better contour
  • Turkey waddle:
    • loose skin and fat in the middle neck
    • best treated with neck lift for fat removal and skin removal for improved jawline and neck contour
  • Armpit vagina
    • fold of skin between the arm and torso just below armpit
    • may become prominent due to accessory breast tissue or fat accumulation in the area
    • treated with removal of fat by liposuction or direct excision using tiny incisions
  • Snoopy breasts
  • Nubbins
    • accessory nipples, may be bilateral, multiple, and associated with accessory breast tissue
    • surgical excision provides permanent removal
  • Butterfly wings
    • enlarged labia minora
    • labiaplasty surgery removes excess tissue, improves contour, and restores symmetry to the labia

Should you be interested in pursuing plastic surgery to improve any aspect of your appearance, choose an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic or cosmetic surgery, and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified female plastic surgeon in NYC with advanced fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery. Her practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York is dedicated to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Our office is equipped with a fully certified AAAASF Operating Room for the safety, privacy, and convenience of our patients. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson, please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400.

 

 

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