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Kick Cankles To The Curb This Summer

 
As temperatures rise, so do hemlines –  which means you no longer have jeans and trousers to conceal your cankles. “Cankles” are the new muffin tops of lower legs; a clever nickname for thick lower legs that lack distinction between the calf and the ankle. Whether your cankles are an unlucky genetic gift, or caused by the few extra pounds you carry on your frame, here’re some fitness, camouflage and medical remedies to make your cankles look like slender ankles in no time.

Fitness Fix

Cankles are somewhat structural depending on genetics and the shape of your legs. 
Best advice I can give is to skip the salt, and maintain a healthy diet of leafy greens and plenty of whole grains and keep your body fat percentage in a healthy range by doing some form of exercise at least four days a week

Fake-it Fix

When you don’t have time to slim down, here’s a quick trick to make your ankles look slimmer.
If you need to be in shorts fast, self-tanner like
St. Tropez Perfect Legs is always a quick way to create the illusion that your legs are smaller than they are.

Full-on Fix

Laser liposuction as an outpatient procedure under I.V. sedation can easily reduce the bulge that some people have in their ankles. The skin typically retracts well and the incisions are easily hidden in the body’s natural contours in the sides of the ankles. Because a procedure on such bony body parts requires delicacy, I use several innovative forms of liposuction, including Da Vinci Lipo, in order to contour and re-sculpture the area while providing the most beautiful results with minimal scarring. Laser Lipo, used in combination with other forms of liposuction or alone, is a procedure that uses laser light to liquefy fat and tighten the surrounding skin. It involves less downtime and side-effects than traditional liposuction and is particularly good for small areas of fat deposits like the ankles. New technology that’s gentler and faster than ever before not only allows the removal of fat, but also re-sculpts the body.