Ankle Microsuction

Located In New York City

Dr. Imber developed the treatment of "cankles" using microsuction. "Cankles" is the commonly used term to describe a lack of transition in shape between the ankles and the lower portion of the calf, giving the ankles a thick and stocky appearance. Ankle microsuction can help refine the shape of calves and ankles.

Dr. Imber is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and has performed over 25,000 surgical procedures. He performs a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures in his New York City practice, popularized the S-Lift, and developed the Limited Incision Facelift Technique. He has dedicated his career to helping his patients look as good as they feel, and always strives for the most natural results.

Ankle Microsuction

Dr. Imber has pioneered the treatment of “cankles” using microsuction, with generally excellent results. This procedure is extremely helpful for people who are bothered by the appearance of their “cankles.” Ankle microsuction shapes the inner and outer ankle creating a separation between calf and ankle. As one of the top 1% of plastic surgeons in America, Dr. Gerald Imber can provide you with amazing results from your ankle microsuction in New York.

Ankle Microsuction Goals

The goal of this surgical procedure is to create ankle definition between the ankle and calf. For most patients, this procedure results in a marked improvement in shape. For some, where the lower calf muscle is excessive, the result is less dramatic. In virtually all cases, there is significant, and often dramatic, improvement. Dr. Imber will discuss your goals during your consultation. 

Ankle Microsuction Candidates

“Cankles” is the commonly used term to describe a lack of transition in shape between the ankles and the lower portion of the calf. The condition results in a relative shapeless ankle area, and can be due to many causes, the most common of which is a genetic predisposition. Sometimes weight gain concentrates in this area, causing “cankles” and it is sometimes caused by fluid retention. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.

What to Expect During Your Ankle Microsuction

During this procedure, Dr. Imber makes incisions about a quarter of an inch in length on both sides of the ankle so he can insert a small, sterile, steel cannula to remove all excess fat. This shapes the ankle from the inside and outside, and up toward the calf. The calf itself is not included in the procedure.

Recovering From Your Ankle Microsuction

Dr. Imber and his team of nurses will review all recovery information prior to your surgery.  Generally, there is little post-operative discomfort, and the procedure is much appreciated for its aesthetic improvement. There will be some small scars where the incisions for the procedure were made. Complications from ankle microsuction are rare and include the possibility of numbness in the area. 

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Words From Dr Imber!

Ankle microsuction or “cankle” surgery is a little known procedure that virtually changes the lives and self-perception of people who have genetically shapeless ankles. It is a fast, well tolerated procedure with very little downside. Unfortunately, the ability to do this is not as widely known as it should be.

– Gerald Imber, M.D.

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What Is Ankle Microsuction?

Ankle microsuction, or cankle surgery, is a procedure that virtually changes the lives and self-perception of people who have genetically shapeless ankles. Incisions about a quarter of an inch in length are made on both sides of the ankle, and a small, sterile, steel cannula is inserted to remove all excess fat. This shapes the ankle from both inside and outside, and up toward the calf. The calf itself is not included in the procedure.

Are “Cankles” Something To Worry About?

Most healthy adults have the condition from youth, and it is purely an anatomic variation and does not signal illness.

How Are “Cankles” Treated?

Dr. Imber has pioneered the treatment of “cankles” using microsuction, with generally excellent results. The procedure is performed under intravenous sedation, and local anesthetic. Patients are in twilight sleep and feel nothing. Incisions about a quarter of an inch in length are made on both sides of the ankle, and a small, sterile, steel cannula is inserted to remove all excess fat. This shapes the ankle from both inside and outside, and up toward the calf. The calf itself is not included in the procedure.

How Do I Prepare For Ankle Microsuction

During your consultation, Dr. Imber will examine the area, review your medical history, and ask about your desired results. Dr. Imber can also address any questions you may have about surgery and what to expect during your recovery. Dr. Imber and his surgical coordinator will review the expected cost of your ankle microsuction in New York.

What Type Of Anesthesia Will I Receive?

Local anesthesia with sedation.

Are There Any Non-Invasive Alternatives?

No, there aren’t any non-invasive alternatives for ankle microsuction.

Why Do I Need A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

A board-certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will There Be Any Scarring?

Scarring could appear where the small incisions were made, but will fade over time.

How Much Does Ankle Microsuction Cost?

Any questions you have regarding procedure costs can be discussed during your consultation at Dr. Imber’s office.

We Offer Concierge Services

We want to make sure you are comfortable every step of the way, from managing your stay in New York City if you are out-of-town to Post-Surgical Care and more.

Our concierge services include but are not limited to:

  • Accommodation Coordination with the finest New York City hotels
  • Medical Photography
  • Medical Clearance
  • Private Duty Nurses and Escorts Post-Surgery
  • Transportation Post-Surgery
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care

Conveniently located to serve New York City.

Dr Gerald Imber

Dr. Gerald Imber, M.D.

Dr. Gerald Imber is a board-certified, world-renowned plastic surgeon and strives to provide his patients the most natural results with the least invasive surgical techniques. He is recognized by US News and World Report and Castle Connolly as among the top 1% of plastic surgeons in the United States, on the staff of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, and directs his private surgical practice in New York City.

Dr. Imber has among the largest experience in facial rejuvenation and the prevention of facial aging. He has pioneered many less invasive surgical procedures that are now considered the gold standard among plastic surgeons, such as microsuction, a modified form of liposuction, to remove early jowls and tighten jawline, the extensive use of rejuvenating fat transfers, and the Limited Incision Facelift Technique, or Short Scar Facelift, a modern, less invasive facelift technique.

Dr. Imber performs a full range of cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-invasive, at his Manhattan office, including body, breast and nasal surgery, as well as facial reconstruction following Mohs micrographic surgery.