Bowleggedness and Correction Surgery
Bowleggedness is the term used to describe a condition where the whole or part of the leg is bowing out creating excess space either between the knees or in between the lower legs. The person with this condition looks as if they had just gotten off the horse, yet the legs are stuck in the riders position. The lower leg sometimes appears to bend outward in an exaggerated manner. Many with this condition seek bow legged correction surgery.
While many babies are born bowlegged, the legs straighten as the child becomes more active. There are many reasons why bowed leg condition continues into late childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood. This may be due to the genetics, Vitamin deficiency, bone disorder or malnourishment. Because severely bowed legs can lead to walking difficulties, such individuals often need bow leg correction surgery early in life.
In many cases of bowleggedness, however—as many as 90% of cases—bow leggedness is NOT the result of crooked or diseased bones, as is popularly believed. These individuals generally don’t suffer from walking difficulties, in fact many of them are very athletic, yet often feel ashamed of the appearance of their legs. Dr. Leonard Grossman, a NYC Plastic Surgeon, explains that the legs look crooked because the medial—or inner portion of the calf is lacking muscle bulk as well as the important fat that overlies the muscle. Dr. Grossman performs bow legged correction in patients suffering from this kind of aesthetic bowed leg condition.
How Bow Legged Correction Surgery Works
Dr. Leonard Grossman invented his bow legged correction method in 1995. In 1996 he began to offer this procedure to all patients needing this type of correction, since his method seemed to produce reproducibly permanent results. His surgical solution produces flawless, beautiful, and scarless results. Dr. Grossman invented the procedure whereby fat is harvested from an area of the body where it is not wanted and where there is a naturally high stem cell count. The fat and obtained stem cells are processed and then carefully injected into the inner portion of the calf, which allows the legs to attain a more proportional appearance. Dr. Grossman’s method fills in the areas that are lacking volume and thus eliminates the appearance of bowleggedness and creates a straight and beautiful leg. If you’re looking for a way to correct bowleggedness that is safe, effective, permanent and doesn’t involve visible scars, Dr. Grossman’s method can help.
Is Bow Legged Correction Surgery Right For Me?
If you are embarrassed about the appearance of your legs, if your legs appear bowed or your calves don’t touch when your feet are together, you may be a candidate for bow legged correction surgery. Correcting bowleggedness by injecting fat and your own stem cells from other parts of the body is not for everyone. Besides having the condition and wishing to have it corrected, you must have unwanted and sufficient fat in at least one other area of the body where you want the fat gone. Dr. Grossman will evaluate your case to determine whether you are a good candidate for this special type of fat transfer procedure. Any surgery carries risk, including infection or loss of some fat cells. It is important that you approach the procedure with realistic goals and expectations and that you speak to your doctor about any additional risks that may be pertinent to your case.
Patients who meet the requirements for surgery and who are good candidates can enjoy the benefits of their new appearance soon after the procedure is completed. Patients can wear their normal clothes and even high heels immediately after the surgery. In Dr. Leonard Grossman’s skilled hands, the bow legged correction procedure is often completed in under two hours and patients experience no pain, and can walk normally after surgery. Dr. Grossman’s patients can resume normal life activities, including going to the gym, running and going to the beach within a week after the surgery. Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting involves specialized form liposuction of other areas of the body. Dr. Grossman’s patients don’t need to wear any compression garments.
If you feel that your legs are crooked, uneven, or bowed in appearance from whatever the cause and you avoid wearing shorts, skirts, or bathing suits out of embarrassment, this type of correction may be right for you. Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. invented this revolutionary procedure and has been performing bow legged correction for over two decades.
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