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KNOB KNEE PROCEDURE

Posted On: April 20, 2015 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Body Sculpting, Knob Knee, Liposuction

The knob knee procedure is an excellent new procedure that Dr. Linder  performs removing the inner or medial knee pad.  This is an area referred to as “the knob knee area” where when the legs are brought together these areas of fat show disproportionate distribution of the fat or adiposity leading to a knob knee appearance.  This can be removed through simple microscopic pathology lipo-sculpting under sedation or local anesthesia with a small 2 mm triple lumen blunt tip cannula.  This is a nice well-defined fat pad in the medial knee area which can easily be suctioned out and cleaned to allow a nice contour of the inner knee region.

Dr. Linder performs knob knee procedures on majority of patients undergoing lower extremity liposuction of the saddlebags, medial thighs and hip areas in order to allow for a nice medial contour.

Case Study: “Linder Knob Knee Lipectomy Procedure”

Patients present for liposuction of the medial and lateral thighs, but also have concerns of their inner knee area.   A small stab incision can be made under local or IV sedation in the medial knee area (the inner knee) and a small fat pad usually as well localized fat that can be suctioned using a very small 2 mm cannula after a small infiltrate of tumescent fluid.  This fat pad is usually a compact fat and therefore suctions out smoothly and evenly without skin laxity problems or looseness of the skin.

The example shown shows a patient with well-defined inner knee/knob knee lipodystrophy and postoperative day one shows smoothing out of the inner knees and a small amount of bruising which is expended.  The knob knee procedure can be performed with total body contouring, including inner and outer thigh liposuction which helps once again to give enhanced contour of the entire inner medial thigh area from the knee all the way up to the groin.

Pre Op Back View / Post Op Back View / Post Op Frontal View