I HATE MY SKINNY LEGS
Q My legs are really skinny and because of that I don’t look good in dresses. What can be done to improve them and how much will it cost?
A It must be said that it’s difficult to shape skinny legs. Using cosmetic surgery you could have calf implants, but this can cause contraindications and complications such as infection or even bleeding or implant shifting – so unless your legs look really bad, it might not be worth having the operation. Alternatively, there is another procedure where fat from one area of the body – like your abdomen, for instance – can be taken and injected into the thigh and lower leg areas. Prices start from about Dh15,000.
Another option is to just exercise. If proper exercises targeting the lower half of the body are done under the guidance of a qualified instructor, you might be able to add muscles to the calf and thigh area to give your legs more bulk and shape.
MAURIZIO AND ROBERTO VIEL are Italian plastic surgeons at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery in Dubai