Although Demi Moore supposedly had a knee lift as part of her (alleged) cosmetic surgery overhaul, this is a procedure that few surgeons offer. However, it is true that this part of the body can sport the signs of gravity just as much as other areas.
The knees are one of the hardest parts of the body to have cosmetic surgery on because there is nowhere to hide the scarring and there is no stable place to anchor the stitches, Also, as this area is always in action, the healing process can be lengthy.
So, apart from a targeted exercise regime, what are the options for an ageing knee? Microdermabrasion or skin peels can improve the surface appearance of the skin. Another possibility if laser knee sculpting.
Knee Lift: What’s the treatment like?
Surgical knee lift; the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and takes just over an hour to perform. The surgeon makes an incision on the skin in front of the thigh close to the fold above the knee cap. The loose skin is then removed and the wound stitched together.
Laser knee sculpting; traditional liposuction targets the deep superficial fat but this is not appropriate for an area like the knee. The development of SmartLipo has made dealing with areas which consist mainly of superficial fat such as the knees and thighs are now possible. The skin tightening effect of SmartLipo also means a degree of lift is achieved.
Knee lift: What about after?
Surgical knee lift; after surgery your knees will be covered with a compress garment and normal activities can be resumed within a week. Swelling and bruising can take a few weeks to totally subside so you can see the final results.
Knee lift: Are there any risks or side effects?
Surgical knee lift; as well as the usual complications, knee surgery can lead to a higher incidence of blood clots forming that could lead to a heart attack.
Knee lift: What will it cost me?
You would expect to pay £5,000 for a surgical knee lift, but few surgeons offer this procedure. Laser knee sculpting would cost approximately £1,500.