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7 Procedures You've Probably Never Heard Of


From cankle correction to golf ball chins, there's a fix for just about every problem.

Image is important to all of us, whether we want to admit it or not. For some of us, it's the little things. The odd freckle, the gray hair, the weird toe, everyone has something. For some though, the issue is bothersome enough that they seek a cosmetic cure for their problem. Recently featured on today.msnbc.com, here are seven "odd" procedures that people are undergoing for a little fix:

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  • Cankle Lipo - the dreaded calf/ankle combination. People are seeking out liposuction to help sculpt the back of the calf and taper it so that there is definition to the ankle.

  • Earlobe Lift - over time, gravity takes its toll on everything, even the earlobes. Just yesterday, we featured an article about earlobe rejuvenation where fillers are used to plump up the earlobe.

  • Feet Fillers - high heels accentuate the calves, bring an arch to the back, and make you taller. They also kill the feet. Some are turning to injections of dermal fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm to add padding to the feet. This is a highly off label use of these fillers however and many recommend against it.

  • Golf Ball Chin - never heard of it? Frown in the mirror and you'll probably see a little bit of this issue in the dimpling of your chin. As we age, the condition can get worse. Botox or Dysport are being used much like they are for the wrinkles in the forehead, they freeze some of the muscles so they can't contract and cause the wrinkling.

  • Radish Calf - aka big calf muscles. Many women are disturbed by their enlarged muscles and seek a way to diminish their size. Some have turned to Botox injections in the calves which can cause atrophy over time, thereby reducing the muscle size.

  • Knee Lipo - just like lipo for the thighs, but lower. Knee lipo is typically not a standalone procedure, but rather is performed in combination with other liposuction surgery. It simply removes excess fat from the knee, creating a more aesthetically pleasing profile.

  • Necklace Lines - the horizontal lines across the neck that can be telltale aging sign. Botox or Dysport are used to reduce the appearance of these neck wrinkles. These injections must be very well placed to avoid serious complications.

    Many of these procedures are off label uses of these products and some physicians actually advise against them. Ask your doctor what they think and if they've ever performed them before undergoing any procedures. Second opinions are always a good idea.