Calf Augmentation

Calf Augmentation Related Terms:
Body Procedures, Calf, Calf Implant, Calf Lift, Calf Muscle, Calfs, Calves, Cosmetic Surgery, Implants, Leg Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Sura

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This procedure offers solution for those who have underdeveloped calves, or wish to augment them. The idea is to shape and size the calves by surgical insertion of implants. The implants are made of soft silicon and they come in different shapes and sizes.

Before the operation your legs will be measured to select a proper implant for your needs. There is an alternative to implants, since Calf augmentation can also be performed by liposuction of fat from other body parts and injecting it into the calves. Such method is not suitable for candidates with no extra fat to be removed. Another problem associated is fat absorption which eventually occurs, and sometimes creates asymmetry between your calves.

Both men and women can benefit from this procedure. Men usually want to increase the muscle bulk, giving them more masculine look, where women wish to get more symmetrical appearance of their legs. This procedure also may help correct some congenital defects, which include polio, spina bifida and clubfoot, where all such conditions may be associated with undeveloped calves.

This procedure can be performed with local or general anesthesia, and it usually takes an hour. During the operation the patient is laying on their back. A cut is made in the concavity behind the knee, then the skin is gently separated, thus creating space. The implant is inserted above the muscles. After a procedure in one leg has finished the surgeon performs the same on the other leg. After symmetry is confirmed, the surgeon closes the cuts with stitches.

Every operation has its risks. This one includes: bleeding, infection and sometimes implant shrinkage and asymmetry.

After surgery you may feel some degree of pain. Your physician will subscribe painkillers for you. During the first two days you will be asked to raise your legs whenever you are sitting, in order to reduce swelling. Afterwards, the bandages are removed and you are encouraged to walk more intensively to train your calve muscles. For about two weeks you will feel like your calves have been through excessive workout. Swelling and bruising also may appear. It is only temporary and will improve over time. You`ll be able to go back to work after 7-10 days. You will get detailed instructions from your surgeon, regarding activities you should avoid, for example: long walking, weight lifting and jogging. Usually, most of the patients are able to return to their daily activities after 4-6 weeks.

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