Calf augmentation

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Calf augmentation is a surgical procedure in which underdeveloped calves are enhanced to achieve a toned, well- proportioned leg. Calf augmentation can be performed using custom silicone calf implants or fat transfer.

Most would like to have a curvaceous, full, natural looking calves that looks strong and at the same time, shapely. But despite a regular exercise and having a proper diet, it can be very difficult hard to achieve a well toned leg. Even exercises that concentrate on developing the musculature of the lower legs does not assure you get the best looking calves. This is why a lot of people may request for calf augmentation using calf implants to either fill out those thin legs or to have their legs perfectly sculpted.

Calf Augmentation FAQs

What is Calf augmentation using calf implants?

Calf Augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to improve the size and shape of the calf in order to improve the proportions of the legs. Calf augmentation can be achieved by one or a combination of two different methods: Fat transfer and calf implants.  Your surgeon will discuss the options to ensure that the most appropriate procedure is available to you.

How is Calf Augmentation performed?

Calf enhancement with Fat Transfer, is performed under general anaesthetic as a day case and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours. Fat first needs to be harvested from areas where you would like fat to be removed. The fat is then prepared prior to injecting into the calf to achieve the optimum size and shape. Calf Augmentation using implants is performed under a general anaesthetic as a day case and takes approximately 1 hour. An incision is made in the crease behind the knee and the implants inserted above the muscle of the calf.

What are the benefits of Calf Augmentation Surgery?

The calf should be in harmony with the rest of your leg and should have gentle curves which highlight your ankles and knees. Aesthetically balanced calf enhancement should be almost undetectable. This result can restore self-confidence and boost self-esteem.

Am I an ideal patient for Calf Augmentation Surgery?

If you would like to improve your legs to achieve an aesthetically pleasing more balanced appearance of your calves then Calf augmentation surgery is right for you. Calf Augmentation Surgery can correct deformities resulting from an injury or with which you were born or developed in adulthood. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by Calf Augmentation surgery and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.

 Does Calf Augmentation Surgery require a general anaesthetic or overnight stay?

Calf Augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthetic as a day-case without the need for an overnight stay.

How long is the procedure?

Calf Augmentation surgery normally takes approximately one hour to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery.

What about the scars following Calf Augmentation Surgery?

The incisions are placed in the crease behind the knees and are therefore barely noticeable. These incisions heal well in 10 – 14 days.

Will a special garment be required after Calf Augmentation Surgery?

Yes – post-surgery support stockings are fitted at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively. This should be worn day and night for the first three weeks.

What reassurance do I have with Calf Augmentation Surgery?

At Centre for Surgery, we understand that your decision to have Calf Augmentation surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess you accurately, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.

How long is the recovery time?

Mild pain / discomfort is expected for 5 – 7 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 week, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.

What about the results?

The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Calf Augmentation surgery are to restore an aesthetically pleasing shape which is in balance with body shape – i.e. looks natural and does not appear abnormal. It can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.

What are the risks of Calf Augmentation Surgery?

Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. Bruising can occur and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Displacement of the implants can occur in the early post-operative course. This is prevented by avoiding pressure on the legs or excessive movement. Some altered sensation around the legs is expected and will commonly return to normal between 6 to 12 weeks after surgery.

How long do the results last?
The results of Calf Augmentation surgery are but note that ageing changes will occur over the years.
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