Calf augmentation with implants in London
Do you feel like you have underdeveloped, undertoned calves? Feel like they are out of proportion to the rest of your body? Do you find yourself trying to hide your calves beneath certain types of clothing? If this sounds like you, you may benefit from calf implants.
Don’t want an implant but still want larger calves? Centre for Surgery also offers fat transfer to calves.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for your calf augmentation procedure?
- Significant experience in all types of calf augmentation surgery – single implants, dual implants and custom made implants as well as fat transfer techniques
- We own and manage our own surgical facilities. Properly performed calf augmentation surgery takes time as it is technically challenging surgery and should not be rushed. Our surgeons perform a maximum of one calf implant procedure in a day. We do not cram 3-4 procedures into one day like other providers. You want your surgeon to be well-rested and mentally and physically sharp to perform calf implant surgery to get the very best results.
Our clinic at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated as good across all 5 domains.
- Our surgeons live and work in London. We don’t work with ‘fly-in, fly-out’ surgeons from Italy. This is very important because whilst your surgeon takes all precautions to minimise complications, complications can and do occur and our surgeons are readily available to manage any issues if and when they arise. Calf augmentation surgery is not risk-free and our expert nursing team will therefore monitor you very closely under the expert supervision of your surgeon to make sure you are healing well and to minimise the risk of complications developing.
Centre for Surgery offers finance options in conjunction with our finance partner, Chrisalis Finance.
Dr Omar Tillo - Leading London Plastic Surgeon
Dr Omar Tillo is a specialist plastic surgeon with expertise in advanced body contouring procedures. He has significant experience in performing both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the calves.
Dr Omar Tillo is on the GMC specialist register for plastic surgery and is a full member of the UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Benefits of calf augmentation
Calf implants allow you to have more toned, larger calf muscles, without having to spend endless hours working out and increasing your diet. Calf muscles are one of the most difficult areas to tone and gain muscle mass, and sometimes exercise and diet will make no difference. Some people may even have underdeveloped calves due to a birth defect, injury or simply from ageing.
Modern implants use a silicone implant to increase the size and shape of your calves. Once inserted, the implant should feel the same as a natural calf muscle will. The implants can be custom made to ensure you have the muscle size you desire.
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Ideal patients for calf implant surgery
Candidates for calf augmentation with implants are those who:
- Want to boost their self-image and confidence
- Feel they have underdeveloped and undertoned calves
- Were born with deformities, or obtained deformities from an injury
Centre for Surgery use the renowned Sebbin brand for calf implants as they have the most natural feel and come in the widest range of sizes.
Sebbin implants also come with a unique introducer sleeve which facilitates an atraumatic insertion which reduces the risk of complications. We have not seen this feature with other brands of calf implants.
Revolutionary 3D custom designed implants
Centre for Surgery are proud to be one of the few providers in the UK to specialise in calf augmentation surgery for muscle deficiency using custom designed implants from Anatomik Modeling.
3D custom made silicone implants are computer designed from a high resolution CT scan to fit the unique anatomy of each patient. It is the gold standard treatment to treat muscle deficiency resulting in calf atrophy.
Causes of calf atrophy:
- a talipes equinovarus
- the sequelae of a polymyelitis
- degenerative diseases
- traumatic and/or surgical sequelae
Calf augmentation procedure
Calf augmentation using implants is performed using TIVA anaesthesia as a day case and takes approximately 2-3 hours. An incision is firstly made in the crease behind the knee. The surgeon will then create a suitably sized pocket for the implants, and the implants are then inserted above the muscle of the calf.
The surgeon may insert one or two implants per leg depending on your specific needs. There may be a need to insert drains during the procedure and these are usually removed 2-3 days later.
Options for calf implants:
- 1 implant to one leg
- 2 implants to one leg
- 1 implant to each leg
- 2 implants both legs
- Custom-made implant using CAD-CAM technology (special order)
The use of calf implants permits improved proportions with the rest of your body, particularly the knees and ankles.
As calves are such a prominent part of the body that are often on display, this procedure can be effective in boosting the confidence and self-esteem of patients.
Dr Tillo is the surgeon who will undertake calf implant surgery. Dr Tillo is also a specialist in 3D designed custom-made implants for those with a degree of calf atrophy.
The video below demonstrates the calf implant procedure as performed by Dr Tillo at Centre for Surgery in Watford.
Recovery after calf augmentation
As the procedure involves an incision, you will have a scar located behind the knee. This location is inconspicuous and the scar will not be prominent. The scar may be more noticeable directly after surgery, however, with time it will fade in colour and size and be less visible.
After the procedure, you will have to wear a compression garment, which will help to reduce swelling, keep the calves in shape and speed up the recovery period. This may have to be worn for up to six weeks.
You may need to take up to two weeks off work, however, this will vary depending on your own recovery and what type of employment you undertake.
You will need to avoid any strenuous physical activity for six weeks. After two weeks you will be able to resume light activities.
Calf implants before and after
Case 1 – bilateral inner calf implants
Case 2 – Right side calf implant only
Bilateral calf augmentation with standard implants
Bilateral calf augmentation with implants
Calf asymmetry treated using 3D computer-designed custom-made calf Implants and inserted sub-fascia
Bilateral calf augmentation with standard implants
Can I have calf implants?Calf augmentation with implants are suitable for those who want to improve the appearance of their thighs. Your thighs may be small, underdeveloped or you may have been born with a medical condition.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to have calf implants.
What anaesthetic is used?Calf implant surgery is performed under ClearSleep™ anaesthetic. This means you will be asleep throughout the procedure.
Will I need to stay overnight after the procedure?Calf implants are a day-procedure and is performed under ClearSleep™ anaesthetic. You will not need to stay overnight.
How long does the procedure take?Calf implants generally take around two to three hours.
Will I have a scar?As this procedure involves an incision, you will have a scar. However, the incision will be made behind the knee, so it will not be noticeable.
Your surgeon will be able to give you instructions which you can follow to help minimise the appearance of the scar.
Will I need to wear a special garment?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.
How long is the recovery period?You will feel pain and discomfort for five to seven days. Your surgeon will be able to recommend appropriate pain relief medication which you can take during this time.
When can I start exercising again?You will be able to resume light activities after two weeks. You can resume all activities after six weeks.