Calf implants serve to increase the size and shape of the calf resulting in a more defined and muscular appearance. Most patients with calf implants usually resort to this type of surgery as they do not get muscular this area or get the desired curvature in the twins, having unbalanced legs at the level of muscles or may have some kind of malformation.
What is calf augmentation?
Semi-solid, fusiform and non-rigid implants are used for calf augmentation. The operation consists of placing one or two silicone implants between the twin muscle and the skin. The incision is located in the fold at the back of the knee.
How long does surgery take?
The surgery takes about two hours to complete. Sometimes an overnight stay in the hospital is recommended.
What will happen in the recovery period?
It may be painful to walk for the next 2-4 days or so, but any pain after implant surgery will be controlled with medication. There are no stitches. All are soluble. Swelling is moderate during the first week and then gradually resolves as with most surgeries.
What is the recovery time?
Most patients are able to resume activities and walk little by little after the first week of surgery. Patients usually want to plan for at least one week off work. You can usually return to full physical activity within 4 to 6 weeks.
What can I expect from calf implant surgery?
You have to be realistic, however, most patients discover that the results are complete, they see that their calves have increased, they are contoured, they are athletic, and so on.