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.
Women for their part want to have sexier contours in the lower legs.
What is calf augmentation?
For calf augmentation, incisions can be made behind the knee in the crease and these become imperceptible. The space is made exactly in the right place for the implant. This is above the lateral or medial gastrocnemius muscle or both. These muscles are usually very small. The hard ligament over the muscle (fascia) is cut to avoid too much pressure.
How long does the surgery take?
General anesthesia is most often used during the placement of calf implants. 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, but any pain after implant surgery will be controlled with medication. There are no stitches to remove. 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.
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