Many people find it difficult to develop their calf muscles, no matter how extensive and targeted their exercise is. For some individuals, despite intense workout their lower legs remain thin and undefined.
Other people suffer from an illness which caused the leg muscles to appear under-developed. Calf implants in treatment come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
Recognized as calf augmentation; the procedure is designed to increase the size and shape of the calf. They are placed over the calf muscles to enhance their appearance and give them a more defined contours.
Good Candidates for Calf Implants
Ideal candidates are individuals who are in good physical health and:
- Psychologically stable
- Would like to have more developed looking muscles
- Behold realistic in their expectations for the outcomes
Preparing for your Calf Implants
If you are a smoker, it is important that you stop smoking before your surgery and during the recovery period because smoking can impede the healing process.
Certain medications and natural supplements may increase the risk of bleeding. Your plastic surgeon will give you a list of medications that you must stop taking prior to surgery. If you do not see one of your medications on this list, be sure to ask the surgeon.
One month before Calf Implants
Stop taking medicines such as Aspirin and Vitamin E. Stop smoking completely.
One week before Calf Implants
You will be asked to complete blood tests and cardiac evaluation.
One day before Calf Implants
Do not ingest any food or drink after the time advised by your surgeon
Pack a bag with comfortable shoes and clothing, specifically clothing that zips or buttons
Morning of Calf Implants
Shower or bathe normally.
Calf Implants Procedure
On the day of calf augmentation in Turkey, you will be placed under general anesthesia and turned face down on the operating room table. An incision is made in the fascia of the muscle. The fascia is the fibrous covering of the muscle itself. Sutures close the incision.
A special instrument is employed to create a pocket between the fascia and the underlying muscle. This pocket is made just big enough for the implant to fit into securely. The leg is examined for effect and if the result renders effective then the incision in the fascia is closed with stitches. The patient will be returned to face-up position and then taken to recovery.
After Calf Implant Surgery
One day after Calf Implants
You must spend the first twenty-four hours after calf implants surgery in bed with as little movement as possible. When sitting or lying still, make sure you keep your legs elevated.
One week after Calf Implants
On average most patients return back to work and normal routine within 3 to 7 days after calf implants surgery.
General risks of Calf Implants
- Hematoma (collection of blood)
- Seroma (fluid buildup)
- Implant shifting
- Anesthesia complications
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have visible scars from Calf Implants ?
No. During calf augmentation surgery, our plastic surgeons at Esteworld place incisions inconspicuously in the crease behind the knee.
When will I be able to exercise vigorously again?
This varies with every patient. However patients who underwent calf implants surgery must avoid vigorous activity for about one month or longer.
What kind of implants are used in Calf Implant Surgery?
The type of implants used in calf implant surgery is soft, sold silicon to achieve amplified definition and give the leg calf a well-sculpted appearance.