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Calf Implants

Plastic Surgery

November 25, 2020 | 3 minute read

Calf Implants Augmentation

Calf augmentation involving implants can enhance the definition and size of your lower legs. This surgical procedure is also called leg implant surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon will insert silicone implants within the existing contours of your legs. The extent of surgery may largely depend on your aesthetic goals.

At the time of your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your unique requirements and prepare a customized surgical plan. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides calf implants surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.

Ideal Candidates for Calf Implants

Calf augmentation is a highly sought after procedure by individuals looking to address physical deformities in their lower legs. Bodybuilders may consider this procedure to enhance their physique. You should consult with your plastic surgeon about being a suitable candidate if you want to rectify imbalance in the lower body.

Calf Augmentation Surgical Procedure

The cosmetic surgeon will walk you through the calf augmentation procedure before your surgery. The surgeon will place a small incision on the backside of the knee. This incision will be used to carve out a pocket to accommodate the implants. Depending on your unique aesthetic goals and requirements, the surgeon will place one or two layers of implants. Your plastic surgeon will carve the implants to a desired shape only after both layers have been placed.

The surgeon will use sutures to close the incisions after achieving the desired shape and definition. Implants usually stay secured for many years because of natural scar tissue formation.

The surgery is usually performed as an outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure. The surgeon will administer a mild sedative and local anesthesia before starting the surgery. It doesn’t take more than an hour in the operating room for less extensive procedures. However, if you are looking for larger implants, it may take 2 to 3 hours and you would be placed under general anesthesia.

Post-operative Care and Recovery

You may require crutches for a week or two after the implant surgery. However, you should be able to walk normally after that and return to your usual routine. The crutches are to ensure both incisions heal nicely. Athletes and bodybuilders should be able to resume regular training within 6 to 8 weeks. Patients tend to experience a stronger and more balanced lower body post-recovery.

Advantages of Calf Augmentation

Calf augmentation allows for sculpted and well defined lower legs for those who can achieve it through a stringent exercise routine and diet. The procedure allows patients to achieve their calf-related goals quickly. The biggest benefit is that calf augmentation allows for toned lower legs and improved body symmetry.

You don’t need to shy away from swimsuits, shorts, and any other clothing that reveals your calves. An established and prudent cosmetic surgeon can easily reconstruct your calves making it look more defined and natural.

There are minimal risks associated with a calf augmentation plastic surgery. You don’t need to worry about complications or post-operative side effects after the surgery. Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for calf implants surgery.

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