About Calf Augmentation Surgery
Many people are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their calves. Calf augmentation, or calf implants, is a surgical operation that uses soft, solid silicone implants to increase the size and help shape the calves to the desired condition.
Reasons to have calf augmentation operation
There are various reasons for having calf augmentation. They are usually cosmetic enhancement and reconstructive necessities. Calf augmentation is popular among men and women.
Other reasons to choose calf implants are to improve the proportions, definitions, and curves of the lower legs for simple muscular enhancement or to strengthen the appearance of thin and/or bowed legs. Calf implants can also be used to provide asymmetry in calf muscles arising from trauma or genetic birth deformities such as in polio, spina bifida, and clubfoot.
Preparation Process for Calf Augmentation Operation
As soon as you visit our clinic or for international patients with online consultation for calf augmentation surgery, one of our experts will;
• analyze your medical records – It is essential for the surgeon to know about your medical history.
• examine your legs – this is to decide the best option for the surgery
• ask about your expectations – the surgeon needs to understand why you want a calf augmentation operation and how you want your legs to look. Our surgeon will also explain the procedure in detail.
Before the operation
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
- We will do lab testing or a medical evaluation
During The Calf Augmentation Operation
Calf augmentation is done by placing soft solid silicone implants in “pockets” stated between the gastrocnemius muscles and their tough outer connective tissue fascia. The gastrocnemius calf muscle is involved two heads on the back of the lower leg; with one head medial (inside) and one head lateral. Often, only one implant is needed on the medial side to enhance and proportion the calves. After recovery, there is no impairment of normal muscular function because no muscles are damaged.
This surgical operation is done under general anesthesia. Regional spinal anesthesia or local anesthesia can also be used. Calf augmentation usually takes from one-and-a-half hours. Planning and placement are critically important. Implants placed too posterior won’t show adequate enhancement when looked at from front and behind. A four cm incision is made in the natural crease behind the patient’s knee. The silicone implant is placed into the pocket in front of the muscle. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures. Finally, the legs are covered with compression bandages.
After Calf Augmentation Operation
After the calf augmentation surgery, patients generally complain about discomfort, which can easily be controlled with medication. On the first day after surgery, the patient must stay in the bed with the legs are elevated. Short walks such as to the bathroom and other short distances are accepted. Showering is okay after two days.
There are usually no sutures to remove as absorbable sutures are placed below the skin surface to optimize healing. After 48 hours, the patient can walk normally. Tiring activities such as bicycling, jogging, and leg exercises are not allowed for four weeks to allow more complete healing around the implant, which prevents shifting and displacement.
Calf Augmentation in Turkey
Calf augmentation, in other words, calf implants, is a surgical operation that uses soft, solid silicone implants to increase the size and help shape the calves to the desired condition. Istanbul is one of the locations to come to mind first while talking about aesthetic operations. Thus, for those who want to have better-looking calves through plastic surgery, having calf implants in Istanbul by the expert surgeons of Privia Clinic is a must-consider option. For further information, please contact us.