Calf Augmentation

Calf Augmentation2021-08-18T11:39:21+02:00

What is Calf Augmentation?

Calf augmentation is a procedure to enhance the size of the calf muscle and improve the shape of the lower leg. This procedure uses implants to create a more defined muscular appearance.

Calf implants are popular with bodybuilders to improve body proportions and aesthetics. Implants in the calf are also favoured by those with very thin carves to create a more shapely, balanced leg. There is a wide selection of shapes and sizes available to suit all requirements and builds.

The results are immediately visible, which makes this procedure very satisfying. But, the implants can degrade after several years and need replacement.

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How to plan for calf augmentation?2021-06-12T12:39:04+02:00

To plan for calf augmentation book a consultation. During the first consultation, we will discuss your expectations so that you have a good understanding of what can be achieved and what the realistic expectations should be.

I will examine your calves, assess skin quality and tone, and take muscle compartment measurements, paying attention to shape and size. We will discuss your general health status as well as any pre-existing conditions.

There are several procedure and implant options available which we will discuss in detail. I will suggest the one that is right for you and discuss this procedure.

Please note that you will need 3 days of leg elevation so bear this in mind when making travel arrangements.

What is the procedure for calf augmentation?2021-06-12T12:34:10+02:00

The procedure for calf augmentation starts with incisions made behind the knees. Through these openings, implants are inserted. The implants are moved into position in a pocket created within the muscle. Sometimes a second implant is inserted next to the first one to create the desired shape. Once in place the incision is stitched closed.

How to prepare for calf augmentation?2021-06-12T12:30:55+02:00

To prepare for calf augmentation you may be asked to stop smoking for 2 – 4 weeks prior to the procedure. Nicotine retards the healing process, and quitting for as long as possible before surgery helps improve blood flow.

You might also have to have a blood test before surgery is performed.

You should stop taking certain medications, like aspirin and some anti-inflammatory drugs. You may need to stop taking some vitamins and supplements so be sure to disclose what you are taking. Let your surgeon know whatever medication you use since you may need to adjust these. Avoid recreational drugs.

Be sure to arrange for transport to and from the clinic, since you will not be able to drive yourself after the procedure.

What to expect after calf augmentation?2021-06-12T12:26:08+02:00

After calf augmentation, you can expect immediately noticeable results.

Bruising and redness at the incision areas and swelling are normal. You may feel some discomfort for a few days but your prescribed medication will help.

Try and stay off your feet for as much as possible and elevate your legs. Avoid alcohol and follow a nutritious diet.

Scarring is quite well hidden behind the knee and will fade to be barely visible if at all in time.

Recovery will take up to 2 weeks and you may need crutches for a while. After about 4 – 8 weeks you can resume your normal routine under my advice.

What are the risks of calf augmentation?2021-06-12T12:17:53+02:00

The risks of calf augmentation, as with any surgery, is a (low) risk of post-operative infection, bleeding and swelling.

Some risks and side effects include pain, scarring, allergic reactions, skin loss, and skin discoloration. There may also be fluid or blood accumulation. There is also a risk of the silicone implants slipping out of place or rupturing and correcting this may involve further surgery.

Your surgeon will discuss all the risks with you before the procedure.

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