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Calf Augmentation

The inability to achieve the desired level of calf definition may be solved through surgical calf augmentation. Men and women alike are interested in having calves that are proportional and aesthetically appealing. Calf augmentation can be the perfect solution for anyone who has been able to attain the calves they want through exercise alone. In addition, calf augmentation may be used to correct problems stemming from an injury or condition such as polio or spina bifida.

The Implant

Implants used in calf augmentation are solid, but pliable, and are mostly comprised of silicone. The feel of an implant designed for calf augmentation is that of a well-developed muscle. The implants come in varying sizes and shapes and should be fitted specifically to the individual who is requesting the calf augmentation to be certain that the "fit" is appropriate to the desired result.

The purpose of a calf augmentation procedure has much to do with how the implant will be shaped. This is one of the many reasons that a calf augmentation is best performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with calf augmentations; understanding how the shape of the implant affects the final result is crucial to this procedure.

The Calf Augmentation Procedure

A calf augmentation is a surgical procedure and you will most likely be under heavy sedation throughout the process. Calf augmentations are performed in a hospital or other surgical setting, and typically take around two hours. The incisions used in a calf augmentation are made in the crease behind the knee and are only around three inches long. The implants for calf augmentation are inserted in a sort of pocket of tissue and placed carefully under the muscle and positioned to create the desired look.

Recovery

After calf augmentation surgery, patients usually take one or two weeks off their regular activities, including work. In order to optimize healing after a calf augmentation, as well as to minimize the chances of infection, patients should keep their legs elevated as much as possible and avoid all strenuous activity for at least three weeks after the calf augmentation.

Consult with A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

To find out more information, or to learn whether or not you would be a suitable candidate for a calf augmentation surgery, you should contact a board-certified surgeon. The skill and expertise demanded by this procedure make it critical that you deal with a cosmetic surgeon who has experience in performing calf augmentations.

To discuss whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a calf augmentation, contact a board certified plastic surgeon in your area by choosing on a state below.