Why is calf augmentation with implants done?
Calves that are underdeveloped or unproportional with the thighs and the whole body do not pose a medical problem. They can be a psychological problem to women, as well as men who managed to build up other parts of the body in the gym.
Some people have inborn calf deformities which imply asymmetry or a deformity (genus valgus and genus varus), or their lower leg muscles are atrophied.
The women’s legs attract the attention and looks of others, especially if they wear a mini-skirt, shorts, or high heels. The nicely sculptured calves will certainly contribute to self-confidence.
In all of these cases, the solution can be calf augmentation with implants.
What should you consider before the calf augmentation with implants surgery?
Before the calf augmentation with implants surgery, you will have a consultative exam with the surgeon. He will explain the whole procedure and the possibilities in your case. To make a good choice of a silicone implant it is necessary to consider the patient’s height, the length of the whole leg, as well as the length of the calf itself. We must pay attention to the length and development of the muscle in the calf area. That is why all the measurements must be conducted before the surgery.
What should you do before the surgery?
The complete process of preparation for the surgery is done at our clinic and included in the price. it includes all the necessary laboratory analyses complete blood tests results, basic biochemical analysis with the coagulation factors, blood type, and RH factor.The complete process of preparation for the surgery is done at our clinic and is included in the price. It includes all the necessary laboratory analyses complete blood tests results, basic biochemical analysis with the coagulation factors, blood type, and RH factor.
It also includes :
- Internist and cardiovascular examination with ECG
- Lung X-ray with a radiologist's reportLung X-ray with radiologist's report
- Clinical examination by an anesthesiologist.
You will need to stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen 3 – 5 days before the surgery because they intensify bleeding.
What you need to know is that at least 6-8 hours before the planned surgery, you should stop taking any food or drinks. You need to remove nail polish or gel polish from your fingernails. It is necessary to remove the complete makeup from the face and any piercings and jewelry. Do not apply body cream 4-6 hours before the operation. Wax your legs a few days before the surgery.
It is necessary to bring personal hygiene items and a personal document with a picture (ID card or passport), complete medical documentation and any medications that are part of your chronic therapy.
How is calf augmentation with implants done?
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
A 3-4-centimeter horizontal incision is made along a transversal line in the area of the knee pit. Thanks to small incisions, the scars that remain there are very short and almost inconspicuous. The silicone implant is put under the muscle from the back and inner side.
In patients that have thin skin or short muscles, the transitions may be visible in the outcome. That is why it is recommended to do the fat transfer procedure at the same time or 3-6 months later, to achieve the perfect look.
The surgery lasts 1-2 hours.
When the surgery is finished, the calves are wrapped in a compressive bandage, which is worn for 7 days. You can walk immediately after the surgery.
What is the recovery after the calf augmentation with implants surgery?
After the compressive bandage is taken off, it is recommended that the patient wears a special garment that contributes to a smaller risk of swelling and bruises, which may appear in this period. The feeling of slight tension and discomfort disappears in 2 weeks from the operation. In this period, avoid greater physical efforts, standing, and walking for a long time.
It is recommended to sit with your legs slightly elevated on a pillow.
Are there any risks of calf augmentation with implants?
As with any surgery, there are risks of allergic reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, and infection, but they are brought to a minimum when the surgery is performed in a completely sterile operational room and when the procedure is conducted according to a strict protocol by an experienced surgeon.
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