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Calf augmentation

This procedure enables change the shape and size of the calves enhancing both body harmony and self-confidence.

 

Preparing for calf augmentation

During the preoperative evaluation, the surgeon analyses the shape and size of the calves in order to choose the most suitable surgical techniques, describing the type of prostheses to use or the areas where excess fat can be extracted and transplanted to calves. The pre-surgical assessment is a very important factor to exclude possible complications (high blood pressure, bleeding or scarring problems) that could undermine the surgical outcome; before surgery, it is important to follow any advice about diet, use of medications, cigarettes and alcohol.

 

Calf augmentation procedure

Calf augmentation is achieved by the placement of silicone implants (similar to breast implants) or fat transplantation (lipofilling). Implants used in calf augmentation are made of a silicone outer shell and an inner content formed from silicone gel. Surgery is performed under locoregional anaesthesia with sedation in day surgery or general anaesthesia with an overnight hospital stay. The procedure lasts, on average, 40 minutes and requires a medical compression garment.

 

Postoperative care instructions

It is advisable to rest during the first 48 hours after surgery and, by the third day, you can restart your normal daily activities avoiding strenuous ones. If not overly tiring, most patients can return to work within a week, and, by four weeks, all normal activities can be resumed, including sports. The result is usually very good and long lasting.

 

Scars in cal augmentation

An incision is made along the popliteal crease (behind the knee) to be concealed within natural contours.

 

FAQ

Who undergoes calf augmentation?

Men and women require this procedure to change the shape and size of their calves enhancing both harmony of the body and self-confidence.

Is there any age limit to undergo this type of plastic surgery?

There is no age limit to undergo calf augmentation; it is preferable, however, to wait until adulthood, when body has reached its full maturation.

Is it possible to combine calf augmentation with other cosmetic procedures?

This type of plastic surgery can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as tummy tuck or liposuction or other cosmetic surgery, unless there are contraindications to multiple surgical interventions.

Are there risks and / or complications for this type of plastic surgery?

This surgical procedure is relatively simple, and, if carried out by qualified surgeons who perform plastic surgery procedures in accredited facilities, usually gives excellent results with very low rates of complication. It is advisable to follow the surgeon’s instructions about diet, use of medications, cigarettes and alcohol.

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