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Calf Implants

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Calf augmentation surgery is a cosmetic procedure which uses calf implants in order to enhance the lower portion of a patient’s legs. Patients may have a smaller lower leg due to injury, disease or both. Calf implants are a great way to minimize an existent deformity and to provide the patient with more aesthetically pleasing lower legs.

Calf implants surgery is considered by some to be reconstructive surgery, although the leg’s functions are not improved or restored in any way – the only goal of this procedure is to provide the lower legs with a normal looking appearance.

Calf Implants Candidates

Calf augmentation through calf implants surgery is recommended for a wide range of individuals, including body builders, patients who suffered trauma or injury to their lower legs or simply patients dissatisfied with the look of their calves.

Am I Suitable for Calf Implants?

Heavy smokers or heavy drinkers unwilling to quit are not good candidates for calf augmentation through calf implants surgery. Smoking and heavy drinking can have a negative effect on the body’s healing process, thus on the results of the procedure itself. Other contraindications include patients suffering from morbid obesity, heart disease, lung disease or diabetes.

Preparing for Calf Implants

Patients need to avoid smoking at least a month before going in for calf implants surgery. Omega 3 capsules, anti inflammatory medicine, blood thinners and herbal teas also need to be avoided for at least 2 weeks before the procedure is set to begin.

How is Calf Implants Performed?

Calf implants surgery is very similar to any type of implant surgery. Patients have a choice between having two implants in one leg or just one implant. The patient’s legs are measured before the procedure can begin – based on these measurements, implants are ordered and sterilized.

Calf augmentation through calf implants surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia but in some cases intravenous sedation will do. Once the anaesthesia kicks in, small incisions area created in the creases behind the knee. A special type of instrument is used to create a pocket between the fascia and the muscle tissue underneath. The pocket must be big enough for the implant to fit in but small enough so the implant will be secured. The surgeon will then check the patient’s legs, with the implants in place. If the desired result is achieved, the incisions are stitched back together. If not, the surgeon can make adjustments regarding the implant’s position or size. The area is then wrapped in bandages and a compression garment is applied. Sometimes drains can be placed as well, in order to facilitate healing and the removal of unwanted fluids from the surgery area.

Calf Implants Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

1 night stay in the hospital is required

Back to Sports

8 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Back to Work

3 weeks

Calf Implants Recovery

During first 12 hours of the calf implants recovery period, the patient’s legs must be kept in an elevated position. The bandages are kept in place for the first week before it is removed and only the compression garment is worn. The compression garment must be worn for 5 weeks. During the second week of the calf implants recovery period, patients can return to minimum physical activity and sedentary work. Heavy lifting, standing for long periods of time and walking for long periods of time need to be avoided for at least 3 weeks after the calf implants surgery. Most patients take 3 weeks off work for this procedure. Patients also need to carefully follow the doctor’s instructions. The legs need to be massaged daily in order to avoid capsular contracture.

Calf Implants Risks and Complications

Calf implants surgery risks and complications can include:

● Seroma
● Capsular contracture
● Infection of the operation area
● Unfavourable scarring
● Excessive bleeding
● Asymmetry
● Revision surgery

Calf Implants Side Effects

Calf implants surgery side effects can include:

● Bleeding
● Pain which can be soothed with painkillers
● Discomfort
● Swelling
● Temporary numbness

Calf Implants Success Rates

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Before and After Calf Implants

The post-op swelling will generally go down during the first 2 weeks of the calf implants recovery period. The results of this procedure are visible immediately, but it will take some time for the legs to heal and refine themselves to their final form and contour.

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Calf Implants Cost

Average Calf Implants costs are € 2,378, based on Calf Implants prices from 13 clinics. Cheapest Calf Implants cost is € 1,900 where Calf Implants prices can go up to € 2,900.

Calf Implants prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Calf Implants in Turkey is a popular option where Calf Implants costs as low as € 1,900. You can also find Calf Implants clinics in Poland starting from € 2,900.

Please note that the Calf Implants prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Calf Implants procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Calf Implants procedures. To receive a personalized Calf Implants quote, please click HERE.

Calf Implants FAQ

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Can calf implants surgery be combined with another procedure?

Yes, liposuction, thigh lift and cellulite treatment are popular choices.

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When can I resume sports or exercise?

Patients can engage in any type of sports 8 weeks after the calf implants surgery.

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Will there be scars?

Yes, but the scars are limited to the natural creases of the leg area, so they won’t be visible.