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Calf Implants in Istanbul

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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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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
19 reviews
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
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Medicana International Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
JCI - Joint Commission International
FROM€ 1,900
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Calf Implants Cost in Istanbul

Cheapest Calf Implants price in Istanbul is € 1,900. Average Calf Implants cost in Istanbul is € 2,231 where prices can go as high as € 2,592.

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Istanbul

Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and In Europe, according to population – it has over 14 million inhabitants. Istanbul is Turkey’s financial, cultural and healthcare hub – it’s the city with the most JCI accredited private hospitals. The city spreads on both sides of the Bosphorus – The strait that divides the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. Istanbul also connects Europe to Asia forming a very interesting mix, both gastronomically and culturally.

Over 11 million tourists visited Istanbul in 2012, making it the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world.

Sights to See

The Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque incorporates Islamic architecture and Byzantine Christian elements in its design. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The Mosque got its name from the 20,000 Iznik blue ceramic tiles used to line its interiors. The Blue Mosque is also the final resting place of Sultan Ahmed which commissioned the building in 1609, with work finishing in 1616.

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul. The Cistern is huge, with a total of 336 columns arranged in 12 rows. It was built in order to store water during the Byzantine time – in the 6th century. Most of the columns feature decorative carvings, as they were re-used from other classical-age structures. Some of the most interesting columns on the site are the Medusa stones, in the north-west corner of the Cistern.

Topkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace is one of the finest examples of Islamic art and architecture. The palace itself was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century and has been the residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. The palace is a vast complex of richly decorated courtyards and rooms. The palace features a Harem, the Imperial Treasury room, the Imperial Council Chamber, the Second Court, the Third Court (the Sultan’s private rooms) and the Palace Kitchens. The palace became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and has been described as “one of the best examples of palaces of the Ottoman period”.

Tourists can enjoy a wide range of shopping centres and bazaars such as the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian bazaar and many modern shopping malls all around Istanbul.

Things to Know

● Tourists arriving in Istanbul will be required to purchase a tourist Visa – the procedure can be easily done online or at a visa machine before the immigration section of the airport. The Visa costs around 20 USD.

● There are 3 main airports in Istanbul. Hazerfen Airport is a private airport with limited traffic. Atatürk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Usually planes land at the Atatürk Airport (IATA:IST) which is just 20 km from the city centre. From there a visitor can take a taxi to Taksim Square for around TRY60. Tourists can also use a local airport service called Havataş which runs express bus services every 30 minutes for around TRY11 to Taksim Square and Aksaray.

● Food and drink at the airport is quite expensive and may cost 4 times more than in the city. It is advisable to bring your own meals from the town if you have a lot of waiting to do at the airport. There is also a supermarket close to the airport metro entrance where you can buy reasonably priced food and drink.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira (TRY) just about anywhere across Istanbul. Most shops and supermarkets also accept credit cards for payment.

● Roaming fees in Turkey are expensive, but you can simply buy a new SIM card when you reach Istanbul and use it for the duration of your stay.

● Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate, so the summer months are generally warm and in winter temperatures differ from place to place.

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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.