What is a calf augmentation?
An alternative to implants is fat grafting, which involves transferring soft skin tissues from another area, like the thighs, to the calves. Sometimes, calf implants are used in combination with fat grafting, which may result in more precise result.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
How do I plan for my calf augmentation surgery?
Your surgeon will examine your calves, assess skin quality and tone and take measurements, paying attention to their shape and size, and will also take photographs. He or she will ask about your general health status as well as any pre-existing conditions.
There are several calf augmentation procedure options and your surgeon will suggest one that is right for you, explaining the full procedure so you can make an informed decision.
What is the procedure for calf augmentation?
How should I prepare for a calf augmentation?
You should stop taking certain medication, like aspirin and some anti-inflammatory drugs. Avoid recreational drugs and disclose to your surgeon any other medication you’re taking, since you may need to adjust these.
Be sure to arrange for transport to and from the clinic, since you will not be able to drive yourself after the procedure.
Where will my calf augmentation surgery be performed?
What anaesthetic will be used for my calf augmentation?
How do I recover from calf augmentation surgery?
You should take a few days off work while recovering from the surgery. While you are healing, avoid strenuous activity and exercise, try to stay off your feet as much as possible, avoid alcohol and follow a nutritious diet.
What can I expect after my surgery?
When can I return to normal activities?
What are the risks involved in calf augmentation surgery?
With calf augmentation surgery, like all other surgery, there is a (low) risk of post-operative infection, bleeding and swelling as well as the risks associated with anaesthesia.
Some of the other risks and side effects include pain, scarring, allergic reactions, skin loss and skin discoloration. There may also be fluid or blood accumulation.
Your surgeon will discuss all the risks with you before the procedure.
If you have infection and excessive bleeding, or if you notice pus or increased swelling, call your surgeon.
Some silicone implants can rupture or move, resulting in one calf that shrinks in size, or fullness that moves to a different part of your leg. Call your surgeon if you notice any of these.