What is Calf Augmentation?
Some medical conditions, illnesses, or injuries can lead to deficient or asymmetrical calf muscles. A calf implant can give you a well-defined muscle in your lower leg, that will give you a more youthful and muscular appearance. The implant is made out of silicone and it is placed either beneath or above the muscle.
Are You A Candidate for Calf Augmentation?
During your visit with Dr. Tamim, he will evaluate you and come up with the right treatment plan that fits your needs. Typically, an ideal candidate for calf implants is a person who has an ill-defined calf muscle either genetically, through an injury, or due to certain medical conditions, such as spina bifida, that is not responding to healthy life style and exercise.
Calf implant surgery is done under general anesthesia in one of our operating rooms. It is generally done through a small incision in the leg crease behind the knee, we then create a pocket either above or below the calf muscle and place the implant. Closure is done with resorbable sutures.
What to Expect
Most patients see immediate results after calf implant placement. And in general, recovery time is around 2 weeks. During that time, you will experience some swelling, soreness, and bruising. You will have to avoid strenuous activities in the first few weeks. Leg elevation and stretching is necessary to minimize the swelling after surgery. You are expected to see your optimal results in about one month following surgery. Detailed post-operative instructions will be given to you to ensure proper healing.