Calf implants increase the size and shape of the calf muscles. Most patients desire this procedure for the purpose of anatomical balance, while others opt for augmentation to correct deformities resulting from injuries or nerve diseases that result in muscle deterioration.
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About 45 minutes to 1 hour per calf.
Temporary swelling, bruising, and tightness of the skin.
Back to work: about 2 weeks.
More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more.
Bleeding, infection, nerve and or muscle damage, asymmetry, and slippage.
Long-lasting: circulatory problems that come with age may eventually cause the
removal of implants.
An incision is made below the crease behind the knee, and solid, silicone implants are inserted in pockets overlying the gastrocnemius muscles, then closed with sutures (stitches). Depending on a patient’s desired effect, the implants may be one or two to each leg.