The Calf Implant Procedure
Calf implants are sought to achieve fullness and size in the lower leg region. This procedure is usually needed after an injury in which normal exercise by the patient cannot achieve the desired results. Calf implants are placed on top of the medial and or lateral gastrocnemius muscle through an incision behind the knee. Depending on your anatomy, the surgeon may decide to place two small calf implants on each gastrocnemius muscles or one large one over both. The calf implant surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia and takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You can expect moderate pain for the first couple of weeks including mild swelling, painful walks and bruising. Generally, you can resume all normal activity after 4 weeks. Post-surgery recovery products are available and often recommended by your surgeon to quicken the healing time.
The Various Types of Calf Implants
Calf implants come is various sizes, shapes and textures and are made of solid silicone. These implants have been in use for over 50 years and do not leak and are proven safe. During your consultation, your surgeon will show you the options and help you make an informed decision with which method, size and shape of implant would best suit your needs.
The Risks Associated with Calf Implants
Each cosmetic surgery procedure carries a certain amount of risk, as does all surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the possible risks and complications of your surgery and will answer any questions you may have about those risks. Possible calf implant surgery risks include implant shifting and infection.
The Cost of Calf Implant Surgery
Depending on your geographical region, your choice of surgeon, implant type and placement, the avera