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What is calf augmentation? 

Calf implants are silicone-based products that are designed to enhance the calf area. Also referred to as calf augmentation, this surgical procedure is performed by plastic surgeons only. You might be curious about calf implants if you’re concerned with the appearance of your lower legs, bodybuilders, or people with injuries or physical disabilities. Overall, calf implants have both high rates of efficacy and low rates of side effects.

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Diagnosis and Treatment: Although calf augmentation is an outpatient procedure, you will able to go home the same day. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), calf implant surgery takes about an hour and a half to complete, but patients should expect to dedicate an entire day for the surgery. Before the procedure, an anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia to avoid feeling pain. During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will make incisions into the calves and then insert the silicone implants. The skin is then stitched back together. 

Recovery: You’ll need to take at least a few days off work to fully recover from calf implant surgery. Your doctor will give you compression bandages that you’ll need to keep on for two weeks post-surgery. During these two weeks, you must avoid exercise and stay off your feet as much as possible. You’ll notice any bruising and inflammation from the surgery start to decrease and eventually go away in a couple of weeks. The ISAPS recommends refraining from alcohol for three weeks after your surgery. It is crucial make sure you’re consuming the necessary water and nutrients your body needs for recovery. While the results of calf augmentation are long term, they aren’t permanent. You may need to receive the surgery after several years once the silicone implants degrade from natural wear-and-tear.

Dr. Ray Lopez

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