Calf implant surgery, also known as calf augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery to increase the size and improve the shape of the calf. It can also be used to correct muscle imbalance as a result of physical defects.
Overview of Calf Implants
Some people are unhappy about the size and shape of their lower legs. Sometimes asymmetrical, undersized or misshapen calves make them to feel embarrassed. They are unable to improve the definition of their lower legs through exercise. These people will avoid wearing clothing that exposes their lower legs. They should not worry anymore, since they can try this procedure. Even some people have these defects due to diseases such as polio or from birth conditions, so they need this kind of procedure.
calf implants Recommended For:
- Individuals who seek to emphasize the bulk of the calf muscle
- Individuals who desire a lower leg more anatomically proportionate to the thigh
- Individuals who are a bodybuilder and reached the plateau of calf development with exercise, but are not satisfied with the definition of lower leg
- Individuals who wish to correct lower leg defects resulting from injury; disease, such as polio; or from birth conditions
Before Calf Implants
Patients should stop smoking a few weeks before and after the surgery. Alcohol consumption should be limited before the surgery. The surgeon will take medical history. Taking some medicines such as Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines and herbal supplements should be stopped few days before the surgery. Patients should avoid eating after the midnight before the surgery.
During Calf Implants
The patients undergo general anesthesia during the surgery. The surgeon makes incisions behind the knee to create a pocket to place the calf implants. After that, the surgeon places the silicone implant. The incisions are then closed with stitches. This procedure usually takes between 1 to 3 hours.
After Calf Implants
Patients should elevate their legs for the first few days after the surgery. Swelling, bruising and discomfort are common symptoms. The surgeon may prescribe painkillers and antibiotics. Patients should stay in bed for the first two days. They are able to return to work after a week. It is recommended to wear compression stockings at least a week. Heavy activities should be avoided at least 6 weeks after the surgery.
Calf Implants cost in Iran start from 1660$
Calf Implants cost in Tehran start from 1660$
Calf Implants cost in Mashhad start from 1760$
Calf Implants cost in Shiraz start from 1810$
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