Calf Augmentation


Treatment

In spite of the aesthetic importance of legs, at times insufficient attention is paid to one of their crucial parts, namely the calves. Lack of development creates an effect that can spoil the figure and accentuate other defects by comparison, such as the thickness of the thighs or hips. The most effective remedy is to insert an implant, giving the calves the volume and shape the patient wishes. Sometimes the problem affects only one leg, due to an injury or poliomyelitis, making the complaint even more obvious. 


Surgery duration

1 hour

Bed

1 day

Recovery

1 week

Anesthesia

General or epidural

Effect

1 week

Results

Permanent


Procedure

The operation lasts approximately one hour. The procedure consists of making an incision close to the back fold of the knee, placing an implant that is specific for the zone and adapted to the requirements of each patient.

Hospitalisation

A stay of 36 hours in the clinic is enough to recover from the treatment.

Anaesthesia

Treatment is carried out under epidural or general anaesthesia.


Pre-operative

As in all surgical operations, a pre-operative examination is required to detect any possible anomaly that might undermine the operation.


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Aftercare

Recovery is gradual and patients can usually walk at normal pace after one week. The results are highly satisfactory due to their natural appearance.



Expert opinion

Dr. Jorge Planas
Dr. Jorge Planas

From the aesthetic point of view, calf implants have very good results, both in women and men. A well shapely calf enhances the leg and thigh contour. Legs are usually the support of a good body shape. Thus, the implant provides a better proportion of the lower limb.

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