It consist of Surgical increase the size (volume) and projection (size) of the Calves through the use of anatomical Calf implants or prosthesis, specially designed for that purpose.
The Calf prosthesis has been developed for more than 20 years, obtaining a wide margin of clinic safety.
The main indication for operation is the lack of Calf volume (Calf Hypotrophy).
How the calf implants surgery is performed
The Calf augmentation is a generally performed as an outpatient procedure that requires about an hour to complete.
During the surgical procedure, the approach is made with an incision in the natural popliteal crease behind the knee.
The Plastic Surgeon then creates a pocket large enough to place the implants, the prosthesis is placed behind the fascia of Gastroenemius muscle (sub-fascial location), increasing the volume and projection of that anatomical area.
Although normal activities can be resumed a few days after surgery, vigorous physical activities should be delayed for about six months.
Calf augmentation is often performed in conjunction with Liposuction of the ankle and leg, to create a thinner and more defined look.
Among the complications that can occur in a very small number of patients, are the following:
- Dehiscence of the surgical incisions
- Prosthesis Dislocation (ectopic location)
- Capsular Contracture
- Muscle contracture
- Prosthesis Extrusion
- Prosthesis rejection
However, with proper care and control, evolution tends to be very satisfactory.
The recovery is fast and painless, with satisfactory result.
The patients can make their normal lives after the first week, but must wait 8 weeks for exposure to the Sun, heat, go to beaches or physical exercises.
Without complications, the final result is excellent, permanent and very rewarding.
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