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Calf Implants

Dr Richard Arabitg - Sunday, May 17, 2015

Before a calf augmentation procedure, your legs will be measured in order to get an appropriately sized implant. The procedure can be done under general anesthesia or sedation anesthesia. The incision is made behind the knee, as this prevents obvious scarring, which will just appear as normal creasing within that area. The implant is placed between the connective tissue and the gastrocnemius muscle, or within the muscle. When placed between the muscle and fascia, the procedure is less invasive and has a faster recovery. However, the implant may warp in shape, or rotate in an undesirable way. Placing the implant within the muscle can produce more natural-looking results, and may have less surgical complications.  Although, the procedure is much more difficult and has a longer healing time. Once the placement is finalized, the incision is closed up for recovery. The final results are visible within a few months, as the implants settle and the bruising and swelling fades. More than one implant may be placed in the lower leg during surgery, depending on the desired results. Calf implants are available in solid silicone or silicone gel, depending on the surgeon’s preferences and the desired results. Your Orlando plastic surgeon can discuss the pros and cons of each type of implant to make sure that you are choosing the best option for you, as well as help you understand any associated risks or side effects of the surgery. It is important to find a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon to perform a calf augmentation, so that you can achieve the results you want.


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