When is it justified?
The shape of your calf mainly depends on your genetics: if the lower part of your leg is too thin or unshapely, you might not be able to significantly change this even by exercising. If this is the case, inserting an implant might be the solution. Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
The surgery is performed in anesthesia. First, a 4 centimeter long incision is made at the back of your knee to hide the scar, and then the implant is inserted through this slit. The absorbable sutures we use will spare you the unpleasantness of having the stitches removed. The complete intervention takes 1 hour.
Recovery and aftercare
After the intervention you spend one night in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. In the morning following your calf augmentation, our specialist puts waterproof bandages over your scars that allow you to have a shower without having to worry about them. We provide you with the compress garment that you will have to wear for 4 weeks. It is important to avoid climbing stairs and taking long walks for a week, and any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks. Even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, but 3 weeks after the surgery you can have some light exercise. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for two months. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 7th and 14th days after the intervention, and two additional ones during week 6 and 12. Your visible scars will disappear in approximately 2-3 weeks, and the skin-deep scars will heal in 18 months. The shape of your calf will be finalized in 6-8 months.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation, or a keloid scar.
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