Our first thoughts when considering implants may not immediately go to our calves but this surgery is an option for specific candidates. Calf implants are a popular way to provide balance and symmetry to the lower leg. Calf augmentation at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre can provide you with a natural looking, muscular calf.
Calf or lower leg augmentation is a surgical procedure that is used to enhance a naturally thin or underdeveloped calf or to reconstruct a calf that has been damaged due to an injury or disease. You may be considered a candidate for a calf augmentation if you desire aesthetic or cosmetic changes to your lower leg or if you desire reconstructive enhancements.
Self-Conscious about Your Legs
Being confident in your own skin is easiest when you believe that you are attractive. If you are embarrassed by your lower calves due to a hereditary issue, medical condition or an imbalance of muscle mass, you may be a good candidate for calf augmentation.
If your lower legs appear underdeveloped or thin in comparison to your thighs despite weight training to enhance your legs, calf augmentation may provide balance so that your lower leg muscles match the muscle mass in your thighs. Calf implants only enhance your calf but patients describe experiencing benefits in their entire leg because they feel more attractive and the muscular look is balanced and properly proportioned. Patients describe their excitement about showing off their new calves with short skirts and sports shorts.
Health Requirements for Calf Surgery
Candidates for calf augmentation should be close to their ideal weight. Calf augmentation involves placing implants into the lower leg to provide balance and a more muscular appearance. If you are overweight, you may need to lose weight and maintain your ideal weight before the surgery.
You may be considered a good patient if you are willing to comply with all postoperative instructions. Symmetry is a very important part of this procedure and during the postoperative process, the implants can shift significantly if you do not follow all instructions. Patients must avoid leg activity for one week and avoid significant exercising for about three weeks. The specific recovery time period will be provided during your consultation. The implants are usually maintenance free after the initial recovery.
Your consultation is the best time to discuss all of your questions and to share prescription medications and current medical conditions with your surgeon. Sharing this info should help you to avoid common problems and complications during the surgery and the recovery. If you desire more attractive, muscular calves then calf augmentation may be the answer for you. Contact Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre today to schedule your consultation! Our offices are located in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Melbourne.