There are people who are dissatisfied with the shape of their calves and look for ways to make them more shapely and attractive. One state-of-the-art solution available for this concern is calf implants. Here at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre, we are proud to offer this solution to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Calf Implants?
A person is a good candidate for calf implants if they are in overall good health, both mentally and physically. They are unhappy with the size and shape of their calves and notice that the calves do not improve even after they’d taken up an exercise regimen. Ideal candidates also harbor realistic expectations about this procedure and what it can accomplish.
The patient can have a consultation with the plastic surgeon before the surgery is agreed upon. When the surgery is scheduled, the surgeon may instruct the patient to stop taking certain medications, give up smoking if they do and perform other pre-operative tasks to make sure that the surgery and recovery period go well. One of those tasks may be to perform exercises that tone up the calf muscle. Men and women may have calf implants for a variety of reasons; some may have them to bulk up while others may wish to make their silhouette look more proportional.
What Happens During a Calf Implant?
During the surgery, the surgeon makes an opening at the back of the knee. Since there are natural creases there, the surgical scar may be difficult to see after the incision heals. The surgeon then uses an instrument to create a pocket under the calf muscle. The implant is placed above the muscle and the opening sealed. The same thing is done to the other leg, after which the surgery is complete.
Recovery from Calf Implant
The surgeon places compression bandages on the patient’s legs and gives them instructions on how to take care of themselves when they are recovering at home. Most calf implant patients are able to walk normally about two weeks after their surgery, though they may be advised to avoid deeply strenuous activities for at least eight weeks.
Schedule a Consultation with Us for Calf Implants
If you are displeased by the look of your calves and desire more definition and attractiveness, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre! At our offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, and the Golden Coast, our caring and devoted team of professionals are happy to explain the particulars of calf implants and answer any question you may have. Contact us today to book your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!