Give Your Lower Legs a Sculpted Look with Calf Augmentation
Give Your Lower Legs a Sculpted Look with Calf Augmentation | Dr. Leonard Grossman M.D. | New York

Muscle mass is mainly determined by genetics and has nothing to do with effort. It could be time to think about calf augmentation if you’ve worked hard in the gym but still don’t have the perfect calf look. This procedure is typically performed to address calf abnormalities or add muscular definition to the lower legs.

This popular plastic surgery technique involves adding fat and skin to the leg’s lower part, giving you a fuller appearance and definition. Calf augmentation is also an excellent option in cases where injuries have caused loss of muscle mass in the area around the Achilles tendon.

So what do you need to know before considering this option?

What is Calf Augmentation?

Calf augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the enlargement of the calf muscles. During this procedure, surgeons use small incisions to insert implants under your skin and fuse them to your bone. The implants are made from silicone or saline material and can be placed anywhere on your lower leg.

The benefits of calf augmentation include the following:

  • Calf lifting allows you to wear heels without experiencing pain from swelling in your ankles and feet (or back). You’ll also be able to walk comfortably while wearing high heels, thanks to a lifted calf muscle!
  • Improved appearance – To achieve this effect, it’s essential for you and anyone who sees you regularly. Your doctor may notice how much better everything looks when there aren’t any visible signs left afterward.

The surgeon will make incisions on both sides of each leg so that they can see exactly how much tissue needs to be removed from each leg at once without damaging other areas, such as nerves or arteries along their course through veins branching off towards various parts inside our bodies including lungs themselves.

Why Have Calf Implants?

Calf implants are an excellent option for people who want their legs to look more sculpted and toned and help improve their appearance. They provide fullness in the upper part of your leg that can be seen from above and below. By adding more volume to this area, you’ll see an improved definition of your lower extremities and feel more confident in your appearance overall.

The implants also reduce swelling due to injury or inflammation by supporting injured areas, so they don’t get worse than they already are before surgery occurs! It is essential because it helps prevent complications like infection or tissue damage from appearing when trying to heal injuries properly instead of just treating them with painkillers until they’re better.

Who is a candidate for calf augmentation?

You may be a candidate for calf implants if you are an adult and have a typical bone structure. Suppose your calves are thin or not well-defined because of genetics or aging. In that case, it’s time to consider a calf augmentation procedure.

Anyone who avoids wearing clothing that exposes their legs because they are self-conscious about the size and form of their calf muscles is an excellent candidate for calf augmentation. Many people find it challenging to build strength and structure in their calves through training or weightlifting.

To determine whether or not this procedure is proper for you, consider taking the following steps:

  • Research the different types of surgeries available at your local hospital or clinic. Be sure they have experience performing these procedures before considering them as an option for yourself.
  • Speak with several doctors about their opinions on how effective each type would be at improving your shape overall—and also ask them what kind(s) might best fit into your lifestyle needs/preferences in terms of cost-efficiency.

How is a calf augmentation procedure done?

The calf augmentation procedure is done under local anesthetic, meaning you will not feel any pain during the process. It takes about one hour to complete and involves the following:

  • Making incisions in your lower leg.
  • Inserting implants through these incisions.
  • Closing them with stitches.

The implants are placed just below the skin, so they don’t need any further surgery later on down the road when you want to get rid of them or move them around.

Calf augmentation is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be allowed to leave that day and return home. Less than a few hours are needed to finish the process. You will, however, need to take some time off from work to rest. Working with just a skilled and experienced surgeon will help to minimize the risk of problems and adverse effects.

What does recovery after calf augmentation looks like?

Recovery can take several weeks, but you mustn’t resume normal activities until the stitches have healed and there is no pain or redness in the area where the surgery was performed. If you are experiencing any discomfort following surgery, contact your doctor immediately to discuss treatment options.

If you’re considering getting calf implants, here are some tips on improving your recovery.

Elevate your legs. Lay down and elevate your legs with one or two pillows. Use a stool to support your legs while sitting down rather than letting them hang at a 90-degree angle.

After calf augmentation surgery, icing is essential. Apply cold to your calves many times each day using an ice pack that has been cloth-wrapped. We advise applying ice for roughly 10 to 15 minutes, followed by a respite of at least an hour. Repeat this daily, particularly in the first several days following surgery.

Go for a walk. Walking is one of the healthiest activities you can do while recovering from calf augmentation. Take as many strolls as you can. It could not be easy to walk without assistance at first. Although not required, crutches or a walker can be utilized. If at all possible, avoid using stairs. It’s not the right moment to sprint, push, or hurry.

Skip the gym for a while. It may inspire you to start working out again once you notice the new shapes in your calves but put it on hold for a time. Refraining from physically demanding or weight-bearing workouts is crucial until your doctor has given the all-clear.

Our takeaway

You don’t have to be afraid to show your calf muscles in swimwear, shorts, or anything else. You may get your calves restored while maintaining a natural appearance with the help of an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Nobody may even notice that it was sculpted artificially.

Set an appointment with us at Dr. Grossman to learn more about this procedure!

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