What is it for?
- Improves the shape and definition of the calves (posterior region of the leg)
What does it mean?
- Calf augmentation with implants is a surgical procedure in which a silicone prosthesis is placed in a space between the skin and the muscle through an incision that lies slightly below the posterior fold of the knee (knee crease), in order to reduce the visibility of the scar. It is thus possible to improve the aesthetic appearance of this area of the body, in both men and women, increasing its volume and contributing to a better definition of the shape of the leg
Other procedures that can be associated
- Fat grafting (lipofilling), liposuction, breast augmentation
Type of anaesthesia
- General anaesthesia or epidural anaesthesia with/without sedation
- The scar is on the back of the leg, below the knee crease
- You can resume work in 2-3 days, and must use elastic compression stockings for two weeks. Physical exercise can be resumed after 6 weeks
Most frequent problems and risks
- Initially there may be some discomfort (easily controlled with painkillers), swelling and bruising. The most frequently reported risks are hematoma and infection. Like any prosthesis in another part of the body, either one or both implants may also have to be removed and/or replaced for the treatment of problems such as bleeding, infection, rupture of the implant or formation of "contractile" scar tissue around the implant - capsular contracture, which causes visible changes in the shape of the calf
- The procedure is definitive