Plastic Surgery for Calves
Anaesthesia:General or local
Hospitalisation:Outpatient or (inpatient) 1 night
Back to Work:7 days
What is a Calf Augmentation?
Calf augmentation encompasses a variety of surgical techniques used to enhance the shape and size of calves.
How is this type of plastic surgery performed?
Silicone implants or fat grafting (lipofilling) can be used to enhance the calves.
What type of implant is used?
Implants have an outer silicone shell, filled with silicone gel.
What about the scars following surgery?
The incisions are located in inconspicuous areas at the crease behind the knee (popliteal crease), meaning that they are barely noticeable.
Are there any risks or potential complications?
Calf augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure. Generally, the results are excellent, with limited complications when performed by qualified plastic surgeons in accredited facilities. After surgery, it is essential to follow the surgeon’s postoperative care instructions and to avoid smoking as this compromises the results of surgery.