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BCalf Augmentation

Calf Augmentation or Calf Implant procedure is best suited to people who find it difficult to develop their calf muscles, even with extensive, targeted exercise. People who have had an illness that has caused the muscles to appear deteriorated or under-developed can undergo a calf implant surgery in order to have a better-balanced lower body.

The implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and one can also have a custom built one in the case of disease or injury to the calf muscles. These implants made of silicon are inserted above the calf muscles. After calf implant surgery, the legs can appear more shapely and defined.


The length of the procedure varies, but generally takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour for each leg. It is usually done under general anesthesia or it may be performed under local anesthesia with light or deep sedation. The longer the procedure is expected to take, the more likely that general anesthesia will be recommended. One can generally return home within a few hours of the surgery if no other medical problems are there or a lengthier procedure performed under general anesthesia. In such cases, it may be necessary to spend the night in the hospital so your recovery process can be monitored by the medical staff.

Following the surgery the calves may feel stiff and sore with a little discomfort associated with the incisions. Pain medication and ice packs may be used in the first few days to reduce discomfort and swelling. It is advisable to rest and keep the legs elevated during the week following the surgery. There will be some discomfort during initial movement.


Normal physical activities may be resumed a few days after the surgery. However, in order to allow the body time to heal, vigorous activities such as exercise should be delayed until about six weeks after the surgery.

The results of this procedure are generally quite long lasting, but there may be some problems, such as the circulatory problems that sometimes come with age eventually necessitating the removal of the implants. With age the muscles begin to shrink and the outline of the implants may occasionally become visible many years later.


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