Having a harmonious and proportional body is a goal set by many of us. Ideal beauty definitions are set by region, race, and culture, something is agreed by all of us: physical disharmony caused by disproportional body parts are at times considered a physical defect.
Being some of the most exposed areas of the body, especially in the warmer seasons, legs with a disproportionate aspect can cause a state of dissatisfaction and discomfort.
Disproportional calves in comparison to the thighs, an altered shape or asymmetry, may occur due to trauma after illness or it can be congenital.
These physical asymmetries affect adversely not only the person’s physical appearance, but also its emotional balance, while creating an inferiority complex that can affect social life.
Most often, the most safe, fast and effective solution to reshape the contours calf is the calf implant.
This procedure is relatively new in plastic surgery, but the results are convincing a great deal of people to try it.
What is calf implant surgery?
It is the surgery which augments the calf shape, using a special silicone implant. This is indicated for persons who have uni or bilateral deformities in the calf, or for persons dissatisfied with the current form of the calf.
How is calf the implant done?
An incision is made using a laser in the rear of the knee which creates space for introducing the implant. The intervention is performed under general anesthesia (general anesthesia is the best choice for the patient’s safety and comfort in the realization of the operation).
Hospital stay is one night only.
How long does the recovery from calf implant take and what does it assume?
The patient can walk the next day after the surgery. The bandages are eliminated 3 weeks after surgery. The patient is advised to wear compression stockings or a special elastic bandage and also to follow properly the medication after the surgery. It is advised not to emphasize exertion and sit with legs elevated whenever possible.
Who shouldn’t get a calf implant?
This operation is not recommended for people with rheumatoid arthritis diseases or for those with serious vascular disorders of the lower limbs and also people who have open wounds or local infections.
What are the risks of calf implant?
Given that the procedure is performed by laser, the risks of bleeding, infection, accentuated pains are almost eliminated, leaving only a local light disturbance feeling until healed, the only possible response remaining the formation of seroma (reaction body secrete a lymphatic fluid in the operated area) , a reaction that once arisen can be resolved spontaneously or can be remedied by a minor suction intervention.
Sometimes remodeling the legs using exercise provides low results. For those of you who want perfect symmetry and ideal proportionality of calves, calf augmentation surgery is the answer.