During calf augmentation, the calf is reshaped and firmed. This procedure uses silicone implants to achieve the desired results.
Also Known As:
- Calf surgery
- Calf implant
Conditions Treated with Calf Augmentation:
Calf augmentation is utilized to treat an undefined calf. In some cases, it modifies the calf due to trauma of the lower leg.
A non-surgical alternative to calf augmentation is weight lifting that defines the calves. This method may be attempted in cases of undefined calves prior to a calf augmentation procedure. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Calf Augmentation:
Calf augmentation is performed with general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware and asleep during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Calf Augmentation:
Complications of calf augmentation that can arise include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Other potential risks include unequal calf sizes, nerve damage and displacement of the implant. Additionally, some patients experience bruising, scarring, swelling and soreness following the procedure.
Prognosis after Calf Augmentation:
The prognosis for a positive end result of calf augmentation is very good.
Recovery from Calf Augmentation:
The total recovery time for calf augmentation is four to six weeks.