Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants)

Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants) - Fort Worth, TX

What to Expect During And After Surgery

Calf Augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The surgery is usually completed in approximately one hour per leg. After a patient is released to go home, they are requested to walk with crutches for a few days. A return to normal activity usually takes a week to 12 days depending on individual healing times. Vigorous exercise should be delayed until you are released by your surgeon to do so; often between 4 to 8 weeks. The end result is a stronger-appearing, more balanced lower body.

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Average Cost $6,000 - $8,000
Recovery Time 1-2 Weeks
Avg Procedure Time 2 Hours
Post-Op Follow-Up 1 Week
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Surgical Technique

A small incision is made in the skin behind the knee, through which the surgeon passes a silicone implant. A pocket is created within the calf muscle, and the implant is positioned into this pocket.

For a larger, more muscular appearance, a second implant may be inserted alongside the first, still maintaining the body’s natural anatomic contours. Once the implant placement is ideal, the skin incision is closed with surgical sutures.

Over time, scar tissue will form and enclose the implant. This natural process of the body is beneficial as it keeps the implant in the proper location.

Overview

Calf Augmentation surgery is a popular confidence-boosting procedure that is done to even out imbalances in leg symmetry, correct deformities caused by trauma or medical conditions, or simply to attain a more muscular-appearing leg. To gain greater definition and increased calf size while still maintaining the body’s natural contours, semi-rigid yet pliable silicone implants are inserted into the lower leg. Since surgical goals differ with every patient, Dr. Daniels will work with you individually to select the most appropriate size and shape calf implant for your aesthetic desires. A consultation with Dr. Daniels can be scheduled at Anderson Plastic Surgery’s Fort Worth location.

Calf Augmentation FAQs

Why Calf Augmentation?
Calf implant surgery can be performed both for aesthetic desires as well as to treat medical or trauma-induced imbalances. Calf implants can resolve issues related to: • Lack of calf tissue development or muscle imbalance • Inability to achieve muscle definition • Lower leg injuries • Polio • “Chicken” legs • Spina Bifida
Will I Have Visible Scars?
Calf Augmentation surgery leaves only minimal scarring since the incision is placed behind the knee or within the front knee skin folds.
How Long Will They Last?
Most implants are manufactured to last between 10 to 15 years. As the body ages, and depending on individual levels of activity, an implant may no longer appear as it once did. If this happens, a patient can choose to have the implant permanently removed or choose an appropriate replacement.