Calf augmentation is a procedure, which you should consider if your calves are too small or do not match. It can be a source of considerable embarrassment and self-consciousness. For men, small calves can look feminine and out of proportion with the rest of the body. Both men and women can lose volume in the calves after a medical condition or trauma.
Whatever your reason, calf augmentation can enlarge one or both calves by the surgical insertion of implants – either pre-molded or custom – to reshape the calves to your specifications. Calf implants can:
Dr. Valdez has extensive experience performing calf augmentation for his patients with an eye toward a proportionate and natural-looking result.
Calf augmentation can provide you with calves that are aesthetically pleasing, symmetrical, and in proportion to your upper legs.
Calf augmentation is accomplished by inserting a semisolid silicone implant below the strong tissues covering the muscle and above the functioning muscles. An incision is placed behind the knee, which will virtually disappear in months.
The shape and size of the calves prior to surgery will influence both the recommended treatment, as well as the final result.
You might need to be off your feet for a couple of days after your surgery, and most people take about a week off from work. Most people feel back to normal within 3 weeks, and you should avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks.
You will be left with some bruising, swelling, and soreness. Keeping your legs elevated can help to reduce swelling, and you can take pain medication to relieve discomfort.
Of course, we will monitor your progress in follow-up examinations and answer any questions you have while you heal.
Calf augmentation is permanent.