Tampa Calf Implants or Calf Augmentation
Calf implants or augmentation is a surgical enhancement procedure that is performed to increase the size and improve the shape of the legs. This procedure is relatively new and utilizes a FDA approved silicone implant to produce the desired increase in volume. Genetics, previous injury and certain health conditions all contribute to poor calf and leg musculature. In addition, calf muscles are one of the most difficult muscle groups to develop with exercise. As a result, calf augmentation surgery has gained a marked increase in popularity.
Reasons for Considering a Calf Augmentation or Calf Implants in Tampa:
Poorly developed calf muscles and overly thin legs
Unattractive asymmetry between right and left legs
Reduced muscle volume secondary to certain health conditions
The Calf Augmentation Procedure
Calf augmentation surgery involves the use of a specially contoured solid silicone implant. Dr. Fakhre will make careful measurements of your legs and these will be used to select the size of the implant that best suits your body. An incision is made in a convenient skin crease behind the knee. A pocket for the implant is then created, either submuscularly (deep to the muscle) or subfascially (deep to the fascia). The patient's anatomy and implant selected will help determine which pocket is selected. The implant is then placed into the dissected space and the incision is closed in layers.
The calf augmentation procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Surgery usually lasts about one to two hours and patients may be discharged home later that day.
Recovery following Calf Augmentation
The recovery after having calf implants placed is generally well tolerated. Dr. Fakhre will wrap your legs in a special compression bandage after surgery. This will help to reduce the amount of swelling and bruising that occurs. Patients should plan for a restful week after surgery.
Pain that occurs following calf augmentation is usually well controlled with oral pain medications. Complications after the placement of calf implants are rare, but may occur. You will be given a thorough postoperative instruction sheet written by Dr. Fakhre. Following these instructions will help reduce the risk of complications after surgery.
To find out if you'd be a good candidate for calf augmentation or calf implants in Tampa and Wesley Chapel, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Fakhre, your Tampa and Wesley Chapel Plastic Surgeon, at 813-PLASTIC (752-7842).