Calves or the famous shapely "potatoes" make a composition of the leg as a whole, leaving the most balanced and beautiful. But these muscles are considered one of the most difficult to obtain increase and definition in the gyms. For cases of small calves, which do not grow, even in spite of a lot of exercise, or for those cases of asymmetries or marked differences between the calves, plastic surgery to increase the calves is indicated! This surgery aims to gain volume in the region, leaving the leg more proportionate and with more harmony. - Common questions
How is plastic surgery performed to increase the calves?
The surgery is performed through the inclusion of a silicone implant in the calf region. The incision is located at the back of the knee, hidden in a fold of natural skin on the body. A gain is achieved at the back of the shin and medially, reducing the space between the two legs.
How is the postoperative period of calf augmentation surgery?
The surgery lasts an average of 2 hours and is performed under epidural anesthesia with sedation in most cases, rarely goes with pain, can lead to local discomfort that easily subsides with the use of analgesics. We recommend relative rest at home for 7 days. The stitches must be removed between 10 and 14 days, when the patient returns to social life. Light physical activities and waxing are released from the first month after surgery.
Does the calf prosthesis need to be changed?
There is no recommendation from the manufacturer as to the exchange. What should be done is a follow-up every five years with exams to check if there is any wear or capsule that could harm the result. In the case of exchange, the surgery will be smoother, with less comorbidities since the store for the inclusion of the prosthesis would already be ready.
What are the recommendations for successful surgery?
Following the guidelines is as important as the surgery itself. The 7-day rest must be respected, the return to the office twice a week for the first 3 weeks for dressings and care by the surgeon must be obeyed, after removing the stitches, you must use micropore on the spot for another 15 days, the use of a compressive stocking should be done for 2 months.
Is there a risk of the prosthesis bursting?
The current silicone prosthesis is made of a cohesive gel, very resistant to trauma and hardly a trauma would result in its rupture. The manufacturer usually states that it is easier for a fracture to occur in the leg than for the prosthesis to rupture so much energy necessary for this possible rupture to occur. In short, the chance of this happening is very small.