Calf Implants

Calf implants are performed to increase the definition and contour in the lower leg area. They are also used to reduce the appearance of bow-leggedness and twisting below the knees.

REASONS TO CONSIDER
• You wish to have more defined calves.
• You want to correct bow-leggedness.
• You want to correct a dissymmetry in your calf area.

During surgery, small incisions are made behind the knee within the crease. The surgeon then creates a pocket within the calves and inserts the implant. Once completed, the incisions are stitched together and the surgery is complete.

RECOVERING FROM THIS SURGERY
Compression stockings are placed on the calves after the procedure that should be worn for about 2-3 weeks. Some patients experience pain for the first 48 hours after surgery, but most discomfort resembles the soreness experienced after an intense calf workout. People with office jobs are able to return to work within a week or two, but strenuous use of the legs should be avoided for at least six weeks. Compression stockings are placed on the calves after the procedure that should be worn for about 2-3 weeks. Some patients experience pain for the first 48 hours after surgery, but most discomfort resembles the soreness experienced after an intense calf workout. People with office jobs are able to return to work within a week or two, but strenuous use of the legs should be avoided for at least six weeks. Compression stockings are placed on the calves after the procedure that should be worn for about 2-3 weeks. Some patients experience pain for the first 48 hours after surgery, but most discomfort resembles the soreness experienced after an intense calf workout. People with office jobs are able to return to work within a week or two, but strenuous use of the legs should be avoided for at least six weeks.