Calf Implants

Many men and women work hard to sculpt their calf muscles, only to find that nothing really works. Calf implants will give your lower leg that definition that no amount of working out or spot training can achieve. If you don’t have the underlying muscle structure, calf implants can create the perfect body contouring you desire.

The Calf Implant Procedure

Calf implants can be performed on an outpatient basis with either a local or a general anesthesia. The surgeon will make a small incision just below the crease at the back of the knee. This way any remaining scaring will be almost invisible. The solid silicone implants are inserted and the incision is sutured closed. The entire procedure will usually take about two hours and you will probably be allowed to go home within a few hours, assuming there are no complications.

How Long Will Recovery Take?

Right after surgery your calves may feel sore but because the incisions are so small the pain should be minimal. Over-the-counter medications and ice packs can help to reduce any swelling. There may be some bruising at the site of the calf implants but this is normal. The doctor will advise you to keep your legs elevated for a few days after surgery and you will need to keep the incision site clean to prevent infection Once you begin walking there may be some slight pain, but this will gradually subside over time. You may return to normal physical activity in a few days but any vigorous activity should be avoided for several weeks to give your body time to heal. Your doctor will give you specific instructions to fit your situation.

How Much Does a Calf Implant Cost?

The cost of a calf implant is just over $3,000 for the surgeon’s fees. This does not include anesthesia, operating room facility, hospital stay, and other related expenses. Calf implants are considered elective or cosmetic surgery, but financing for the procedure is available.

Risks Associated with Calf Implants

Complications from calf implants are rare, but as with any surgical procedure there is a slight risk of infection, bleeding, or potential for the implants to shift or become distorted. Overall, calf implants are a simple procedure with few complications and one that can have a big impact on your body image and confidence.

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