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Calf augmentation surgery is performed to improve the contour of the legs.
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Calf Implants

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Calf augmentation surgery is performed to improve the contour of the legs.

It can be performed for cosmetic purposes, simply where a fuller contour is desired, or reconstructive purposes,where some conditions result in significant underdevelopment of the calves.

The simplest and most effective method for augmenting the calves is with the use of synthetic implants, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your individual requirements.

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What does it involve?

Calf augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthesia or under local anaesthesia with total intravenous sedation. Some patients may prefer an overnight stay in hospital after the operation, but this is not strictly necessary.
The operation is carried out through a short incision in the horizontal crease behind the knee. These incisions usually heal very well and the scars will fade with time into a very fine line.
There will be bruising and swelling, which are most pronounced in the first week, and the implants will feel quite firm to start with.
Over time however, as the swelling subsides, they will soften and feel more natural.

What are the risks?

Complications are RARE, but you should be aware of them so that you can make an informed decision about your surgery.

Every operation carries with it the risk of bleeding, infection and delayed healing, all of which may require urgent or early reoperation.

In addition, there are risks that are specific to calf augmentation. If the implant itself becomes infected, it may have to be removed and not replaced until a much later date.

There may be malposition of the implant and/or asymmetry of the calf. There may also be nerve injury, though I emphasise that this is very rare.

In the longer term, the body forms a shell of collagen round the implant and this is normal. However, in a minority of patients, this shell or ‘capsule’ can contract to deform the implant and consequently the chest may become deformed, hard and painful.

These situations are not harmful, but further surgery may be required to remove the collagen capsule, or to replace the implants.

What should I expect?

Complications are RARE, but you should be aware of them so that you can make an informed decision about your surgery.

Every operation carries with it the risk of bleeding, infection and delayed healing, all of which may require urgent or early reoperation.

In addition, there are risks that are specific to calf augmentation. If the implant itself becomes infected, it may have to be removed and not replaced until a much later date.

There may be malposition of the implant and/or asymmetry of the calf. There may also be nerve injury, though I emphasise that this is very rare.

In the longer term, the body forms a shell of collagen round the implant and this is normal. However, in a minority of patients, this shell or ‘capsule’ can contract to deform the implant and consequently the chest may become deformed, hard and painful.

These situations are not harmful, but further surgery may be required to remove the collagen capsule, or to replace the implants.