Calf implantation is popular among men with calves that are small in proportion to the rest of their body. The procedure enhances the aesthetic appearance of the calves by making them look more developed, and in some cases it also improves the patient’s self-esteem. But how does calf implantation for men work.
For some men, exercise and body building often does not have the desired effect of increasing the size of the calf muscles, but that’s where calf implantation can help.
Calf implantation also known as calf augmentation is a procedure that improves the shape and definition of the calf. The surgery may be done for cosmetic reasons, or to correct a medical condition in the lower legs. The calf can be augmented with the use of approved silicone implants, or via a method known as autologous fat transfer.
How it works
Calf implantation is a surgical procedure that is typically performed under general anesthesia. In the case of implants, the incision for surgery is generally made behind the knee. The surgeon will create a tissue pocket to hold the implant, which may be placed either above the calf muscle (subfascial)or below the calf muscle (submuscular). With fat transfer calf augmentation fat is taken from the patient’s own body and then purified, before being injected into the calves.
Patients can expect to experience some pain and swelling after surgery. The pain will last for about 2-3 days, but the swelling can take up to 2 weeks to resolve. However, most patients are able to return to work within one week.
Clients in Beverly Hills can contact the offices of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leif Rogers, to learn more about calf implantation for men.
Call (310) 860-8915 today to schedule a consultation.