Calf implants, which are inserted during a calf augmentation procedure, aim to improve the look of the lower legs by creating more definition and a muscular appearance.
Calf implants, which are inserted during a calf augmentation procedure, aim to improve the look of the lower legs by creating more definition and a muscular appearance. The results are created by putting implants into a pocket under the existing calf muscle. A successful treatment will create the appearance of a well-developed calf muscle that feels and looks natural.
Calf implants are typically made from hard silicon, which is inserted through an incision behind the knee. The surgeon will then manipulate it into the correct position during the procedure. Each implant will be inserted into pockets that overlay existing muscle. The implant can either be held in place through permanent stitches or the existing muscle in the calf. The surgery generally takes between one and two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic.
Calf implants result in the lower leg looking fuller for both men and women. They can be used to create the desired look if extensive muscle development hasn’t achieved the toning desired.
After surgery, the majority of patients have recovered enough to return to work within a week. Most find that once they have fully recovered from the procedure, scarring is minimal. It is advised that patients that have had calf augmentation avoid strenuous exercise for a minimum of six weeks but the surgeon responsible for your treatment will provide a personal recommendation based on individual circumstances.
Calf implants usually cost between £4,000 and £6,000, with the actual cost varying between cosmetic surgeons.