Many people are dissatisfied with the shape or size of their calf, particularly in relation to larger thigh muscles. Calf implants can be used to enhance calf shape or size or correct deformities resulting from injury or nerve diseases that result in muscle deterioration.
How Does Calf Augmentation Work?
Two surgical techniques are used for calf implants: the submuscular and subfascial calf augmentation procedures. Submuscular augmentation involves creating a pocket in fibrous sheets of tissue underneath the major muscles that make up the calf. In contrast, the subfascial augmentation procedure creates a pocket between muscle and the fascia underlying the skin.
Using these techniques, the implants are protected by tissue under the skin or muscle fiber, producing a comfortable, natural looking, and visually pleasing result.
The procedure begins with an incision through the skin in the crease at the back of the knee and the formation of a pocket in the calf tissue. Your surgeon will then insert and carefully position the implant within the pocket. The incisions will be closed with sutures or surgical adhesive and bandages will be applied.
After Calf Augmentation: Recovery
You may need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to reduce swelling and provide comfort and support as you heal. Bandages and sutures will be removed in one to two weeks. Your scars will be hidden and will fade considerably over time. With AART Body Contouring Implants, you can achieve the shape, definition, and contours that you desire.