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Calf implants and fat transfer to calves: THE FACT you need to know

Sometimes also referred to as a calf enlargement. Calf augmentation is a procedure which aims to improve the size and aesthetic appearance of the calf area. Therefore Calf implants and calf augmentation with fat injection are sought by two groups of people: those with shrunken lower legs due to an injury or disease, and people with naturally thin and underdeveloped calves who can’t get robust calves with diet and exercise.

What are Calf Implants?

Birth defects or physical ailments later in life can result in reduced muscle definition in the calf, which is then impossible to gain or regain via natural exercise. A calf implant can be ideal for those who wish to improve the appearance of this area, by increasing the bulk or proportions of the calf in relation to the rest of the body (typically, the thigh area) .

Preoperative preparation FOR CALF IMPLANTS IN IRAN

During the calf implant surgery, you will be put under a general anaesthetic. As such, any feelings of illness or signs of being unwell prior to your calf augmentation should be reported to your surgical team. Your surgery will be rescheduled. Our primary aim is for you to be both happy and healthy following surgery. So, we aim to avoid complications wherever possible. Six weeks prior to your surgery you will also be required to stop smoking. Any aspirins, herbal supplements or anti-inflammatories should also be avoided in the days prior to surgery. You may also be required to undergo some pre-operative tests, but this will be fully discussed with you during your consultation .

How Do I Prepare for My Calf Augmentation Procedure?

You’ll need to take at least a few days off work to fully recover from calf implant surgery. Your doctor will give you compression bandages that you’ll need to keep on for two weeks post-surgery, according to the ISAPS. During these two weeks, you must avoid exercise and stay off your feet as much as possible. You’ll notice any bruising and inflammation from the surgery start to decrease and eventually go away in a couple of weeks.The ISAPS recommends that you refrain from alcohol for three weeks after your surgery. This is also a crucial time to make sure you’re getting the water and nutrients your body needs for recovery. With the right nutrition and water intake, you’ll be better able to resume normal activities after a few weeks without complications.While the results of calf augmentation are long term, they aren’t permanent. You may need to re-do the surgery after several years once the silicone implants degrade from natural wear-and-tear .

Procedure for calf implants

Calf augmentation is an outpatient procedure. This means that you’ll have the surgery at either your surgeon’s office or at a hospital, but you are able to go home the same day.According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), calf implant surgery takes about an hour and a half to complete. This doesn’t count the prep time before surgery, as well as recovery from the anesthesia. In all, you should expect to dedicate an entire day to your procedure.Before the actual procedure, an anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia. This puts you to sleep during the surgery so you won’t feel any pain. The anesthesia is administered locally with a mask, or intravenously via needles in your veins. During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will make incisions into the calves and then insert the silicone implants. The skin is then stitched back together .

Areas for planting legs

Calf implants are used to enhance the back of the lower half of your legs only. If you have other cosmetic concerns about your legs, such as thigh contouring, you will need to talk to your surgeon about any separate procedures .

Are there any risks or side effects?

Any cosmetic surgery can pose both minor and serious risks and side effects. Minor side effects from calf implant surgery can include bruising from the incision areas, as well as swelling. You might also experience redness and discomfort within the first few days.Some people experience side effects from the anesthesia. These are immediately felt within the first few hours of the surgery and can include nausea and vomiting.More serious side effects can include infection and excessive bleeding. Call your doctor if you notice pus or increased swelling and bleeding around the calf area.Silicone implants also carry the risk of rupture or misplacement. You’ll be able to tell something isn’t right if your calf shrinks in size, or if the fullness moves to another area of your leg entirely. Call your surgeon right away if you think something’s wrong with the implant .

Calf implants vs fat grafting

Another option for larger calves is a procedure called fat grafting. Rather than inserting implants in your calves, fat grafting involves transferring soft skin tissues from another part of the body, such as the thighs, to the area. In some cases, calf implants are used in conjunction with fat grafting for more precise body contouring.Fat grafting is not as invasive and requires less anesthesia. For the best results though, your surgeon might recommend both procedures together .

How much is Calf Implants cost in Iran

The price of a calf implants procedure in Iran ranges from $1000 to $1400 and the price for a calf augmentation with fat grafting is somewhere between $1200 and $1800. To learn more about Ariana medicare tour services prices for calf augmentation and medical tourism service, contact us via WhatsApp, Telegram, email, or the online form on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions About Calf Augmentation

How long is recovery for calf implants?

The overall recovery period for leg augmentation surgery is between 2 and 8 weeks. In the first two weeks after surgery, you should raise your legs as much as possible to ensure recovery.

Can you walk after calf implants?

Most patients are so stiff that they walk like Frankenstein for a few days afterward, but that will subside after a little time. After about two full weeks, you should be able to start walking like usual again and can even walk long distances.

Are calf implants painful?

It is common for patients to experience pain and discomfort right after undergoing calf implant surgery. Expect your calves to be sore, stiff, and swollen. Also, don't be shocked to see bruises over the surface of the incision areas.

Is calf augmentation permanent?

While the results of calf augmentation are long term, they aren't permanent. You may need to re-do the surgery after several years once the silicone implants degrade from natural wear-and-tear

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