Calf Augmentation

Calf Augmentation


Many people have difficulty developing their calf muscles. Though some individuals do exercise extensively, their lower legs remain thin and lacking in definition.

Other people suffer from an illness which caused the leg muscles to appear under-developed. Calf implants vary in size and shape.

Calf implant surgery, which is also known as calf augmentation; is designed to augment the size and the shape of the calf. The implants place over the calf muscles to enhance their appearance and give them more clear contours.

What makes Esteworld the best choice for calf augmentation surgery?

The plastic surgeons at Esteworld perform and recommend calf augmentation surgery in Turkey to correct imbalance, size and shape according to the physical proportions, when all conventional methods (exercise, diet and weight lifting) don’t provide the desired results.

Our surgeons prioritize education of patients about all plastic surgery and reconstruction procedures, and will spend the time to discuss all possible techniques and non-surgical alternatives.

Who are the best candidates for calf augmentation surgery in Turkey?

Ideal candidates are individuals with good overall health and :

  • Psychologically stable
  • Would like to have better trained muscles
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are healthy
  • Are psychologically stable

How to prepare for your calf augmentation surgery?

If you are a smoker, you should completely quit smoking before your surgery and during the recovery period because smoking can impede your healing process.

Certain medications and herbal supplements may increase the risk of bleeding. Your plastic surgeon will give you a list of medications that you must stop taking prior to surgery. If you do not see one of your medications on this list, you should ask your surgeon.

One month before calf augmentation

You should stop taking medications such as Aspirin and Vitamin E. You should also quit smoking completely.

One week before calf augmentation

You will be asked to complete your blood tests and cardiac assessment.

One day before calf augmentation

You should not eat or drink anything after the time advised by your surgeon. In addition, you should prepare a bag including comfortable shoes and clothes zipped or buttoned.

Morning of calf augmentation

You can take a shower or bath, normally.

Calf Augmentation Procedure

On the day of your calf augmentation surgery in Turkey, you will be administered general anesthesia, and you will be place supine (your face down) on the operating table. An incision is made on the fascia of the muscle. The fascia is made up of fibrous connective tissue that covers the muscle. Stitches are placed on the incision line.

Next, the surgeon creates a pocket large enough between the fascia and the underlying muscle in order to securely place the calf implants. After the leg is examined, the incision of the fascia is closed with sutures if the results are favorable. The patient will be returned to supine (face-up) position and then taken to the recovery room.

After Calf Augmentation Surgery

One day after your calf augmentation surgery

You must spend the first twenty-four hours after calf augmentation surgery in bed with as little movement as possible. When sitting or lying still, you should make sure you keep your legs elevated.

One week after your calf augmentation surgery

Most patients usually return back to work and normal routine within 3 to 7 days after their calf augmentation surgery.

General risks of calf augmentation surgery

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Hematoma (collection of blood)
  • Seroma (fluid buildup)
  • Implant shifting
  • Anesthesia complications

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have visible scars after my calf augmentation surgery?

As our plastic surgeons at Esteworld place incisions inconspicuously in the crease behind the knee during your calf augmentation surgery, you will not have any visible scar.  .

When can I start to exercise vigorously again?

It varies for each patient. However, the patients, who had a calf augmentation surgery, must avoid doing vigorous exercise for about one month or longer.

What kinds of implants are used in calf augmentation surgery?

The types of implants used in calf augmentation surgery are soft and sold silicone to achieve amplified definition and give the calf of the leg an aesthetical appearance.

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