Calf implant surgery is a popular procedure for men and women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their calves. Through the surgical insertion of artificial implants, calf augmentation can enhance the size and shape of your lower legs.
Calf implant surgery in Torrance, CA can also be elected to reconstruct or minimize the appearance of deformities from injury or nerve diseases that result in muscle deterioration such as Polio or Spina Bifida.
Calf augmentation is a safe and effective way to correct muscle imbalance and sculpt the lower legs. Many men pursue calf augmentation for added muscle definition, while women desire curvier legs. If you’re self-conscious about your lower legs or you’ve been unable to improve definition through exercise, you may want to consider calf implants in Torrance, CA.
As a general rule, the best candidates for calf implant surgery are healthy, possess realistic expectations and do not smoke. The only way to determine if you are a good candidate for calf implants is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab.
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for calf implant surgery in Torrance, CA you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if calf implants are the best option available for you.
Surgery: Calf augmentation is an outpatient procedure which can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Once anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Khattab will begin by making a small incision in the natural crease of each knee. A pocket will then be created in the calf muscle to secure the implant. The implant will then be carefully placed and positioned into the pocket. All incisions will be closed with sutures and the legs will be wrapped in a supportive compression dressing.
Recovery: When you wake up from surgery, you will likely experience some pain, swelling and bruising, which can last for up to two weeks. Dr. Khattab may prescribe oral pain medication to help manage your discomfort. You will also need to wear supportive stockings for up to five weeks. Walking will be restricted for the first few days and exercise should be avoided for at least a month. Most patients are able to return to work in about a week.
Results: The final results of surgery may not be apparent for a couple months, as swelling gradually subsides. Following a full recovery, you can anticipate firmer, shapelier calves and a more proportionate lower body. The results are permanent, however, significant weight fluctuations may alter your results over time. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine will increase the probability of long lasting results.
If you’re ready to learn more about calf implants, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.