Calf Augmentation & Implants Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Hughes Performs Fat Grafting to the Calves and Calf Implants for Calf Augmentation
Dr. Hughes offers all forms of calf augmentation. The two most popular methods are augmentation by fat grafting and augmentation with semisolid implants. Dr. Hughes has been a natural bodybuilder for over 20 years, and he sees many patients, both male and female, who want to improve a lagging body part. Pectoral and calf augmentation are the two of the most popular augmentation procedures performed in patients.
Calf implants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and volumes and can be altered to create almost any effect. The implants are composed of a cohesive silicone material. The solid implant can be shaped on the operating room table to create the contours the patient has requested. In addition, the implants can be tailored to fit exactly the muscle or fascial dimensions.
Calf Implant Surgery Day
The operation takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. Dr. Hughes can place these implants through incisions hidden behind the knee in the crease. Some patients opt for only augmentation of one portion of the calf or the other. Some want augmentation of only the inner portion of the calf and some patients want augmentation of the inner and outer portions of the calf. Dr. Hughes can discuss with you what may be more appropriate during your consultation. The patient will go home the same day after remaining 1 to 2 hours in the recovery center.
Calf Implant Surgery Recovery
After the operation, the patient should typically avoid strenuous activity for about 6 weeks. There will be swelling that will make walking difficult for the first few weeks. It is important to maintain elevation of the legs to reduce swelling, postoperative pain, and the chances of the incision opening.
Results of Calf Implant Surgery and Calf Implant Surgery Complications
The results are immediate and long-lasting, but the tight fascial compartments limit augmentation to 1 to 2 inches in the circumference of the calf. The main complications include bleeding, infection, mobility of implant, and extrusion of implant.
Calf Augmentation Surgery with Fat Grafting
The second operation involves fat grafting and avoids the issue of having a foreign body placed. The fat can be harvested from virtually anywhere. The fat is placed through a 3 mm incision near the knee on each side. 300 cc per calf or more can be placed at one time. Although there is resorption of some of the fat, increases of 1 to 2 inches in circumference are common. Calf fat grafting also has the secondary benefit of liposuction of other areas of the body for contour improvement.
Fat Grafting to Calves Surgery Day
The operation takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. Dr. Hughes will typically liposuction the fat from the abdomen, sides, back, or thighs, although any area can be used as a harvest site. The patient will go home the same day after remaining 1 to 2 hours in the recovery center.
Fat Grafting to Calves Surgery Recovery
After the operation, the patient should typically avoid strenuous activity for about 6 weeks. There will be swelling that will make walking difficult for the first few weeks. Keeping the legs elevated is essential during the recovery period.
Results of Surgery and Complications of Fat Grafting to the Calves
The recovery is easier than that for calf implants and there are no risks associated with an implant. Complications would include bleeding, infection, fat necrosis, and contour irregularities among others.
Calf Augmentation with Fat Grafting & Implants
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
Dr. Hughes offers all forms of calf augmentation. The two most popular methods are augmentation by fat grafting and augmentation with semisolid implants.