Whether its adding definition or bulk, calf muscles are one of the most stubborn and unresponsive muscle groups in the body. As a result of their routine daily conditioning to support your weight and activity level, it takes an exorbitant amount of time and dedication to add even a small increase in size to the calf muscles. For most men, no matter how much they exercise, their calf muscles remain stuck at a plateau. Calf implants can give you exactly what you’ve been after for a boost in your overall appearance.
What Are Calf Implants?
Calf implants are made of solid silicone, which is soft and pliable to mimic active, toned muscle, but firm enough to add size and hold definition. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Beck will assess your body type, goals for augmentation and desired final look. Dr. Beck will then select the correct pre-formed implants or custom design implants specifically meeting your standards.
Calf Implant Surgery
Calf implant surgery generally takes 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The implants are placed through a small incision just beneath the crease in the back of the knee. Unlike most other implants, calf implants are placed on top of the muscle, but beneath a protective covering (fascia) around the muscle so they are secure and mimic the movement of these highly active muscles. Following surgery, you will be required to wear compression garments, limit repetitive lower body movements and keep your legs elevated whenever possible for several weeks. In addition, altering your normal gait and walking flat-footed during recovery is encouraged. With your surgeon monitoring your progress you should be back to light running, weightlifting, and other repetitive exercises somewhere between 6 to 8 weeks.
In certain instances, calf implants are used for reconstructive purposes to correct imbalances between the left and right calves as a result of birth defects, disease, or injury. In these specific cases, calf implants improve or recreate the contour, thickness, and bulk of the posterior lower leg muscles. Because these types of cases are more involved and tailored to the specific needs of the situation, procedure and recovery times will vary.
Never hesitate to put on your favorite pair of shorts or a swimsuit again. With calf augmentation surgery you’ll be ready to show off fuller and more defined calves that are in balance with your overall build.