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Calf augmentation may be performed for cosmetic reasons, which can enhance one’s appearance and possibly boost self-esteem and self-confidence. Calf augmentation is usually performed on an outpatient basis, allowing the patient to return home the same day. Downtime is minimal, however it is recommended that patients avoid any excessive walking for a few weeks following surgery.This surgical procedure involves the insertion of artificial implants within the calf muscles. This results in the appearance of more mass and definition to the calves. These artificial implants are made from silicone and come in a variety of shapes and sizes to bring about more natural-looking results. Fat augmentation may also be used to enhance the calves’ appearance or, in some cases, achieve a balanced look.
The Benefits of Calf Augmentation
Calf implants can make your legs look as if they have been working out. They add both mass and definition to the calves. Men typically undergo calf augmentation to emphasize bulk. Women undergo this procedure for anatomical balance, so that the lower leg is more proportionate to the thighs.Calf augmentation can be performed for cosmetic reasons, but can also be done to correct congenital and physical defects.
Here are some of the conditions that calf augmentation can correct. Polio Disease (Poliomyelitis): A disease that can leave one partially or completely paralyzed in the lower legs. Calf augmentation can help give more balance to the calf muscle area.Spina Bifida – a rare genetic birth defect that affects the complete development of the nervous system and can affect one’s mobility.
Calf augmentation can help correct conditions where the calf muscle is smaller than one on the other leg because of nerve damage. This can bring about a more balanced leg appearance. In certain cases, the condition can affect how calf muscles develop and end up with one muscle smaller than the other. Calf augmentation can aid in creating the natural anatomical balance one desires.
Implants used in calf augmentation are solid, but pliable, and are mostly comprised of silicone. The feel of an implant designed for calf augmentation is that of a well-developed muscle. The implants come in varying sizes and shapes and should be fitted specifically to the individual who is requesting the calf augmentation to be certain that the "fit" is appropriate to the desired result. The purpose of a calf augmentation procedure has much to do with how the implant will be shaped.