Calf Augmentation

Create fullness in your lower leg

Add shape and size to your calf muscles

If you go to gym regularly and pay particular attention to how your muscles develop, you would agree that growing the calf muscle can be a difficult and lengthy task for some individuals.

Most patients seeking calf augmentation are looking to enhance their physique and thus the reason behind the surgery is a cosmetic one. That being said, some patients unfortunately suffer congenital malformations such as asymmetries to their legs following:

  • Polio myletis
  • Injury

These cases can be eligible for calf augmentation surgery following a detailed examination and consultation with Dr Snijman.

How is the surgery performed?

Dr Chris Snijman will insert a silicone prosthesis of pre-discussed size

Calf Augmentation is a procedure through which Dr Chris Snijman will create fullness in the lower leg and can help patients who, even after extensive muscular development, cannot achieve the calf muscle toning they desire*.

Dr Chris Snijman will dissect a pocket in the calf and insert a silicone prosthesis of pre-discussed size into place via a tiny incision behind the knee. The implants are placed beneath the existing muscle fascia.

That does make the surgery seem simple, but there are many considerations to take into account:

  • Aesthetic desires
  • Anatomy
  • Implant type and size

Dr Chris Snijman performs calf augmentation surgery as an outpatient procedure and with assistance and in most cases you can go home after the surgery*. The procedure takes roughly 60 minutes under general anaesthetic.

Am I a good candidate for Calf Augmentation?

The aim of this surgery is to help create a more enhanced appearance. Generally, anyone in average physical condition or good health can be a candidate for calf implant surgery.

What is the recovery like?

Allow at least two weeks for recovery*

During the first week of recovery Dr Chris Snijman will instruct you from time to time, to walk around but when lying or sitting to have the legs elevated to reduce swelling and, therefore, discomfort.

You might need assistance for a few days post-op to follow the waking instructions, but you should be walking without assistance after a few days and normally within two weeks*.

Any discomfort will be avoided with oral painkiller medication.

Risks and complications

Risks and side effects from calf augmentation are rare*, and in most cases complications arise from patients not following post care instructions.

All complications and risks will be discussed with you at length during the consultation process but the most common are:

  • Seroma
  • Haematoma
  • Unpleasing placement of the implant

Combination procedures

It is fairly uncommon that people who undergo Calf Augmentation surgery combine their surgery with other treatments. This is not because they are unsuitable but more that their cosmetic case is very specific.

Undergoing your Calf Augmentation surgery with Dr Chris Snijman is as simple as making an appointment. Call his Morningside rooms now on 011 884 9957.

* Disclaimer
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