About Calf Augmentation
Due to genetics, medical conditions, and other causes, you may have underdeveloped or asymmetrical calf muscles that you would like to improve. Women and men who have thin or shapeless legs can get help at Dorner Plastic Surgery with calf implant surgery. Plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Dorner performs calf augmentation to create a fuller and more symmetrical lower leg. This procedure is very specific and is not typically offered at aesthetic practices, which is why our Dublin, OH office is proud to be at the forefront of innovative cosmetic care by providing this procedure. If you have naturally deflated calves or simply desire greater definition, contact Dr. Dorner at Dorner Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation and learn about your options.
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Calf augmentation surgery is often a good option for men and women of all age groups. Ideal candidates:
- Lack muscle definition in their lower legs
- Have disproportionate legs
- Have an illness or disease like poliomyelitis or spina bifida
- Suffered an injury or trauma that caused calf deformity
Calf augmentation is accomplished by using silicone implants of a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate the look you desire. In some situations, only one implant is placed to repair asymmetrical calves, but in other cases, two implants are used in a single calf to create dramatic definition. During your consultation, Dr. Dorner will discuss these details further and design an individualized treatment plan that is specific to your shape.
There are two common surgical techniques used for calf augmentation, submuscular and subfascial. With the submuscular method, a pocket is created underneath the muscle that makes up the calf. In the subfascial method, a pocket is created in the fibrous sheet tissue called fascia (covers the calf muscle). Dr. Dorner will create incisions within the creases of the legs behind the knee, and he will insert the implants using the method that best fits your needs. Calf augmentation surgery usually takes about an hour to perform as an outpatient procedure.
What To Expect
Crutches will be required for about a week following surgery. Legs should be elevated when lying down in a resting position to help reduce swelling. Soreness and swelling are normal but should subside in the weeks that follow. Dorner Plastic Surgery will provide a stretching regimen and specific aftercare instructions to optimize the healing process. The results are shapelier, well-defined lower legs that can last for 10 – 15 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does calf augmentation cost?
The price of a calf augmentation procedure can greatly differ between patients and may be dependent on whether both legs are receiving implants. In your initial consultation with Dr. Dorner, he will be able to use visual imaging technology to accurately create a personalized treatment plan. He will then be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.
Can women get calf implants?
Yes, calf augmentation can also be beneficial for women. The most common area to receive implant is the inner calf for women and both the inner and outer calf for men. The implants add volume and define the calf lines in a more muscular or feminine appearance depending upon the look desired.
Do I have to have implants placed in both legs?
No, some patients who have congenital deformities may benefit from having a calf implant placed in one leg to create symmetry. Many patients with club feet will have calf implants placed as the muscles of the calf can have a very thin appearance and may be very asymmetric. If you are worried about creating symmetry within your legs, talk to Dr. Dorner during your private consultation to learn more about how to achieve your desired results.
Are those long hours and strenuous leg workouts at the gym yielding the results you desire? Sometimes no matter how hard you work out, it's still not enough to produce the leg definition you want. Dr. Brian Dorner offers consultations to women and men who are interested in enhancing the contour of their lower legs with calf implant surgery. Contact Dorner Plastic Surgery in the Dublin and Columbus, OH area to learn more about how calf augmentation can help you.