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Calf Implants in Hattiesburg – Everything You Need to Know

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Are your calves making your legs look too skinny? Calf implants may be the right solution for you. Our plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg can help you decide if calf implants can help you achieve stronger-looking, more symmetrical legs.

What Are Calf Implants?

Made from silicone rubber, calf implants help give calves a fuller, more contoured look. Your plastic surgeon will place your calf implants just beneath your skin and on top of your calf muscle.

While they cannot make your legs stronger, calf implants can improve the shapely, muscular appearance of your lower legs.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Calf Implants?

Some people have a naturally thin or underdeveloped calf that remains small, no matter how much they exercise or what they eat. You may be a good candidate for calf implants if you:

  • Are physically health.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Are dissatisfied with the appearance of thin calves despite exercise and strength training.
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcome of your calf implant surgery.
  • Do not smoke or can successfully quit smoking before undergoing the procedure.

Calf Implants Provide Personalized Outcomes

Your plastic surgeon can help you create the legs you’ve always wanted. Your surgeon can choose among many different implant shapes and sizes to create different looks. You can get one or two calf implants in each leg, depending on the look you desire. If you have muscle imbalances that cause your calves to look asymmetrical, with one calf larger than the other, you may want different calf implants in each leg.

Many women who undergo the procedure choose to have calf implants placed only on the inner part of the calf, known as the medial aspect of the calf muscle. Placed here, the calf implant creates a soft curve in the calf and makes the ankle appear thinner. Bodybuilders who want a fuller look may have implants placed on both the medial aspect and the outer leg, known as the lateral aspect.

Your surgeon may recommend having other body contouring procedures to optimize your results from the calf implant. These procedures may include liposuction and fat transfer.

See if You’re a Good Candidate for Calf Implants

For more information about calf implants, consult with the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg. Our plastic surgeons have advanced expertise and use the latest in medical technology to create the most desirable plastic surgery outcomes possible – but we also provide friendly, compassionate care. Make an appointment with our plastic surgeons in Hattiesburg by calling 601-296-3405.

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Common questions about surgical calf implants

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your calves due to thin or small appearance, you may want to consider the benefits of placing calf implants for a more voluptuous look. Calf implants are also used by patients to improve the symmetry of the legs and contribute to the overall proportions of the body. Some patients might even consider calf implants to correct deformities in the leg caused by birth defects or injuries. The doctors of Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg are here to help educate you on some of the many questions patients might have about calf implants. Read on to learn more!

How is calf implant surgery performed?

The surgery to insert calf implants is typically done through a small incision in the skin behind the knee. The plastic surgeon will create a pocket in the muscle and insert the implant. Once the implant is in place, the doctor will close the incision with stitches to complete the surgery.

What are the risks associated with calf implant surgery?

Like any type of surgery, there are risks associated with calf implant surgery. These risks include infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Additionally, there is always a risk of complications during and after surgery. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with your plastic surgeon before making a decision.

How long does the surgery take?

The surgery typically takes between one and two hours to complete.

What is the recovery time?

The recovery time varies depending on the individual, but most people are able to resume their regular activities within two weeks. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activities for the first few weeks post-surgery. Your plastic surgeon will provide post-operative instructions to follow after your procedure, and you will also want to make a follow-up appointment to monitor your recovery and ensure no problems arise.

How do I find out if I’m a good fit for calf implant surgery?

Drs. William Reno III and Paul Talbot of the Plastic surgery Center of Hattiesburg are available to help patients reach their goals in body contouring and improvement. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of this procedure and other surgical treatments for body contouring and augmentation, contact our team today by calling (601) 296-3405. Request an appointment at our practice, located at 40 Franklin Road, to discuss surgical (and nonsurgical) solutions right for you!