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!