Calf Augmentation or Shaping surgery is a Plastic Surgery operation to enhance the shape and fullness of the calf, using Fat Grafting or Calf Implants.
The effect of fat grafting lasts approximately form a few months to 2 years. Most of the substance will be absorbed by the body (70% - 90%), however the remaining effect will be satisfying. If you complete this surgery 3 times within about one and a half years, you will be able to enjoy a full effect (90%) for years. Due to the nature of the skin the healing is fast and gives you a youthful look. This procedure has no side effects and there is no risk of allergic reactions. After the surgery it is important to keep a steady weight (no harsh diets).
- Among the available commercial implants we can distinguish:
- permanent implants (silicone, goretexowe and others) and hyaluronic acid (absorbable material and biocompatible).
Currently, the best filler for volumetric body shaping, including the calf, is a hyaluronic acid preparation Macrolane. Its advantage is: no external linear scar, surgery may be performed under local anesthesia, it is absorbed from the injection site, and therefore is not irreversible. In order to maintain a good result as long as possible, treatment should be repeated after one year using 50% of the amount of material used at the first treatment and after 2 years with only 25% of the formulation. After the procedure the patient remains in the clinic overnight. A qualified plastic surgeon performs surgery in about 30 minutes. The week after surgery movement is highly recommended, you shouldn’t stand or sit for long periods of time. While laying down your legs should be slightly raised.