The goal is this surgery is adjusting or increasing the size of small calf muscles on one or both sides. Both the inner and outer head of the calf muscle can be affected.
Having attractive calves is of particularly great importance to men. But many women also would like calves that reveal their athleticism. This aim cannot always be achieved naturally, for example if the calf muscles on one or both calves are underdeveloped or the patient would like them to look more prominent.
During the procedure, the desired volume is compensated with specially shaped calf implants. A pocket is formed through a small incision in the popliteal fossa (knee pit). The previously accurately dimensioned silicone implants are then inserted into the pocket.
The opposite of this calf enlargement using implants is a calf reduction. This is achieved by performing liposuction on the calf.
This surgery takes about 1–2 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia. Thanks to state-of-the-art anaesthetics, the subsequent wake-up phase is gentle. After the procedure, patients should stay overnight at the clinic for observation. Patients must also observe a recovery period of around one week after the surgery in order to avoid affecting the result. Strenuous exercises should be avoided for a total of 6 weeks. During this time, the patient wears special compression clothing. The first check-up to ensure the wounds are healing is after 3–4 days, and the final check-up occurs after 12 weeks.
At the Klinik am Rhein you will be treated by an extremely experienced team who observe the strictest hygiene requirements and use the latest procedures. This reduces the risk for complications to a minimum. In very rare cases, there is the risk of possible injections or unattractive scarring. Temporary swelling in the treated area is usually no cause for concern and heals by itself after a short period of time.