Men and women want to enhance the size of their lower legs, what we all know as calves.
Men, on most occasions would like to have a more masculine appearance. And women would like to achieve a more symmetrical appearance of the legs. This procedure allows us to enhance the curves inserting implants or even using the fat which is stored in other areas of our body and using it as an implant. The idea is to give shape and size to the calves through the surgical implantation of fat or implants. This procedure also helps to correct genital defects, such as polio, spina bifida or deformed feet, such conditions can associate themselves with underdeveloped calves.
Logically it depends on the type of work the patient has. A job that requires a lot of physical effort is not the same as another that doesn’t need as much. If you have to strain yourself in your job, we recommend at least 15 days rest and if you are a person with less strain in your work, 7 days should be sufficient.
You can go to the beach or the pool from the moment that the wounds are completely closed which is usually within two weeks
You can exercise and lift weight a month after the surgery. If you can, we recommend that you do not lift weights in the gym which implies moving the muscles of the legs, for a month and a half.
From the third/fourth day you can shower normally. You cannot bathe for at least 15 days.
We recommend that you sleep with your legs elevated with the least amount of pressure on the calves for a few days. After this you can sleep normally.
You can go out in the sun after we have removed the stitches which is usually after two weeks. If you are going to the beach you have to wear 50+ sun protection on the scar.
You can travel perfectly on an aeroplane after the surgery.
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We will show you photographs from previous cases so that you can get a more detailed idea of the final result.
After the surgery you will be irritated. It will not be pain, but irritation. You will have the sensation of aching, stiffness and some pressure. You will take medication for the pain which means that you will have more irritation at bed time, due to the bandage, the antibiotic etc. which will provoke discomfort more than pain.
The scar of a calf enhancement usually coincides with the crease behind the knee, therefore, the scar is hidden well. With the passing of time it improves greatly making it practically imperceptible. However, multiple treatments exist which improve the final result of scars such as silicon patches, rosehip oil, creams, laser, etc. etc.
You should avoid taking aspirin or any other medication which provokes anticoagulation. Let us know if you usually take vitamin supplements or medicinal plants. Some make the blood coagulate more slowly.
In general, we recommend that any surgical intervention be from 18 years and over, in some cases, due to the psychological effects caused by a serious hypoplasia on one side of the body or asymmetry of any type, we can indicate this surgery from 16 years on, always with the authorisation of a parent or tutor.