Skip links

Calf Augmentation

Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants) – Fort Worth, TX

Overview

Calf augmentation surgery places a flexible, but solid silicone implant into the lower leg’s natural contours to enhance the size and definition of the calves. A calf implant is often requested by body builders who want larger, more muscular-looking legs as well as patients who want to correct an imbalance or physical deformity created by a medical condition or injury. The plastic surgeons at Fort Worth Plastic Surgery choose from a wide selection of calf implant shapes and sizes to accomplish a patient’s surgical goals. Calf implants have become a very popular procedure in recent years and can help to boost your self-confidence with stronger, muscular legs.

Surgical Technique

The most common method used during this procedure places a silicone implant through a small incision made behind the knee. The implant is positioned into a pocket surgically created within the calf muscle. Depending on the desired result, a second implant may be placed alongside the first to give the calf greater shape. Surgical sutures close the skin. Following surgery, the body naturally creates a capsule to safely enclose the implant in scar tissue. This is a natural implant process and helps the device stay intact and remain in place for years.

During/After Surgery

Calf augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about one hour per leg to complete. Patients will be released from the hospital and instructed to use crutches for a given period of time. Most individuals can resume normal activities within 6-12 days. Regular exercise can resume following surgeon release, which is often between 4-8 weeks. Most patients are pleased with their results and feel they have a stronger, more balanced lower body.