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Calf Implants in Houston

Many of us often overlook the significance of having well-proportioned lower legs. Nevertheless, calf deformities, whether they manifest as undersized, asymmetrical, or misshapen calves, are relatively common. These conditions can lead to significant embarrassment and have a profound impact on one’s self-confidence and body image.

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“Very good communication/customer service provided by all employees. Never had to wait around for appointment during the process, which shows respect of time. Very happy with the calf implants procedure and recovery. I was well prepared for it all b/c of the consistent information given by staff.”

Calf Implants Before & After Photos

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

The before and after photos showcase Dr. Vitenas’ impressive results in calf implant surgery. Each case features a different patient who needed surgery to enhance their appearance and correct deficiencies.

These photos highlight how customized calf implant procedures can significantly improve the shape and size of the calves. By carefully placing implants, issues like underdeveloped muscles and asymmetry are effectively resolved.

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    What is Calf Implant Surgery?

    The calf implant procedure is a cosmetic surgical procedure done to increase the size, definition, and shape of slender calves. It involves the insertion of silicone implants, which instantly add volume and contour to the calves.

    Calf augmentation is sought by individuals who have naturally thin or underdeveloped calf muscles or those who wish to achieve a more balanced and proportionate lower leg contour.

    This outpatient procedure adds size, shape, and definition to slender calves that lack proper proportions. 

    Calf Implants in Houston, Texas

    Benefits of Calf Augmentation

    This procedure offers several potential benefits for individuals seeking to enhance the appearance of their calf muscles and achieve a more balanced and proportionate lower leg contour. Here are some of the common benefits associated with calf implants:

    Who Can Benefit from Calf Implants?

    The ideal candidates for calf augmentation are men or women who are generally in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. These may include:

    Houston Calf Augmentation Procedure

    The calf augmentation procedure is performed under general anesthesia in a private suite at the Houston Surgery Center. After a board-certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia, a small incision is made behind each knee where the custom-sized implant is inserted into a carefully created pocket between the skin and the calf muscle.

    The surgery typically lasts about an hour and is considered safe and effective. However, like any surgical procedure, it carries potential risks and complications, such as infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and asymmetry. Therefore, it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your specific needs and expectations.

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    Calf Implant Recovery and Post-Procedure Care

    The recovery phase following calf augmentation surgery usually lasts between one to two weeks. During this period, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. It’s recommended to wear compression stockings during this time to help minimize swelling and support the healing process.

    Following the procedure, you can expect to experience pain and discomfort for a few days. Your lower legs may feel swollen and tender, while the skin might appear glossy due to stretching as it accommodates the implanted calf.

    Although walking may initially be uncomfortable, it plays a beneficial role in your recovery by promoting blood circulation in your lower legs. It’s advisable to have someone nearby during the initial days to minimize the risk of falls. By the second or third week, walking will become comfortable again, and the skin will start to look normal.

    Patients should avoid strenuous activities, especially those involving the lower body, for about four to six weeks following the procedure. Most patients feel completely at ease about six weeks after the surgery. Please attend your regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Vitenas, as they are essential to monitor the healing progress and ensure the best possible results.

    Long-Lasting Results

    Calf implants are designed to last a lifetime, providing a permanent enhancement to the size and shape of the calves. The silicone implants are designed to add volume and definition to the calf muscles, creating a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing leg shape. The increased calf shape and improved muscle tone can boost self-confidence and restore balance to the overall body silhouette. The final result is very natural-looking, and no one will guess that a surgical procedure was done.

    The implants do not contract with age and can withstand normal physical activities once fully healed. While the full outcome of the procedure is usually visible after the swelling and bruising have subsided, the final results may take a few months to materialize as the implants settle into their position. Regular check-ups with the surgeon are recommended to ensure the implants remain in good condition.

    While calf implants are designed to be durable, individual results can vary, and factors such as lifestyle, weight fluctuations, and aging may affect their appearance over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following the surgeon’s post-operative instructions can contribute to the longevity of the results.

    Cost of Calf Implant Surgery in Houston, TX

    The cost of calf implants varies depending on the patient’s specific needs, but the average starting price is $8,500. This amount covers the physician’s fees, anesthesia, operating room charges, and follow-up visits.

    The exact cost will be confirmed during an in-person consultation with Dr. Vitenas. Since calf implant surgery is elective, it’s generally not covered by insurance, but financing options are offered through CareCredit to help manage the expense.

    Request a Consultation with Dr. Vitenas

    If you are looking for a way to achieve improved lower leg definition in Houston, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery. He will take the time to understand your goals and provide a recommendation tailored specifically for you. Call us at 281-484-0088 today.

    Dr. Vitenas’ Surgical Approach

    Why Choose Dr. Vitenas for Calf Implants?

    With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Vitenas is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in Houston and across the country. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is known for providing beautiful, natural-looking results tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

    Dr. Vitenas takes a meticulous, artistic approach to calf implant surgery. He will carefully evaluate your legs, discuss your goals, and develop a customized treatment plan to enhance your calves with balanced, proportional results.

    His background includes advanced training in body contouring techniques. He has performed thousands of successful body enhancement procedures, including calf implants, and is skilled at sculpting athletic, defined calf muscles.

    Dr. Vitenas operates his own accredited surgery center, ensuring the highest standards of care and safety. He uses the latest techniques and technology to minimize scarring and support optimal healing.

    His dedication to patient education, compassionate care, and outstanding outcomes has earned him recognition from top consumer review sites. He was named one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors.

    With his artistic vision, technical skill, and commitment to personalized care, Dr. Vitenas will help you achieve your aesthetic goals and walk with confidence in shapely, toned calves. Schedule a consultation to learn more.

    Calf Augmentation FAQ

    The price for calf implants varies based on the specific needs of the patient and the details of the procedure. Generally, the starting cost is about $8,500. This comprehensive price covers the fees for the physician, the anesthesiologist, the operating room, and any necessary follow-up visits. The precise cost for calf augmentation can be determined during a face-to-face consultation.

    Calf implants are designed to be permanent, although they are not guaranteed to be a lifelong solution. Gradual wear and tear over time, potential displacement, or unforeseen issues may arise, possibly necessitating a revision in the future.

    In addition to his surgical expertise, Dr. Vitenas does calf implants in his own Houston surgical center for the best care possible. Calf implant surgery is considered a safe procedure when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including bleeding, infection, asymmetry, nerve damage, and scarring.

    Recovery from calf implant surgery typically takes one to two weeks. During this time, patients may experience tenderness, swelling, and bruising in the calves. Most patients can return to normal activities within one to two months.

    The ideal candidate for calf augmentation is in overall good health, understands the procedure, has realistic expectations for the final results, and is a nonsmoker. The procedure can be particularly beneficial for those with very skinny legs, disproportionately small calf muscles, or those who have experienced muscle loss due to injury or disease.