Big or small, most of us take the proportionate shape of our lower legs for granted. However, deformities of the calf are not uncommon. Undersized, asymmetrical, or misshapen calves can cause extreme embarrassment and damage self-confidence.
The Calf Implant Procedure
Dr. Vitenas performs all of his calf augmentation procedures in his private surgical suites at the Houston Surgery Center, located in the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery building. Depending on the techniques involved and the level of correction desired, the calf augmentation procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes about one hour to complete. Dr. Vitenas will begin by making a small incision along the crease behind each knee, in a well-concealed location.
Next, a small, snug pocket will be created beneath the fascia (connective tissue ), covering the gastrocnemius muscle. He will then place the appropriately sized silicone implants within the medial or lateral compartments, creating the desired fullness and shape. Finally, sutures are placed along the incisions and a compression garment is put in place to ensure proper healing.