About the Calf Implant Procedure
Calf augmentation is a procedure that is used to enhance the fullness of the calves of the legs. This can be accomplished with the use of solid silicone implants or with fat grafting. When implants are used, one or two implants may be used in each calf to increase the size of the calves medially and/or laterally as needed.
Candidates for calf augmentation include healthy men and women who are looking to enhance the appearance of the calves. Dr. Paul Vitenas of Houston, Texas, performs the calf augmentation surgery at Houston Surgery Center, which is located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.
Calf augmentation is commonly performed with general anesthesia and takes approximately one hour to complete. An incision is made in the crease behind each knee and then a pocket is formed beneath the fascia of the calf. The implants are then placed in the medial and/or lateral compartments to increase the size of the calves.
Most patients find that they can return to work within one to two weeks following calf augmentation. During the first week, patients will need to wear compression stockings and they will need to stay off of their feet as much as possible. More strenuous activities and exercise can be resumed in six weeks. There are few risks associated with calf augmentation but these may include the very rare risks of bleeding, infection and scarring. Calf augmentation is an excellent procedure that produces wonderful results and very happy patients.
Dr. Vitenas is board certified and has more than 20 years of experience in plastic surgery. His Houston, Texas, cosmetic surgery practice is conveniently located between The Galleria and Greeway Plaza. If you would like to learn more about calf augmentation or schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, please call (281) 484-0088.
Q – What is calf augmentation?
Calf augmentation is a procedure which can enhance the fullness of the calves using either solid silicone implants or fat grafting.
Q – How do I know if I’m a candidate for calf augmentation?
Good candidates for calf augmentation include men and women who are in good health and are looking to enhance the calves of the legs.
Q – Where are the incisions made for calf augmentation?
The incisions for calf augmentation are located in the crease behind each knee.
Q – What is the recovery time after calf augmentation?
Patients will need to stay off of their feet as much as possible during the first week after their calf augmentation procedure. Work can typically be resumed after one to two weeks and more strenuous activities and exercise after six weeks.
Q – How much do calf implants cost?
The general cost of the surgery is between $5,000 and $8,500. In order to provide an individual quote, you will need to come in for a free consultation. At your consultation you will be given a quote, the quote will include: the cost of implants, your operating room and anesthesia costs and all of your follow up visits. Your prescription medications is the only thing not included but your insurance may assist with that.