It is an intervention that allows increasing the calf’s size, the results are very naturals improving that way the patient self-esteem.
It is suitable for people who want to increase the volume of their legs in the area of the calves either by atrophies of muscle diseases, injuries or accidents.
It is also recommended to patients who are amateurs of the gymnasium and have not reached a sufficient development in their calves.
It may be done in different ways:
- Increase with prostheses: an incision near the back is made near the back fold of the knee that hides the scar, and through it, the special prostheses are placed for that area. It is performed using general anesthesia and is recommended one night in clinic.
- Augmentation with fat or lipofilling: it is recommended when the patient as well as increasing their their calves, wants to erase unsightly accumulation of fat in other parts of the body, which gets an improvement of the figure. It is used a liposuction if the areas that the patients wants to improve, once the fat has been extracted , it is processedand through injections of diposits on the inside of the calf so they can be increased. This surgery can be performed using general anesthesia or using local anesthesia plus sedation. It is recommended one night in clinic.
- Augmentation with hyaluronic acid: it is indicated in patients who want to improve the calves and they do not want to undergo surgery, or also indicated for thin patients. It consists of the introduction of hyaluronic acid by injections. It is performed on an outpatient basis (without clinic admission) and using local anesthesia plus sedation.