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Calf Augmentation London

YOUR QUESTIONS

Are you self-conscious about your legs? Do you hide your legs in boots, long skirts, and trousers? Many men and women feel that their legs are too slim or skinny and out of proportion to the rest of their body. Some patients who have had congenital abnormalities such as Club Foot or Polio are also very self-conscious about the shape of their legs. Calf enhancement or augmentation aims to restore a normal proportion to the legs to enable you to wear the clothes you choose and expose your legs with confidence.

Your Questions

Q: What is Calf Augmentation, Enhancement?
A: Calf Augmentation or enhancement is a plastic surgery procedure to improve the shape and size of the calf in order to improve the proportions of the legs. Calf enhancement can be achieved by one or a combination of several methods. Non-surgical calf enhancement, Fat transfer and calf implants provide options to ensure that the most appropriate procedure is available to you.

Q: How is Calf Augmentation, Enhancement performed?
A: Calf augmentation is performed under local anaesthetic as an out-patient procedure. This treatment requires very small incisions and takes approximately 45mins to perform. Calf enhancement with Fat Transfer, is performed under general anaesthetic as a day case and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours. Fat first needs to be harvested from areas where you would like fat to be removed. The fat is then prepared prior to injecting into the calf to achieve the optimum shape and size. Calf Augmentation using implants is performed under a general anaesthetic as a day case and takes approximately 1 hour. An incision is made in the crease behind the knee and the implants inserted above the muscle of the calf.

Q: What are the benefits of Calf Augmentation Surgery?
A: The calf should be in harmony with the rest of your leg and should have gentle curves which highlight your ankles and knees. Aesthetically balanced calf enhancement should be almost undetectable. This result can restore self-confidence and boost self-esteem.

Q: Am I an ideal patient for Calf Augmentation Surgery?
A: If you would like to improve your legs to achieve an aesthetically pleasing more balanced appearance of your calves then Calf Enhancement, Augmentation surgery is right for you. Calf Augmentation Surgery can correct deformities resulting from an injury or with which you were born or developed in adulthood. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by Calf Augmentation surgery and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.

Q: What is the cost of Calf Augmentation?
A: The cost for Calf Augmentation Surgery starts from £5000 which will vary depending on your individual case, and includes your pre-operative and post-operative care. You will be provided with a detailed quotation following your Consultation. Please read more about our Fees at LBPS

Q: Does Calf Augmentation Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
A: Calf Augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, commonly as a day-case or overnight procedure. Calf Enhancement is performed under local anaesthetic as an out-patient procedure.

Q: How long is the procedure?
A: Calf Augmentation surgery normally takes approximately 1 hour to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery.

Q: What about the scars following Calf Augmentation Surgery?
A: The incisions are placed in the crease behind the knees and are therefore are inconspicuous. These incisions heal well in 10 – 14 days.

Q: Will a special garment be required after Calf Augmentation Surgery?
A: Yes – post-surgery support stockings are fitted at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively. This should be worn day and night for the 3 weeks.

Q: What reassurance do I have with Calf Augmentation Surgery?
A: At LBPS, we understand that your decision to have Calf Augmentation surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess you accurately, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. If for any reason you are unsuitable for Calf Augmentation surgery, you will be advised against this form of surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.

Q: How long is the recovery time?
A: Mild pain / discomfort is expected for 5 – 7 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 week, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.

Q: What about the results?
A: The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Calf Augmentation surgery are to restore an aesthetically pleasing shape which is in balance with body shape – i.e. looks natural and does not appear abnormal. Remember it can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.

Q: What are the risks of Calf Augmentation Surgery?
A: Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. Bruising can occur and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Displacement of the implants can occur in the early post-operative course. This is prevented by avoiding pressure on the legs or excessive movement. Some altered sensation around the legs is expected and will commonly return to normal between 6 to 12 weeks after surgery.

Q: How long do the results last?
A: The results of Calf Augmentation surgery are permanent but note that ageing changes will occur over the years. With Calf Enhancement the result is expected to last form 12 – 18 months.

 

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Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast) was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad in 1985.

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