Many people do not manage to develop enough calf muscles. Despite the intensified and targeted exercise, their calves are thin and underdeveloped.
Many of our patients also suffer from diseases that prevent the growth and development of the calf muscle. For cruroplasty — operations to increase the size and improve the shape of the shins — implants of various shapes and sizes are used, which are placed on top of the calf muscles to increase their size and give them a more clearly defined contour.
Who may need Calf Implantation
Surgery for the installation of calf implants is recommended for patients:
- with good health
- psychologically stable
- wishing to achieve more relief muscles
- having realistic ideas about the possibilities of plastic surgery
Possible side effects of cruroplasty
- Seroma (accumulation of blood serum in tissues)
- The displacement of the implant
- Complications after anesthesia
Preparation for cruroplasty
It is necessary to give up smoking before surgery and refrain from it during the rehabilitation period, as smoking can interfere with the recovery process.
Some medications may increase the risk of bleeding. Your doctor will give you a list of medications that you should stop taking before surgery.
Take the necessary blood tests and make a diagnosis of the heart.
Do not drink or eat after a time called a doctor 1 day before calf implantation. Before going to the clinic, prepare comfortable clothes and shoes.
During Calf Implantation
The operation is performed under general anesthesia. You will lie on your stomach, as the incision is made in the fascia of the calf muscle — the connective membrane that forms the case of the muscle. Upon completion of the operation, the incision is closed with a seam.
With the help of a special tool, the surgeon will create a small pocket between the calf muscle and its fascia to secure the implant. After checking the performance of the muscle, the incision is sutured, the patient is laid on the back and sent to the rehabilitation department.
Within 24 hours after surgery, you should be in bed and make a minimum of movements. When you sit or lay still, your legs should be in an elevated position.
Most patients return to work and normal life 3-7 days after surgery.