Calf Implants

There are usually two reasons why patients seek calf implant plastic surgery. They either are self-conscious about the appearance of their legs and want to increase volume in their calves or seek to correct a problem caused by a neurological or muscular disease. Some patients may also experience asymmetry with their legs and want to create an even, natural look. In these cases, only one silicone implant is necessary. The silicone gel used for calf implants is similar to the material found in breast implants. However, calf silicone implants are smaller, smoother, and firmer. Dr. Alexandre Charão will discuss various options during your initial consultation.

Your Initial Consultation

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As you are researching calf implant procedures, it is important for you to define your expectations. During your initial consultation, you can discuss various options which will work for your goals and current situation. To help give Dr. Alexandre Charão a clear idea of your desired results, you should provide a photo of how you would like your legs to look.

How Calf Implants are Inserted

An incision is created to place the silicone implant behind the knee. The resulting scar line will become almost invisible after a few months. Silicone calf implants can range from 100ml – 180ml and are anatomically shaped. These implants are thicker on the top half and taper down to the ankle. This structure is meant to mirror the anatomy of a natural calf muscle.

Postoperative Care

It is highly advised to refrain from any physical activity for at least one month after surgery. Patients should anticipate a 10-day recovery time. It is recommended to stay home and rest during this period. Swelling can take a few weeks to fully resolve. Exposure to sunlight is highly discouraged.

Total Cost and Before & After Photos

Congratulations, if you have read this far, then you are really committed to receiving a calf implant procedure. Your next step should be to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Alexandre Charão. During this 1 hour meeting, he will disclose further details, including total cost. Most international patients can save 50-70% by traveling to Brazil for surgery.

If you would like to see how your legs can improve with this procedure, Dr. Alexandre Charão is happy to send you past patient before and after photos via e-mail. You can contact him at alex@plasticrio.com.

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