Implants are an exciting addition to body contour surgery. They have especially been embraced by males, explains Sydney cosmetic plastic surgeon DR DARRYL HODGKINSON. With the popularity of Naomi Campbell on...Continue Reading
Calf Implant & Augmentation
Female Image Gallery Calf Implant & Augmentation
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About The Procedure
Calf implant surgery to correct the appearance of skinny, puny or withered calves is highly specialized and should only be carried out by plastic surgeons with experience in the field of body implant surgery such as calf, pectoral, buttock and tricep implants. Dr Hodgkinson is recognized worldwide as a leader in body implant surgery.
Patients seeking calf implant surgery may have legs with a skinny birdlike appearance or may have asymmetries to their legs having suffered from polio myletis or had an injury that affected the development or shape of their leg or legs. Calf implant surgery can correct this.
The Calf Implant Procedure
Calf implant surgery is carried out by first selecting either a standard solid silicone implant or implants to augment the lateral and medical heads of the calf muscle or when necessary for the optimal individualized aesthetic result a custom implant might be manufactured after making a plaster cast known as moulage for the patient which is then sent away as the model for this custom implant.
Calf implant surgery is carried out at our fully licensed and accredited cosmetic surgery clinic in Sydney and there is very high rate of satisfaction with the long-term aesthetic results.
What Can I Do About My Skinny Legs?
Calf implants continue to be popular, especially in summer. Usually, women choose to have one implant on the inside of their leg to produce a nice curve below their knee, while men choose four implants - two implants in each leg - one on the inside and one on the out-side, to provide a much more "bulked up" appearance. A small incision is made at the back of the knee area in a crease in order to insert the implant. Careful planning is necessary and often patients undergo liposculpture at the same time. In the twenty years I have been performing this procedure, there have been very minimal complications and problems in these patients. Women who have had calf implantation are delighted to be able to wear a short skirts and men are much more comfortable about wearing shorts!
Before and After Calf Implants by Dr Hodgkinson