CALF AUGMENTATION

  • ANAESTHETIC – GENERAL
  • STAY IN HOSPITAL – 1 DAY AND 1 NIGHT
  • RECUPERATION – 10 to 14 DAYS (DEPENDING ON THE INDIVIDUAL)

If you are looking to improve the shape of your legs you will be happy to know that Calf Augmentation is a relatively straightforward surgical procedure that usually takes about an hour to perform.

However before the procedure is undertaken an in-depth conversation between you and the surgeon must take place to determine your expectations and how they can best be fulfilled. Once you are clear about the procedure, and what can be expected from the outcome, calf prostheses (implants) will be carefully chosen for you by your surgeon.

On the day of the surgery these prostheses will be inserted, via a tiny incision behind the knee, into a convenient ‘Medial Compartment’, located directly above the appropriate muscle in the calf. The stitches employed in this procedure will be fully absorbable.

You will be discharged from hospital the following morning from where you will be assisted in travelling back to your lodgings for recuperation purposes. Due to the insertion of the prosthesis your calves will feel very tight initially and generally speaking a certain amount of discomfort and difficulty can be experienced while walking during the first week following surgery. If you feel the need to wear shoes during the recuperative period it is suggested that shoes with only slight heels be worn in order to ease the discomfort.

A full recovery can usually be expected between 10 - 14 days following surgery.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Your most Frequently Asked Questions related to your surgeon and surgery answered.

HOW WILL I CHOOSE THE RIGHT SURGEON FOR MY PROCEDURE?

Although all South Africa’s leading cosmetic surgeons are highly trained and experienced in all cosmetic/plastic surgery procedures they naturally have individual, specialist areas of interest and expertise.

Once Surgical Attractions has assessed your particular desires and aspirations concerning the outcome of your procedure we will marry them to the surgeon best suited to your special needs. The surgeon’s CV details will then be sent to you for your perusal and acceptance.

HOW WILL MY SURGEON ASSESS MY PARTICULAR SURGICAL REQUIREMENTS?

When you complete the Medical History section of the General Enquiry Form you will be asked to submit it together with a clear and reasonably close-up digital photograph (in colour) of the area of your body requiring surgery.

Once your recommended surgeon has assessed your particular requirements along with your medical history and digital photo, Surgical Attractions will arrange an obligation free teleconference between the two of you.

At this stage your surgeon will not only be in possession of all the facts relating to your particular case but also be in a position to recommend the exact method to be employed to achieve the results you desire. Your surgeon will also be available at this point to answer any questions you may have as regards your surgery and the outcome.

You will be encouraged at all times prior to your surgery to continue getting to know your surgeon by asking as many questions as you like.

On arrival in South Africa Surgical Attractions will arrange a personal meeting between you and your surgeon. Once again the method of surgery and the desired outcome will be discussed along with any other questions you may have. If at this point you decide not to go ahead with the procedure your decision will be respected.

RISKS

As with everything else in life there are also risks involved in surgical procedures. No matter how good the Surgeon performing the Surgery may be, complications can arise. Therefore before proceeding with any surgery of any kind please discuss all your concerns with your surgeon and ask as many questions as you like so that you are in a position to make an informed decision.