The calf muscle can often take years of exercise to develop into a full, desirable shape and size. Even after much dedication and discipline working out, many people experience poor results because some people simply do not have the genetics to achieve calves they desire. While women usually desire accentuated curves from calf implants, men usually seek calf implants to simply increase the size and mass of the lower leg, thus giving the appearance of hours and hours of gym-time working out the calves.
Many men come into Dr. Eisemann's office asking for the largest calf implants possible, even though this may not be the best cosmetic result. It is very important to evaluate balance and proportion with the rest of the body before deciding on the largest implants possible, as it is quite easy to over-do the size of the implant without proper consultation.
Soft but solid calf implants are surgically inserted into the lower legs to enhance either one or both of the medial and lateral heads of the muscle that makes up the visible part of the calf muscle tissue. While most men enhance both the medial and lateral heads of the calf muscle during calf implant surgery, some cases of obvious muscle imbalance or trauma to the lower leg call for only one of the heads to be augmented. The implants can be inserted through a small incision in the back of the knee and recovery can take a few weeks to a month.
Calf implants may be right for men in at least average physical condition and in good health who are dissatisfied with the size and appearance of their calf muscles. Calf implant surgery at Eisemann Cosmetic Day Surgery Center is an outpatient procedure, which allows patients to return home the same day. While recovery varies from person to person, it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activity for at least a month while giving the muscle, skin tissue proper time to heal. Skin may appear shiny and tight until it stretches around the calf implants, and slight bruising and swelling may take a few weeks to a month to recede. While recovery can be slightly uncomfortable while incisions heal and the lower legs adjust to the added pressure, most men are extremely pleased with the results of calf implant surgery at Eisemann Cosmetic Day Surgery Center.