The aesthetics of the lower leg have been the subject of extensive study by artists and surgeons. In both men and women, lower leg definition requires a certain amount of fat and musculature. For some people, however, proper definition is only possible when created by calf augmentation with implants. Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Marc DuPéré specializes in this procedure, offered by only a few North American plastic surgeons. He initially learned the procedure in 2003 from Dr. L. Carlsen - one of the world's calf augmentation pioneers - and continues to refine his techniques after the teachings of Dr. Jose Abel de la Peña of Mexico.
Royal College-certified Dr. Marc DuPéré achieves graceful and natural-looking lower leg enhancement with calf augmentation procedures. Request a consultation or call our office at (416) 929-9800.
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Calf augmentation has become extremely popular at Visage Clinic, with 60 percent of requests for the procedure coming from women and 40 percent from men. Calf augmentation can help:
Calf implants come in various shapes and sizes. Like pectoral and buttock implants, calf implants are made of solid but very soft silicone. They do not rupture or leak.
The implants are inserted either under the calf fascia (for a muscular look) or under the posterior compartment fascia (for a full-length lower leg augmentation) via a small single incision within the creases behind the knees. The scar is easily hidden once healed.
Calf augmentation is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Unless you are a bodybuilder, one calf implant is normally required in each leg to achieve a sexy lower leg. Bodybuilders may desire 2 implants per calf to reproduce the 2 heads of the gastrocnemius muscle.
Women's calf augmentation procedures may include liposuction to the inner knees, outer thighs and /or inner upper thighs. This harvested fat may be used for stem cell transfer, facial fat grafting, or Brazilian buttock lift and augmentation procedures.
A pair of crutches is recommended for the first week post-procedure. Most patients having only one implant in each leg can go home the same day. All patients receiving 2 implants per leg will need to stay at the surgery center for 24 hours and then 2 additional nights at home or a hotel with a nurse's supervision.
Dr. DuPéré often leaves 2 drains in place for 3 to 5 days and removes any stitches after 5 to 7 days. You can resume showering after the drains are removed. Patients should use crutches initially and must initially wear a compression garment for 7 days and then compression stockings for 3 weeks.
Calf augmentation patients should elevate their legs for 5 to 7 days after their procedure. Short walks will stimulate healing. Patients should avoid exercise for 8 weeks, and most can return to desk work in about 2 weeks.
Every surgery comes with potential risks. Though serious complications are rare, Dr. DuPéré educates all calf augmentation patients about risks such as: scarring, pain for 1 to 4 weeks, bruising, loss of sensation over the surgical site and around the scar, palpable and/or visible implant edges, asymmetry, opening of the wound, implant exposure, fluid accumulation (seroma and hematomas), infection, bleeding, compartment syndrome, nerve and vessel injury, skin necrosis, liposuction-related risks, clotting, implant migration, capsular contracture and general anesthesia-related issues.