Calf Augmentation


Calf Augmentation A calf augmentation increases the size of the calves, enhancing the muscle and adding definition. Many men pursue calf augmentation for added bulk, while women desire curvier legs.

Overall, calf augmentation patients are looking for lower legs that are in better proportion to the rest of their body.

Typical Minimum Cost of Calf Augmentation (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Calf Augmentation (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Calf Augmentation:
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Time Required for Calf Augmentation:
It usually takes about 1 hour to perform calf augmentation surgery. Time requirements can, of course, vary between unique situations.
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Is Calf Augmentation an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
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What are the Side Effects of Calf Augmentation?
Calf augmentation side effects can include temporary swelling, slight bruising, a shiny appearance in the calves, and tightness of skin. Most of these side effects usually fade about 2-3 weeks after surgery.
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How Long do Calf Augmentation results last?
Calf augmentation results are permanent.
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What is the recovery time for Calf Augmentation?
- Patients return home with dressings on the calves, and should keep the legs elevated for about the week following surgery to help reduce swelling

- The first day or two of calf augmentation recovery should be spent mostly in bed, after which the dressings are removed, light walking around the house is encouraged, and quick daily showers can be resumed.

- If it's not too strenous and allows for leg elevation, work can be resumed toward the end of the first week of recovery.

- Many patients are walking normally about 2-3 weeks after surgery.

- It generally takes close to 2 months to achieve complete calf augmentation recovery and again enjoy unrestricted activities.
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Will my insurance company cover Calf Augmentation?
Because of the cosmetic nature of calf augmentation, insurance usually does not apply.
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Is there much discomfort for Calf Augmentation?
After a calf augmentation, pain and discomfort will be evident, requiring bed rest for a couple days, but is easily controlled with standard pain medication.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Calf Augmentation?
The calf augmentation anesthesia of choice is usually local with sedation, though patients often opt for general anesthesia.
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What else can I combine Calf Augmentation with?
For enhanced results, calf augmentation can be combined with:
Tummy Tuck
Facial implants
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What else is Calf Augmentation referred to as?
Calf Implants. Calf Enlargement.
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