Calf raises aims to enhance the silhouette of our legs by an increase in the volume in the area of our calf. This type of surgery is especially indicated in people with lack of development of this musculature because of a neurological disease (poliomielitis) or due to lack of development of the calves despite physical exercise.
The conformation of the calf depends on the type of tread, sport carried out, of genetic factors… having a more elongated or rounded form in the upper third. Also the genetic factors will determine if these are formed mainly by tendon (lower portion) or muscle (upper portion).
Therefore, to achieve a Calf raises aims will have to opt for the placement of implants or prostheses in the calves.
What does the treatment consist of?
Implants that are used in the calf raise are very different to those used in breast augmentation or gluteus augmentation, both in its form and in its content.These implants are more hard but not rigid (their silicone gel is more cohesive) and with elongated shaped.
Surgery and Anesthesia
This procedure is performed with local anesthesia and sedation or epidural anesthesia.
The intervention is initiated by an incision at the rear of the knee, exactly at the level of the popliteal crease (behind the knee) so that later it passes unnoticed. Once the incision is realized, we will address to the superficial fascia to perform a subfascial pocket, never subcutaneous. So we will realize in the subfascial position a precise pocket in the area that we have to increase to prevent displacement of the implant.
Kinds of implants
There are two types of prosthesis of calves::
- SYMMETRICAL prosthesis . These types of prosthesis have a fusiform or oval shape and its greater volume in the third half. They are especially indicated if the patient requires a discreet increase.
- Prosthetic ANATOMICAL or BIDIMENSIONALS. This type of implant simulates the shape of a well developed calf. With this type of prosthesis we can achieve a more muscular appearance of its calf so are most frequently implanted in men than in women.