CALF IMPLANTS IN IRAN
Calf implants in Iran: Too slender calves are not appealing to many people, especially when they are out of proportion with the rest of the body. Calf implants, also known as calf augmentation, is a growing trend in having somehow muscular calves among men and well-shaped calves among women. This cosmetic procedure increases the size and improves the shape of the calf by placing soft, solid silicone implants in pockets overlying the existing gastrocnemius muscles. Fuller calves will give your legs a more attractive appearance and increase your satisfaction with the look of your calves. If you want to learn more about the procedure, continue reading.
CALF IMPLANTS AND FAT TRANSFER TO CALVES
There are two main surgical calf enhancement options: calf implants and fat injection. Both of these procedures are safe and widely performed.
The calf implants procedure involves inserting special silicone implants into the calves to improve the appearance of lower legs. The other technique for calf augmentation is fat transfer (fat grafting).
Generally, calf implants and fat transfer are two options for those with shrunken lower legs due to an injury or disease, and people with naturally thin and underdeveloped calves who can’t get robust calves with diet and exercise.
WHY CALF AUGMENTATION?
Too skinny lower legs are often frowned upon by most men and women. Many people try to improve the fullness of their calves through vigorous exercise, but oftentimes they fail to achieve their desired result this way. With the advances in plastic and cosmetic surgery, calf enhancement procedures have been around for some time now and have gained widespread popularity, especially among American and Latin American youth.
Improving the tone and contour of the lower legs that makes them look stronger and more muscular is the main goal of calf augmentation. A calf augmentation procedure can also help create symmetry between the two calves in those with one calf smaller than the other due to a muscle atrophy or sustained injury. Furthermore, after calf augmentation, people will have enhanced self-confidence, especially when wearing swimsuits or shorts.
People having calf augmentation with fat transfer will get the excess fat on other parts of the body removed, and thus will get other parts of their body aesthetically enhanced at the same time.
WHY CALF IMPLANTS IN IRAN?
With the rich man resources consisting of board-certified and proficient plastic surgeons with many years of experience and proven records of successful surgeries coupled with low costs of services, Iran has become a favorite destination for cosmetic procedures, including calf implants for candidates from all around the world.
Calf augmentation with implants and fat transfer are offered at the best hospitals and clinics in Iran at decent prices. Iranian plastic surgeons performing calf implants procedure are highly skilled and experienced, performing thousands of procedures a year.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR CALF AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
Best way to find out whether you are a good candidate for calf augmentation is consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon. The surgeon will do a physical examination, review your medical history, and discuss your personal goals to.
Generally, anyone in average physical condition or good health can be a candidate for calf augmentation. For those who want to have calf augmentation with fat transfer, sufficient fat store is a requirement.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CALF AUGMENTATION SURGERY?
- Stop blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or Naprosyn.
- Stop smoking and alcohol consumption a few weeks before and after surgery in order to have proper wound healing.
- Keep your body well-hydrated both before and after surgery.
HOW IS CALF IMPLANTS PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Typically, calf implant surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at either the surgeon’s office or at a hospital under local or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes 1/5-2 hours to complete.
Before the actual procedure, an anesthesiologist administers anesthesia. This puts the patient to sleep during the surgery so they won’t feel any pain.
During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon makes a horizontal incision (5 cm in length) in the back of the leg (knee pit) and carefully creates a pocket in the calf.
There are two techniques for implant placement: submuscular and subfascial. In the submuscular technique, the pocket is created underneath the muscles of the calf, while in the subfascial calf implant procedure, the pocket is created over the muscle and under the fibrous sheet of tissue called fascia that covers the muscle.
The surgeon then inserts the implant into the pocket and delicately adjusts the position of the implant to make sure that it looks natural and symmetric. A second smaller implant can be placed next to the main implant if you want to have a more natural muscular calf. Women usually prefer to get only one implant in their calves. But some bodybuilders who want robust and muscular calves opt for two implants in each leg.
After implant placement, the skin is stitched back together, and tapes and bandages are applied. To help reduce swelling and support the new contours of the lower legs as they heal the surgeon may recommend that patients wear compression stockings for a few weeks.
HOW IS CALF AUGMENTATION WITH FAT TRANSFER PERFORMED?
Just like any other autologous fat grafting procedure, calf augmentation with fat transfer involves extracting fat from other parts of the patient’s own body and injecting it into the calves. This is beneficial to sculpting the donor site and providing a material to use for later placement. In addition, the risk of foreign material rejection is eliminated when the patient receives a calf augmentation with their own fat.
A liposuction procedure is carried out under local or general anesthesia to harvest fat from areas where there are excess fat deposits (often the abdomen, flanks, or buttocks). The harvested fat is purified and introduced to the calf area by injection or a cannula, which is the tube that suctions and deposits fat. The fat plumps the area below the skin to increase the look of the calves. If the patient has any other need for dermal injections to the face or body, the doctor can use any remaining fat to treat additional areas.
The duration of a fat grafting procedure for calf augmentation varies depending on how many donor sites are involved in the procedure and how much fat you need to get into your calves.
CALF IMPLANT IN IRAN: RECOVERY AND AFTERCARE
After the surgery, the legs will likely feel sore, but to reduce risks and surgical complications, you should walk with assistance once you have awoken. You will be expected to be able to resume normal activities and return to work in one week, but intense physical activities should be avoided for 5-6 weeks after surgery.
For the first two weeks, you are recommended to keep the bandages and compression garments prescribed by your doctor. Any bruising and swelling start to decrease and eventually go away in a couple of weeks.
You should refrain from alcohol and smoking for at least three weeks after surgery. This is also a crucial time to make sure you’re getting the water and nutrients your body needs for recovery.
WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS OF CALF IMPLANTS?
Calf implants have both high rates of efficacy and low rates of side effects (the complication rate for calf augmentation surgery is estimated to be less than 1%, according to the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). But since all cosmetic surgeries pose potential risks and complications, it’s important to be informed about before booking your appointment.
These potential complications are bruising, swelling, scarring, loss of sensation, infection, noticeable implant edges, bleeding, implant shifting, asymmetry, capsular contracture, nerve and vessel injury, and anesthesia-related side effects.
Most of these complications are rare and can be prevented by choosing a qualified surgeon and following his/her instructions.
COST OF CALF AUGMENTATION WITH FAT TRANSFER AND CALF IMPLANTS IN IRAN
Calf implant surgery is done at very affordable cost in Iran compared to the same procedure in other countries. An average calf implants procedure costs $1200 and a typical calf augmentation with fat transfer costs $1500 in Iran. The low cost of calf augmentation in Iran does not mean that the quality and safety of this surgery in Iran is not high, quite the contrary. Pricing is determined by various factors, including economic ones, such as the devaluation of the Iranian currency against foreign currencies.
If you are looking for a high-quality and low-cost calf implant procedure or calf augmentation with fat grafting, we will guide you through the whole process of traveling to Iran and undergoing the procedure. Don’t worry about the trouble of the travel, we will arrange everything you need. Feel free to contact us and ask for details.