A beginner’s guide to calf implants for men
Are you looking for stronger and more defined calves? Calf muscles are integral to the musculoskeletal system, since they help you rotate your ankles and flex your feet.
Unfortunately, some men can’t grow their calf muscles despite every effort possible at the gym. In such a case, calf implants can help your legs appear more muscular and improve the overall appearance of your lower body.
A highly trained and skilled plastic surgeon can help you solve your calf implant needs. Below is an expert brief on everything you should know about calf implants for men.
What Are Calf Implants for Men?
Male calf implants are an impressive way to increase the definition, mass, and proportionality of one’s calf muscles. Calf muscles tend to be challenging to develop naturally. Therefore, calf implants offer the best solution around it.
Furthermore, male calf implants are custom designed for each person to ensure an even physique between the upper and lower body. In fact, with calf implants, you can increase your calf size, symmetry, and general body confidence.
How Do Calf Implants Work?
As with most implants, a calf implant contains silicone, a rubber-like material. It provides the leg area with a full appearance when inserted under the skin. As such, it provides more fullness to the calves in the absence of naturally-defined calf muscles.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Calf Implants?
The ideal candidate for male calf implants is someone who:
- Has a fully formed adult musculoskeletal system
- Has tried exercising and strength training to increase calf muscles
- Doesn’t have a smoking habit, at least not before the calf implant. Nicotine increases the risk of surgery complications.
- Has realistic expectations from a calf implant procedure.
Bodybuilders are also ideal candidates for calf implants. Strong and muscular legs can offer a body builder some competitive advantage. Consult Dr. Apesos to determine your eligibility for calf implants.
What to Expect Before, During, and After the Procedure
Before Calf Implant Surgery
During your initial visit, Dr. Apesos will engage you in a series of questions to determine if you qualify. The doctor will also recommend proper pre-operative care to minimize complications.
For starters, on the day of the procedure, ensure you arrange for someone to drive you home. Avoid smoking or anything the doctor doesn’t recommend.
During Calf Implant Surgery
Fortunately, calf implant surgery, also known as calf augmentation, is an outpatient procedure. The procedure should take roughly 90 minutes to complete, minus prep time before surgery and recovery from anesthesia.
The attending anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia, which will put you to sleep. The cosmetic surgeon will then make careful incisions into your calves, then insert the calf implants. After insertion, the surgeon stitches the skin back together.
After Calf Implant Surgery
Recovery from calf implant surgery requires a few days. The cosmetic surgeon will provide you with compression bandages that you will likely wear for about two weeks post-surgery.
During recovery, ensure you reduce any form of exercise. It is also imperative to stay off your feet for the recommended time.
Avoid alcohol consumption for about three weeks after a calf implant surgery. Ensure you’re staying hydrated and consuming sufficient nutrients that your body requires for recovery.
Ensure you check in with the doctor in case of any concerns. While calf implant surgery results are long-term, they are not permanent. A surgery re-do is recommendable after a few years once the silicone implants start to experience wear.
How to Get Started
The first step to getting calf implants for men is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Apesos. A personalized appointment with the doctor will help to evaluate the facts and explain how calf implants could enhance the shape, strength, and appearance of your lower legs. Reach out to us to schedule an appointment with an industry-leading cosmetic surgery for calf implants.