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calf augmentation

Calf augmentation with implants

The calf implant is an outpatient surgical procedure where silicone implants are used to augment and shape the leg. 

How is the calf implant applied?

A small incision of approximately 5 cm is made behind the knee to place the implants above or below the muscle. The surgery in total takes between 1 and 2 hours, it is not a painful procedure.

The calf implant serves to give more volume and firmness to the muscles of the lower leg.

Frequently asked questions

They are men and women who wish to have the appearance of a better developed calf muscle.


Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia can be used. It will depend on the patient's decision and the plastic surgeon's recommendations.

Recovery is very fast. After a week the patient could return to his activities, avoiding physical effort. He/she will be able to resume physical activity after approximately one month. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and analgesics in case of pain.

Technical data

Hospitalization: 1 night or outpatient

Anesthesia: Local or general

Surgery Time: 1 – 2 hours

Resting time: 7 days

Dr. José Cortés

Dr. José Cortés

Graduated as a Surgeon from the University of Guadalajara.

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