Operations for problems of excessive thinning of the leg, excessive curves, excessive fat accumulation on the knees and ankles are known as calf aesthetics. Deformities in the calf region adversely affect clothing selection.
For deformities in the calf region, liposuction and fat injection, filler injection, calf implant, etc. methods are used. These methods sometimes need to be applied alone or sometimes combined. Leg prosthesis operation and filling applications may be recommended in patients with a difference in thickness or shape between the two legs or in those with a distorted appearance. Ready-made fillers can be used as fillers or oil injection can be preferred. In some cases, both liposuction and leg prosthesis should be applied together.
The implants used for this purpose are made of silicone with a gel-like consistency wrapped with an outer envelope, such as prostheses used for breast augmentation. Once placed, it can remain in the body for life and has no harm. Surgery is performed under spinal, epidural or general anesthesia. A 3 cm incision is made on the inside of the back of the leg, which corresponds to the skin lines just behind the knee. Since this incision coincides with the fold area, the scar is hidden.
The operation lasts for 1-2 hours. The stitches are hidden stitches and need not be removed. Varicose stockings should be used for the first 2 weeks after the operation. It is recommended to avoid heavy exercise in the first month. We can say that our patients who feel free to choose clothes after this operation are also very happy psychologically.
Apart from silicone calf prosthesis, other popular applications are oil injection or filler injection. Filling application procedure is applied under local anesthesia. As necessary, filler injections are performed and patients can return to normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. Because of the application of filling under local anesthesia and rapid return to social life, the preference of the patients is also in this direction.