Calf Augmentation Surgery

Calf Augmentation Surgery | Calf Implants | Enlarge Calves


Calf Surgery is performed through a small incision in the popliteal fossa (i.e. behind the knee) and a custom-made calf prosthesis is inserted into the medial compartment directly on top of the gastrocnemius muscle. Calf Implants take 45min. – I hour and the patient returns home the following morning. There is difficulty with walking for approximately 72 hours post-operatively as the calf is extremely tight and the patient usually requires aid and the use of shoes with a small heel is of some benefit. The sutures are absorbable and the patient is usually completely mobile after 7 -10 days.

Hospital stay is one day and the recovery period is approximately ten days.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Saul Braun operates from the Netcare Rosebank Hospital, situated in the up-market Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg.

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