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Calf Augmentation

Anesthesia : general
Duration of the intervention : 1h30
Recovery : 15 to 20 days

Pre-operative assessment: blood test, lung X-ray for smokers and an electrocardiogram for people over 45 years old.

The augmentation of the calves by lipofilling makes it possible to increase the relief, this technique is used in cosmetic surgery to create curves in the calf, or in reconstructive surgery after malformations.  The injection of fat per calf is according to the anatomy of the patient and according to the desired volume and of course according to the fat available for the graft.

Calf implants increase the curve of calves deemed too thin. Initially, the technique was first used in reconstructive surgery in cases of poliomyelitis, clubfoot, Charcot's disease where there is insufficient development of the calf muscles, most often on one side only but sometimes both.

This intervention therefore increases the volume of the calf (but not the ankle). This nuance is important because many patients think of increasing the volume of the ankle, which is not the case.

The scars are placed through a hidden incision in the popliteal crease (behind the knee) and measure 2 to 3 mm in length, therefore extremely discreet.

What are the consequences after a calf augmentation?


The postoperative course can be painful for the first few days.
An analgesic treatment will be prescribed for a few days.
The first dressings are removed after 24 hours.

  • It is a painless intervention, with discomfort when walking during the first days.

  • After the operation, compression stockings are worn for 30 days.

  • Walking is possible from the first day.

  • The first weeks, there is edema (swelling) with bruising (bruising) of the calves and ankles.

  • The sutures are absorbable.

  • Sport can be resumed after 2 months.

Intervention calf augmentation by implant or fat injection in Tunisia

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