The leg´s volume can be increased with either fat infiltration or the placement of a silicone implant. When using fat infiltration, 30-40% is reabsorbed; therefore, it is necessary to overcorrect it so that the final result is as expected. The incision made is very small, approximately 3mm. On the other hand, in the case silicone implants, the incision is approximately 3 cm and is made in the crease behind the knee.
About one hour.
It is outpatient (discharge the same day)
Most patients return to activities within 7 days.
In the case of calf implants, the result is permanent. In the case of fat infiltration, the result is seen after 3-4 months.
The pain is tolerable. It is greater the first 3 days, but it is controlled with the correct use of analgesics.
They are infrequent. Some of them could be infection, ecchymosis (bruises), seroma (fluid accumulates), hematoma, wound dehiscence (the wound opens), asymmetries.
Once patients have fully developed physically, generally after the age of 16.
Yes, it can be combined with other face or body procedures.
Dr. Alvis Jimenez performs a calf implant in the Mexico City clinics at Hospital Ángeles Lindavista and in Tijuana at NewCity Medical Plaza.