Side Effects and Complications of Calf Implants

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Calf augmentation, as with most implant surgeries, has a risk of complications, but if you choose an experienced surgeon this drastically minimises the risk. Complications include shifting or slipping of the implant, especially with multiple implants; infection; haematoma; inflammation; seroma; and asymmetry. Many of these, such as infection, are risks taken with any surgery, cosmetic or otherwise, and there are also risks involving the anaesthesia. Some of these complications may require further surgery – any implant shifting would need to be corrected, and in the case of haematoma (a collection of blood under the skin), this will probably need to be removed surgically. However, the nature of calf augmentation means that any kind of bleeding during implant surgery is usually minimal. Careful steps are taken, of course, to minimise complications: medication helps avoid infection or inflammation, and exercising carefully can avoid haematoma. If your leg ever becomes injured in a way that could damage the bone or muscle, this will of course be complicated by the presence of the implant(s). There may also be issues with circulation in later life which can lead to subsequent revisions or removal.

Common Side Effects of Calf Implants

Even if the procedure goes perfectly fine without complication, you can still expect some bruising, scarring, and discomfort. These will of course be medicated by your surgeon. You may also be recommended other measures such as ice packs to help with swelling, or cocoa oil to help with your skin stretching. If you experience anything you think is a little unusual, remember to bring it up with your surgeon at post-operative visits, however trivial it may seem.

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