How Long do Calf Implants Last?
We frequently get asked about various cosmetic implant procedures for men, one question that has been asked many times is, “how long do calf implants last?”
That question is answered by Dr. Paul Chugay.
Calf implants are made from semi-rigid silicone. The implants are meant to last as long as you plan to keep the implants. They do not need to be replaced and do not leak as there is no liquid or gel component to the implant.
It is very important you understand all the details of your Calf Implant Surgery, please feel free to contact us for any questions you may have.
CALF IMPLANT PROCEDURE
A cut is made on the posterior aspect of the leg, horizontally in the posterior knee fold. A pocket is made between the lining of the muscle and the calf muscle itself with blunt instruments to minimize bleeding and unnecessary pain post-operatively. The implant is then placed in the pocket. The muscle lining is sutured with absorbable sutures and subcuticular sutures are used to close the skin. Over time, the implant becomes surrounded by a scar tissue pocket, where it stays for the rest of the person’s life.
THE CONSULTATION / IMPLANT SELECTION
Based on the patient’s existing anatomy and desires, the surgeon will find an implant suited to that patient.