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    Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants) Surgery Procedure Steps 

    Calf Augmentation

    Calf augmentation cosmetic surgery is designed to make your lower legs appear more robust and shapely, while improving your overall lower body proportion. You may be concerned about how the procedure will take place and what steps it will entail. Feel free to ask questions from your surgeon during the initial consultation about the procedure steps.  

    Once you understand the procedure, it will make you feel more confident and you will be in a better position to make a decision. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides calf augmentation to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations. 


    Calf implants plastic surgery procedure may be performed using local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on your needs. Depending on your health condition and the size of your implants and incisions, your surgeon will make an appropriate recommendation. Local anesthesia may be combined with mild sedation. 

    If additional procedures related to the thighs or buttocks are involved, general anesthesia may be the best option. A qualified anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist will be present in the surgery room to monitor your response to anesthesia throughout.     

    Creating the Incisions 

    Following anesthesia, your surgeon will place incisions in discreet locations within the targeted area of your lower legs where the implants must be placed. Incision size will depend on the size of your custom silicone implants and the extent of augmentation required. Your surgeon will ensure that incisions are placed in such a way that subsequent scarring is minimized and healing occurs rapidly. 

    Placement of Implants  

    Through the incisions, the surgeon will create surgical implant pockets where the calf implants can be accommodated. The implants will be placed securely into these pockets well behind the tissue so that you will not see or feel the implants after the procedure. Once the healing is completed and the swelling and bruising is resolved, your lower legs with the implants will appear natural as before.  

    Incision Closure 

    After the procedure is completed, your surgeon will close the wounds. Dissolvable or removable sutures may be used for the purpose. In many cases, the surgeon may also place temporary drain tubes below the skin in the incision areas to collect excess fluid. Drains and sutures will be removed in about a week to 10 days. 

    Your incision areas will be wrapped in bandages before you leave the surgery room. You will be moved to a recovery area for a few hours for monitoring. If you are feeling comfortable, you will be able to return home the same day after your calf augmentation plastic surgery.   

    Adjustments in the Surgical Plan 

    If the surgery is performed in conjunction with other procedures such as thigh lift, buttock implants or tummy tuck, the procedure steps will vary. In some cases, fat transfer surgery or liposuction procedure may also be used to give more shape to your lower legs and other parts of the lower body.  

    Your surgeon will discuss these steps, depending on your final surgical plan. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for calf implants surgery. 

    Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey for a Consultation

    For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Paul McCluskey and the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, visit:

    Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland, Candler Park, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Ormewood Park, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and other surrounding areas.