It can seem like some people are born with the best body features and some people have to work harder to get the body they’ve always wanted. If you are part of the bodybuilding committee but has small calf muscles, you know just how damaging that can be on your self-esteem. Luckily, here at Dr. Rick Silverman’s office, he offers patients a way to get larger calf muscles in no time with calf implants. But what are calf implants and how can you recover?
What Are Calf Implants?
If it seems like you can never do enough calf raises or exercises to get anywhere near the size of calves that you want, then you may be an ideal candidate for calf implants. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Rick Silverman will place small implants underneath the fascia (the thin membrane covering the calf muscle) through an incision in the crease behind the knee.
What Is Recovery Like?
Just like with any surgical procedure, there is going to be some recovery time involved with calf implant surgery. For the first couple of days, you may need help doing things like walking to the bathroom because your legs will be stiff and sore. During this time, keeps your legs elevated as much as possible to help ease swelling and discomfort. After about the second day after surgery, you can remove your dressings and start slowly walking around the house. Most patients are so stiff that they walk like Frankenstein for a few days afterward, but that will subside after a little time.
After about two full weeks, you should be able to start walking like usual again and can even walk long distances. Strenuous activities like running, jumping, biking, and weightlifting should be avoided for about two months after surgery or until Dr. Rick Silverman gives you the go-ahead.
Life is about living it and enjoying it to its fullest. If you have always wanted to have larger, more muscular calf muscles, Dr. Rick Silverman can help. Schedule your consultation at our Brighton or Newton office today and call us at (617) 965-9500.