Making changes to the appearance can be life-changing for most people, especially those that have struggled with self confidence or appreciation in the past. Although many tend to focus on the face or stomach, other areas of the body are beginning to emerge in popularity for surgical change. One of these areas in the calves.
"Other body areas are emerging in popularity for surgical change."
Known as the lower portion of the legs, the appearance of calves changes over time, especially during the natural aging process. A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that the surgery is actually growing in popularity.
"Fat grafting has been used by plastic surgeons for a long time, however it has not been used regularly on the calf," said the study author associate professor of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine James Vogel. "Many people are self-conscious about their lower leg appearance."
How does a calf augmentation actually work?
The most common means of change in terms of this surgery is through a combination of liposuction and silicone implants or liposuction and fat transfer. By using the fat transfer method, smaller incisions can be made on the surface of the skin, creating a more minimal procedure as well as more precise adjustment.
At Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, large volume fat transfer can be used for a range of body enhancements and modifications. It is most commonly used for issues such as body areas that appear sunken in or creased, as well as those with visible depressions. By improving overall body contours through fat transfer, the results can be more permanent, as well as healthier overall for patients.
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