Calf augmentation through fat transfer is a popular cosmetic surgery that offers a less invasive form of calf enhancement – instead of implants.
This article will take a closer look at the technique used for calf augmentation with fat, as well as all the information you need to know about the recovery and longevity of the treatment.
Our body contouring surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, is highly skilled and experienced in calf augmentation through fat transfer.
As one of the few surgeons in the UK that performs calf augmentation on a larger scale (using both fat transfer and implants), he will be able to design a bespoke treatment plan according to your specific needs.
Technique for Calf Augmentation with Fat
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or lipo-filling, is a popular procedure that extracts fat from areas of the body where it’s in excess via liposuction and transfers the harvested fat to areas lacking volume, such as the calves.
To perform a calf augmentation with fat procedure, the surgeon first performs liposuction on the targeted areas of the body. This involves inserting a suction cannula through small incisions to extract excess body fat.
Following liposuction, the fat cells are purified and prepared before the surgeon injects the fat around the calves via tiny incisions to create the desired enhancement.
Calf Augmentation with Fat Recovery
As mentioned, calf augmentation with fat transfer is a less invasive form of calf enhancement than implants; therefore, the recovery period is typically shorter. Patients can expect to return to work and light physical activity within two weeks.
Full physical activity and exercise can be resumed after four weeks, while a compression garment to the donor site and compression stockings to the legs are required for the first six weeks of the healing process.
Does Fat Transfer to Calves Last?
While fat transfer to the calves doesn’t produce as dramatic an enhancement as implants, the results of the procedure are still permanent. This longevity is dependent on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as any major fluctuations in weight may cause the fat cells to expand or shrink.
The final results of calf augmentation with fat transfer typically take 3-6 months to show. By this time, the skin around the calves will stretch to accommodate the fat grafts, allowing them to settle and connect to the blood supply in the area.
It’s worth noting that your body will absorb 30-50% of the fat grafts during this time. However, your surgeon will account for this when deciding on the amount of fat being injected.
Does A Calf Augmentation with Fat Leave Scars?
One of the major advantages of having calf augmentation with fat transfer rather than implants is the minimal scarring associated with the procedure.
Patients can expect to have two scars for each donor site (both only 5mm long) and two scars on each leg following the fat transfer. Smaller incisions are required for fat transfer, so the scarring is usually insignificant and will fade over time.
Is Calf Augmentation Worth It?
Having skinny or asymmetrical calves can be an aesthetic concern for many people, leading them to avoid wearing certain types of clothing and refrain from partaking in sports and activities.
Calf augmentation through fat grafting can be an incredibly worthwhile procedure for patients, especially those whose main aim is to remove fat from some areas while attaining a modest enhancement of the calves.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
To find out more information on calf augmentation surgery with fat at the CREO Clinic, contact us to schedule a 1-on-1 consultation.
Our head surgeon, Dr Tillo, will be able to discuss your desired aesthetic and design a bespoke treatment plan according to your individual requirements.