How long does it take to recover from calf implants surgery?
It could take four to six weeks to recover from a calf augmentation. Your surgeon will let you know how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. Your surgeon will also give you and your caregiver detailed instructions about your postoperative care after your surgery, including information about:
Drains, if they have been placed.
Typical symptoms you will experience.
Potential signs of complications.
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It is vital that you follow all the patient care instructions your surgeon provides. It is also important to know that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.
What can I expect during my calf implant recovery?
- When the anesthesia wears off, you may have some pain in your calf area. If the pain is extreme or long-lasting, contact your surgeon.
- After surgery, the incision sites will be slightly bruised and swollen. These symptoms generally subside after a few days.
- You will have some redness and swelling after the surgery. Most residual swelling will resolve within a month. You should elevate your legs as often as possible to reduce swelling and discomfort.
- The first day or two after surgery, you will need assistance when getting up to go to the bathroom.
- The second day after surgery, you can remove your dressings, y walk around the house, and begin taking brief daily showers.
- You can cautiously walk for the first week or so, then gradually walk greater distances depending on your healing and pain. Do not try to overexert yourself.
- You should be able to walk normally during the second and third weeks after surgery.
- You should avoid activities such as running, biking, weight-lifting until one or two months after surgery, depending on your comfort level.
- The recovery time is typically around four to six weeks, but it can take months to appreciate your full results.