What are the risks associated with calf implant surgery?
Fortunately, significant complications from calf implants are infrequent. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your aesthetic plastic surgeon during your consultation and after your procedure to ensure you are on the right track to recovery.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
- Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal).
- Infection and bleeding.
- Changes in sensation.
- Allergic reactions.
- Damage to underlying structures.
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures.
Other risks specific to calf implants are:
- Visible implant due to incorrect pocket dissection or incorrect implant placement.
- Nerve and/or muscle damage.
You can help minimize calf implant surgery risks by going to a qualified board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon and following their advice and instructions before and after your surgery.