Some women complain of their legs (Calf prosthesis) with various reasons such as bowlegs, excessive size difference between two legs, thinner or thicker legs below the knee or vice versa, thicker leg above the knee until the hips region. This creates problems especially in the preference of clothes and shoes.

All women dream about having long and straight legs proportioned to the body. Plastic Surgery offers many options in leg aesthetics to resolve these problems and obtain a more aesthetic appearance. These could be performed individually or together depending on the person’s needs.

Treatment Details

Preparation

How To Prepare Before The Surgery?

General rules apply for calf prosthesis operations as well such as cutting or regulating the use of aspirin and other blood diluents at least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin e), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) and herbal teas, not taking any alcohol before 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoking 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the remission period after the surgery.

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Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Okan Morkoc

Surgery Details

How Is The Period After Leg Aesthetics Operations?

Patients are usually sent to their homes the same day in leg aesthetics operations. A special support is worn after fat-shaping procedures for about 4 weeks. Again, patients have to use medium compression socks or special supports for 4 weeks after fat-shaping procedures and leg prosthesis under the knee. Edema and bruises could stay for a long period especially after fat-shaping procedure performed on the ankle below the knee. It is advised that patients don’t stay standing up as much as possible during the first weeks and hold their legs high. The movements should be limited during the first weeks after leg prosthesis procedure as well. Sports activities are allowed after the third week with the exception of running. All kind of activities are allowed after the sixth week. LPG, radio frequency and lymphatic drainage massages are beneficial starting from second week for faster shaping of the legs after the surgery. The most important problem that could arise after leg aesthetics operations is thrombolysis in venous blood vessels and dysfunction in lungs although this condition is very rare. The most common problem, on the other hand, is the irregularity and fluctuations forming at the liposuction areas. Problems such as noticeable prosthesis, asymmetries and capsule development could be encountered as these are common to all prosthesis operations. The risk of these problems could be minimized by the use of a good planning.

Treatment Plan

  • Stay in Turkey :  2-3 Days
  • Stay in Hospital :  1 Day
  • Operation Type : General or local anesthesia
  • Companion  : Not needed. Patient can take care of herself.
  • Surgery Time  : 1 -2 Hours

What Are Leg Aesthetic Surgeries?

Fat-Shaping

The excesses especially on the knee, ankle, inner thigh, basin region of the legs create a disproportioned appearance in the leg between the regions below and above the knee. These problems are resolved by liposuction and fat-graft procedures in which fat masses taken from the thick regions are injected to the thin regions. The procedure takes about 1-1.5 hours and it is performed under general or local anesthesia. The patient could return to work in 3-5 days although this period depends on the performed procedure.

Leg Prosthesis (Calf Prosthesis)

A deformity arises when the leg tissue is small in size and bandy in the region under the knee. There are implants (leg prosthesis) specifically designed for the calf of the leg today. Bowleg appearance could be removed by using these implants. In some cases, it could be necessary to combine liposuction and fat-graft together with leg prosthesis. This way, satisfaction of the person complaining of the appearance of his/her legs is provided.
Under general anesthesia, the folding area on the back of the knee of the patient is used to enter under the skin and the leg prosthesis is implanted at the proper location. The procedure takes about 1 hour. The patient may be dismissed from the hospital on the same day as the operation after 6-8 hours but sometimes he/she could stay in the hospital or 1 night.

Leg Lift

Weight gains and losses and increasing age causes the tissues in the inner legs to sag and loosen. The discomforts arising out of the sagging tissues become more prominent especially while walking. During leg lift operation, this ptosis  and loosened tissue are removed and a more regular and tight appearance is obtained. Leg lift operation is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the operation is about 1-2 hours. One night of stay in the hospital is enough. Operation is performed through a cut made to stay under the underwear, from inguinal region to posterior curve. The patient is able to return to normal work life after 7 days although this period depends on the performed procedure.

How Are Pains and Scars In Leg Aesthetics (calf prosthesis) Operations?

Leg prosthesis could cause a certain amount of pain and discomfort. There could be a certain amount of pain in fat-shaping procedures as well. But this pain is not as strong as to limit patient’s daily activities.
The scars usually take an indistinctive form in time and they are hidden scars. Still, the healing of the wound is specific to the person in question. Very rarely, some patients may experience excessive scar healing (cheloid, hypertrophic scar).

How Is The Period After Leg Aesthetics (calf prosthesis) Operations?

Patients are usually sent to their homes the same day in leg aesthetics operations. A special support is worn after fat-shaping procedures for about 4 weeks. Again, patients have to use medium compression socks or special supports for 4 weeks after fat-shaping procedures and leg prosthesis under the knee. Edema and bruises could stay for a long period especially after fat-shaping procedure performed on the ankle below the knee. It is advised that patients don’t stay standing up as much as possible during the first weeks and hold their legs high. The movements should be limited during the first week after leg prosthesis procedure as well. Sports activities are allowed after the third week with the exception of running. All kind of activities are allowed after the sixth week. LPG, radio frequency and lymphatic drainage massages are beneficial starting from second week for faster shaping of the legs after the surgery. The most important problem that could arise after leg aesthetics operations is thrombolysis in venous blood vessels and dysfunction in lungs although this condition is very rare. The most common problem, on the other hand, is the irregularity and fluctuations forming at the liposuction areas. Problems such as noticeable prosthesis, asymmetries and capsule development could be encountered as these are common to all prosthesis operations. The risk of these problems could be minimized by the use of a good planning.