4. How is calf implant surgery performed?
Step One – Anesthesia
Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be given during this procedure to keep you comfortable.
Step Two – The Incision
At the back of the knee, an incision is made through the skin and fascia (a film of connective tissue that covers the muscle).
Because there aren’t many nerves or arteries in this location, after your surgeon locates the tibial nerve, the procedure can proceed without fear of encountering other nerves or arteries.
A snug pocket (large enough only for the implant) is made between this fascia and muscle, into which the implant will be inserted.
Step Three- Closing the Incision
The incisions can be closed with sutures, skin adhesive tapes, or clips.
Step Four – See the Results
The results from your calf implant surgery can be seen almost immediately, although there will be significant swelling and bruising.