Correction of the lower leg form or cruroplasty is a surgery performed to eliminate curvature of the lower legs. The surgery involves using implants (endoprosthesis of lower legs) or the patient's own fat (lipofilling of lower legs).
Calf surgery before and after
Indications for endoprosthesis of lower legs
- Asymmetry of lower legs.
- Extremely thin gastrocnemius muscles.
- Insufficiently developed lower arm muscles.
- Lower arm muscle atrophy as a result of diseases, traumas.
- Leg type pecularities.
Endoprosthesis is carried out with the aim of improving the shape and contour, increase the size and eliminate the asymmetry of lower legs.
General contraindications: cancer, cardio-vascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid diseases, diabetis, blood-clotting disorder, the age of the patient is under 18.
Peculiarities of the surgery
During the lower leg endoprosthesis surgery a necessary space (pocket) is formed between two lower leg muscles, then an individually chosen endoprosthesis (implant) is placed there. The implant is placed on the posterior surface or internolateral surface of the lower leg. The incisions are made in popliteal spaces where there are natural folds of tissues. On completing the surgery dranage tubes, which are removed after 1-2 days, are placed in the wounds, special compression underware is put on the lower leg.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days
Duration of the surgery: 1-3 hours (depending on the complexity of the surgery). The patient stays in a clinical setting for 2-3 days.
Anaesthesis: general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedative medications.
Incision options: popliteal spaces, the posterior surface, on internolateral surface of the lower leg, along skin folds. In case of lipofilling there are no incisions.
*Recovery period. After the surgery the patient wears special compression underware on legs for 4-6 weeks to reduce the risk of complications. During the first week it is recommended to use a support cane or crutches. The stitches are removed in 7-10 days. Swellings, bruises and other side effects disappear within a few weeks.
*Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, moderate pain in legs, restrictions of movement.
*Risks: infectious complications, hematomas, long healing, asymmetria of lower legs and postsurgical scars, displacement and deformity of the implant, highly noticeable scars.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
calf augmentation (endoprosthetics)
cost of calf implants (per pair)
calf implants removal
Do you have to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
You can go through a laboratory examination before the procedure / operation in our clinic, or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation will be carried out under general anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. General blood and urine tests.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Coagulogram (blood coagulation).
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
7. The reaction of Wasserman.
9. The conclusion of the therapist.
10. Certificate of fluorography.
11. For women – a certificate from a gynecologist.
If the operation will be performed under local anesthesia, then you need to pass the following tests:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood test for sugar.
3. The coagulation time.
4. Blood test for the Australian antigen, hepatitis “C”, HIV.
5. General analysis of urine.
6. Blood type.
7. Certificate of fluorography.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 €
Is anesthesia included in the cost of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and time of its action.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 2 hours) – 200 €
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally – 100 €
3. Intravenous anesthesia – 200 €
4. Local anesthesia – 100 €
After the operation, can I stay at your rehabilitation clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our hospital, this service is paid separately – from 100 € to 200 € per day.