Tired of people referring to your "chicken legs"? Don't want to be embarrassed when wearing shorts? Then calve augmentation might be for you! These procedures are becoming more and more common in Houston, TX. Let Dr. Mushin guide you and discuss your options.
What do these procedures involve?
Implant: One option used in the past for calf augmentation was implants. These silicone implants, placed under the muscle allow for immediate bulk and projection of the calves. The problem is that these implants can be relatively unstable, and are prone to higher rates of complications such as infection. For this reason, Dr. Mushin prefers to use the next approach, fat augmentation.
Fat Augmentation: This method uses your own purified fat to increase the size and projection of your calf. It is safe, and has less complications than implants. And the best part is you generally get an area of liposuction with the procedure free! So you can trim down your waist and bulk up your calves at the same time!
Can You Combine Procedures?
Yes, multiple procedures can be performed at once. However, for safety purposes, we typically limit procedures to five hours if done in an ambulatory setting.
Will visible scars be present?
One of the best parts of using fat for calf augmentation is that it only requires two tiny incisions on the inner and outer leg. These are generally invisible once they fully heal. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mushin at his Houston office to inquire more about your options.
What is the recovery process like?
Typically, the length of recovery varies but many patients may only need 3-4 days to recover. Using fat, the recovery time is much faster than with implants. Start enjoying those calves ASAP!
Why choose us?
Houston-raised Dr. Oren Paul Mushin is a fully-trained, board certified, and highly-skilled plastic surgeon whom you can trust with your care. Educated at Duke University, one of the top medical schools in the country, and trained in New York, he brings with him extensive knowledge of cosmetic surgery to Houston, TX. Above all, he is caring with his patients, and meticulous in his approach. Call us today to make an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!