Your plastic surgeon will provide very specific instructions prior to surgery so you will have an optimal and safe experience. These include what medications to avoid to prevent excessive bleeding and bruising, required medical exams, what to eat and drink prior to surgery, and the prescription of an anti-nausea pill to take on the morning of the surgery.
In all cases, you will be asked to have a reliable friend or family member take you home after the surgery, as you will not be allowed to drive.
You need to obtain comfortable shoes that have heels. Men usually wear boots with higher heels. Heels reduce the stretch on the calf muscles during recovery.
Also obtain a walker or a cane to support your ambulation for the first week after surgery. Because of the stretching and aching of the calf muscles, you will not be steady on your feet during this time, and therefore a walker or cane is most helpful.
Tend to all of your chores and do things before your surgery so you don’t have to worry about taking care of things early during your recuperation. You are not allowed to engage in heavy lifting for several weeks after surgery. This means if you should make arrangements for someone to help you with your heavy lifting chores for two weeks after surgery.
Have your hair cut, pay your bills, and take your dog to the vet before your planned day of surgery!
If you an avid tanner, don’t tan your legs for two weeks before, and six weeks after, your surgery. Any sun or tan burn of your leg skin can potentially increase the risk of having permanent scarring.
If you routinely have your leg hair removed by shaving or waxing, avoid doing this for one day prior to, and three weeks after, surgery. Any trauma or nick to the leg skin during the early phase of healing can potentially increase the chance of developing an infection.
If you are planning to have any procedure done to your legs, such as sclerosis of the leg veins or spider veins, please postpone this until after your legs have completely healed.
Rent your favorite movies, and leave easily prepared foods and snacks in areas where you will not have to lift or reach.
Place all of the medications, tissues, reading materials, water bottles on one table, within easy reach.
Have ice cold cola drinks, ginger ale, or sport drinks close to your bed. Avoid drinking too much plain water after surgery, because it makes you more nauseated.
After surgery take your nausea pill about one hour before your other medications to lessen nausea. Also, have some over-the-counter anti-acids available at your bedside.
Some surgeons recommend putting cold packs on your calves afterwards. In my opinion, even though cold might lessen the inflammation, it can also cause frostbites or skin damage while your calves are numb after surgery.
Arnica Montana or Bromelain homeopathics herbs have been used in Europe for centuries to treat swelling, soreness and bruising. When properly prepared, Arnica may significantly decrease the healing time or the appearance of such. There are many formulations from different companies. Sublingual (under the tongue) types are the most often recommended for plastic surgery. I have seen variable results with its use. There are some patients who did not benefit from it and others who appeared to benefit. Therefore, I am open to its use if a patient would like to use it.
Dr. Younai is a Board Certified Plastic, Cosmetic, & Reconstructive Surgeon who is experienced in the body contouring with the use body implants such calf, pectoral, buttock implants.
During your consultation Dr. Younai will review your treatment options for Calf augmentation with Implants. He will discuss if you are a good candidate, surgical options and techniques, potential risks and complications of surgery, pre- and post-operative instructions, and recovery course, as well as what to expect after surgery. At that time, Dr. Younai will also show you before-and-after pictures of other patients who might be similar to you and have had Calf Augmentation with implants.
Our center also includes the Regency Surgery Center which is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery facility certified by Medicare and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc., (AAAASF).
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