Calf Augmentation Preparations Los Angeles

Preparing for Calf Augmentation Surgery


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.

Pre-operative Instructions for Calf Augmentation

  1. If you are older than 45 years, or have heart disease, we require a pre-operative EKG, which would either be done by your internist, cardiologist, or at our facility. Heart disease and all other medical illnesses need to be monitored first by an internist or specialist.
  2. If you are anemic, or have a low blood count, please notify our office well in advance of surgery so that we can start you on an Iron supplement.
  3. Pre-operative laboratory blood and urine tests are done usually within 10 days of your surgery date. If you do have health insurance this might be covered, otherwise, the laboratory will charge you.
  4. If you have specific medical illnesses, allergies, or physical handicaps, please notify our staff during your pre-operative visit.
  5. Please refrain from taking any Aspirin, Aleve, Advil, Motrin or other NSAID for ten days before your surgery. These drugs can increase the incidence of bleeding and bruising.
  6. Do not drink or eat after midnight, the night before your surgery. This means no coffee or breakfast in the morning of your surgery. You should take all your medications with a little water.
  7. Please remove and leave behind all jewelry, watches, and body rings before you come in for your surgery. Please do not wear any makeup, body lotion, or perfume.
  8. Before leaving home for your surgery, take one “nausea pill”- COMPAZINE – with a little water.
  9. Please wear comfortable and loose clothing the day of surgery. It would be helpful if you wear front open tops and loose sweat pants. Also, bring your comfortable shoes with heels.
  10. Set up your bed in an area that is easily accessible and that you don’t have to climb multiple stairs. Have bunch of pillows or cushions available so that you can place them behind your back and under your knees after the surgery.
  11. You must make arrangements for a responsible adult friend or family member to take you home after surgery. You are not allowed to drive yourself home or take a taxi. After surgery, this caregiver is required to stay with you and to monitor and assist you for at least 4-7 days after a calf augmentation. If you don’t have such a person, or live far away, or are having extensive or multiple procedures please let us know in advance so that we can help you make arrangements for a stay at an after-care facility or hospital.
  12. For those who travel from out of town for a calf augmentation, or other cosmetic surgery procedures we require that they be accompanied by a mature and capable adult that can drive and help them with their daily recovery chores. Furthermore, they should arrange to stay in a local hotel or after-care facility for enough time so that they can be monitored by the doctor and his assistants. Depending on the extent of your planned surgery, we will recommend 7 days that you should stay in town, before returning home. If you must travel alone, please let us know in advance, so that we can help you acquire nursing assistance. You are also responsible for your own transportation and personal-care expenses. Most importantly, please plan in advance and communicate with our office your travel and stay plans, so that we can help coordinate a smooth plastic surgery recovery for you.

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.

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