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Calf Implants Cost


How Much Do Calf Implants Cost?

 
 average costSurgeon, Anesthesia, Implants and Facility Fee: $4,000-$9,000 
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Calf implants, which are made of solid silicone or silicone gel, typically are used to give added bulk and shape to calves and are available in sizes ranging from 50 to 220 cc in volume. They come in several shapes -- including one in which the top and bottom are symmetrical and another in which there is more bulk on the top. Risks of calf implants include negative reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, blood clots, infection, nerve damage, dissatisfaction with results, shifting of the implants, asymmetry and even death.

Typical costs:

  • Calf implants typically cost $4,000-$9,000, including the surgeon fee, anesthesia, implants and facility fee. For example, Advanced Medspa Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center[1] in Sacramento, CA, charges $4,000. David Liland, M.D.[2] in Dallas charges $4,600-$5,300. Chugay Cosmetic Surgery[3] in Beverly Hills, CA, charges $7,500. Sam Gershenbaum, D.O.[4] , in Aventura, FL., charges $7,500 to $9,000.
  • Calf implants are considered a cosmetic procedure, so they are not typically covered by health insurance.
Related articles: Bicep or Tricep Implants, Cane

What should be included:
  • At the initial consultation, the surgeon will make sure the patient is a candidate for surgery, will discuss goals and will choose an implant size and shape to achieve the desired outcome.
  • A suitable candidate for calf implants is a non-smoker in good health, at a healthy weight, who desires more definition and shape in the calves, but has been unable to achieve it with exercise.
  • For surgery, the patient typically is placed under general anesthesia or sedation with local anesthesia. The surgeon then makes an incision behind the knee, inserts a silicone implant behind the skin of the calf and closes the incision. Surgery takes about two and a half hours.
  • It is necessary to take several days off from work, and full recovery takes two to three months.
Additional costs:
  • The surgeon probably will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication for recovery. Antibiotics typically cost less than $15 to $50 or more, depending on the antibiotic prescribed; pain medication typically costs less than $50.
  • Compression garments that cover the calves must be worn; these can cost $50-$150.
  • It will be necessary to use a cane, which typically costs $15-$80, or a walker, which typically costs $30-$200, for about a week.
Discounts:
  • Some plastic surgeons offer a package deal for multiple procedures or for cash-paying patients. For example, Nikolas Chugay, M.D. [5] offers a special in which patients can get calf implants and one other listed procedure (examples: abdominoplasty, bicep implants, four areas of liposuction and others) for $12,500.
  • Some patients choose to combine calf implant surgery with liposuction or fat injections for added shaping.
Shopping for calf implants:
  • A board-certified plastic surgeon should perform the calf implant procedure. Both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons[6] and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[7] offer referral services.
  • It is a good idea to ask the surgeon how many calf implant surgeries he or she has performed, and to ask to see before-and-after photos of previous clients.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  www.rocklincosmeticsurgery.com/prices
  2.  www.drliland.com/estimated-prices/
  3.  www.bodyimplants.com/dr-chugay.html
  4.  www.calfimplants.com/dr-gershenbaum.html#costs
  5.  www.bodyimplants.com/chugay-specials.html
  6.  www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/
  7.  www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon
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