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Is calf augmentation safe?

Is calf augmentation safe?

Yes: All surgical procedures have certain risks. The complication rate of calf augmentation performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www. Abplsurg. Org) is low and satisfaction rate is high. Running should not be influenced by the presence of implants after you are well healed. ...Read more

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Is calf augmentation safe and convinient?

Usually: Choices are use of fat grafting or implants. Implants can have problems with scarring, discomfort, noticeability, or implant shifting. Be certain your physician is well experienced in use of either technology. ...Read more

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Is calf augmentation safe and easy to do?

Is calf augmentation safe and easy to do?

Yes: All surgical procedures have certain risks. The complication rate of calf augmentation performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www. Abplsurg. Org) is low and satisfaction rate is high. Running should not be influenced by the presence of implants after you are well healed. ...Read more

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Calf augmentation. Who would need this?

Calf augmentation. Who would need this?

Any who wants it: Anyone who is a good surgical candidate and has realistic expectations and who is dissatisfied with the appearance their calves is a potential candidate. I've had patients who have had significant calf asymmetry because of polio and wanted this corrected; patients who have muscle atrophy from neurological disorders and patients who were simply unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of their calves. ...Read more

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What's the recovery like for a calf augmentation?

What's the recovery like for a calf augmentation?

7-10 days: Usually a few days with the legs elevated and minimal walking (bathroom -kitchen and back) followed by slowly more walking over a week until one's regular routine is resumed. Running, jogging etc is usually delayed for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Do you anyone who has had successful calf augmentation?

Yes: All surgical procedures have certain risks. The complication rate of calf augmentation performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www. Abplsurg. Org) is low and satisfaction rate is high. Running should not be influenced by the presence of implants after you are well healed. ...Read more

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What should a calf augmentation surgery cost?

Fat grafting works: Fat grafting works and works beautifully and permanently. I have been performing fat grafting for calf augmentation for over 17 years every week and not a single patient lost any of the fat that I transferred. You can see the long term results at www. Drgrossman. Com. The procedure results are very much surgeon and experience related. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about calf augmentation surgery?

Two choices: Calf augmentation can be by fat grafting or use of implants. Implants require incisions and scars for the placement, and occasionally are noticeable, can shift, and have problems. Implants offer size increases that may be greater than grafts, but grafting uses natural tissue and is not foreign to your body. Done outpatient surgery, IV sedation usually. Pick your surgeon carefully for experience. ...Read more

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What might recovery from calf augmentation due to a knee injury?

What might recovery from calf augmentation due to a knee injury?

Depends on the knee!: If you have a pre-existent knee injury, calf augmentation could cause leg swelling that may aggravate your knee. If your knee injury is severe, you should handle your knee issue before undergoing calf augmentation. If it's a chronic issue alleviated with stretching and ice, calf augmentation may not affect your knee issue. It's dependent on the severity of your injury and what your surgeon says. ...Read more

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I have a club foot and was wondering if you still were able to do the calf augmentation with fat procedure on me.

I have a club foot and was wondering if you still were able to do the calf augmentation with fat procedure on me.

Absolutely: Calf augmentation with fat was originally started by me in 1995 or 96 for patients with bilateral or one sided clubbed foot. The procedure that I have perfected provides permanent fat take with results that are either near or the same as the normal leg.
You can visit my website for photos and communicate with hundreds of patients who have had the procedure successfully done. ...Read more

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Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs?

Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs?

Tendonitis: I think that there is a very good chance that the tendonitis in your legs will get worse with calf augmentation. You might want to consider fat transfer to your calves instead. That should not have any negative effect on your tendonitis. ...Read more

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Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs? .

Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs? .

You: You are having plastic surgery on the soft tissues of your leg for a bony deformity?
That totally blows me away! You have "tendinosis" where? See an orthopedist before you get any surgery done. Don't jump into a plastic surgery of your leg for looks. ...Read more

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How do my venous thrombosis and varicose veins affect eligibility for a calf augmentation surgery? How is calf augmentation surgery different in a person with venous thrombosis and varicose veins on his feet? I am a 41-year-old woman. I take aspirin and p

How do my venous thrombosis and varicose veins affect eligibility for a calf augmentation surgery? How is calf augmentation surgery different in a person with venous thrombosis and varicose veins on his feet? I am a 41-year-old woman. I take aspirin and p

Based: Based on your history I would not rec. Calf implant surgery. The increased pressure from calf implant could increase chances of dev. A dvt, if you develop DVT this could go to your lung (called a pe) and you could die. ...Read more

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Are calf implants safe & successful? What happens when the person goes running?

Yes: All surgical procedures have certain risks. The complication rate of calf augmentation performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www. Abplsurg. Org) is low and satisfaction rate is high. Running should not be influenced by the presence of implants after you are well healed. ...Read more

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Is calf implant surgery safe & successful?

Is calf implant surgery safe & successful?

Yesq: The surgery is usually a straightforward outpatient procedure. Risks and complication rates low and patient satisfaction is usually high. Consult a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www. Abplsurg. Org) to find out more about this procedure for you. ...Read more

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Did a 2 mile walk 2 days ago. My right shin and calf have been hurting ever since. Did't stretch. What happened? What do I do? Is it safe to exercise?

Did a 2 mile walk 2 days ago. My right shin and calf have been hurting ever since. Did't stretch. What happened? What do I do? Is it safe to exercise?

It's hard to say: What has happened without a physical exam or any imaging. It may just be some muscle soreness but if it does not go away in a week or so you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Weeks of ice and eccentric calf stair stretches have eliminated Achilles pain but still always swollen, and tender after each run. Safe to run?

Weeks of ice and eccentric calf stair stretches have eliminated Achilles pain but still always swollen, and tender after each run. Safe to run?

No: You have Achilles tendinitis and need a podiatry evaluation, support and anti inflammatory medication. If you continue to run on an inflamed Achilles tendon, there is a possibility of tendon rupture. ...Read more

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I currently have lupus and anticardiolipin I had DVT in calf and pe in lungs, is it safe to wear a gridle?

I currently have lupus and anticardiolipin I had DVT in calf and pe in lungs, is it safe to wear a gridle?

Maybe: Girdles will constrict your abdominal cavity putting pressure on your inferior vena cava (ivc). This will limit or slow blood flow and in a patient with lupus anticoagulant and anticariolipin with a history of clotting any effor to slow blood could lead to clots. ...Read more

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I developed a DVT in my calf after ankle surgery in august. I was on warfarin for 6 months and stopped 10 days ago. Is it safe to go on birth control?

I developed a DVT in my calf after ankle surgery in august. I was on warfarin for 6 months and stopped 10 days ago. Is it safe to go on birth control?

DVT birth control: By "birth control" do you mean combination birth control pills? Having a history of DVT is an absolute contraindication to the use of combination birth control pills. These are pills that have both estrogen ; Progesterone in them. But it would be safe to use various other methods of birth control. Please talk to a qualified gynecologist to discuss options that are safe with your history of dvt. ...Read more

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Bad leg (calf)cramps. Racing heart. Palpitations. Shaky. Anxiety. Headaches. Tired all the time. No energy. Going 2 cardiologist nxt wk 2 b safe. What is this?

Bad leg (calf)cramps. Racing heart. Palpitations. Shaky. Anxiety. Headaches. Tired all the time. No energy. Going 2 cardiologist nxt wk 2 b safe. What is this?

See your doctor: There are many things that can these symptoms and you may be suffering from more than one condition. It is unusual for a woman of your age to be feeling this way, especially during a stage in your life when you could be super busy. Consider your lifestyle. Are you always on the go, not sleeping or having time to eat right? Are you stressed? Your doctor can help rule out the most dangerous causes. ...Read more

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20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?

20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?

I think it is safe.: Apparently they looked for blood clot in your legs and lungs and did not find any. It could be anxiety or myalgia or something similar to it. If otherwise you are a healthy person then there is no reason for not flying. During flying I would suggest streching your legs by moving around whenever you get an opportunity as a preventive measure for the DVT. ...Read more

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I have a numb jaw, right cheek & neck & infrequent right hand tremor. Chronic IBS, ICPBS, fatigue & calf cramps. Is it safe waiting months for an MRI?

I have a numb jaw, right cheek & neck & infrequent right hand tremor. Chronic IBS, ICPBS, fatigue & calf cramps. Is it safe waiting months for an MRI?

Uncertain: No if you have localizing neurologic symptoms. There could be a neurologic tumor as the cause, and your physicians know this. We have problems with our health system also ...Read more

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How safe is arterial leg bypass?

How safe is arterial leg bypass?

Very Safe: Arterial bypass in the legs is an extremely safe operation when performed by a board-certified vascular surgeon. When you are advised to undergo leg bypass surgery your vascular surgeon will likely send you for cardiac testing to make sure your heart is strong enough for this type of surgery, as heart complications are the majority of risk with leg bypasses. Learn more at vascular. Org. ...Read more

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I'm female and sweat in my leg creases. Is there any safe antiperspirant I can use in that area?

I'm female and sweat in my leg creases. Is there any safe antiperspirant I can use in that area?

Most: Antiperspirants which are POWDER based may be used safely in the leg creases...avoid ALCOHOL based sprays (and pure talcum has had recent "adverse" attention for use "down below"!
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