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Everything You Need to Know About Calf Implants

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Calf Implants in Northern Virginia

If you are interested in improving the size, shape, and fullness of your calves, calf implants in Northern Virginia can offer a safe, effective, and extremely natural-looking solution.


Continue reading for everything you need to know about calf implants in Northern Virginia.

What Are Calf Implants?

Calf implants are silicone-based products that are placed into two gastrocnemius (muscle) pockets through an incision in the back crease of the knee to enhance the size and shape of the calf area.


When performed by a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Widder, they are a safe and effective way for men and women to add fullness to calves and achieve a more defined and muscular appearance.

How Do Calf Implants in Northern Virginia Work?

Calf implant surgery in Northern Virginia is an outpatient procedure that should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in an accredited surgical facility or hospital.


The procedure usually takes 1.5-2 hours and is conducted under general or spinal anesthesia.


Following surgery, patients are able to return home and begin the recovery process. They will need to arrange for a responsible adult to drive them home and assist them for the first 24 hours post-op.

How Much Do Calf Implants Cost?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of calf implants is $3,844.


Keep in mind that this is just an average cost of the surgeon’s fee and does not account for other expenses, such as anesthesia, facility fees, pre-op lab testing, prescription medications, and surgical garments.


Price also varies according to geographic location and the surgeon’s expertise.

What to Expect After Calf Implant Surgery

After calf implant surgery in Northern Virginia, patients will need to take several days off from work to rest and recover. They will also be instructed to wear a compression garment for approximately 2 weeks.


Results are immediately evident and offer a permanent solution. As such, patients can enjoy calf implant benefits for many years to come.

Schedule a Consultation for Calf Implants

If you are considering calf implants in Northern Virginia, please contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder.

Cosmetic Procedures – Not just for women!

In today’s society, your appearance means a lot.   People form first impressions of you based solely on your looks.  Physically attractive people are more likely to be seen as dateable, reliable, marketable, worthy of a promotion, etc. Now more than ever, men over age 40 are undergoing cosmetic treatments to maintain an attractive, youthful appearance as the years pass. So what procedures are men seeking?  Widder Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery based in Vienna, VA has been assisting men within our area for many years with non-surgical and surgical procedures.


Women aren’t the only victims of facial wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss due to aging. To help you look younger so that you can keep up with all the younger generations competing with you for promotions, facial injectable treatments for men is a great option. Injectables such as Botox, can treat moderate to severe frown lines, smile lines, sagging skin; and injectable fillers such as Restylane help with volume loss, giving a lift and tightening the skin. Injectables can even add definition to the chin to create a stronger-looking jawline.


Men decide to have calf implant surgery for varying reasons. The obvious reason is unhappiness with the size and shape of their lower legs – specifically – the leg calf.  Once men have realized that no amount of exercise will significantly enlarge the calf muscles, they choose calf implant surgery. Calf implants are also used to correct deformities resulting from injury or nerve diseases that result in muscle deterioration.


Most men aren’t able to put in a lot of time in the gym due to career, family, and life.  They may be in their prime professionally, but they may not feel as on top of their game physically once they hit middle age. This is where liposuction becomes a possibility. Liposuction removes fat from the abdomen, revealing the muscles that are already present.


According to Dr. Widder, beyond liposuction, rhinoplasty is a very sought after surgical procedure by men.   Noses don’t particularly age like other parts of the face and body, but men that haven’t “liked” their nose through the younger years, are now in a position financially to be address their concerns.


Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men that can occur at any age. The condition can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity, obesity or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia can cause embarrassment, causing men to avoid certain physical activities and intimacy simply to hide their condition.  Liposuction and removal of breast tissue are required to provide optimal results.  Men that have had this cosmetic surgery regain confidence, self-esteem and sense of masculinity.

If you or the man in your life is wanting a more youthful appearance, contact Widder Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery to discuss options; both non-surgical and surgical.   Dr. Widder will listen to your concerns and overall goals and provide a plan that will help reach those goals.  Call to schedule your consultation and book before December 31, 2018 to receive 5% off surgical procedure.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.