Aesthetic calf surgery reshapes legs by inserting an implant and/or by liposuction and/or lipofilling. This restores a natural leg form, both in terms of volume and shape. The intervention gives an immediate, lasting result.
Crisalix is 3D simulation software that shows the results of aesthetic surgery. This tool helps patients better express their request and enables surgeons to give clear, reasoned explanations. Patients are therefore better informed when they decide to have an operation.
Is this a painful intervention? You may experience some tension pain, which is relieved effectively by level I analgesics.
Are the implants definitive? No, like all silicone implants they wear out and you need to think about changing them after 10 years
Before the intervention
Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
Pre-operative photographs are taken.
Stop smoking 1 month before the intervention
Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
Shave your legs at least 48 hours before the intervention.
15-day medico-legal period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.
Day of the intervention
General or spinal anaesthetic (anaesthesia of both lower limbs).
3-4 cm scar, hidden in the popliteal fossa (shallow depression behind the knee).
Duration of the intervention: 1-1.5 hours on average.
1 night maximum in hospital.
After the intervention
No drain is inserted.
The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
Moderate tension pain, relieved effectively by level 1 analgesics (Paracetamol®).
Oedema of the ankles for 1-2 weeks.
Use crutches to help with walking for 7 days.
Wear shoes with heels for 7 days to relieve the muscle sheath.
Wear compression stockings constantly for 6 weeks.
Stop smoking for 1 month.
Resume sport: after 2 months.
Return to work: after 7-15 days, depending on your work environment.
Final result obtained: immediately, with the definitive result after 3-6 months.
Consultations after 15 days, 3, 6 and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.
Calf lipofilling or implants (aesthetic)
From 8,500 CHF, at patients’ expense
Calf lipofilling or implants (after-effects of poliomyelitis, club foot, deformations, etc.)
From 5,000 CHF
This is covered by state health insurance or partly by your complementary private health insurance, depending on the quality of the contract.