Before the operation, a consultation with the doctor is appointed. The doctor conducts a thorough examination, measures the volume of the lower legs and calculates the asymmetry. After that, the specialist gives a conclusion on whether cruroplasty is suitable for the patient. The essence of surgery is installation of implants. Access can be made anywhere in the lower leg, but more often an incision under the knee is done so that there won’t be large visible scars. The implants are created using a special hypoallergenic gel so patients do not have rejection. The consistency of the implant is very similar to a real muscle, and it cannot be distinguished when touched. The duration of the operation is 1.5 hours.
The period of recovery takes about a month. The patient is discharged from the hospital literally on the second day, and the sutures are removed in a week after the surgery. The rehabilitation period lasts a month on average. It is important to listen and follow the recommendations of the orthopedic surgeon:
Plastic surgery of the legs doesn’t affect the quality of life, so right after the operation you will be able to work, relax and spend time as before, without changing your daily routine (except for intense physical activities).