The Shank Implant

Leg implants are produced in the same range as breast implants, containing cohesive silicone gel. Their shape varies, being usually fusiform or "crescent". There are several options and sizes to meet any patient's wishes.

Using leg implants is an intervention that enjoys a high degree of patient satisfaction, this operation permanently solving the problem feet "in brackets".

The incision is made at the level of the natural wrinkle on the back of the knee (popliteal area). The scar will be very little visible in this area.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long after a shank implant surgery can I walk?

Walking can be resumed a few days after the surgery. Because the implants are inserted between the calf muscles, some days of rest without walking are needed. Walking will be resumed using 5 cm heels that will be worn for several months postoperatively. It is also required that the area is covered in elastic bandages or that the patient wears medical elastic stockings 2 months postoperatively.

What about the shank implant postoperative care?

After the surgery you will remain under medical surveillance for 24 hours. The next day you will bre discharged and receive a prescription for antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and pain relievers that you will have to take for 5 to 7 days. The sutures are removed 12 to 14 days after the surgery and then you can clean the area with soap and warm water. After all the scabs have fallen you may apply special scar remodeling products. UV exposure is forbidden as long as the scar is immature.
What are the contraindications of the shank implant surgery?

Because this intervention is complex, it requires general anesthesia. Serious cardiopulmonary diseases that increase the anesthetic risk are a contraindication for this surgery. Serious dermatological diseases, infectious disease, cachexia and diabetes are also contraindications for performing such a surgery.

What are the risks of the shank implant surgery?

Immediately after the surgery there are risks of infection, wound dehiscence, bleeding, serious inflammation etc. Remote risks are pathological scarring, unevenness in the operated areas, migration of implants, capsular contracture as with breast enlargement with silicone implants etc.

Although these treatments are very effective, 1% of the patients do not achieve the desired results!
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