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Inaccuracies and falsehoods in Cosmetic Surgery

We are aware of the enormous discrepancies of criteria that abound between different specialists, centres or companies, when concentrating on Cosmetic Surgery and each one of its treatments. As a medical activity in the Private Health Sector, the conflict of interests between the commercial world and the ethical problem does not always lie on the side of safety, professionalism or in the interests of the patient. This situation creates an enormous lack of confidence in the patient wishing to have Cosmetic Surgery treatment. Our philosophy is very clear. The patients are always first, their interests and their needs, in conjunction with the efficiency and safety of our treatments. To this end the medical facet of our activity is supreme. However, in contrast to our practice, many other centres or professionals offer information that is inexact, slanted, market oriented or even completely false and self interested, practising dangerous procedures that are ineffective or obsolete. To prevent unscrupulous actions we list a series of statements that, in our opinion, are inadequate, deceptive, or mere lies, that are frequently used at other centres to manipulate the wishes of the patient to a commercial and unethical end. Some of these are even popular among the very clients of these centres of Cosmetic Surgery, and become the regular thoughts and petitions of these same clients. Naturally, we completely rejects all the statements that can be read under the title of Inaccuracies and Falsehoods for every group of our treatments.

Technical datasheet for calf implants

-Anesthetic: total
-Surgical time: 1 hour
-Hospital stay: day case
-Proximity stay: 1 week
-Postoperative pain: 2 (scale from 1 to 5)
-Postoperative bandages: splint 1 week, then bandage for 2 weeks
-Sick leave: 3 weeks
-Complementary treatments: not required
-Cosmetic recovery: 1 month 60%, 3 months 80%, 6 months 90%, 12 months 100%
-Scars: popliteal fossa (knee pit); concealed

This information is indicative only and does not represent an obligation with customers. This technical datasheet is based in statistical means for large groups of patients, with the variability that implies. Medicine and Surgery are not exact Sciences so it is not possible to stablish the most suitable management for each individual case until the moment the Specialist can evaluate the patient. One medical and/or surgical process can't be predictable 100%, so our Medical Team could modify the management plan at any time, based on the requirements that could be considered as necessary."

Where is it best to introduce the calf implants?

The most normal channel used in the international practice of calf enlargement is through inside the knee pit or popliteal fossa, at the level of the lower furrow between the calf and the knee.

What type of anesthetic is most suitable in calf implants?

Without hesitation we would have to recommend and practise the safe techniques of a general or total anesthetic. In calf implants operations the greater safety, absence of pain and best results are achieved administering a general anesthetic in an authorised hospital. Although still being practised in other centres, calf implants treatments performed under a supposed local anesthetic are high-risk procedures in the opinion of all our specialist team of surgeons and anesthetists. There are several reasons for rejecting a local anesthetic. Firstly, because the dose of anesthetic to be introduced into the tissue is so high it could become toxic, possibly causing serious complications. Also because the application of a local anesthetic is by deep injections into the tissue and these are terribly painful; in these circumstances the anesthetist is often obliged to improvise by administering an uncontrolled and highly dangerous general anesthetic. Finally, we reject these practices under a false local anesthetic because they only allow for simple or obsolete techniques to be performed, that nowadays is no longer adequate or correct in the world of modern scientific knowledge. For your safety and in order to achieve the best results, our Specialists recommend a general anesthetic for a calf implants operation with day case stay in the clinic.

Will there be any scar to the skin following the calf implants operation?

The calf augmentation procedure consists in perfectly discreet incisions in the natural folds of the knee pit and the region of the popliteal fossa, areas invisible at a simple glance with regular dressing. Different techniques exist that our Specialists can choose from to achieve the best results. They will give you detailed information regarding your case.

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