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CRUROPLASTY

by one of the best plastic surgeons in Kyiv - Andrei Kharkov

CRUROPLASTY(or plastic of the lower legs) is an operation to form the lower leg with the help of implants, bringing it to an ideal state from the patient’s point of view. In other words, it is a surgical intervention to change the volume of foot calves, as well as correction of the shape of the leg. The popularity of this procedure, however, does not indicate its magical effect on the appearance – it does not straighten the curves of the legs, but only eliminates the existing minor flaws. The technique of operation consists of two directed approaches: the removal of excess fatty tissue of the tibia, or increasing its volume by installing silicone implants. The implant, in turn, consists of a silicone shell filled with a special gel. It has an increased elasticity, due to the need to adapt to the reduction of the calf muscles while walking. Shin correction using endoprostheses can be performed using anatomical and symmetrical implants. Between themselves, endoprostheses can vary in size, volume, nature of the surface.
DURATION OF OPERATION:  from 40 minutes to an hour
REHABILITATION PERIOD:  1.5 - 2 months

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE APPLIED FOR? ITS FEATURES

Cruroplasty is a relatively new area in plastic surgery. The need to refer to this procedure arises in case of pronounced omission of skin tissue or muscle structure of the lower leg as a result of loss of elasticity with age, with an increase in the fat layer of the inner part of the thigh, the presence of sagging skin on the medial surface of the leg. Initially, only professional athletes referred to this surgical intervention in order to increase muscle volume and those who had degeneration of the gastrocnemius muscles.
Cruroplasty has the most positive reviews as it allows you to adjust the inner contour of the legs, thus correcting their curvature visually. If necessary, in combination with the operation liposuction is done. Procedures may be performed under local or general anesthesia.
Cruroplasty (correction of the lower leg) belongs to the category of simple operations, which after several months practically does not leave traces in the form of scars. The procedure is forbidden if the patient has diabetes, oncology, autoimmune diseases. The reason for refusal will also be poor blood clotting, skin or infectious diseases, pregnancy and feeding.

PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION

Before performing a surgical intervention, personal consultation with a physician is necessary, who will help determine not only the operating method, but also select the most suitable endoprosthesis for the patient. Individual communication is also required to study the medical record of the patient, to carry out the necessary examination and a number of medical tests. The cost of the procedure is also determined here. The query “price of cruroplasty” will help you to compare the pricing policy in various clinics and choose the most suitable option for you. However, it should be remembered that initially the choice of a plastic surgeon should be based not on the existing price list, but on surgeon’s experience, qualification and availability of modern equipment in the clinic.

PREPARATION FOR OPERATION

Preparation for the correction of the lower leg (cruroplasty) begins with an examination of the patient to identify contraindications to its implementation. As a rule, it takes about two weeks to pass medical tests, for which you should stop taking aspirin-containing and hormonal drugs, and eliminate alcohol and tobacco smoking. During the preparation for the operation, it is necessary to adhere to a low-salt diet in order to avoid the formation of postoperative edema, limit gym visits. General anesthesia requires the refusal from food and fluids for 8 hours before the procedure.

POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD

The patient spends the first two or three days in the hospital under the supervision of a doctor and medical staff. Over the next three weeks, pain in the calf muscles may increase, which will gradually subside as you recover. The first few days to reduce sensitivity, you can wear shoes with heels. The stitches are removed on the seventh day. It is recommended to wear special compression stockings during the next month.

RISKS AND POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

There were no serious side effects from reviews and observations of patients after cruroplasty, but a hematoma and a slight swelling in the incision area may occur. In extremely rare cases, there may be a disturbance in the blood supply and, as a result, necrosis of a part of the skin-muscular component.
If you violate the rules of antiseptics, wound suppuration may occur after surgery. Non-compliance with the bandaging algorithm entails the risk of implant displacement. In rare cases, rejection of the implantable material occurs due to individual intolerance. Errors during the procedure itself can lead to accumulation of blood in the implantation area. All this once again proves that when choosing a doctor, the first selection criterion should be his qualifications and skills, the presence of positive feedback from other patients.

COST OF PROCEDURE

The cost of the cruroplasty procedure largely depends on the complexity of the problem, the qualifications of the doctor and the level of the clinic. Approximate amount can be known at the preliminary consultation. It consists of the cost of the operation itself, the cost of staying at the hospital and the cost of the selected implants.

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