Calf augmentation with new solid silicone implants
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Calf augmentation has been standardized by the use of banana-shaped silicone gel implants for almost 20 years. Capsule formation and resulting distignement, dislocation, gel bleeding, and implant rupture are rare but unpleasant complications. A new implant of solid silicone (McGhan, Santa Barbara, CA, USA) in the anatomical shape of one belly of theM. gastrocnemius placed subfascially appears to overcome these problems.
Key wordsCalf augmentation Silicone implants
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