Thigh augmentation with calf prosthesis: a case report

Thigh augmentation with calf prosthesis: a case report Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:561–563 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0627-5 CASE REPORT Nujen Gulcin Aycicek Cardak & Gaye Taylan Fılınte & Mehmet Ersin Gonullu & Tayfun Akoz Received: 26 February 2011 /Accepted: 7 July 2011 /Published online: 19 August 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction ments and muscle correction was not indicated. She was reluctant to have another scar deformity on her body but Contour deformities of the calf due to muscle hypoplasia or was willing to have the defect filled with something other various myopathies have been successfully corrected using than her own tissues. The surgical alternatives were silicone gel-filled implants or autologous tissue [1, 2]. The discussed preoperatively and augmentation with an asym- development of silicone prostheses for calf and buttock metrical silicone gel-filled calf prosthesis (150 cc) was augmentation enables surgeons to also consider reconstruc- decided upon (Fig. 3). tion and augmentation with implants on other regions of the body. They provide prompt reconstruction with no donor Operative technique Preoperative markings were made area morbidity. As they have been used for shoulder with the patient in the standing position. She was then deformities [3], the idea of using these prosthesis has arisen placed supine on the operating table. Two incisions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Thigh augmentation with calf prosthesis: a case report

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag
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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-011-0627-5
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