Do all calf implants leave bad scars?
Scars are made to place implants through. The larger the implant, the larger the scar needs to be. However, after the surgery I recommend my patients use scar therapy like ScaRxtape for a couple of months to try and minimize the scars no matter where they are.
How well the scars in the back of the knee look after calf implants has a lot do with the natural skin pigment. People with darker skin pigments may have slightly more noticeable scars and can develop a small amount of hyper pigmentation. But it is also important to look at long-term scars which are not usually a significant aesthetic concerns. Many postoperative pictures of calf implants are taken relatively early after surgery when the scars are far from mature since getting patients back long-term is uncommon.
Any and all surgery leaves a scar however the location as well as the patients genetics are big determining factors and how inconspicuous scar result is. Most scars, including calf implants scars, require a full year and a half to two years to fully mature and blend in with the surrounding skin. Unfortunately most postop after pictures are taken anywhere between 3 to 6 months after surgery and therefore the scars are relatively still young and fresh and not looking the best yet. Glad to help.