Hi, I'm going to have a subdermal implant put in my calf area that will be used to raise and accent part of a tattoo I have in that area. I'm looking for a source to build the shape and what you recommend it be manufactured from. It is a tattoo and implant that are in honor of my two children who have Autism and are very tactile. Thanks! Brian
Subdermal Implants to Raise Calf Tattoo
Doctor Answers 4
There are several calf implant manufacturers:
Allied Biomedical/Implantech; Spectrum; AART Inc.
Sientra also makes calf implants.
You want a soft solid silicone implant and a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine the size and shape of the implant and whether carving a standard block or ordering a custom implant is what you need.
Los Angeles Calf Implants
At our practice we prefer Spectrum Designs Medical silicone implants. I would not recommend a subdermal implant placement as there are several related risk including extrusion, and soft-tissue necrosis.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
CALF IMPLANTS SHOULD BE SUB FASCIAL AND NOT SUBDERMAL
i do not recommend getting subdermal calf implants as i believe there are higher risks for complications such as :
- skin necrosis (loss)
- and loss of sensation
i recommend silimed calf implants. they also have a custom kit.
i don't think the manufacturers matter that much. the placement matters more.
if you want to have maximum visibility and palpability:
- subdermal is the way to go but again i do not recommend it for the reasons listed above
Dr. Carlos Cordoba
MDCM, CSPQ, FRCS, FACS
Plastic & Esthetic Surgeon
4055 Ste-Catherine O. Suite 100
Montreal, QC. Canada H3Z 3J8
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Supplier of custom made solid silicone implants
I’ve used custom made implants from Spectrum Designs Medical. They carry both solid silicone blocks that may be carved to a specific shape and custom made solid silicone implants that are created using a moulage kit. The blocks come in 3 types: soft, medium and firm.