I am a mid-30's male who has been on active duty...
29 May 2015
11 months post
I am a mid-30's male who has been on active duty in the military for 17 years. I am physically active and athletic, and my activities include hockey, softball, running, and weight lifting. My entire life, my calves were very small and out of proportion with the rest of my body, to the point where I never wore shorts if possible, and was always extremely self-conscious when I did. I had always thought about having calf augmentation surgery, but it seemed like such an off-the-wall thing to do that I never seriously considered it until last year. For the last several years, I had focused my weight training on developing my calf muscles...they got a little more developed but not seriously bigger. Finally last year, I realized that I would never get my calves to where I wanted them to be no matter how much I worked them out in the gym, so I started doing serious research into calf augmentation. I went to see Dr. Gervais because his testimonials from other patients and credentials were all top notch. I chose Dr. Gervais as my surgeon because he was very straight forward with me about my candidacy for this procedure, about what I could honestly expect for my results, and just the fact that his bedside manner was very genuine. I had the surgery done and am extremely pleased with the results. My calves now have a natural size and contour that fit the rest of my body, and this has done wonders for my confidence. I wear shorts all the time now! Now I don't even notice that I have implants. I am able to play hockey and lift weights, and I just ran my physical fitness test in the military and scored very well on the run portion. This surgery has truly changed my life for the better. The first two weeks following surgery were painful and I couldn't get around much, but the pain was mitigated by a properly supervised medication and rest regimen. Overall, I could not be more pleased with the results.
before and after photos
Here are before and after photos. The pictures are pretty good but don't quite do the final result justice. The little bit of shape that the implants have added really makes all the difference. The scars are visible but have faded quite a bit and continue to fade as time goes on, and don't bother me at all. Ultimately, I am very satisfied and this whole procedure has changed my life for the better.