Plastic Surgeon in Baltimore Discusses Fat Transfer Calf Augmentation
According to a recent study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), calf augmentation procedures have risen by 61% in the past year. Board-certified Baltimore plastic surgeon Dr. James Vogel says he expects popularity of the procedure to continue growing as new developments emerge in implementation of calf augmentation. At his practice, Dr. Vogel discusses an innovative technique for calf augmentation using fat transfer to produce natural results.
At his Baltimore plastic surgery practice, Dr. James Vogel says calf augmentation is a procedure rapidly growing in popularity. The latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) confirm Dr. Vogel’s observations, reporting that calf augmentation procedures have increased by 61% from 2009 to 2010. Dr. Vogel says he uses a reliable technique for calf augmentation which involves transfer of fat harvested from the patient’s abdomen or thighs into their calf muscle. He says the result is permanent and natural because the procedure utilizes the patient’s own fat. There is also minimal scarring because the injection is performed through a small incision. The associated liposuction procedure to obtain the fat also creates an enhanced appearance to compliment the improved calf size and shape.
Dr. Vogel says one of the major benefits of fat transfer calf augmentation is that there are very few risks associated with the procedure. While soreness and swelling will occur, he says recovery from the procedure is usually quick and patients can resume full activity with in a week. However, Dr. Vogel does suggest delaying strenuous physical activity for about six weeks after the surgery. He also adds that the body can reabsorb some of the fat injection, and in unusual cases more than one treatment may be required to achieve the desired result.
Regardless of whether patients are considering calf augmentation or another procedure utilizing fat transfer, such as buttock augmentation, Dr. Vogel says patients should understand all of the potential risks involved and all of the options available to them. He also recommends consulting with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing any procedure to ensure the highest level of safety and results.
About James E. Vogel, MD, FACS
Dr. James Vogel received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME and earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. He completed his general surgery residencies at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Vogel also completed a plastic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, including maxillo-facial and microvascular surgery training at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Services – Shock Trauma Unit. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Johns Hopkins Medical Society, and several other professional organizations. Dr. Vogel is particularly interested in cosmetic facial surgery, breast surgery, hair transplantation, body contouring, and liposuction, and is one of the few plastic surgeons offering fat transfer calf augmentation.
Located at 4 Park Center Court, Ste. 100 in Owings Mills, MD, Dr. Vogel’s practice can be reached at (410) 484-8860 or 1-888-DRVOGEL. He can also be contacted through the website drvogelplasticsurgeon.com or facebook.com/drjamesevogel.