Calf Augmentation is a surgery in which a physician adds calf implants into the lower legs - the implants are made from soft, solid silicone and designed to enhance the calf by filling the space over the gastrocnemius muscles. One or two implants may be inserted depending on desired results. Sterile calf implants are inserted through incisions made in the crease behind the knee. Calf Augmentation is a serious surgery that may be used for cosmetic and genetic reasons but the surgery requires both expertise from the physician and a significant amount of downtime for the patient - most patients are able to return to old physical activity within four to six weeks.Request a Consultation
Barry DiBernardo, MD, F.A.C.S. is recognized as a leader in plastic surgery. Dr. DiBernardo is the Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic SurgeryŽ in Montclair, NJ, immediate past President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (2005-2006), an Associate Clinical Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at UMDNJ, and Chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Program at Mountainside Hospital.
"My job is to keep our practice at the forefront as one of the leading aesthetic plastic surgery practices in this country -- striving for excellence in cosmetic procedures and in patient care."
Dr. DiBernardo is a widely published author, committed to providing his patients with the most advanced surgical and non-surgical options making him a sought after expert by the local, regional and national media. He is listed among the top doctors chosen by their peers in New Jersey Monthly, NJ Life, and the Castle Connolly Guide.
A 1984 graduate from Cornell University Medical College, Dr. DiBernardo received the school's Charles H. Horn Prize for outstanding leadership and service to the medical community. He spent five years as a general surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, before embarking on a two-year residency in Plastic Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in N.Y.
In 1991, Dr. DiBernardo began his work in private practice. Also in 1991, he received the Leo M. Davidoff Award for teaching distinction at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and, a year later, the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons' National Scientific Exhibit Award, in Washington D.C.
Dr. DiBernardo is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is the Certified International Instructor for multiple laser and light based systems as well as skin care modalities. His hospital appointments include University Hospital at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark; Mountainside Hospital, Montclair; and Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ.
"Staying abreast of new developments and technology is crucial and what is important to our patients" Dr. DiBernardo says. "And that's our commitment - continuous learning, superior patient care, and world class service.