Calf Implant
Calf Implant

Calf Implant

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The calf is one of the important parts of the leg. The legs get a nice shape when the calves remain muscular, proportionate, and defined. The calf implants give a balanced look to the legs if you feel that your calves are underdeveloped. The procedure is suitable for both women and men. It is recommended for both reconstructive and cosmetic purposes. Calf implant surgery is said to have low rates of complications or side effects and high rates of patient satisfaction. 

Calf implants are usually made of silicone. They come in different sizes, and your surgeon will choose the size that best suits your needs.

Calf implant or augmentation is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. This means it does not require admission at hospital and will be sent home the same day. The surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours.

Your surgeon will make an incision, usually in the crease behind your knee. Through this incision, your surgeon will create a pocket. The pocket will be either above or below the muscle, depending on your needs and goals.

Once the pocket is created, your surgeon will insert the implant. After the implant is in place, the incision will be closed with stitches

Silicone calf implant is mainly performed to improve the lower back part of the legs. But if you have other concerns regarding your legs like thigh contouring, it is important to discuss with your surgeon for separate procedures.


Medical conditions where calf implant is recommended:

  • Underdeveloped calves due to a birth defect
  • One leg that is smaller than the other
  • Loss of muscle mass due to an injury
  • Loss of muscle mass due to a disease such as polio
  • Medical conditions or congenital defects affect the growth of the lower leg and calf. 
  • Having liposuction due to heavy knees and thighs as well wish to enhance the calves.

Male calf implant is ideal for bodybuilders or athletes who wish to have a masculine look and improve the presence of muscle bulk. The implants are said to be a simple solution since the volume and shape improvement that is probable with calf implants is hard to accomplish with exercise.