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calf-augmentation

Calf Augmentation

Also known as calf augmentation. Calf augmentation with implants is a procedure to increase the size and improve the shape of the calf. Patients seek calf implants to tone and define the lower leg if it cannot be achieved with exercise alone, or to correct a muscle imbalance resulting from physical or birth defects.

 

When to Consider Calf Implants:

  • If you seek to emphasize the bulk of the calf muscle (usually men)
  • If you desire a lower leg more anatomically proportionate to your thigh (usually women)
  • If you are a bodybuilder and you’ve reached the plateau of calf development with exercise, but you’re not satisfied with the definition of your lower leg
  • If you wish to correct lower leg defects resulting from injury; disease, such as polio; or from birth conditions, such as clubfoot or spina bifida

Frequently Asked Questions

You may be a good candidate for calf augmentation if:

  • You would like to emphasize the bulk of the calf muscle (usually men)
  • You desire a lower leg more anatomically proportionate to your thigh (usually women)
  • You are a bodybuilder and you’ve reached the plateau of calf development with exercise, but you’re not satisfied with the definition of your lower leg
  • You wish to correct lower leg defects resulting from injury; disease, such as polio; or from congenital conditions, such as club foot or spina bifida

A calf augmentation procedure includes the following steps:

  • Your legs are measured during a preoperative office visit to determine the right implant size, and then the implants are ordered for surgery.
  • The day of surgery, you are given general anesthesia or sedation anesthesia and placed in the prone position (lying face down) on the operating table.
  • The incision is made at the back of the knee, through the skin and fascia (sheet of connective tissue) covering the gastrocnemius muscle.
  • Once your surgeon locates the most salient nerve (tibial nerve), the procedure can proceed without much concern for encountering other nerves or arteries, because there aren’t many in this area.
  • A snug pocket (large enough only for the implant) is made between this fascia and muscle, into which the implant will be inserted.
  • The implant is inserted and the leg is examined before the incision is closed with sutures.

The results of calf augmentation surgery are visible almost immediately and calf implant results are permanent. Get more information on Badge Clinic instagram page about calf augmentation surgery results.

The results of calf augmentation surgery are visible almost immediately and calf implant results are permanent. Get more information on Badge Clinic instagram page about calf augmentation surgery results.

 

Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

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