Calf enhancement / augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the volume and enhance the shape of the calf area.

Over the last 30 years, calf augmentations have gained worldwide popularity due to the natural appearance of the augmented calf. Both men and women find large calves to be an attractive part of the human body. Men usually want to increase the muscle bulk, giving them more masculine look, where women wish to establish a more symmetrical appearance in their legs. Body Builders report major difficulties in building their calf muscles and often seek enlargement. This procedure is also popular among sufferers of conditions which facilitate underdeveloped calves including congenital defects, polio, spina bifida and clubfoot.

The Consultation

Some people have a naturally thin or underdeveloped calf, and despite exercise or diet, this leg remains small. Such patients may request calf augmentation. Women may desire only the medial or inner leg filled out. Body builders may want both the inner and outer lower leg filled out. The goal is to help restore a more enhanced appearance, regardless of the patient’s specific situation. Generally, anyone in average physical condition or good health can be a candidate for calf implant surgery.

The Surgery

Calf augmentation usually is performed by fat transfer using your own fat, or by placing an implant over the muscles.

The surgery is performed by making a fine incision at the back of the knee and thus is nicely hidden. You will be going home the same day of surgery.

After Surgery

The patient will be encouraged to walk immediately after surgery with stockings. The stockings must be worn for 2- 3 weeks after surgery. Walking will be slightly uncomfortable for few days. Wearing high heels often helps with pain. You will be prescribed pain killers to go home with.

Getting You Back To Work And Normal Activities

You will be able to go back to work within 3-5 days as long as it does not require long distance walking, running, cyclising or heavy lifting.

You should be back to full, unrestricted activity within 4-6 weeks.