People that are unhappy with the size and shape of the calf, often choose calf augmentation to get their calves looking the way they want. Calf augmentation is a decades old operation that involves the use of implants to increase the size, and enhance the shape of the calves. The procedure increases the bulk of the calf muscle, and also makes the lower leg more proportionate to the thigh.
Why Choose Calf Augmentation
There are times when exercise alone cannot produce the desired definition in the lower legs, and patients therefore opt to undergo calf augmentation. In addition to these cosmetic reasons, the procedure can be carried out to correct birth defects or injury to the lower legs. Birth defects such as polio and club foot can be addressed with calf augmentation.
Type of Calf Implants
Calf implants are usually made of silicone, and are available in various shapes and sizes. During consultations, the surgeon will assess the proportions to determine the size implant which would be most suitable for you.
Calf Augmentation Procedure
Calf implant surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia. The incisions for the operation are made in the creases at the back of the knee. The implants are generally placed in pockets created above the existing calf muscles.
Both men and women can undergo the calf augmentation procedure. Men choose to do it because they want bulkier calves, while women often do the procedure to create better balance between the thighs and lower legs.
If you are in the Orange County, CA areas and are contemplating calf augmentation, then you can contact Dr. Song for a consultation. Dr. Song is a distinguished plastic surgeon, with extensive experience in carrying out calf augmentation and other plastic surgery procedures.