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Calf Implants

Calf Implants
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Well defined legs typically have well proportioned calves. In men especially, well defined calves give the leg a more athletic look.

A Calf implant procedure is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the size and definition of the calf muscles. It helps in ensuring proportion of the lower part of the legs while giving a balanced look to the entire body. When calf implant procedure is performed along with liposuction of the ankle and leg, it helps to create a more defined leg.


  • Calf implant surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that requires about an hour.
  • The procedure involves making an incision in the crease at the back of the knee. Through this incision a pocket is created either on the upper inside of the leg or upper outside of the leg and the implant is inserted.
  • Patient can return to his normal routine in just a few days, however vigorous physical activity should be postponed till after six months.
  • You will experience some pain, bruising and discomfort for week or so.
  • Wear a bandage to control swelling; for some days after the surgery.
  • You can return to low intensity work few days after the surgery.
  • Full recovery takes a couple of months though the initial results are visible immediately.
  • Rest for a day
  • Wear a bandage
  • Resume normal routine within a few days after the surgery.
  • Avoid vigorous physical activities for 6 months after the surgery.

You are an ideal candidate for a calf implant surgery if;

  • You have underdeveloped calf muscles
  • You want lower leg sculpting
  • You have muscle imbalances that are a result of a physical defect.
  • You are in good physical health
  • You are not a diabetic nor do you have a heart condition

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Frequently Asked questions

What is a Calf implant procedure?

Calf implant procedure is designed to enhance the size of the calf muscles as well as its definition with the help of implants.

How is Calf implant procedure done?

Procedure involves making an incision in the crease at the back of the knee and creating a pocket on the upper inside of the leg or upper outside of the leg. An implant is inserted into this pocket and the incision is sutured.

How long do I have to be in the hospital?

You may return the same day.

When can resume for normal routine?

You can get back to low intensity work within a few days. Avoid all vigorous physical activities for 6 months.

What are the risks?

Bleeding and infection are a possibility.

What is the surgery time?

The actual procedure lasts about 1 hour.

Will I have visible scars due to the surgery?

No, incision is in the natural crease behind the knee.

How much does the procedure cost?

You surgeon will be able to give you an estimate after examining your general health, your specific requirement and also the desired result.

How long does the result last?

Implants are considered permanent.