Calf Implants Surgical Technique

  Calf augmentation can be done by two surgical methods. The most historic and reliable is the use of synthetic calf implants. A more recent but far more unpredictable technique is that of fat injections. Each calf augmentation method has its advantages and disadvantages but, like breast augmentation, fat injections are a good volume addition…Read More…

Calf Implants – Effectiveness and Complication Rates

  Body implants, primarily for muscle augmentation, can be done for a variety of anatomic sites including the chest, shoulders, arms, buttock and calfs. While some of these implanted areas are new, the calfs represent one of the original types of body implants. Calf implants have been around now for several decades using a variety…Read More…

Postoperative Instructions for Calf Implants

  Implants for calf augmentation are surgically placed by incisions behind the knee. Very soft solid silicone implants are inserted under the fascia and on top of the gastrocnemius muscle. Either the inner half of the muscle (two implants) or both halfs of the paired gastrocnemius muscle (four implants) can be augmented. The following are…Read More…

Consent for Plastic Surgery – Calf Implants

  These explanations are intended to improve your understanding of the calf implant procedure. Please read them carefully and understand that this list includes many, but not all of the different outcomes from surgery. Please feel free to ask Dr. Eppley any further questions regarding your surgery. ALTERNATIVES  The alternative to implants for calf augmentation…Read More…

Case Study: Calf Implants in Bilateral Clubfeet

  Background: Calf augmentation using either a synthetic implant or fat injections is a well known surgical procedure to increase the prominence of the calf muscle. While many people think of the typical calf augmentation patient as a body builder or an athlete, aesthetic enhancement of normal calf muscles is only one reason to have…Read More…

Case Study: Implant Augmentation in Calf Asymmetry in Clubfoot

  Background:  Augmentation of deficient calf muscles is done for a variety of reasons. These include naturally small calfs, in bodybuilders who want their calfs to match the muscular look of the rest of their body and for congenital leg defects in which calf muscle development is small and ill-defined either on one leg or…Read More…

Calf Augmentation with Fat Injections

  The shape of the lower third of the leg is highlighted by the appearance of the calfs. Whether they are big, small or somewhere in between, they are the dominant shape between the knee and ankle. The shape of the calfs is largely controlled by the size of the paired medial and lateral heads…Read More…

Fat Injections for Calf Augmentation

Augmentation of the calfs is most consistently done with a synthetic implant. Most patients who seek calf augmentation are typically body builder types, those born with very thin calfs who have been unable to build them up, or sosmeone with significant calf asymmetry. Despite an implant’s predictable improvement in the size and shape of the…Read More…

Calf Implants for Lower Leg Enhancement

Calf Implants and Augmentation The use of calf implants to give the lower leg more shape is not as uncommon as you think. There are many different reasons why someone wants calf implants; from the bodybuilder who can’t get the calfs big enough compared to the rest of the thighs, a birth defect or surgically-induced…Read More…