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OR Snapshots – Skin Incisions for Calf Implants

  There are numerous reasons patients seek calf augmentation. The desire for a more muscular calf appearance in an otherwise normal but thin calf and improvement in congenital or traumatic calf asymmetry are the most common patients that seek calf augmentation. The only assured method to achieve such calf size improvements is with the use Read More…

Long-Term Results in Calf Implants

  Calf augmentation is most commonly done with implants. There are a variety of reasons patients pursue augmenting the gastrocnemius muscle from congenitally thin legs, muscle atrophy due to disease or trauma and the desire for larger calfs that exercise and effort alone can not easily achieve. While injection fat grafting is another option for 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 Read More…

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