Dr. Bora Ok | Estetik, Plastik, Rekonstrüktif Cerrahi

Calf Implants


What is calf augmentation?

Calf augmentation is a plastic surgery operation for adding volume to the calves or fixing deformities or asymmetries.

Disproportionate or weak calves may affect people's self-confidence, make it difficult to pick clothes, and make one very self-conscious when engaging in certain daily activities.

A more aesthetically pleasing appearance can be created after analyzing the proportion of the upper and lower legs and the factors that cause a difference in the shape and size of the legs.


Calf augmentation techniques

The methods commonly used for calf augmentation are autologous fat grafting and calf implants. These techniques can be performed individually or may complement one another. The technique to be used varies according to the anatomy of the person and the problems in the target area.


Calf reduction

Calf implants and fat injections aim to solve problems such as skinny calves, bowlegs, or asymmetry in the calves. If your calves are thicker than you want them to be, the lower legs can be slimmed with liposuction.

Calf augmentation with fat grafting

Autologous fat injection is a calf augmentation technique where fat tissues harvested from one's own body are injected into the calves. If there is a sufficient fat reserve in the body, this method can fix deformities and create a better definition in the calf area.

Fat tissues harvested with thin cannulas from areas of fat accumulation such as the hips, waist, and abdomen are injected into the leg. The operation is performed under general anesthesia.


Advantages of calf augmentation with fat grafting

Unlike calf implants, fat grafting can be applied not only to the back and sides of the calf but also to the front.

Calf augmentation with fat grafting is a less complicated procedure than calf implants. Therefore, the healing process is faster and easier.


Calf augmentation with implants

Calf augmentation with implants involves placing a suitable implant in the target area to provide volume and better contour and fix asymmetries. An incision of 3-5 cm is made behind the knee, and implants are placed on top of or beneath the muscle, depending on the surgeon's preference. If necessary, the implants may be complemented by fat grafting.


Advantages of calf augmentation with implants

Calf implants are a convenient alternative for achieving the desired volume increase in the calves when there is an insufficient fat reserve in the body.

In addition, the results of calf implants are permanent. When used correctly, they can last a lifetime.

Frequently asked questions

Who is a good candidate for calf augmentation?

Patients whose lower legs are much thinner than normal for various reasons, patients with a disproportion between their thighs and calves or an asymmetrical difference between the two calves, or patients who wish to enhance the contour of their calves can consider calf augmentation.  

How long does calf enhancement take?
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Can calf implants shift or become displaced?
What is the recovery process like after getting calf implants?
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Who is not a good candidate for calf implants?
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