Calf Implant Surgery

Understanding Calf Implant Surgery / Calf Augmentation

Calf implant surgery is a procedure that can be used to increase the size of a person’s calf (or calves) and also change the shape and improve the symmetry.










A lot of people are unhappy with how their calves look. They may be concerned that they are too small compared to their thigh muscles, or that they are not balanced in shape. Some people (those who have suffered from polio or who have club foot or spina bifida) may have deformed calves, and getting an implant made from soft silicone could improve their confidence.

Improved Bulk and Balance

There are many reasons why someone might want implants. Some people, those with ‘high insertions’ struggle to get bulky looking calf muscles, and may want calf implant surgery to help with that. For others, the motivation is to improve their anatomical balance – this is a common motivation for women, who want to have their thighs look balanced compared to their calves.

Who Can Get Calf Implants

In general, this is a safe procedure, and if you are in good health then you are a good candidate. There are certain medical conditions which can increase the risk factors associated with any form of surgery, but there are no specific contraindications that are unique to calf implants. Before the surgery, you will be asked about your medical history, and any potential risk factors will be flagged up then.


The Procedure

Before surgery, your legs will be measured, and the correct size of implant will be prepared. When you go in for surgery, you will be put under general anaesthetic. The surgeon will then make an incision into the calf, to cut into the fascia (the covering) of the muscle. They will then make a pocket between the covering and the actual muscle, and put the implant into that pocket.

Bleeding is usually minimal because of the nature of the incision. The surgeon will insert the coverings into both of your calves, and examine them to make sure that they are symmetrical. Once satisfied with the insertions, they will then close up the fascia with stitches, before putting you into a recovery room.

The recovery process consists of two phases. During the first phase, the focus is on recovering from surgery. In the first few dayS, you will be told to remain in bed as much as possible, with your legs elevated. For the rest of the first week you may get up to walk around a little more often, but if you are lying or sitting then you should still elevate your legs, to reduce swelling.

Your legs will be kept bandaged for the first few days, but once the bandages are removed you will need to keep your legs clean by taking short showers (not baths). In the longer term, you can walk around more – but should still stay away from vigorous exercise. Two months after surgery you can start to re-introduce exercise as your calves recover their strength.

Watch our video – Understanding Calf Implant Surgery

At Moorgate Aesthetics we offer free consultations for calf implant surgery without any obligation. Call us today or email us to arrange your free consultations. We have consultation centres throughout the UK.

What should I do next ?

Give us a call at our central office on 03300 244 858 or email us at to arrange an appointment or simply fill out our enquiry form. Our staff are trained and experienced and waiting to book your appointment.

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