Calf augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size and enhance the shape and definition of the calf.
Many men pursue calf augmentation for added bulk, while women desire curvier legs. Overall, calf augmentation patients are looking for lower legs that are in better proportion to the rest of their body.
The best candidates for calf augmentation are men and women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by small or disproportionate calf muscles that do not respond to exercise.
Calf augmentation can also be used to correct "bowed legs" or polio defects.
Weightlifters sometimes request pectoral implants at the same time to complete "the look."
Patients requesting the augmentation for "muscle bulk" improvement should avoid exercise of the calf muscles for 6-8 weeks before and after surgery.