Calf implants or calf augmentation is a quite popular treatment procedure. It is ideal procedure for the men and women who are unable to achieve muscular calf and toning even after extensive development of muscles. The procedure gives them cosmetic fullness in the lower portion of the leg. Calf augmentation helps in creating proportionality as well improvement in the appearance of the entire body.

Ideal Candidates for Calf Implants

Calf implants are ideally suitable for the sculpting of lower leg for cosmetic purposes and can also help to correct the defects and imbalance in calf muscles due to physical (Polio, Spina Bifida, Clubfoot) as well as congenital defects. skinny/chicken” legs, bow leg, clubfoot, disproportionate calf development).

The calf implant procedure can be performed in the outpatient clinic or medical facility as it requires almost an hour to complete. The experienced and expert plastic surgeon makes an incision behind the knee in the natural crease. Then a pocket is created by the surgeon inside which is large enough to hold the implant. Depending on the requirements, calf implants may be placed in the upper inside or in the outer side of the leg area.

The leg area that consists of fats and muscle will develop scar tissues for holding the implant in its place. The sutures are done to close the incision and bandage is applied over it for reducing discomfort and swelling.

Possible risk factors in Calf Implants Surgery:

  • Risk of infections and bleeding
  • Adverse reaction to anaesthesia
  • Seroma or hematoma
  • Manipulation of sensations
  • Allergic reactions
  • Other severe complications are rare but cannot be avoided such as bleeding, shifting of implants, weakening of calf muscle

Downtime and Recovery

It is recommended to discontinue the normal routine activities for few days after the treatment and it is advisable to avoid strenuous physical activities for at least 6 months. Calf augmentation is frequently administered in association with ankle and leg liposuction to give a more contoured and thinner look.

For cost of calf implant surgery you can check our pricing section or can contact us directly.


The pictures given are of real patients who had calf implant surgery at CosmeDocs. You can clearly see the difference in before and after pictures, showing contoured and well-formed muscular calves in after the surgery pictures.


How long does the calf implant surgery takes?

Calf implant surgery normally takes 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Is calf implant surgery painful?

Usually, a general anaesthesia is given during the surgery but after effects of anaesthesia wear off after the surgery you may feel pain and discomfort. There will be slight swelling and bruising in the lower limb. The pain is usually manageable by pain reliving medications.

How long the results of calf implant surgery last?

The results of the surgery are permanent and long lasting. However, it is advisable that you should have follow-up evaluation with your surgeon after the recommended time period to maintain healthy and lasting results.

What should I anticipate from calf implant surgery?

  • At least 4 to 6 weeks following the surgery, avoid any strenuous physical activity
  • In order to avoid swelling, try to keep your legs elevated for few days or a week.
  • Avoid taking alcohol or smoking for few weeks