Calves correction by fat grafting

While discussions of buttocks or breast shapes attract great attention and time among women, correction of the calves is a challenge for both men and women. Women face problems in finding proper clothing or shoes, and suffer from unappealing legs while wearing a skirt; men keep sweating in sports clubs trying to correct their too slender calves.

Unfortunately, the shape of calves is almost completely determined by genetic factors (rarely, by illnesses or other diseases suffered), and it is very difficult to reshape them to the desirable level.

There are two methods of augmentation applied for calves in plastic surgery: fat transfer and implants.

In the case of fat transfer into calves, the amount of fat required is an average of 75 to 150 ml of fat, usually transferring bigger amount of fat (hypercorrection performed) as not all fat survives after the transplantation. At least a double amount of fat should be taken for transfer because ony a part of it survives. Therefore, this procedure better suits the patients who have excess fatty tissue in other regions of the body (such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs). As this minimally invasive procedure uses person’s own fat it entails lower complication risks.

Augmentation of calves with implants enjoys no less popularity due to obvious and well seen results. Implants of calves can shape well-expressed contours both in the inner and outer sides of calves. The contours in proportion to the body are shaped by using implants of different sizes and projections.

Calves augmentation with fat transfer or implants is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgery lasts from 1.5 to 2 hours. Patients can usually return to work after one week, but it is recommended to limit physical activity for 4-6 weeks. After the surgery patients are advised to wear compression stockings for several weeks.

Choosing a proper method of surgery not only allows to achieve aesthetically pleasing results, but also to get rid of the lack of self-confidence. The size of calves is said to be ideal if it equals two ankle sizes. Shall we go for it together?

Examples of this kind of surgeries can be found in our gallery.