How Does Calf Sculpting Work?

Calf sculpting is achieved with implants that improve contours or accentuate the muscular volume of your calves. For cosmetic calf enlargement, either a single anatomic implant that is larger on one side or two implants may be used in each calf to simulate the specific shape of the calf muscle.

Alternatively, when the emphasis is more on calf contours than muscle mass, a thinner, cigar-shaped implant may be used for shaping. Keep in mind that implant size can be limited by the tightness of muscle or tissue that will surround the implant.

Calf sculpting can help people with medical conditions like spina bifida, polio or club foot. It can also help people who have nerve or muscle damage as the result of trauma or muscle imbalances. Once your calf implant is complete, you will not be able to feel your implant. Dr. Cho or Dr. Climov will use calf implants made of solid silicone rather than gel so they will not rupture and they do not need to be replaced.

  • Average Cost: $4,000 to $7,500
  • Typical Recovery Period: 10 - 14 Days
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation
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Calf Sculpting With Dr. Cho or Dr. Climov

The calf implant used in calf sculpting is made of FDA-approved silicone that is surgically inserted over the inner and/or outer calf (gastrocnemius) muscle. Calf implants will improve contours or accentuate the muscular volume of your calves. As a result of the surgery your legs will look more fit, proportional and contoured. Dr. Cho or Dr. Climov will determine the best size and type of implant that will help you reach your goals.

For cosmetic calf enlargement, either a single anatomic implant that is larger on one side or two implants are used in each calf in order to simulate the specific shape of the calf muscle. Alternatively, when the emphasis is more on calf contours than muscle mass, a thinner, cigar-shaped implant may be used for shaping. Keep in mind that implant size can be limited by the tightness of muscle or tissue that surrounds the implant.

Calf Sculpting Pros

  • The results of a calf implant are long-lasting.
  • Your calf sculpting procedure is outpatient surgery and you will go home that same day.
  • Calf sculpting side effects and complications are minimal.

Calf Sculpting Cons

  • You will have about two weeks of downtime before you can resume your normal activities and go back to work.
  • You may need crutches for the first few days after the procedure.
  • Scar tissue may form around the implant.

What are the Risks of Calf Sculpting?

These solid silicone rubber implants that are used for the calf sculpting procedure are considered to be safe with a low rate of complications. Like other implant procedures, there is a risk of hematomas, seromas, infection and scar tissue formation.

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Recovery After Calf Sculpting

You will probably take two weeks off from work, and the full healing process will take up to six weeks. Your doctor will recommend pain medication to keep you comfortable. You will be instructed to keep your legs elevated for the first few days to promote healthy blood circulation, and you will probably need assistance getting to the bathroom.

You will begin to walk around as early as the first day after surgery. You may find it more comfortable to use crutches to get around at first. During the first two weeks of recovery you will wear compression bandages or socks.

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Creating Your Comprehensive Calf Sculpting Results

When you visit Integrated Aesthetics, you're visiting a practice that remains uniquely committed to offering a truly comprehensive approach to cosmetic surgery. Dr. Young Cho and Dr. Mihail Climov will call upon their extensive training and experience to help you explore a number of additional procedures that can bring your results to the next level.

  • A thigh lift can create a more sculpted, toned look in the upper thighs.
  • EmTone can help you enjoy a more muscular appearance.
  • CoolSculpting and EmSculpt Neo can also be utilized to slim down additional areas with exciting precision.
  • Sofwave uses ultrasound technology to achieve firmer, tighter tissues and achieve greater volume.
  • Morpheus8 RF skin tightening and remodeling renews the skin structure from within, achieving a more sculpted, fresh look.
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Discover the Calf Sculpting Results You Deserve with Dr. Young Cho

Dr. Young Cho and his team at Integrated Aesthetics are proud to be your final destination for head-to-toe rejuvenation. Between Dr. Cho's extensive training and expertise, and our selection of more than 60 surgical and non-surgical treatment options, you'll be able to work closely with an expert practitioner to create a treatment plan that is truly bespoke to your personal cosmetic goals. Dr. Cho prides himself on his commitment to patient education and will ensure that you know exactly how he'll be creating your ideal results.

Ready to get started? A member of our team is standing by and will be excited to set you up with your initial consultation. Reach out to our offices in The Woodlands or Spring, TX today and speak with a member of our team to set up your consultation.

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