Can Liposuction Be Done On The Calfs?

Q: I was wondering if liposuction can be done on the calfs?  Ever since I was little my calfs have always been disproportionate compared to the rest of my body.  I have been teased my whole life because of them, even now at 24 I still am teased, and I have tried everything short of surgery to reduce their size. I am 5’7″ and 145 lbs and my calves are 16.5″ around, but if I workout or am on my feet all day, which I usually am, they can be 17″ to 17.5″.

I am tired of not being comfortable in a skirt, or swimsuit, and not being able to find boots that will fit around my calves. I have attached pictures of them so you can see what I mean.  They are muscular, but they do have fat, when I flex I can grab a handful of fat from my ankle all the way up to just under my knee. I don’t know if it is possible to remove this. I have contacted a few other clinics, and they said they do not perform the procedure. I have attached some pictures so you can see what I mean.

A: Thank you for sending those excellent pictures. I can clearly see your calf size concerns as they do not seem to fit the rest of youor body frame. Liposuction of the calfs can be done and definitely make a contour improvement. Think of calf liposuction not as completely circumferential but done is select areas that will provide more shape to the calf. Fat removal on the inside of the lower calf, at the outside of the ankle, and in the inside of the upper calf be low the knee are all good shaping areas. Circumferential liposuction of the calf causes a lot of swelling that takes a long time to go away. It is better to think of calf reshaping rather than calf size reduction.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana