What Is The Best Method Of Calf Augmentation For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I planned for long time to get calf augmentation and feel that now is the time. I am 170 cm tall and weigh about 72 kg and am very athletic. But I have skinny calves and they haven’t grown like the rest of me. My calves are 34 cm around.  I am ready for this mentally and financially. I want to know which type of method  is best for me and about the price and how much bigger will they be?

A: The most reliable method for calf augmentation is using soft very flexible solid silicone implants placed through a popliteal incision. The amount of calf size increase that can be obtained is based upon whether one (medial) or two (medial and lateral) calf implants are used and how tight or soft the calf skin is. Calf augmentation can also be done by fat injections but that method is limited by how much of the fat will survive and whether one has enough fat to harvest for the procedure. At your height and weight, I do not envision that you have any significant fat to use.I will need to see some pictures of your lower legs to see what may best for you. The price of surgery is based on how many implants are used so seeing the pictures first is important.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana