Will Calf Implants Fix My Skinny Lower Legs?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi I’m interested in calf implants and possibly implants put in my ankle. I have very skinny legs below my knees that don’t match the rest of my body?
A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending all of your pictures. It is also very helpful that you were clever enough to send a back view picture with you on toes which shows the full extent of the inner and outer gastrocnemius (calf) muscles. I can certainly see why you have interest in lower leg augmentation as the size of the your leg between your knees and ankles is disproportionate to that of the upper legs and hips. Calf implants can only be placed where the muscle is located. Your calf muscles are small in width but they are also vertically short. Thus calf implants, while providing some improvement, are restricted as to how low they can go down the keg. (see attached imaging prediction) There are no implants for the lower half of the lower and ankles as there is no space to put them with very tight tissues.
Dr. Barry Eppley