Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers several male enhancement procedures at his Orlando plastic surgery practice, including calf implant surgery. While women can also get calf implant surgery, it is more popular in men to create a more proportionate calf appearance. In men, this procedure is used to enhance fullness in the lower leg and to emphasize the muscle bellies. Calf augmentation is ideal for individuals who desire shapelier calves or stronger muscle definition in their lower legs. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, patients will receive a thorough consultation to determine which size and shape silicone calf implants will meet the patient's needs and goals. Dr. Soto seeks to create results produce a smooth and natural contour in the lower leg.
During calf augmentation surgery, the legs are measured to determine the suitable size and shape of implant to use. The incision is then created in the natural line of the fascia, the fibrous tissue that covers the outer muscle. A special instrument is used to create a "pocket" between the fascia and the muscle, which is big enough for the implant insertion. Implants are typically inserted into the muscle, and the area is reshaped until the desired size is achieved. Because the muscle covers the actual silicone device, the calf looks and feels like real muscle. The wounds are then closed with stitches and once they dissolve, scarring is minimal due to the discreet location of the incision.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"Dr Soto was truly amazing. He gave me everything I could of asked for and more. Very professional and personable. I would recommend him to anyone. Recovery was so wonderful thanks to him, his team and professional practice. Highly recommend. Amazing results."- S.E. / Google / Oct 07, 2021
"I had an extremely positive experience with Dr. Soto and he was able to listen to my needs and give me exactly what I was wanting and hoping for! My breast augmentation went super smooth and I couldn’t be happier with my results! Also, the entire team of girls were so easy to chat with and made me feel super comfortable and reassured with every single visit I had prior and after my surgery. Thank you so much to such a wonderful team💗"- L.L. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"Muy feliz con los resultados, la atención y el trato de todos los del equipo. El doctor Soto es muy profesional y sobretodo esta muy pendiente de todo tu proceso postoperatorio. Estoy bastante feliz en cuanto a proporción versus relación con mi cuerpo, solo me hubiesen gustado un poco mas pequeñas pero por gusto personal, confío plenamente en la razón del doctor. Muy agradecida con las enfermeras y el personal administrativo. 100% recomendado"- D.S. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"It’s been an amazing journey, to say the least! There are no words that can explain how happy I am with the work that Dr. Armando Soto did.. He is truly “brilliant” and an amazing talent, blessed his hands!! I am super super happy with what he was able to accomplish with my tummy tuck .. It was the best decision I have ever made. It took me almost 2 yrs to find a great doctor I knew my abdomen needed to be worked on specially after having 3 kids and I am glad I waited until I found him! And off course let’s not leave his Staff behind.. they ROCK.. from day one until now they very helpful, knowledgeable ,professional and kind! What else can I asked for! 😃😍 I will recommend him to everyone for any procedure!"- V.P. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
Calf augmentation surgery normally takes about an hour per leg and is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or IV sedation. After surgery, especially during the first week, crutches are required until the patient can stand and walk slowly. When lying down, legs should be elevated in order to reduce the swelling. A stretching regime will be prescribed that helps the legs get adapted to having the implants in place. Once the first week is up, the patient can walk longer and greater distances. The results are a shapelier, curvier lower leg that can last for many years.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $7,500
- Recovery Time
- 4 - 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 -4 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Calf Augmentation FAQs
Calf augmentation surgery is not confined to aesthetic purposes only. There are several illnesses or diseases that this procedure can help to correct a visual defect in the lower leg. Specifically, diseases such as Poliomyelitis and Spina Bifida can lead to a visible deformity. In addition, clubfoot where the heels and toes turn inward, as well as bow-legged conditions can also be corrected with implants.
Are Scars Noticeable?
The placement of the incision when it comes to cosmetic surgery (in most cases) is always along natural folds and creases of the area being treated so it can be easily concealed. For calf augmentation, the incision is located either behind the knee or under the front knee. When the scar heals, this strategic positioning will conceal the scar making it difficult to see.
How Long Will They Last?
The results from calf augmentation, just like with any other cosmetic surgery that uses implants, can last for approximately 10-15 years. However, once the patient ages, a shapelier calf may no longer be desired if it does not remain proportionate with the rest of the body. In some cases, patients can opt to have the implant removed if they wish. However, they are considered permanent until that decision is made.