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
"I recently had a Micro Peel by Amy. The minute I walked in I felt welcome. Amy is upbeat, positive, and personable making you feel comfortable. Amy walked me through the process with expertise. She catered to exactly what I needed. I am very pleased with my results. My experience was great!!"- B.T. / Yellowpages / Jun 20, 2021
"I chose Dr. Soto over other plastic surgeons because of his depth and breadth of knowledge, his patience in explaining my procedure, and the way he put at ease because I was pretty nervous. His staff is also amazing, and they ALL go above and beyond, answering messages at all hours and on the weekends. I couldn’t be happier with my results - I highly recommend Dr. Soto."- R.O. / Yelp / May 05, 2021
"Dermal Filler and Botox - Had a small issue with coolsculpting I had done at this office. They were responsive and rectified this situation perfectly! So impressed that went back for fillers and botox. Amy is absolutely amazing! She is so kind and professional. I have been getting injections for the past twenty years at various places but now I and am extremely happy with Amy's recommendations, techniques, and results!..."- O. / RealSelf / Apr 28, 2021
"Had a small issue with coolsculpting I had done at this office. They were responsive and rectified this situation perfectly! So impressed that went back for fillers and botox. Amy is absolutely amazing! She is so kind and professional. I have been getting injections for the past twenty years at various places but now I and am extremely happy with Amy's recommendations, techniques, and results! Will be staying with her! Excellent work!"- O. / RealSelf / Apr 19, 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.