Calf augmentation is one of the lesser known forms of body shaping, and there are several reasons why it might be done. Many times, it’s purely because of aesthetic reasons. Some men and women are born with less noticeable calf muscles, and an increase in their size makes for a more well-rounded physique. There are also health-related reasons calf implants might be utilized.
Common Aesthetic Reasons
Some men just can’t seem to get the leg shape they are looking for with exercise and diet alone. Despite leg muscle strengthening exercises, the size and shape of the calf muscles can refuse to change for many men. This can be especially frustrating for male bodybuilders because the shape of the calf muscles can complete the look of a well-developed and muscular body.
Some women want their lower legs to be more proportionate to their thighs and might opt for calf implants for that reason. In cases like these, the idea is to even out the shape of the legs, not so much to draw attention to the calves. Well-shaped legs are critical to a woman’s overall shape, especially if she performs body shaping exercises regularly and sees no change in the shape of her calf muscles.
There are millions of men, women and children who have been born with deformities in the lower regions of the body like the legs. These deformities can occur for many reasons, but some of the reasons include genetics and drug or alcohol use during pregnancy. Sometimes the deformities in the legs might be due to a motor vehicle accident or some other kind of accident or injury. Still, other times it might be the result of a muscle wasting illness that affects the calf muscles as well. Even though a calf implant doesn’t necessarily help with mobility, it’s still considered a form of reconstructive surgery in these cases because the goal is to restore a normal physical appearance.
The Calf Implant Procedure
Calf implants themselves are made from silicone. This is because silicone carries one of the lowest risks of being rejected by the human body. We always make sure to customize the procedure based on the patient’s wants and needs.