Frustrated by small calves – Calf Implants are a solution that doesn’t require hours in the gym!
If you have spent hours in the gym and haven’t seen any results in the shape and size of your calves, then you aren’t alone. The calves are a notoriously difficult body part for women and men to sculpt and develop. Many people also experience deteriorating disorders which affect the appearance of the calf or are born with disorders.
Small calves can affect your self confidence and discourage you from wearing skirts or shorts. Many of Dr Drielsma’s patients who are competitive body builders report that they have trouble developing or training calf muscles. This results in muscles that are disproportionate to the rest of their body.
Calf Implants for Small Calves
One solution is calf implants. Calf implants are made of soft form stable silicone, similar to breast implants, which come in many different shapes and sizes and which can be sculpted to size by Dr Drielsma for a tailored solution. Calf implants add shape and definition as well as size. They can help bring symmetry to the proportions of your leg.
Further, you suffer an illness or injury, calf implants can be used with great success to achieve a normal appearance to the calves again and help to restore lost confidence. If you have obvious asymmetry of your calves, calf implants can be used to even things up.
Calf Implant Procedure
The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic and you usually stay in hospital overnight. The implant is placed via a small incision in the back of the knee. As a result, the small scar is well hidden. Implants can be placed in both calves or just one calf. One calf implant or a pair of calf implants can be used in each leg.
You are back on your feet straight away but it takes around six weeks before you get back to your normal exercise routine and you will be guided by Dr Drielsma based on your individual recovery.
If you are a competitive body builder you will need to plan ahead as you will need to take a break from heavy lifting during your recovery.
Are calf implants right for you?
There are many reasons people consider calf implants:
- increase the bulk or size of the calf muscle – typically men
- create a more proportionate sillhoute – typically women
- correct a lower leg defect resulting from illness, disease or injury
- you are a competitive body builder and your calf development doesn’t match your overall progress
So if smaller calves are also making you self conscious or holding you back, then Contact Us today to organise a comprehensive, personalised consultation with Dr Drielsma to discuss your options.