Calf Augmentation

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    Dr. Paul Chasan offers calf augmentation in San Diego for patients who are unable to improve the definition of their lower legs through exercise. As one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the San Diego area, Dr. Chasan uses advanced surgical technologies and techniques to create calves that look more prominent yet completely natural. In the paragraphs below, he explains calf augmentation surgery and the results it helps achieve.

    Calf Augmentation Treatment & Technique

    Calf augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the calves, improving your physic and self-esteem. 

    Calf augmentation also known as calf implants bring more definition to those who cannot build their calf muscles or those who have deformities due to injuries or disease. It is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries, particularly among men because it creates more symmetrical legs that look completely natural. In this article, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul E. Chasan explains what a calf augmentation entails and how you might be a good candidate for calf implants. He’ll specifically discuss the process, recovery time, and benefits of calf augmentation.

    What is a Calf Augmentation?

    Calf augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that uses solid silicone inserts to create larger but natural looking calves. In most cases, calf augmentation is used for cosmetic reasons, but a 2016 Medscape article reports, “in people with a shrunken lower leg, as a result of injury or disease, an implant can be inserted in the calf to help minimize the resultant deformity.”

    No matter how much we weight train and exercise, several factors like our genetics can limit the amount of muscle we are able to build. Even intense bodybuilding cannot guarantee we will have the muscle definition and physique we desire. As a result, calf implants are becoming one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, especially for men. 

    According to a 2017 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “calf augmentation rose 54% between 2016 and 2017.” This number will likely rise as more men become comfortable with getting cosmetic procedures. The image below is a before and after picture of just one of Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s calf augmentation patients: 

    Patients who get calf augmentation experience several physical and psychological benefits. Deformities and injuries that cause misshapen or sunken calves can be very depressing for people. They are often self-conscious and avoid showing their legs. Calf implants can give them the confidence they need to feel good about exposing their legs in public.

    Some people want more balanced legs while others want defined calves to match their muscle tone. Calf implants will give you the legs you want without looking too prominent or overdone. Patients who receive calf augmentation solely for cosmetic purposes, also experience increased confidence and self-esteem. 

    What Does a Calf Augmentation Involve?

    Calf augmentation is a low-risk outpatient procedure that requires local or intravenous anesthesia and sometimes an epidural to ensure the patient is comfortable during the surgery. It takes Dr. Paul E. Chasan about an hour to complete the surgery and most of his patients resume their normal routine ten days. 

    Dr. Paul E. Chasan will make a small incision in the crease at the back of your knee where the scar will be less noticeable. He minimizes the risks of severe scars by combining the best practices and his distinct techniques, so no one but you will know you’ve had work done. 

    Before And After Results Expectations for Calf Augmentation

    Calf augmentation is one of Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s favorite cosmetic procedures because few surgeries have such satisfying results with so little risks and downtime. The before and after results of calf augmentation, as you can see from Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s patients in the images above, are noticeable but do not look unnatural. 

    Calf augmentations offer permanent results, but The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggests you return to your plastic surgeon’s office for follow-up evaluations at prescribed times and whenever you notice any changes in your calf implants. 

    What Does a Calf Augmentation Cost?

    The average calf augmentation costs between $8,000 to $10,000+ depending on your specific needs and desires. As an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul E. Chasan’s goals are to give you the cosmetic look your desire while simultaneously keeping you comfortable and safe. 

    At Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa we pride ourselves on guiding patients through deciding whether or not cosmetic surgery is right for them. Dr. Paul E. Chasan is a board certified plastic surgeon who would be glad to see you for a consultation regarding calf augmentation. 


    American Society of Plastic Surgeons: 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report.

    Medscape: Calf Augmentation.

    The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Calf Implants.

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