Strong, healthy calves: Discover the surgery that makes this possible

The surgery of calves, also called calf augmentation, is a type of intervention that can be performed for aesthetics or for health. It is one of the most frequent types of male surgery today, through which many men seek to better define their calves, to make them look more proportionate and aesthetic.

In our clinic in Ibiza we perform this procedure. Here we tell you everything you need to know about calf surgery.

What is calves surgery?

The calf surgery procedure is often performed to improve the appearance and shape of the calves.

This surgery may include procedures such as liposuction, removal of excess skin or fat, or reconstruction of the muscles in order to improve the shape and tone of the skin in this area.

It is mainly performed for different reasons: for aesthetic reasons -to improve the shape and contour of the calves- or for medical reasons, since it can be of great help to correct circulation problems or to alleviate pain and fatigue in the legs.

We are also dealing with a type of intervention that is often referred to as calf augmentation. That is, to increase its volume, to have a harmony in terms of the proportion of the legs.

Normally, it is the surgeon who evaluates the possibilities according to the patient’s requirements, but it is a procedure that can improve the size and shape of the calves, define, add more muscle mass and correct malformations and trauma.

Among the main types of male cosmetic surgery, it is one of the most requested by men. Mainly because it helps to leave behind a complex that can be very important and that directly or indirectly affects health.


What causes fat in the calves?

A poor diet or a sedentary lifestyle can increase the accumulation of fat in the calves. Therefore, it is important to perform a series of specific exercises (such as resistance with cardio exercises) and follow a healthy and balanced diet.

Of course, it can be a problem that cannot always be corrected with exercises. There are men who are unable to give a symmetrical shape to their twins and have no choice but to undergo this type of intervention in order to solve a complex that they have been carrying for a long time.

In the specific cases that we have mentioned, this type of twin surgery can be contemplated, either to remove fat, for health reasons or to give a more symmetrical shape. There are many possibilities, so it is important that you talk about it with your surgeon.

When to undergo a calf surgery procedure

It is a type of surgery that can make men or women who, by a malformation, trauma or aesthetics does not get the desired appearance in the calves. With which, through cosmetic surgery can work to get a more proportionate legs.

In the case of having poorly formed calves or calves, it may be the solution for you to look better and always look perfect and uniform legs. In addition, it can be maintained over time.

What it consists of

This is a surgical solution that aims to improve the size and shape of the calves, mainly focused on those with little volume.

If it is an augmentation surgery, an incision is made in the crease of the knee and then a silicone implant is inserted. These silicone prostheses are designed for this purpose and provide greater volume to the legs and make them more proportionate.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia or epidural or local anesthesia. The duration is variable depending on the patient’s situation.



Recovery from calf surgery is relatively quick. After undergoing the procedure, the patient is out walking normally and then proceeds to start rehabilitation. Generally, massage, a little cycling and gentle stretching may be sufficient, making him or her friendly.

The stitches are removed one week after the operation. It is painless but does require mild recovery and rest, so painkillers may be necessary if prescribed by the doctor.

In some cases it may also be necessary to wear compression stockings for three weeks.


If you are considering the possibility of undergoing calf surgery in Ibiza, do not hesitate to do it in the hands of the best professionals. This is how you will be able to receive the best advice and obtain information about the type of surgery. Remember that a personalized study of your case is essential.


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