Aesthetic Calf Augmentation with Silicone Implants


So-called “skinny legs” are commonly held to be aesthetically negative in both men and women. Taking care of one's body in terms of aesthetics is a practice that is continuously spreading and being refined to the smallest details. Indeed, a leg with underdeveloped muscles, lacking a sculptured look is considered to be unattractive and therefore deserving of surgical correction. The present article illustrates a surgical technique for correcting this marginal, yet valid, aesthetic complaint as well as the relative indications, methods, and preliminary results that have been obtained in 11 patients.

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Dini, M., Innocenti, A. & Lorenzetti, P. Aesthetic Calf Augmentation with Silicone Implants. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 26, 490–492 (2002).

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Key words

  • Calf augmentation
  • Silicone implants