About Calf Implants
Calf augmentation is a surgical procedure that utilizes calf implants to create a more defined shape to the lower leg. Many patients desire a fuller or more dominate shape to their calves, which is sometimes not possible through exercise alone. Even professional body builders visit plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis at Orange County Plastic Surgery for calf augmentation. Dr. Bunkis uses modern techniques to minimize downtime as much as possible and to provide patients with natural looking results. During your initial consultation at our Newport Beach or Dublin, CA, office, Dr. Bunkis will discuss the procedure process thoroughly and answer any questions you may have. Customized implants are also available to create the specific look you desire.
Calf Augmentation Reviews
"Dr - Dr. Bunkis explained more than one way to address my situation and together we came up with the best option for me...thank you for for being a good sounding board and offering a long term answer..."- C.M. / SmileReminder / Feb 28, 2015
"Visiting OCPS is like visiting family. So many ... - Visiting OCPS is like visiting family. So many caring people and friendly people...always willing to help. Amazing apt reminders."- R.M. / SmileReminder / Dec 27, 2016
"So friendly and extremely knowledgable staff!! - So friendly and extremely knowledgable staff!!"- M.W. / SmileReminder / Jul 07, 2015
"Dr. Bunkis is exceptional!! - I have been a patient for over ten years, and have been extremely pleased with every procedure. Dr. B is always happy to explain things to me, and to make me completely comfortable with my decisions. I always walk away feeling like I am important to him, and that my expectations are reasonable. BRAVO!!"- J.J. / SmileReminder / May 29, 2015
You are an ideal candidate for calf augmentation if:
- You are unhappy with the shape of your lower legs
- Desire fuller, shapelier calf definition
- Can't achieve the look you desire through exercise
- Your lower legs are disproportionate to the rest of your body
- You are in overall good health
What To Expect
Prior to your surgery, you will undergo a private consultation with Dr. Bunkis. This is a very important step because it helps you understand the procedure process and learn about the procedure techniques and options available to you. It is also a great opportunity for you to express any concerns you may have and to ask detailed questions. Once your aesthetic desires are understood, your procedure will be scheduled.
During the calf implant procedure, your surgeon will create an incision behind the knee for an inconspicuous look. Then, your surgeon will create a pocket by separating the skin from the lower leg muscles. The implant will be strategically inserted and the wounds will be sutured. Once the wounds are closed, a bandage will be applied for comfort and safe healing. This process is then repeated to the other side.
Typically, a calf augmentation surgery takes about 1 hour to complete. Although you will be free to return to most of your everyday activities within a few days, strenuous activities should be avoided until your calves have properly healed. Symptoms such as, swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising are very common and expected. However, these symptoms will subside over time. Everyone's recovery varies, but typically optimal healing will take 6 months. Despite the lengthy recovery time, results are long-lasting and leave you with fuller, more proportionate calves.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $5,000
Balance out your body
If you have underdeveloped calves or can't achieve the look you desire through exercise, then calf augmentation can bring great improvement. It's important to have the proper expectations and to inform yourself about the calf augmentation procedure prior to surgery. To learn more about calf augmentation surgery, please call our office to set up a personal consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Bunkis.