Calf augmentation or calf implants is rapidly becoming popular. There is a study spearheaded by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery showing the there were 1,170 calf augmentation procedures done in the United States alone during the year 2003 compared to the 149 procedures of 2002.
Calf implants can make your legs look as if they have been working out. The implants can also add both definition and mass to the calves. Often, men undergo calf augmentation in order to emphasize bulk though there are also women who undergo the procedure for balance and create proportion to the thighs and the lower legs.
Aside from being performed for cosmetic reasons, calf augmentation can also be done in order to correct congenital or birth defects. One of these defects is polio disease, which can leave a person partially or completely paralyzed in the lower legs. Calf implants provide balance to the calf muscle of the patients.
Another defect is spina bifida, which is a rare defect that affects the complete development of the nervous system and can affect the person’s mobility. The procedure can aid in the correction of the condition by brining balance to the appearance of the leg.