Calf augmentation is a procedure performed to enhance the lower portion of the leg. 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. Despite the fact that actual leg function has not been improved, it is considered as a reconstructive surgery as the goal is to help restore a more normal appearance.
Some people have a naturally thin or underdeveloped calf, and despite exercise or diet, this leg remains small. These clients may request calf augmentation for pure aesthetic or cosmetic reasons.