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Calf Hypertrophy

Enlargement of the gastrocnemius muscle (the back of the lower leg) is considered to be a hindrance to lower leg beauty in the aesthetic market.

The cause of enlarged calf is either an excess of subcutaneous fat or calf muscular hypertrophy. But some patients have both conditions. These features are accentuated by the contraction of the calf muscles when patients stand in tiptoe position or wear high heels.

In that case of calf muscular hypertrophy without excessive subcutaneous fat, manipulation of the calf muscle is an effective method for reducing calf circumference.

There are new techniques available for calf reshaping and GEM Clinic can help you address your calf issues. Advancements in minimally invasive procedures have open up myriad of choices for clients that would suit their needs and their procedural confidence level.

Some of the available treatment options include minimally invasive calf sculpturing as well like Botox that can provide significant results.

The process of the treatment may take you 30mins for Botulinum Toxin to 2 hours for minimally invasive calf sculpturing surgery.

In general, the effects of Botox usually lasts 4-6 months after treatment but that depends on client’s daily activity that aggravates or inhibits further calf enlargement.

If the cause is due to excessive subcutaneous fat and minimally invasive calf sculpturing surgery is done, the result can last up to 10 years with healthy diet and lifestyle.

Most clients do not experience any downtime and can resume their daily activities immediately after Botulinum Toxin treatment.

For minimally invasive calf sculpturing surgery, client may need to rest from 3 days to 1 week.

For Botox injection, the risks and complications are usually minimal. Occasionally, slight swelling, and/or bruising may occur after injection. 

Doctors will advise in detail for risks and complication for minimally invasive calf sculpturing surgery during face to face consultation.

Do not rub/massage the injection are immediately after Botulinum Toxin injection  Client can resume daily activities as usual.

For minimally invasive calf sculpturing surgery, client is advised to stay at home for rest for at least 3 days although the downtime is minimal. After that, ambulation is encouraged. Proper wound care is necessary.

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