The lack of development (hypoplasia) of the calves, whether congenital or constitutional, can be corrected by increasing the calves. In cases where fat injection is not desired, it can be performed with silicone implants. With an incision strategically placed in the crease of the popliteal fossa (behind the knee) it is possible to insert an implant of different shape and volume according to the patient’s need.
With fat injection
The lack of development of the calves can also be corrected with fat injection. In these cases, the injected volumes are usually smaller than those achieved with an implant and it is usual to have to perform more than one intervention to achieve the desired effect. However, it is avoided to place a foreign body on the leg.