Calf Sculpting for Men

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Toned, muscular calves provide the foundation for a striking, athletic male physique. However, for some men, the calves do not respond to exercise, and no matter how much time they spend in the gym, they can never achieve their ideal lower leg contours.

Fortunately, there are more options now than ever before when it comes to cosmetic calf sculpting for men. Body contouring expert Dr. Jason Emer provides highly customized calf sculpting at his Beverly Hills medical practice. He will choose from a range of non-surgical and surgical treatment options to formulate the optimal approach for you.

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What is
Calf Sculpting
for Men

Dr. Emer sees many male patients who are unhappy with the size and shape of their calves. His patient-tailored calf sculpting treatments for men are designed to create masculine contours and bring the lower legs into proportion with the body. Calf sculpting for men can address a range of concerns but most often is performed to:

· Reduce the size of enlarged calves
· Improve muscular definition
· Refine the lower leg contours
· Augment the calves
· Correct irregularities and asymmetry

man undergoing a calf sculpting treatment at Dr. Jason Emer's medical offices

Right for you?

Am I a Candidate for Calf Sculpting?

Men who have not been able to achieve their desired lower leg size and/or shape through dieting and exercise are often good candidates for calf sculpting. Ideal candidates are in good physical health, at an optimal weight, and realistic in their expectations for treatment outcomes.

To find out if you are a candidate for calf sculpting, you will want to schedule a consultation with a body sculpting expert like Dr. Emer. After evaluating your lower leg concerns and learning about your aesthetic goals, Dr. Emer will develop a treatment plan for your unique needs.

Procedure Details

Calf Sculpting
for Men:
Calf Reduction

Many of Dr. Emer’s male calf sculpting patients are concerned about reducing the size of overly large calves. Some men are genetically predisposed to store fat in the lower legs, resulting in large, thick calves that lack muscle definition. This stubborn fat often will not respond to exercise or dieting efforts. In other cases, overactive muscles can create bulky calves that are out of balance with the upper legs.

Calf reduction treatments can reduce the size of the calves by shrinking the enlarged muscle or by removing excess fat. Based on the cause of your large calves, Dr. Emer may suggest Botox injections or HD liposculpture.


Botox injections can be a quick, no-downtime solution for large calves caused by overdeveloped muscles. Using his refined technique, Dr. Emer can inject Botox into each quadrant of the calf muscle. Botox temporarily stops the targeted muscle from receiving nerve signals that cause it to activate, allowing the muscle to weaken and shrink. Retreatment is typically needed every three to six months to maintain consistent results.

HD Liposculpture

Dr. Emer has earned international acclaim for his hi-definition (HD) liposculpture procedures. He performs this advanced form of liposuction to remove excess fat in the calves and create chiseled, athletic lower leg contours.

HD lipo involves fat removal, etching, and sculpting techniques to deliver stunning definition. Unlike other liposuction methods, HD lipo allows Dr. Emer to refine the contours of your calves and tighten the skin to best showcase your enhanced lower leg shape.

Procedure Details

Calf Sculpting
for Men:
Calf Augmentation

For some men, all of their efforts to build and tone the calves in the gym never seem to pay off. These patients find themselves stuck with “chicken legs” that can detract from an otherwise aesthetic, proportionate, and masculine body shape. Depending on your anatomy and treatment goals, Dr. Emer may recommend calf augmentation with fat transfer or calf implants.

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Procedure Details

Calf Augmentation for Men:
Fat Grafting

Fat transfer, or fat grafting, provides a minimal downtime option for long-term enhancement of the lower legs. Dr. Emer can harvest unwanted fat from one area of your body to create fat injections that can be used to augment the calves. Dr. Emer can use fat injections to add volume to the calves, correct asymmetry, and create athletic definition.

Procedure Details

Calf Augmentation for Men:
Calf Implants

For patients who seek more dramatic augmentation, calf implants may be a better option. Your calf implants will be customized to achieve your desired outcome. Dr. Emer and his team of top Beverly Hills plastic surgeons are meticulous about determining the optimal size, location, and placement for your calf implants.

Calf implants can provide aesthetic augmentation of the outer calf, inner calf, or both areas of the lower leg. Men seeking a body-builder look in the lower legs often opt for medial and lateral implants. For more subtle enhancement, our expert team may recommend a medial calf implant alone.

Calf augmentation with implants requires plastic surgery, which means there will be significant downtime after the procedure. Patients should plan to restrict their activities for several weeks to allow the area to heal properly.

The Dr. Emer Difference

Calf Sculpting for Men:
The Dr. Emer Difference

While many providers are not qualified to work on this difficult-to-treat area of the body, Dr. Emer has made it a priority to develop safe, effective techniques for sculpting the lower legs. His expert understanding of human anatomy and male musculature translates into unparalleled, natural-looking results for his patients.

Dr. Emer often performs calf sculpting treatments as part of his 360 HD lipo procedures. 360 HD liposuction by Dr. Emer is not traditional liposuction. While the emphasis is still placed on the removal of fat, Dr. Emer takes the treatment a step further with his Hi-Def approach.

Dr. Emer often uses the Body-Jet fat removal system when performing HD lipo in the calf area. This system essentially injects fluid into the treatment area to separate fat cells from connective tissue, so they can be easily and efficiently removed.

Water-assisted liposuction with Body Jet is particularly beneficial when removing fat from small treatment areas like the calves because the system allows Dr. Emer to control how much fluid is injected. With his experience and refined technique, Dr. Emer can determine the precise amount of fluid needed to effectively loosen fat cells for removal while preserving and protecting the surrounding tissue. This helps minimize post-procedure swelling and can reduce the patient’s recovery time.

In addition to eliminating excess fat, Dr. Emer’s 360 HD lipo treatments include complementary body sculpting procedures. To ensure the most aesthetic results, Dr. Emer often follows fat removal with minimally invasive skin tightening and toning treatments like Renuvion, ThermiRF, or InMode BodyTite.

Since 360 HD lipo is intended to be a total-body treatment, fat removal is often combined with fat transfer procedures and/or plastic surgeries to carve out incredible definition and athletic contours throughout the body. Calf reduction or calf augmentation can be included in this one-of-a-kind, transformational procedure that can resolve all of your pesky problem areas so you can finally have the balanced, masculine body you deserve.

How Much Does Calf Sculpting for Men Cost?

The price of calf sculpting depends on the complexity of your treatment and whether multiple procedures are needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Emer will discuss the cost of your calf sculpting procedure once he has determined the optimal treatment approach for you.

Schedule a Consultation
with Dr. Emer

Under Dr. Emer’s care, male calf sculpting patients can attain chiseled, athletic, and masculine lower leg contours. Whether you want to transform your “chicken legs” or target stubborn fat in the calves, Dr. Emer has the experience and skill to help you achieve sculpted, defined calves. Contact our West Hollywood office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer and receive your customized treatment plan.