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Calf implants


Weak calf muscles can be corrected by calf augmentation. Rarely, under-defined calf muscles are a pathological narrowing of the calves (calf hypotrophy) in which the muscles are under-defined. In most cases, there is naturally too little volume on the walls and/or it is hardly possible to build up mass despite intensive muscle training. Then more volume can be created with silicone and/or autologous fat.

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Calf implants
Calf implants
Calf implants
  • My calves seem too lanky
  • The proportion to the thighs does not fit
  • I have an asymmetry (due to illness, accident or congenital deformity)
  • I would like to appear more muscular overall (strength training, bodybuilding)

In a detailed consultation we will discuss the possible surgery and I will answer all your open questions. We look at before/after pictures of my already performed operations and discuss possible treatment methods.


With the right surgical technique and the right implant, I can achieve a beautiful and natural result that suits your body.

  • Calf augmentation with implants

Application technique: the calf augmentation procedure is performed with silicone implants under general anesthesia. The 4-7 centimeter incision is made in the back of the knee, and then the implant is placed over the muscle in the prepared “pocket”. Depending on the initial situation, it is possible to insert up to two implants per calf. The scar in the hollow of the knee is barely visible due to the fine incision.

  • Calf augmentation with autologous fat

In selected cases, autologous fat treatment is also possible. Own fat is particularly well tolerated by the body. In order to shape the body, fat is suctioned out in some areas and added in others – for example, on the lower leg, in the area of the ankle or the transition to the knee. This is injected with cannulas into different tissue layers of the calf. The method of calf resurfacing using autologous fat requires several treatments at intervals of 3 to 6 months. If the skin on the lower leg is very tight and therefore there is little room for autologous fat, silicone implants are usually more suitable for augmentation.


The procedure of calf correction takes place in Vienna in a day clinic and under a light anesthesia. My claim: precision and safety during the entire operation. I have over 13 years of experience in plastic and aesthetic surgery. The well-rehearsed surgical team is complemented by experienced anesthesiologists who will safely take care of you during the entire procedure. After calf correction with implant, a day in the clinic should be planned. This is because after the procedure I recommend physical rest for the optimal healing process. You will be fit for social activities after 1 week, and for work after 1 to 2 weeks. You should refrain from sports activities and rest for the first 4-6 weeks. For optimal results, you will receive compression stockings after the operation, which should be worn for 6 weeks, so that the implant remains close to the muscle. You will be given the right medication against possible pain, and any swelling and redness will disappear after a few days. Proper scar care is very important and provides an improved, beautiful skin appearance.

My team and I are always available for you should you have any questions. You can always reach me on my mobile number after the operation, even at night. Further control appointments in my office are important in order to optimally accompany the healing process and will be arranged with you before the operation.

After a successful operation and waiting for the healing process, you will have no pain and can do sports without any problems. Since calf implants are usually well tolerated, calf augmentation and enlargement will lead to a permanent result. Only in very rare cases will the implant be rejected. The implants are designed to be stable against external influences and do not restrict your movements.


Dr. Rolf Bartsch

My goal in building up the calf muscles is to create harmonious proportions – a beautifully shaped lower leg that fits the overall appearance of the body. Calf implants are usually very well tolerated and lead to a lasting result.

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Why Dr. Bartsch?

We always say: “the gut feeling must be right”. Let your instincts be your guide. But there are also a few hard facts that can make a possible decision easier for you:

  • Experience: Dr. Rolf Bartsch is considered a specialist in the field of body shaping. He has already performed over 1000 procedures.
  • Safety: thanks to a professional team, anesthesia outpatient clinic and a specialized clinic
  • Accessibility: Dr. Rolf Bartsch can be reached 24 hours a day by messenger at +4369911222000.