Calf implants are a great option to build both volume and definition for many men who find it difficult to grow and sculpt their calf muscles. For these men,  Dr. Douglas Steinbrech specializes in calf implants in Los Angeles for male patients. These implants are made of a soft silicon material. Over-implementation can be a risk, so it is important to evaluate your entire body before selecting an implementation size. Each implant is customized to fit the patient during surgery. Calf implants are a form of muscle enhancement surgery designed to improve leg contours.

Before and after photos 

View before and after photos of male patients from Los Angeles who had calf implant surgery performed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech.

When Should You Consider Calf Implants

Male patients from Los Angeles who consider calf implants:

  •  Seek to emphasize the bulk of the calf muscle
  • Desire a lower leg more anatomically proportionate to your thigh (usually women)
  • If you are a male bodybuilder and you’ve reached the plateau of calf development with exercise, but you’re not satisfied with the definition of your lower leg
  • If wish to correct lower leg defects resulting from injury; disease, such as polio; or from birth conditions

The Surgery  procedure

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Implants are inserted through an incision behind the knee. Through small incisions, implants can be inserted to create improved calf definition. Dr. Steinbrech can even use your fat to increase the size of your calves, so that nothing artificial may be needed to correct a natural deformity or to increase the size of the leg.

Implants in the calves are also used for reconstructive surgery to help correct deformities or congenital defects. Once inserted through the small incision behind the knee, it is placed positioned behind the fascia immediately under the skin in front of the posterior muscles of the calves. The implants are placed in what is known as the posterior compartment.


Calf implant surgery is performed either for elective purposes or to treat medical conditions or injuries affecting the calves.  If you are bothered by a calf that is disproportionate to your thighs and does not respond to weight training or exercise, t

his may be a good option for you. Some patients in Los Angeles who choose this surgery are bodybuilders who desire enhanced leg contours. Other patients have suffered an injury or disease which led to shrinkage of the leg or significant loss of muscle mass.


Calf implant Surgery results are permanent. For safety reasons, you will have scheduled returns to Dr. Steinbrech’s office for follow-up evaluation whenever you notice any changes. Do not hesitate to contact your surgeon when you have any questions or concerns.


Some of the risks  include:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • Damage to underlying structures


Once the surgery is complete, your legs will be sore but you will be encouraged to walk with assistance. Patients will be able to walk, drive and resume low-stress leg activities within three to five days. Three to four weeks after surgery you may return to regular gym workouts, including leg exercises.


For more information about such implants in Los Angeles, please contact us to set up your no-obligation consultation today. You may also call 323-307-7007 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors to learn more about this cosmetic surgery for men. During your initial consultation with Dr. Steinbrech, you will have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals regarding your calf surgery. Dr. Steinbrech will evaluate you as a  candidate for surgery and make the best-recommended options for you. Our office is conveniently located near 436 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. I

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