Implants interest men

Men of all ages are turning to calf implant surgery to increase the size and shape of their legs.

“The procedure usually runs from $4,000 to $7,000 dollars,” said, www.

“This price includes the implants, surgical facility and anesthesia.”

“Regardless of the expensive surgery, men want better looking calves,” said, Dr. Gerald Johnson, a certified plastic surgeon.

“Many men, no matter how much they work out, are often frustrated with their calves for not being in proportion to their upper body.”

“In many cases, there are men who will show their upper body by wearing tank tops, but won’t wear shorts because they have “chicken legs.”

“A lot of my friends who workout focus more on their upper body opposed to their lower body,” said David Peterson, 21, a political science student from Chicago.

“Many of them are not aware of the correct exercises for their legs.”

According to www., there are major risks involved in calf surgery implants. Common complications after surgery are implant shifting, infection, bleeding or a reaction to the anesthesia.

According to, calf augmentation surgery is about a 45 to 60 minute process.

Solid silicone rubber implants are placed over the calf muscle through a 1 to 2 inch incision behind the knee that is closed up with stitches. There is a seven day period of non activity.

Statistics show, the majority of men who get calf implant surgery are white males.

The surgery also tends to attract young men opposed to older men.

“The majority of my patients are white males between the ages of 18 and 24,” said, Dr.Neal Wittels, a plastic surgeon from the Center of Cosmetic surgery.

“The first time that I performed calf implant surgery was on a younger male. I was shocked because I thought that my first patient would be an older man.”

“Men who are worried about their ‘chicken legs’ need to do it the right way and get in the gym,” said Pierre Gibson, 25, a graduate student of Florida State University from Ft. Lauderdale.