FaceDescription: Definition and shape are added to underdeveloped calf muscles using with silicone implants.

How it’s done: Custom-sized silicone implants are inserted in the calf through a small incision behind the knee. Surgery takes about one to two hours.

Complications: Bleeding, excess fluid, infection, scarring, pain, skin discolouration, swelling, nerve damage and skin dimpling can occur. Since it involves an implant, other complications include shifting or displacement of the implant, the edges of the implant becoming visible and capsular contracture (where scar tissue forms internally around the implant, potentially causing pain and giving a less natural look to the implants).

Recovery: Most patients can resume normal activity after a week of rest.

Cost: $3,000 to $4,000

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