Calf implants are used to enlarge the lower leg. They are made of soft, solid silicone and have the shape of the natural calf muscle. They are placed over the muscle of the gastrocnemius muscle which has two sections, the medial and lateral. Depending on the desired look, 1 or 2 implants are placed in each leg. This procedure is done at the out-patient surgery center under general anesthesia. Calf implant recovery is painful for up to 2 weeks, it is very important to take it easy and you cannot drive. Patients with small calf muscles may not be able to straighten their legs fully for 4 to 6 weeks. The biggest risk of this surgery is infection. If the implants become infected they must be removed. To avoid infection, post-operative instructions must be complied with, including NO contact with house pets.