Bioplasty for the calves is recommended for those with noticeably small calf muscles, disproportional to the rest of the body, who showed no improvement after undergoing physical treatments and workouts. Candidates also include those who exhibit muscular hypotrophy as a consequence of cerebral palsy or poliomyelitis.
Calf augmentation is a procedure that consists in the implantation of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) on the calf via a small orifice. This procedure is performed with the use of local anesthetics, without cuts or stitches, and the patient is awake and able to follow and participate in the proceedings. The procedure takes place in approximately 40 minutes.