What is Calf Reduction?
Calf size can be reduced through either surgery or Botox. Find out difference and price guide for calf reduction.
Calf reduction is increasingly popular in Singapore for cosmetic reasons. Whether you are a woman seeking for slender legs or a man who thinks your calf are too big, Botox (Botulinum Toxin) can be injected in the calf area to reduce the size.
Although most people are familiar with Botox for wrinkles and jaw reduction, few are aware that Botox is indeed an excellent and efficient non-surgical calf slimming treatment.
The best benefit of Botox Calf Reduction is there are no need to undergo surgery and risk complications.
How does Calf Reduction Botox work?
Botox is injected into the gastrocnemius muscle of the calf, the Botulinum Toxin will weaken and contract the muscles reducing the overall size.
Typically for asian woman, the Botox injection is focused on the medial (inner) side of the gastrocnemius muscle, as it typically bulkier. Due to the calf’s larger size compared to the jaw, a greater amount of Botox will be needed.
Approximately 50 to 150 units of Botox are needed for each calf, depending on the individual’s assessment. The popular Botulinum Toxin brands, such as Dysport & Botox are used to reduce calf size.
Botox injections is a more popular method as it is less invasive than surgical alternatives, liposuction, or nerve ablation.
Do note that Botox is a temporary solution and requires touch up every few months.
How many units of Botox is required for Calf reduction?
The number of units is dependable on the brand of Botulinum Toxin used:
Botox Calf Reduction: 50 to 100 units of Botox
Dysport Calf Reduction: 125 to 250 units of Dysport
Before the procedure, our experienced doctors will assess your calf muscles and advise you on the number of units required.
We are often ask Dysport vs Botox when it comes to calf reduction, it depends on doctors, however, due to spreadability, Dysport is generally preferred for larger muscles.
What are the steps to reduce calf?
The procedure will start with applying numbing cream to ensure a comfortable experience.
Doctor will mark out the injection spots by locating the gastrocnemius muscles.
Botox or Dysport would be gently injected in a series of several tiny injections uniformly around the gastrocnemius muscle.
Aftercare guide will be explained and a follow up session will be arranged to ensure a successful procedure.
How many sessions of calf reduction is required?
Botox calf reduction typically requires 2 sessions:
1st session: Injection of the Botox to reduce calf muscle
2nd session: Follow up session to ensure both calf are balanced and check whether touch up is required.
Is calf reduction Botox permanent?
Botox calf reduction is not a permanent solution. Maintenance procedures are required every 4 to 6 months to ensure continued results.
The only permanent solution is surgery, however often the costs are expensive and there are always risks of complication & recovery issues.
What are the downtime for calf reduction?
The procedure has minimal to no downtime. Botox is a FDA & HSA approved medical procedure and have excellent safety track records.
Normal activities such as walking can be resumed immediately. However we recommend that patients wait for 24 hours – 48 hours before any strenuous activities.
What are the pre-treatment instructions?
There are no pre-treatment or dietary instructions. You can just book an appointment or send in your picture of calf for us to assess.
How long is the results for calf reduction?
Typically for all Botox injections, it take approximately 2 – 4 weeks to see the full results. Results for reducing calf is not instant, it takes time for the Botulinum Toxin to absorb into the muscles for the muscle to shrink.
Within the period, if you have any queries, feel free to contact our experienced aestheticians and doctors.
Am I suitable for Botox calf reductions?
The procedure is recommended for those who are seeking symmetrical or slimmer calves.
Typical reasons for patients who undergo calf reduction procedures are: to reduce calf muscle, those who are unhappy with the contours of their lower legs, including those with congenitally bulky or tubular legs.
What other non-surgical calf reduction treatment is available?
What are the side effects for calf reduction with Botox?
When it comes to injectable procedures, there are always certain risks involved. As different people reacts differently to Botox, in general most patients do not experience any side effects.
Common Botox side effect such as bleeding around the injection sites, headache, flu-like symptoms and local pain may occur after the treatment. Do make sure to call your licensed medical practitioner for advise.
What is the price of calf reduction botox in Singapore?
The price of calf reduction botox is from $1200 – $1500 at Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic. Generally price of Botox can be purchased through a bottle or by facial parts.
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