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16 Bell St, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7BG

Harpenden Clinic

103 Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 3BB

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What is Calf Reduction?

Calf reduction, also known as calf contouring or calf slimming, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the size and improving the shape of the calves. This procedure can be performed using various techniques, including liposuction or surgical removal of excess tissue, to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing lower leg contour. Calf reduction can help individuals achieve a more balanced and proportionate leg appearance.

Reasons to Have Calf Reduction

There are several reasons why individuals might consider calf reduction:
  • Genetics: Some people naturally have larger calves, which can cause self-consciousness or difficulty finding clothing that fits properly.
  • Muscle Hypertrophy: Overdeveloped calf muscles from activities like running, dancing, or bodybuilding can result in disproportionately large calves.
  • Medical Conditions: Conditions such as lipedema or lymphedema can cause excessive fat or fluid accumulation in the calves.
  • Personal Aesthetic Goals: Many individuals seek calf reduction to achieve a slimmer, more proportionate leg appearance, enhancing their overall body contour.

Benefits of Calf Reduction

Calf reduction offers several benefits, including:
  • Improved Aesthetics: Achieve a more balanced and proportionate leg appearance, enhancing overall body contour.
  • Increased Confidence: Boost self-esteem and confidence by addressing concerns about calf size and shape.
  • Better Fit for Clothing: Easier to find and wear clothing, such as skinny jeans or boots, that fits well and looks flattering.
  • Reduced Discomfort: Alleviate discomfort or embarrassment caused by overly large calves, especially in social or professional settings.

What the Calf Reduction Procedure Involves

Consultation and Assessment:

  • Initial consultation with a plastic surgeon to evaluate your suitability for the procedure and discuss potential risks and complications.
  • Pre-operative assessment to review medical history, take measurements, and perform necessary tests to ensure you are fit for surgery.


  • Anaesthesia: The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery and patient preference.
  • Liposuction: If the procedure involves liposuction, a small incision is made, and a cannula is inserted to loosen and remove excess fat from the calves.
  • Surgical Reduction: For surgical removal of tissue, incisions are made, and excess muscle or fat is carefully excised to achieve the desired contour.
  • Incision Closure: Incisions are closed with sutures, and a compression bandage or garment is applied to minimize swelling and support the treated areas.


  • Post-Operative Care: Expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications and cold compresses.
  • Compression Garments: Wearing a compression garment as directed by your surgeon helps reduce swelling and supports the healing tissues.
  • Activity Restrictions: Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for the first few weeks, gradually resuming normal activities as advised by your surgeon.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns.

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Interested in Calf Reduction?

If you are thinking about calf reduction, Harley Street Clinic in Harpenden and Reigate – Surrey is here to assist you. Our CQC-registered theatres in Reigate provide exceptional treatment, ensuring you receive the best care possible. With over two decades of experience, we are a trusted clinic committed to delivering exceptional results for our patients. Our dedicated medical professionals are among the best in their field, ensuring that every consultation and treatment meets the highest standards. We use only high-grade, MHRA-approved products. For more information and to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts, please call us at 01737 930400. We are eager to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and enhance your confidence.