Botox injections to reduce calf width.
All women dream of having beautiful elongated, toned legs, but often we have wide calves which we find really difficult to change through exercise or diet.

What causes wide calves?

Wide calves might be genetic, or due to:
– An unhealthy life style ( too sedentary, or overly rich in fatty, salty food ).
– Water retention.
– Muscular hypertrophy.
– Fatty deposits.
– Cellulite.


The two key calf muscles are the gastrocnemius and soleus.

image calf leg

In many countries botox is used to reduce calves volume. Botox acts by paralysing the muscle, and leading to reduction by muscular atrophy.

What happens during a session to reduce calf width ?

The patient is asked to stand on tiptoes so that the muscles can be analysed
Local EMLA anaesthetic cream is recommended, although the treatment is really not painful
The dose of botox depends on the strength of the patient’s muscles
The doctor marks the points to be injected, depending on the patient’s body.
About ten injections are used.

image botox injection in calves


This treatment is ideal for people with hypertrophic calf muscles, but is also useful to simply streamline calves.

Les advantages of botox are:
– Quick procedure, between 5-10 minutes.
– Painless.
– No anaesthetic needed.
– No side effects, and no scarring as no incision is made.

Side effects, risks and follow ups 

Minimal, apart from some slight bruising which might last a few days.
The practitioner must have mastered the technique or there is the risk of excessive muscular atrophy or irregular shaped calves.


The result is gradual, but is clearly visible 1 month after the injection, and lasts for 3-6 months for the first injections, and 6 months thereafter. At least 2 cm will be lost.

image calves reduction et slimming

After treatment advice

Certain precautions should be taken after this treatment, including :
– Avoid lying down in the six hours after the injection, and do not wash the treated zone.
– Do not massage or rub the area injected, and avoid saunas and hammams for about a week.
– Do not do any physical exercise involving the legs for 10 days  In order to prolong the result, avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time.

Aesthetic treatment of calves : before and after photos streamlining calves

 Photo before streamlinf of calves in paris

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In this case, cellulite (see the relevant section) and localised fat deposits must be treated, notably by cryolipolysis (see the relevant section)


This page is purely informative, in accordance with the guidelines of the Ordre of Doctors.It is not a publicity for treatments .


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