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Botox Calf Reduction For Lower Limbs

The calf muscle of the human body is one of the most noticeable features. Therefore, when your calf muscle is large, bulky, and out of proportion, it is not only aesthetically unpleasant but also affects your self-confidence. In such a scenario, Botox calf reduction is often the only solution.

For women with heavy, bulky and muscular calves, it usually becomes a matter of concern, as it becomes difficult to wear their favourite dresses, short skirts, skinny jeans or zip-up tall boots. To achieve slim and feminine looking legs and improve their overall appearance, Botox calf reduction is the ideal solution.

Calf Reduction Summary

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  • Treatment Results icon


    2-3 Weeks | 3-4
    Months Multiple
    sessions may be

  • Treatment Procedure Time icon


    10-15 Minutes

  • Treatment Risk and Complications icon


    Allergic Reactions,
    Bruises, Infection &
    Temporary smile

  • Full recovery from treatment icon


    No Downtime

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What Causes Large Bulky Calves?

Some of the common reasons behind your bulky and swollen calves are:

  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Muscle Hypertrophy (Enlarged Muscles)
  • Cellulite 
  • Water Retention

Calf Reduction by Botox Injections

The primary goal of calf reduction is to create a harmonious and smooth contour of the legs. Otherwise, the lower legs can appear shorter and unappealing.

For some, bulky calves is an aesthetic concern, while for others, it is a medical one that impedes blood flow. Moreover, large calf muscles may compress arteries in the lower leg.

Botox calf reduction is a non-surgical procedure to slim the lower limbs. Unlike surgical muscle resection of the calf muscle, nerve ablation or liposuction, Botox can create visible and sustainable results. 


Who Can Have Botox Calf Reduction?

Botox injections for calf reduction are ideal for overall healthy men and women who wish for more slender and symmetrical calves. It is a good option for anyone who wants a non-surgical solution for their disproportionate calf muscles. 

Calf Reduction by Botox is ideal for you if you:

  • Are not happy with your calves size 
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Do not have excess amounts of loose skin, especially if you have undergone a dramatic weight loss
  • Hold realistic expectations about the results
  • Do not have any serious health issues
  • Are not suffering from water retention issues


calf reduction treatment with botox

How Does Botox Reduce Calf Muscle Size?

Botox is an approved prescription medication that helps to carry out many non-surgical cosmetic procedures. It restricts the activity of muscles, making them inactive. Prolonged activity leads to disuse atrophy (shrinkage) of the muscle.

In general, the amount of Botox needed to treat calf muscle hypertrophy is a lot more than the amount needed for your facial muscles.

The calf reduction usually requires 100-150 units of Botox. However, your doctor will determine the right amount for you after a thorough assessment and examination.

How Does Botox Calf Reduction Work?

A detailed consultation takes place before the treatment. It involves examining your calf muscles, expectations, medical history, and possible outcomes of the procedure.

Very fine needles are used to inject Botox into the muscles. The Gastrocnemius muscle is responsible for bulky and thick calves. Botox, therefore, helps to reduce the size of these muscles and make them smoother. 

It is important to note that your calf muscles will continue to function normally. Therefore, you can continue your regular activities after the treatment. 

Botox calf reduction before and after

  • Slimmer calves
  • Reduction in compression syndrome (if)
  • Quick and easy procedure
  • No scarring, No down time
botox calf reduction before after treatment

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An Expert Must Carry Out The Calf Reduction Procedure

The calf muscle needs a higher dose of Botox, owing to its bigger size. Moreover, calf reduction demands high precision; otherwise, a wrong move can disable the muscles to pump blood from your legs towards your heart.

Only an experienced professional must perform this procedure. Any incorrect technique may cause more harm than good. 

Side Effects of Calf Reduction Procedures

Non-surgical treatments such as calf reduction by Botox injection carry some side effects such as:

  • Redness
  • Discolouration
  • Slight discomfort
  • Swelling

Although rare, in case of any severe complications, you must seek medical help immediately.

Before Calf Reduction Procedure

A detailed consultation with your doctor is essential to understand risks and complications. 

It is best to have realistic expectations from a non-surgical procedure, and aftercare must be ensured.

Aftercare for Calf Reduction

  • Avoid rigorous exercise and resistance training for at least 2 weeks of injections
  • Activities that may involve heat, such as hot baths, sauna rooms and laser treatments must be avoided
  • Avoid massaging or manipulating the treatment area.
  • Pain can be reduced using painkillers such as Tylenol 
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for a few days after the treatment.

Advantages of Calf Reduction By Botox Injections

Patients have reported a boost of self-confidence, enhanced appearance and a sense of well being through calf reduction treatments. 

Calf reduction by Botox injections provides the following benefits to its recipients, such as:

  • Successful calf reduction procedures can provide legs with the slim and defined transition from ankle to calves.
  • The short duration of the procedure
  • Elevates self-image and confidence
  • Little downtime
  • No cutting or incisions involved
  • Botox injections provide better results than liposuction as it targets muscles
  • No significant risks or complications attached to the procedure

Disadvantages of Calf Reduction By Botox Injections

Even though Botox offers a non-invasive solution to bulky and thick calves still, it has its own downsides such as:

  • Botox offers temporary results; therefore, it is necessary to repeat the treatment.
  • No dramatic results should be expected from this procedure since it is a non-surgical procedure.
  • After the procedure, rare and mild side effects occur. However, cold compress can minimize such complications.


Botox Calf Reduction is a safe, less risky and effective treatment to achieve slim and smoother legs with little downtime.

A beautiful body is now within your reach!

Calf Reduction at CosmeDocs

CosmeDocs offers only the finest cosmetic treatment experience and upholds high standards of the industry. Please contact us to know more about the Botox calf reduction treatment and whether it is right for you. 

We have experienced and skilled doctors to help you achieve your aesthetic goals at our clinics in London, Portsmouth, Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Windsor.


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