Bulky calf muscles can be caused by many things, from genetic to lifestyle choices, such as exercise and wearing high heels regularly. When you overuse your muscles repeatedly, they can become bulky. In this case, it is likely that your gastrocnemius muscles (located on the back of the lower leg) have been working hard. Also, typically, Asian women tend to have short and muscular calves.
In the past, treatment for bulky calves would involve removing parts of the gastrocnemius muscles through surgery. This method usually leaves a scar and requires long downtime, so it is not very popular. Liposuction or fat reduction treatments can help reduce the size of the calves but only if there is a lot of fat in that area. In many cases, however, the calves are bulky because the muscles are thick. Liposuction has no effect in these cases.
The easiest way to treat this problem is to use Botox® (botulinum toxin) to reduce the size of your calf muscles. Botox® (botulinum toxin) works by reducing muscle contraction, so the muscle remains in a relaxed state, and therefore appears smaller. Once these muscles are inactive, they will gradually become smoother with less definition. It works in the same way as using botulinum toxin for reshaping round faces.
Don’t think that your calf muscles will be completely frozen. Botox® (botulinum toxin) will only be injected into some parts of the gastrocnemius muscles, and will not interfere with your ability to stand, walk, or cycle. The procedure does not restrict calf function in any way, so you can go about your daily life as usual. However, try to avoid massaging the treated areas for a few weeks.
New injection techniques can effectively reduce the size of the calves, and your legs will appear slimmer in a few weeks. Coupled with today’s more advanced technology, which has made Botox® (botulinum toxin) more purified than before, results can also be expected to last longer.
Because there are several methods of calf reduction, it is advised that you should consult a doctor to determine the cause and the recommended solutions. In some cases, the doctor might recommend a combination of two or more methods to achieve maximum results.