A Diet for Sturdy Calves

Overly robust calves can spoil the joy of beautiful clothes: They ruin the effect of short skirts or shorts and sometimes make it impossible to wear boots.

For gentle slimming of your calves, Rosenpark Clinic, as a center of competence for body contouring, now also offers you treatment with Botox® (botulinum).

Botox® is frequently used colloquially as a synonym for botulinum products, although it is the preparation from the American manufacturer Allergan.

Aesthetic Treatment   Medicinic Treatment
Vistabel® (Allergan)   Botox® (Allergan)
Bocouture® (Merz)    Xeomin® (Merz)
Azzalure® (Galderma)    Dysport® (Galderma)

What does Botox® do?

In aesthetic medicine, Botox® is known above all for its effects in wrinkle treatment. It works like a brake for the muscles. For approximately four to six months, it inhibits the excretion of so-called messengers with which the nerves give the muscle its order to contract.

If Botox® is used for the treatment of heavy calves, the treated muscles of the lower leg relax and the calf becomes slimmer – without losing mobility or strength. The botulinum treatment may only be performed by physicians.

How is it performed?

Botox® is selectively injected with a thin cannula into individual strands of the calf muscle. The small injection sites are only visible for a few minutes. There are otherwise no traces of the treatment left behind – apart from slimmer calves after approximately two to four weeks. Patients can immediately resume their normal daily activities.

Does the treatment need to be repeated?

After four to six months, the effect of Botox® has completely subsided and it is recommended that the treatment be repeated. This is because the body gradually breaks down botulinum – to the same degree, the treated muscle strand recovers its mobility and circumference.

You can find more information in our "Body shaping" information sheets, which you can request from us free of charge.

Are you interested in a no-obligation personal consultation for nonsurgical body contouring at Rosenpark Klinik? We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

Expert Tip:

Dr. Sonja Sattler: „Come in spring for Botox® treatment for your calves – and you can show off your legs all summer long. Come in in the autumn – and enjoy wearing fashionable boots all winter long.“

What else you can do

  • As an alternative, permanent slimming of the calves can be achieved with liposuction under gentle tumescent local anesthesia.
  • SmoothShapes®  combines vacuum-massage effects with a special laser light. It reaches down to the deepest layers of skin, drains fat cells and stimulates local metabolism and fat breakdown.