The calf consists of the soleus muscle and 2 gastrocnemius muscles (or twin muscles). In some patients, these twin muscles may be hypertrophic and therefore abnormally thick. The injection of botox ® in the calves significantly reduces their thickness, thus slimming the legs.
Botox ® injected in conventional doses, by decreasing the muscle contraction signal, corrects the state of muscle hypercontraction responsible for wrinkles. When injected in larger quantities, it creates an atrophic effect on the muscle and reduces its thickness. The 2 examples illustrating this property of Botox® are the injections in the masseters and in the calves.
Only doctors, with a practice authorization, can inject Botox ® in Switzerland. Laboratories selling Botox ® are only authorized to sell it to doctors with a license. There are many counterfeits that can endanger your body.
Selective injection of Botox ® in the twin muscles, under local anesthesia.
Time to final results: 15 days
Longevity of results: 6-9 months
Inform Dr. Lucas of any anticoagulant medication (Sintrom, Coumadin, Eliquis, etc..) or Aspirin, special care will be taken during the injections to avoid small vessels and prevent hematoma
Take Arnica capsules 5 times a day for 5 days before surgery to prevent hematoma if taking anticoagulants or Aspirin
Contraindications: myasthenia, neuromuscular diseases, pregnancy, breastfeeding
Pain: very slight, with an experienced injector
Duration of procedure: 25 minutes
Outpatient (without hospitalization)
After the procedure:
Post-injection pain: no
Social eviction: no
Return to work: immediate
Return to sports: 48h
Avoid sauna, hammam, hot shower and massage of the injection areas for 48 hours
Stop smoking to prolong the effect of Botox
Check-up by Dr Lucas 2 weeks
Complications common to all injections :
– Infection, hematoma, asymmetry, under correction
Alternatives and operations that can be combined:
Botox ® injection is suitable when the patient has calf muscle hypertrophy. However, when there is excess fat, liposuction of the calf can be combined to optimize the result.