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Many women and men have thin or underdeveloped calves. This condition is often inherited, but may also result from certain medical problems that affect muscle development, like polio in the past and some neuromuscular disorders. Women say that they have “chicken legs” and are reluctant to expose them. Although there is an apparent deficiency of calf muscle, no amount of exercise seems to help bulk them up. Some patients are bodybuilders who have no trouble developing their quads but cannot seem to improve their calves.
One patient of mine wore three layers of socks drawn up over his calves to help camouflage his “stick legs.” Despite working as a manager at a golf club, he would never wear shorts.
Fortunately, there is a solution—calf augmentation. This procedure helps balance proportions, so that the fullness of the calf may be in proportion to the fullness of the thigh.