Is it dangerous? What are the possible consequences?
Why Don't American Surgeons Perform Partial Resection of the Gastrocnemius Muscle?
Doctor Answers (2)
Partial resection of gasstrocnemius
Abroad, some surgeons destroy the nerve to the gastrocnemius - to make the muscle smaller.
This is rare in the USA< for the same reasons.
Partial resection of Gastrocnemius muscle?
I am not familiar with partial resection of the gastrocnemius muscle. Most patients who desire balance and symmetry to the calf muscles will usually augment rather than weaken or resect any of the calf muscles. Always do your homework and follow the advice of your Plastic Surgeon. If in doubt get several opinions.
Good luck to you.
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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