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Is Hydrogel or PMMA Safe to Use on the Calves, Lower Legs and Ankles to Make Them Bigger?

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PMMA and hydrogel injections to calves

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Do not have these injections.
They will harden and are almost impossible to remove.
It is better to have nothing done than to cause yourself life-long problems.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Calf implants for calf augmentation

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Biogel or Biopolymer can cause secondary problems and thus I would avoid these as alternatives to calf implants.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Hydrogel

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Absolutely positively not ever never too  many problems! Not FDA approved. Legs do well with calf implants.

James Apesos, MD
Dayton Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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Hdrogell

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Hydrogel  is not approved in the US.

Many problems have been reported with hydrogel in Europe and Japan.

Consider fat transfer

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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