Is It Possible to Reduce Calf Size Without Surgery?

Whats' the quickest non-surgical way to reduce calf size? If there isn't really one, what do you suggest is the safest procedure to get results?

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Reducing calfs using non-surgical techniques (calf reduction)

There are no readily acceptable methods of performing this. It is generally not practiced in the United States but more commonly performed in Asia. Theoretically you could weaken them with Botox but this is an off label use and not an established procedure. It would likely result weakness and impaired function with tripping and falling. Reduction of fat (if that is the cause) has been proposed using a variety of minimally invasive techniques such as mesotherapy, external ultrasound, or radiofrequency but I have not observed satisfactory results with these modalities.

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