What Can I Do to Reduce the Muscles on my Forearms and Calves?

I am a girl nd I've got really big muscles on my calves and arms.are there any home remedies or can they be surgically reduced

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Reduce muscle of forearms and calves

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Thank you for your question about reduction of the size of calf and forearm muscles.
  • I know of no home remedies,
  • If the size is from fat (and it can be fat not muscle) liposuction will help,
  • Nerves can be trimmed and/or nerves to the muscles cut - these are riskier and results may be asymmetric. Best wishes.

Calf reduction

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Although reduction of the calf muscles by way of partial neurotomy (partial cutting of the nerve to the calf) is a known successful procedure, I am not aware of anything similar and safe for the forearms.  For the calf reduction, a couple small <1 inch long incisions are used to find the nerve behind the knee and then the nerve is patially cut so as to atrophy (shrink) the muscles over 6 -12 months but function of the muscles remain.  Hope this helps...RAS

Ryan A. Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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