Radiofrequency Calf Reduction

As a popular, minimally invasive form of calf reduction, the use of radiofrequency has become a highly precise method to bring a slender, elegant appearance to the calves. By using this selective calf reduction method, our doctors can eliminate bulk in the calves while preserving calf function. With a minimal recovery time and effective reduction of circumference, radiofrequency calf reduction offers true improvement in calf appearance, tone and texture.

Radiofrequency calf reduction overview

Gastrocnemius Muscle

Radiofrequency calf reduction treats a muscle called the gastrocnemius muscle. In the calf, this is the primary muscle that shows definition and bulk.

While previous radiofrequency procedures were effective at burning nerves and muscle fibers to shrink the calves, they did not have a way of precisely locating which nerves and muscles should be addressed. Now, with the techniques offered at the Calf Reduction Center, we use a device that can detect the exact makeup of the calves, allowing our doctors to perform his work with precision to create a smooth, slender and symmetrical appearance.

The device used is called the ThermiRF. While radiofrequency calf reduction was originally developed in Korea, the ThermiRF is much more advanced than previous devices. It has the ability to selectively pinpoint the location of nerves, which is crucial in radiofrequency calf reduction. With the ThermiRF, our doctors can eliminate all necessary nerves while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. It is by far the best device developed to date for this purpose.

At the Calf Reduction Center, your radiofrequency calf reduction begins with a consultation. During this time, your doctor will listen to your exact concerns and perform an examination. His purpose will be to reach a complete understanding of your needs and wants so that he can perform his work accordingly. A secondary purpose is to give you all the info necessary to make an informed decision regarding calf reduction. The consultation will last as long as necessary for these goals to be reached.

The procedure

While radiofrequency calf reduction is considered a minimally invasive procedure, it is typically performed under general anesthetic. Because of the highly precise nature of the procedure, this helps prevent movement and errors. Once general anesthetic has been applied, the procedure can begin.

The first step is a series of incisions behind the knee. These are extremely small, being just big enough to insert the radiofrequency probe. Our doctors uses a device called the ThermiRF, which helps him precisely locate and eliminate the applicable nerves in the calf. He goes through an extremely careful and rigorous process to eliminate individual nerves with an even application. In this way, he ensures the calf maintains its natural appearance while reducing bulk.

Through the entire procedure, your doctor will be able to address only the nerves while leaving the muscle intact. Additionally, your doctor will test each nerve during the procedure, allowing him to ensure it is no longer active.

Radiofrequency calf reduction advantages

For patients considering calf reduction, there are several techniques to choose from. Each technique addresses calf reduction in a slightly different way. One method may be better for one patient than another, and your doctor will help you determine which procedure is best for you.

Radiofrequency calf reduction offers the following advantages:

  • Minimally invasive for less trauma to the body
  • Evenness of application lowers rate of contour irregularities
  • Immediate results
  • Practically no scarring
  • Minimal downtime, usually less than one week

The Calf Reduction Center Difference

As the Medical Director at the Calf Reduction Center, Dr. Perry Liu has extensive training in cosmetic techniques, including specific ethnic and Asian techniques. He is among the first surgeons to offer these services in America, and he's located right in Beverly Hills, California. His long record of satisfied patients is a testament to the care and expertise with which he performs his work. Whether you are a Los Angeles resident or are traveling from abroad, Dr. Liu is ready to accommodate your wishes.

Why the Calf Reduction Center?

The Calf Reduction Center is a cosmetic surgery center in Beverly Hills, California. Under the leadership of Medical Director. Dr. Perry Liu, our center offers among the best cosmetic treatment available in Los Angeles. If you are interested in calf reduction surgery, call us with any questions or to set an appointment.


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