Subtotal resection of gastrocnemius muscles for hypertrophic muscular calves in Asians.

@article{Lee2006SubtotalRO,
  title={Subtotal resection of gastrocnemius muscles for hypertrophic muscular calves in Asians.},
  author={J Lee and Chien-hsing Wang and Li-Fu Cheng and Chih-Ming Lin and Chieh-Chi Huang and S. L. E. Chien},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 6},
  pages={1472-83}
}
BACKGROUND Many Asian women are bothered by plump calves, which they consider to be unsightly. In the past, liposuction was frequently performed to treat oversized legs, but little effect could be obtained if the condition was caused by hypertrophy of calf muscles. METHODS Gastrocnemius muscle resection for hypertrophic muscular calves was performed in 20 patients at Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital from May of 2001 through September of 2004. One patient underwent resection of the medial… CONTINUE READING