Some women prefer to have more slender and toned calves. They feel their calves are too bulky, making them look masculine or overweight.
Thicker calves can be due to one of the following reasons:
Genetics – Your height, your muscle mass, your fat ratio will affect the size of your calves. Look at your family members to see if they have naturally big calves, this will give you an idea whether this is related to your genetic makeup.
Exercise – Repetitive movement through exercise will put strain on your calf muscles causing them to be stronger and bigger. Walking long distances while wearing high heels will also contribute.
Fatty tissue – Fatty deposits are another possible reason for thicker calves. Usually there are small fat deposits in the calves, but some people are predisposed to disproportionate amounts of fat in the calves.
Fluid retention – Having leaky veins and lymphatics, poor circulation, or excessive fluid accumulation can cause oedema in your legs.