How Soon After Getting Calf Implants Can I Start Walking?

Q: Dr. Eppley, As far as calf implants are concerned, is it going to be OK to walk in the airport to go home eight days after surgery?  Just want to make sure? Is it OK to walk on calf implants 8 days later?

A: The key in calf implant augmentation recovery is early mobilization and rehabilitation. Calf implants are just like breast or buttock implants….it is a surgery that causes muscle trauma/injury. Stretching the muscle out is how one recovers sooner rather than later. You can’t hurt the implant, it is just sitting on top of the muscle. It takes a few days after surgery before one starts the stretching when it becomes more comfortable to do so. So walking on them is started long before the one week after surgery time.

Knowing your physical condition I would say this would probably not be a big problem even when combined with hip implants.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana