Flying After Breast Implants Revision
- Asked by cupcake26 in Minneapolis, MN, USA
- 4 years ago
How long until I can take a 2 1/2 hour flight after breast augmentation revision? I am traveling to Florida to have my breasts re-done and wondering when it is safe for me to take the 2 1/2 hour flight back home.
Flying after breast implants revision
We see many patients from out of town, and indeed, the country. Our office usually requests that the patient stay in town for a week, and that we see them before they leave. Please communicate with your plastic surgeon as your case may have different needs.
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Flying After Breast Aumentation/Implant Exchange/ and Breast Revision
Every surgeon has there own feelings about how long they want you to stay in town following your procedure - so best to discuss with your surgeon.
For a straight forward breat augmentation I like to see my patients the following week and if all looks OK allow them to fly home. A revision however maybe more complex and this would depend on the extent of surgery
Flying After Breast Implants Revision
Communication with your surgeon is key for out of town surgery. We work with a large number of out of state patients, and always stress the importance of communication. During the consultation process, let your surgeon know your thoughts and he can advise you if the travel schedule makes sense for you.
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Flying after surgery
There is no straight forward answer for when to fly after surgery. Discuss this with your surgeon and see what he/she recommends. I work with many out of town patients and I am fine with them traveling soon after their surgery as long as they are not lifting anything heavy, staying hydrated, etc. The most important thing is to make sure you recover nicely and not have complications.
Flying after Breast Surgery
You should absolutely check with your plastic surgeon regarding this issue. Typically, I advise my patients not to fly or travel for at least one week following surgery.
Breast Implant Revision - Flying Afterwards
There's no absolute answer to this and you should, of course, check with your own plastic surgeon about this.
I usually recommend that, after breast implants (it's different for other procedures) the patient stay in town for about a week or so. First of all, it is important not to do anything that can increase the risk of bleeding. Post-operative bleeding is a particular concern for this procedure, and anything that increases the pulse or heart rate, such as lifting, moving, running, bending over, etc., increases the risk that you will have bleeding. You've gone through all this to have the surgery, why would you jeopardize it by moving around (of any kind) too soon?
Next, if this is a revision then it may (or may not) be even more complicated than putting in implants the firs time. Are you having drains? Sutures placed on the inside? Scar tissue removed? The more you've having done, the more important it is that you stay still and remain calm post-op (that's not the same as just lying in bed - that would be dangerous and we strongly advise against that. In fact, you need to get up and walk around every few hours so you are less likely to develop a blood clot).
Finally, you should ask your surgeon if he or she knows anyone (a plastic surgeon, that is) back home, just in case there is a problem at some point in the future. Bleeding post-op is unusual after about 48-72 hours, but it can occur at any time - including several years later - and it's not a bad idea just to have a back-up plan in reserve.
I hope that this helps, and good luck,
Flying and Breast Surgery
It is always best to check with your individual Board certified Plastic Surgeon for clarification on post-operative treatment and their "rules". Best wishes!
Flying after breast surgery
Generally, I ask my patients to stay in town at least one week after surgery. That gives us at least time to make sure they are healing, time to trim sutures and just generally touch base. I caution people about luggage and some I encourage to take an Aspirin the day of their flight in order to prevent blood clots in the legs. It really is best that you discuss this with your surgeon and follow their recommendations.
Traveling after breast augmentation revision
You should talk with plastic surgeon. There is no rule on how many days to wait before a flight. I would wait at least 3-5 days to make sure that you don't develop any immediate complications from surgery. Also, you may want to see your plastic surgeon for the post-op visit about 1 week after the surgery. Please be careful when you travel in terms of pulling and lifting your luggage.
It's more a mith than a real problem
There is no contraindication to fly 48 hours after surgery. However is the whole point of view recommended stay in place in which you was operated until you are withdrawn the sutures (not beyond the eighth day).
The problems, after a augmentation mammoplasty with breast implants increase only occur if happen a depressurization of the cabin in full flight, a fact really bizarre; it is still a risk that the patient must assume. This risk is bigger with inflatable devices.
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