Traveling After Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck

There no local surgeons who perform Brazilian butt lift and Tummy Tuck altogether in my area. If I travel, how long will I need to stay in the area where the surgery will be performed? How does someone travel after this procedure to post-op caring or back home? Are there medical rate hotels or someone who could help arrange all of this?

Doctor Answers 5

May want to stage tummy tuck and butt lift unless you are sure you have enough fat

Hi Livylive, I believe I answered another question where you provided a picture and asked whether you should have these procedures together. I have found that it takes a lot of fat to achieve a nice result from fat grafting to the buttocks and you may want to consider this in your decision making process. We help arrange travel for our patients from other states frequently and recently had a patient from Alaska fly in, have the Brazilian Buttock lift and fly back to Alaska a week later. It all depends on your health and the procedures or procedures you are having done.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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2150 South Rainbow
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Very smart to plan ahead

Being that this is a procedure that not all plastic surgeons perform, I have many patients that have traveled from other states as well as other countries to have this procedure performed. It is very important to have all of these issues planned out prior to surgery as you are doing. You will get a much better result by following all of your surgeons directions.

I have performed this procedure for over 12 years and have seen patients who try to cut corners and usually see them have a lower fat percentage survival. I agree with Dr Beraka. Plan 2 weeks before traveling long distances by car and 3 weeks before flying. You may gat away with shorter times, but that is not ideal. Since we see so many patients from out of state, we have lists of hotels, nurses, assistants or aids as well as restaurants. My staff can assist with all of the arrangements.

Daniel P. Markmann, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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9171 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Travel arrangements for Brazilian Butt Lift

Hi there-

I have many patients who travel to me for this procedure, and many other plastic surgeons (especially in destination cities) are able to assist with travel arrangements.

We can assist with hotels, transportation and even meals, but you should know that it is important that you have someone with you that you can trust to help take care of you for the first 24-72 hours after surgery (we could not release you from the surgery center in the care of a taxi driver, for example).

Good luck on the path to your dream body!

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Travel after surgery.


You can travel by car in two weeks and fly in three weeks.  We see a lot of out of town patients (see web site), and we routinely arrange for hotels and nursing care.  But of course, it gets expensive.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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875 Park Ave at 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

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