9 Days Post TT/BA, Leg Swollen, Taking 2-3 Day Trip With Lots of Walking, Am I Going to Be Okay?
- Asked by Transformingmyself
- 1 year ago
9 days post op Tummy Tuck/Augment (800 cc). It is hot here, left leg looked swollen-doc told me he didnt think it was a clot-but sent to the ER to be okay-left leg ultrasounded and was okay. I have a long distance trip comming up (9 hours-I plan to take it over 2-3 days and walk on the trip every 2 hours). I'm so scared of clots and I have huge anxiety issues for some reason. I am not taking any of the pain meds anymore but tylonel. I have walked TONS in the past few days. Am I ok?
Travel and exercise after surgery
I do not encourage patients to travel soon after surgery. I prefer that patients also do not do exertion activity for several weeks after surgery. It is best to ask your surgeon
Travel after tummy tuck
Long trips after surgery
I sense from your post that you are quite worried about clots and whether the ultrasound missed a problem. Canceling a prolonged trip within the first 30 days after surgery is a good idea. Taking an aspirin daily after the early postoperative period after approval of your doctor is a good idea as well.
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