Flying Long Distances After BBL?

I am from Australia and want to have a Brazilian Butt Lift. As this procedure is not commonly performed here Down Under, I will be travelling Stateside for my op. After reading up on the recommendations regarding not sitting for 2-3 weeks after the procedure, I am a bit concerned about the flight home ruining my results. I plan to stay and recover for 2 weeks before flying back to Australia. It is a long flight; do you have any suggestions on how to sit on the plane and preserve my new curves?

Doctor Answers (2)

Long Flight After BBL


Great question.  I'm glad you have already planned on 2 weeks stateside after your procedure.  After the two week period most patients are able to sit on a cushion (try a breastfeeding cushion like the Boppy pillow) for short periods. Some international flights offer seats that recline fully into a bed.  No matter what you choose, be sure to get up frequently during the flight-this will also lower your risk of developing a blood clot in the legs.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift


There are several issues to consider.

Healing after Brazilian Butt Lift takes about 3 weeks, depending on how many sites of liposuction is done. Then how to sit. Sitting on a doughnut is possible.However your major concern should be what if complications occur, who will take care of the complications? then the long flight home after major surgery there is a high risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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