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Is It Safe to Take a Road Trip 24 Days After a Tummy Tuck? My Surgeon Said Yes. 2nd Opinion Please.

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Always listen to the surgeon who did your operation

Hi there-

Assuming that you chose your surgeon carefully and for the right reasons, they are the ones most qualified to answer your question based on their higher understanding of the details involved in your operation and what has been successful for them in the past, as well as the higher understanding of your recovery so far.

Those of us on this site could only guess at these important variables, and thus our advice would be less accurate at best.

If your surgeon believes its okay, it probably is. If you are still apprehensive- ask them again. But realize that they are the authority on your surgery and your recovery.

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Road trip rules

A lot of people like to travel to show of their hot new bodies, so go ahead!  Just remember your still not supposed to sit for long periods of time.  So make sure you go for a nice walk every stop.  Also increase the frequency of your stops.  Enjoy the trip!!


Good luck, and thanks for the question.




Anire Okpaku MD

Anire Okpaku, MD FACS
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Road trip after tummy tuck

So long as your plastic surgeon approves of the trip, it should be fine. It is important to make frequent rest stops and walk around. Happy travels!

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Traveling after surgery

Barring any complications from your surgery, a road trip 24 days after a tummy tuck should be fine.  Make sure to take frequent breaks and watch your hydration status.  Good luck.

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Road trip 24 days after tummy tuck

You should be fine with a road trip.  Take frequent breaks to walk to get that blood circulating.  But I would concur with your surgeon.  Continue wearing your compression garments.  Safe travels.

Dr. Basu

Houston, TX

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