Can I travel two weeks after breast reduction surgery? My trip will be 14 hours long in a business class cabinet..

Doctor Answers 2

Breast Lift /Breast Reduction/ Breast Augmentation/ Breast Implants/ Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants

I appreciate your question. I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you will be healing following surgery. The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery. Best of luck! Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute #RealSelf100Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Traveling after breast reduction surgery

Activity and travel restrictions vary from surgeon to surgeon. I usually make sure that patients don't travel for at least 2 weeks after a reduction, as major complications if they were to happen would usually have done so within this time period. The main drawback to traveling earlier than 4 weeks after surgery is that you should not be lifting your arms above your head or lifting anything heavier than 10 lbs.  I would check with your particular surgeon regarding his/her preferences, as it's not worth going through surgery if you don't give yourself time to recover and get a good result as well. 

Tracy Kayan, MD
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
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