DVT after BBL - Air travel

i've asked what DVT is and how to prevent them and thank you for your answers. But i don't know if i have a history problem.In the past i had breast implants with no complication.Also to have the BBL i will travel overseas,cause i live in Europe.Will this add more risk?I'm 24 years old, healthy,no smoking. Thanks

Doctor Answers 3

BBL and travel

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I would not recommend traveling early after a BBL. There is an increased risk of DVT when you spend a lot of time sitting on an airplane.  Moving around a lot and drinking lots of fluids should help minimize the risk.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for your question. A deep vein thrombosis can happen after any surgery. They happen most commonly after tummy tucks in the plastic surgery realm. Still, they are quite rare. I advise all my patients to walk around after surgery, as this helps prevent this complication. I also provide my patients with a note for the plane to stand and walk. The use of compression socks and devices during surgery also helps. With this said, it is very rare to see a DVT after a BBL. Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. 

Moises Salama, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 1,887 reviews

DVT after BBL - Air travel

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You would need a complete medical history and examination to assess your relative risk for DVT/PE.  Your plastic surgeon should be familiar with the Caprini risk assessment and should know the risks if chemoprophylaxis is administered.

Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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