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.
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.
DVT after BBL - Air travel
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.
a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of Brazilian
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Los Angeles, CA