How long will care be needed for breast lift/flying back home how long?

I'm getting a breast lift without implant I'm flying out of town a 3hour flight, I'm going to be staying in a recovery house I need to know if I should book for 3 days than get a hotel to care for myself the rest of the days until I fly back home or book for 5 days at recovery house btw how many days should I wait to fly back home and when will my follow up be while I'm down there

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I appreciate your question.

I perform a liposuction breast lift that removes tissue from the areas you don't want such as near the armpit and the lower portion hanging near your stomach. Once I use this to shape the breast I then remove the skin to tighten the breast and create a better shape with nice cleavage. Since I perform this less invasively the recovery time is faster. The size would depend on the proportion with your body versus going for a cup size.

My patients that fly in for surgery stay for 1 week.

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 plastic surgery.


Best of luck!


Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



How long will care be needed for breast lift/flying back home how long?

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The length of time to remain in town after breast lift before a return flight will be variable.  I am not sure there is time period that is universal.

Dr Kayser

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Thank you for your question. There's actually no data that shows any risk of flying after surgery. Traditionally, surgeons will wait 5 to 7 days as a general rule but in my experience, this has not been an issue for my out-of-town patients. I hope this helps and have a wonderful day. Dr. Kayser - Saint Clair Shores

Melek Kayser, MD
Detroit Plastic Surgeon
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