Travel after breast augmentation
Hi, jaybay08. Thanks for your question. All plastic surgeons differ in our post-on our post-op instructions. Pleas check with your plastic surgery for his/her guidance. Although you may be able to fly couple days after surgery, you should avoid heavy lifting for 4 weeks. Perhaps, you can lighten your luggage or ask someone to help you with your luggage. Best wishes with your surgery and travels.
Traveling for breast augmentation and complications
Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is
important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best
resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and
Travel is fine after breast augmentation as long as you follow lifting
restriction and activity guidelines.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
2 weeks for lifting
If everything goes as expected, I ask for 2 weeks of no lifting more than 5 pounds. However, you may rethink your choice of going over the muscle. It is typically a descent short term fix, but will need to be moved in a few years. Discuss with your surgeon. Good luck!
Breast Implant - When I lift?
I generally do not like my patient's to lift anything > 8 lbs for 4 weeks while your incisions are healing. I would ask your surgeon about his/her preferences for lifting and of course the weight of your luggage is important. Packing a number of lighter weight bags is better than 1 heavy one. Good luck.
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No travel for two weeks
After breast implant surgery, I advise the patients to
take one week off from work. At that point we take out their stitches and
teach them the implant massage technique. We suggest 5 times per day with
the massage and no bra for one month. The patients may return to work,
but may not engage in any strenuous activity. At one month, the patients
start to wear a soft cup bra with no underwire and can start low impact cardio.
At two months they can wear an underwire bra and engage in more strenuous
physical activity. Breast massage continues forever, although only once
per day. We prefer the patients not fly for two weeks after surgery. With respect to luggage, you have to fit yourself into the general restrictions that are described for exercise.
Travel post op
You may be ok to travel/fly at that point after surgery if your Plastice Surgeon has cleared you, however if you were my patient, I would advise you to ask for help with your luggage- ask someone to lift it for you. I advise patients to avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks post op.
Ask your Plastic Surgeon what they recommend for you.
All the best
Be sure you understand the benefit of above or below the muscle and the impact on feeling, seeing the implant and mammogram. Also, be careful in lifting the luggage, it is pec activity so if you are above the muscle just go slow. If you decide behind the muscle then avoid trying to put it in overhead as that is significant strain. Best of luck!
I appreciate your question.
I have a lot of patients that fly in for surgery
I ask them to stay for a 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 and restorative breast surgery.
best of luck!
Traveling Following Breast Augmentationg
Dr. John A. Kotis, Chicago Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, answers a question from a Real Self inquiry regarding Travel Following Breast Augmentation.
Travel after BA
These are questions you want answered by your plastic surgeon. Postoperative instructions are dictated by what is done at the time of surgery and the preference of the surgeon. It is typically ok to travel shortly after breast augmentation but there is usually a lifting restriction of not more than 10-15 lbs for the first 3-6 weeks. Please discuss with your surgeon.