Traveling a day before breast lift?
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It should be fine to travel the day before surgery. As others have mentioned, stay hydrated. If it's a long flight, get up and move around or wear compression socks. Flying back after surgery is more subjective depending on the length of the flight. Best to check with your plastic surgeon for his/her recommendation regarding when it's ok to fly home. Make sure to plan ahead for how you will handle follow up appointments or any complications. Best wishes.
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You have to be careful about traveling around the time of surgery. You don't want (in general) to be dehydrated for the surgery and processes that cause that (exercise, flying) increase certain risks, such as blood clot formation. If you're going to fly within 24 hours of your surgery, make sure to stay well hydrated during the flight (with water, not alcohol), get up and move around every few hours and consider massaging your calves during the flight and/or wearing elastic compressive garments (not too tight, though). During surgery you will be hydrated (intravenously) and you'll (most likely) have compression to your calves.
In terms of travel after your surgery, the same general rules apply although you should talk to your plastic surgeon about the timing. He or she will probably want to see you after the surgery and you should be prepared to stay longer than three days if necessary.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of #RealSelf100
Traveling a day before breast lift
You will need to discuss with your surgeon in detail your expected post operative care. It may not be wise to fly a long distance away only three days after surgery. I wish you the best.
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