If Planning to Do a Bbl out of Town How Long Should I Plan to Stay in Town For?

2 wks, a month? What's best for follow up appts, and fat survival if I'm flying?

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BBL coming in from out of town

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We get about 100 patients a year who fly in from out-of-town for the BBL at our practice. Most stay in Miami for 7-10 days. We've had a few leave after 4 days, but those were exceptions and were told that they might have to stay a bit longer if we thought they were not ready to fly. The flying per se is not an issue, but I do recommend that they sit on the boppy-pillow on the plane and get up and walk around at least once during the flight. Fat graft survival has not been an issue.


Hope this helps,


best wishes,


Dr. Michael in Miami

BBL From Out of Town How Long to Stay

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Depending on the length of the flight (domestic vs international), I recommend that our out of town patients stay for at least a week to ten days. That way, your activity level, recovery, and any other details are restored as closely to normal as the schedule allows. Any questions or issues can be taken care of at that time as well.

For BBL done under local anesthesia, patients can safely travel as soon as two days postoperatively because there are no physiologic changes with circulation and other systems that are altered with general anesthesia. For them, it is more of a comfort and practical limitation with recovery that will determine their travel schedule.

Christopher T. Chia, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Traveling for a Brazilian butt lift

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In our practice, we recomend our patients to stay 7 to 10 days within the area for them to be able to attend all their post op appointments with our therapist and myself, It also gives them time to heal and be ready to travel back home with no problems.

Jaime Campos Leon, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift

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If you are doing the BBL in an out of town, you need to ask the operating surgeon how long you need to stay around and when you can travel safely.

There are many Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Miami who do perform this procedure with great success.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Post Operative Stay in Miami After BBL

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I usually recommend to my patients that they stay in the miami area for at least one week before traveling.   This is done more for patient safety reasons than for anything else.



Dr Tachmes

Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa

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