9 Hr Flight After Butt Implants?

Would I be ok to fly one week post-op? (Butt implants) Any tips for making the flight easier? What could be the consequences of flying to early?

Doctor Answers 4

9 Hr Flight After Butt Implants?

      Every surgeon will have a different opinion on this based upon the patient's risk for complications and, specifically, blood clots.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Travel safety

hi, i recomend no long time sitting for a while. if your flight its mandatory i suggest you walk a lot, stand up often, get a inflatable "donut" so theres no much pressure at your buttocks.  ask your PS for antitrombotic measures. take care

Juan Pablo Cervantes, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Long flight and surgery

Asolutely no long trips by car or flights, after major surgery. The risks of blood clots is very high for my comfort.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Flying after Buttock Implants

Although I have cross-country and international patients flying out after surgery at a minimum of 5 days post-op, the longer you can wait the better.  Because every surgeon has a different protocol for this I would first ask your operating surgeon what s/he recommends.  Glad to help... @drryanstanton

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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