You have beautiful new breasts and are anxious to show off your new look in a bikini or low-cut dress. But before you go booking that lavish beach vacation, there are a few things to consider. Namely, flying after your breast augmentation.

While changes in cabin pressure won’t affect the implants, flying immediately after your procedure can increase your risk of post-surgical complications.

Follow Your Surgeon’s Recommendations

Every cosmetic surgeon has their own protocols for flying after breast augmentation. However, the standard guidelines recommend that you wait to fly until you are at least one-week post-op. The first week of breast augmentation recovery is when most complications occur.

While flying itself is not a problem, the idea of traveling and being confined in a plane can open you up to complications. For example, carrying heavy luggage can contribute to bleeding, while sitting for a long flight can increase your risk of blood clots. When it comes to flying, talk with your surgeon and follow their recommendations before you book your ticket.

Flying immediately, or even a week after breast augmentation, can put you at risk of post-surgical complications.

Tips for Safer Flying after Surgery

In addition to waiting a week or more, there are some tips that can help reduce your risk of complications and increase your comfort when flying after breast augmentation. Consider these suggestions if you are flying soon after your breast augmentation:

  • When booking a trip with connections, make sure to schedule plenty of time between flights. You do not want to be running through the airport to catch your connection.
  • Do not lift or pull your suitcases. Consider curbside luggage valet or the carts available to rent at the airport.
  • During the flight, be sure to drink plenty of water. Dehydration is common when flying and can affect your healing.
  • Once those no seat belt signs turn off, get up and walk up and down the aisles a few times during your flight. This will help reduce your risk of blood clots.
  • Be sure to have all your medication handy, as well as your surgeon’s phone number in case of an emergency.

For more information about breast augmentation or discuss your travel plans before surgery, contact Hamilton Surgical Arts today.

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How Soon Can You Fly after Breast Augmentation?
Hamilton Surgical Arts in Noblesville, Indiana discusses flying after breast augmentation and a few things to consider when flying after any surgical procedure.
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