Understanding the various aspects of postoperative care after breast implants is important for proper and full recovery. There are several considerations to traveling after surgery so as to make sure you are traveling safely after any cosmetic procedure. When traveling by road or flight, you are exposed to various aspects that can affect the healing process after undergoing breast argumentation. That is straining due to lifting, pulling and pushing heavy luggage.
Most of the normal activities that are associated with airplane travel can create postoperative complications. Running to catch the flight or lifting heavy luggage can cause post-surgical bleeding as could any action that elevates the blood pressure. Also, due to sitting for a long time during a flight and driving for long period, you put yourself at risk of developing a blood clot. When traveling you tend to become dehydrated because of the dry air in the cabin. So traveling can be perfectly safe if you follow your surgeon’s advice. Here are ways to care for your breast implants.
Although one can travel after the surgery, it is important to take precautions so as to avoid scenarios that can exposure you to postoperative complications. The most important thing is to avoid straining your muscles. This is because parts of incision may start to bleed, which is very dangerous. In this case, you are not allowed to lift anything heavy than 5-10lbs. So any trip that requires luggage is not a good idea after breast implants unless you make arrangements not to carry anything yourself.
Avoid traveling for more than 3 hours because the body is in a slightly inflamed state that can result to blood clots. So long trips of any kind are not a good idea. Also, consider the effort you will have to expend to reach your final destination. Running to get the luggage or catching cabs is bound to cause problems. In addition, when booking beach vacation during your recovery time, avoid hot weather as the heat may lead to swelling and discomfort that may prolong your recovery period.
Just as you should be careful of unpredictable events, you also need to be careful of unpredictable people. No one have an idea that you just had a surgery and they won’t pay more attention than they normally would. Getting bumped on the chest may cause a lot of damage.
Finally, you need to drink plenty of fluids during your travel. Also, keep your medication at hand and have your surgeon’s number in your phone.