Air Travel After Liposuction

Medical tourism has soared in popularity over the past decade. The increasing demand for services in certain medical niches such as cosmetic surgery, cardiac surgery, and fertility programs can be attributed to the introduction of advanced technologies, surgeon reputations, affordable costs, and unavailability of the procedure in the traveler’s home country.

Air travel is one of the most important considerations for anyone interested in plastic surgery outside their local area. Liposuction is currently the most popular cosmetic surgery and the Cool Springs Plastic Surgery team is one of the area’s most-sought after liposuction specialists. Several medical tourists have come to our office for liposuction.

Whether you’re flying to New York or Turkey, it’s important that you understand the risks and limitations of air travel following liposuction. Blood clot formation and the accumulation of fluids in the lower extremities are two of the most dangerous risks that should be strictly monitored while flying following a liposuction procedure.

On a whole, we recommend that you wait for at least two to three weeks after the procedure before flying. By that time, the initial healing phase will have passed and the risk of blood clot formation is then reduced. Additionally, compression garments should be worn during the trip to help promote blood circulation.

Call us at (615) 771-7718 today to learn more about precautions when flying following liposuction.