Dos and Don’ts of Traveling for Surgery

If you are interested in getting plastic surgery, oftentimes, choosing to travel outside of your city of residence is the best decision you can make for yourself. Traveling for plastic surgery can ensure you are treated by a surgeon who is an expert in the type of procedure you want done. Additionally, traveling for surgery can guarantee you get the best price possible for your procedure.

While traveling for plastic surgery can be a great move for your unique aesthetic goals, there are some additional factors to take into consideration to ensure the smoothest and safest surgery and recovery possible.

Below are some dos and don’ts you should follow when traveling for surgery:

1. Take Adequate Time to Recover
After surgery, your body needs time to heal and restore itself to full strength. At Mia Aesthetics, we advise patients to stay in Miami for at least five to seven days after surgery. This gives their body time to recover and also reduces the likelihood of swelling or blood clots occurring during travel.

2. Enlist the Help of a Caregiver
Being away from home during surgery can be stressful. To make your surgical experience as relaxed as possible, enlist the help of a caregiver during your surgery recovery. Whether it’s a friend, family member or professional caregiver, having someone there to look after you and take care of daily necessities will greatly reduce your stress after traveling for surgery.

3. Walk Around
Whether you choose to have surgery in your hometown or elsewhere, the benefits of walking after surgery are immeasurable. While you will likely be very tired and want to rest a lot, it is crucial that you take time to walk around during regular intervals. Doing so will reduce the risk of blood clots, help regulate your bowel movements, and increase your energy levels, resulting in a quicker recovery.

Following these tips and keeping a positive mindset will help your travels go as smoothly as possible.