Some recommendations before your trip
- Remember to confirm the time of your arrival to the country as well as your hotel reservation in case you have one
- If the flight is longer than 6 hours remember that the surgical procedure will have to be two or three days after
- Walk 10 minutes each hour during the flight, it may be on the hall or the part of the back of the plane
- Flex and extend your ankles and knees regularly during the flight; avoid to cross your legs; frequently change you position while sitting.
- Take liquids constantly to avoid dehydration
- Travel with comfortable, soft and loose clothing (avoid jeans, belts…)
- Avoid the agents that promote the stasis (sedatives, hypnotics, alcohol)
- Reduce smoking and alcohol intake, remember that these can increase the risk of blood clots and delay the healing process.
- Within the following days to your arrival remember to watch for excessive swelling or pain in the lower limbs.
- Keep in mind that the time stipulated for the civil aviation to go back to your country is: for surgical procedure on your face at least 5 days and on your body 10 days.
- Remember to walk from 20 to 30 minutes a day for the next two weeks within the surgery
- The long hours that a person spends in the plane without movement in the lower extremities, plus the dehydration of the trip as itself and the high risk factors for hypertension may trigger a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
- Do not take anti-coagulating drugs two weeks before the procedure like: Aspirin, alkazelsert, Asawin, Mejoral, winadol, Dristan, sevedol, ibuprofen, Motrin and others./li>
- Remember Dr. Nora Beatriz Sánchez is located in the Medical Center Imbanaco Crr 38 # 5 - 100, Tower A 904 office.
- For more information check on the website www.dranorasanchez.com