The aircraft cabin will be pressurized at altitude, and the overall pressure is less than on the ground. That means your swelling could be slightly worse, and if you have an extensive implant and donor incisions, they may feel more sensitive. Take your post-op pain medication and ensure you don’t consume any unnecessary blood thinners. That includes many NSAID medications and alcohol. As tempting as it is to indulge on the flight, we suggest sticking with non-alcoholic beverages to avoid bleeding easily.
Consider your comfort and stress levels. Travelling can be stressful, and tight schedules combined with physical discomfort or anxiety don’t help. If you’ve travelled to your Toronto hair transplant appointment, you may find it hard to unwind and relax, during and after. Taking an extra day to recuperate and discuss post-op care with your surgeon can help you catch up on rest and de-stress.
Given comfort concerns, you may choose to stay in a hotel near the hair transplant clinic for a day or two before you leave. Talk to your surgeon about the necessary precautions and those that are up to you.
** Keep in mind that if you’re planning to fly away on vacation after a hair transplant, you’ll definitely need to discuss what you can and can’t do while recovering to ensure your plans aren’t derailed.
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