If you are planning a surgery, please inform your doctor if returning home from the clinic/hospital involves traveling by plane or a car. Your doctor will tell you then what remedies you should take.

A few practical tips:

  • When traveling by plane please try and choose seats by the rows, which will give you more freedom of movement. When traveling by car, please try and remember to take as many breaks as possible.
  • If you know you are in the group with an increased risk of thrombosis, for a few days before the flight you should wear compression tights in order to allow swollen veins return to their normal state.
  • Please wear clothes that will help you feel as loosely as possible.
    Very tight clothes might impede blood flow and become a cause of thrombosis. During the journey you should loose the belt, take off the shoes and put on comfortable socks.
  • In the plane, due to reduced air pressure, you lose a lot of water and your blood thickens, increasing the risk of thrombosis. Therefore you should drink as much water as possible even already before your flight.
  • Please avoid drinks that contain caffeine or alcohol!
    These substances cause unfavorable drainage of the body. Do not forget about this ban especially during the journey!
  • Do not cross your legs (put your legs up crossed)!
    Sitting with your crossed legs might obstruct the blood flow. The seated position already reduces the blood flow in the veins by up to 2/3 compared to the standing position. By crossing legs you worsen this even more.
  • Exercise as often as possible simple exercises that stimulate the upwards movement of the venous blood.
    An example: having your heels resting on the floor, bend the big toes towards the knees as much as you can. Hold this position for 3 s, relax your feet and bend the toes towards the opposite direction then and hold for 3 s again. You should feel the muscle tone clearly. Such 'pumping' of calves' muslces help transport the venous blood up towards the heart.
  • During the flight: from time to time, stand up from your seat regularly and walk between the rows.
    During the car drive: stop for some short breaks as well.
    The best way is to walk on your toes or place your heels on the floor first then move the body weight onto your toes. If the flight personnel does not allow such activities, just walk in place loading alternately toes of the left and right foot. If you do want to sleep during the flight, make sure that your legs and the lower part of your body are relaxed and straight on the entire length. Do not bend around.

ATTENTION!!! If, despite following all the above recommendations, you will feel during the flight or even later, itching of the leg or you will notice that one leg feels hot, swollen and becomes bruised you must go and see the doctor right away (as soon as possible). These sypmtomps are typical for thrombosis. If no reaction, it can, soon or with a delay, lead to pulmonary embolism; sometimes even with a lethal effect.


Why in Poland?

Why to choose us for your plastic surgery and dental treatment

1. The costs of the treatment significantly lower than in the UK, without reducing its quality (experienced, professional doctors and hospitals/clinics equipped with the newest technology devices and machines).

2. Reduced waiting time for the procedures with all inclusive packages available.

3. Very convenient travel with direct flights from all over the Europe (and World!) - only less than 2 hours flight from the UK.

4. Perfect place for post-operative recovery with many touristic and quiet places. Everyone will find something suitable for themselves.

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