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Mile-High Maintenance: A Glam Guide to Flying After Fillers

At Natalie Rose Beauty, we're committed not only to enhancing your beauty but also to ensuring your health and safety with every treatment we provide. Today, we're addressing an important topic that's often overlooked: the dangers of flying after receiving lip and dermal fillers.

The Hidden Risks of Flying After Lip and Dermal Fillers

Flying can significantly impact your fillers due to the changes in cabin pressure experienced during a flight. While the cabin of an airplane is pressurized, it doesn't fully replicate the atmospheric pressure found at sea level. This decrease in pressure can cause gas and air pockets within the body to expand, including in areas where fillers have been injected.

The Potential Risks

Swelling and Discomfort: The most common issue is increased swelling and discomfort in the treated areas. This can not only be painful but also temporarily distort the desired aesthetic results of your fillers.

Bruising and Bleeding: The pressure changes can exacerbate bruising and bleeding, particularly in the initial days following your treatment when the filler hasn't fully settled.

Longer Recovery Time: If the fillers are affected by flying, you might face a longer recovery period, delaying the time it takes to see the final, beautiful results.

Rare Complications: In very rare instances, significant pressure changes could potentially lead to more serious complications, such as vascular occlusion, where a blood vessel gets blocked by the filler material, though this is extremely uncommon.

Guidelines for Flying After Fillers

To minimize risks and ensure your fillers settle beautifully, we require/recommend:

  • Waiting at least 24-48 hours: after receiving fillers before flying. Some experts suggest waiting up to a week for longer flights or if you've had extensive work done.

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight to help reduce swelling and aid in the recovery process.

  • Follow Post-Treatment Advice: Adhering to the aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner is crucial, especially when flying post-treatment.

Planning Ahead

At Natalie Rose Beauty, your safety is our priority. We understand the desire to jet off after enhancing your beauty and we sincerely appreciate those who travel to us for treatment, but we strongly advise considering the timing of your flights in relation to your filler treatments. Planning can help avoid unnecessary discomfort and ensure you enjoy your beautiful results as intended.

Always feel free to discuss any upcoming travel plans with us during your consultation, so we can tailor our advice and care to suit your lifestyle.

Remember, beauty is not just about the treatments you receive but also about taking care of yourself afterward. Safe travels and beautiful results go hand-in-hand at Natalie Rose Beauty.


Dr. Himmelstein and Natalie

Natalie Rose Beauty

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