Driving after a LBL


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How long until you were able to get into a car and drive yourself around after having a Lower Body Lift?

Do you think it is possible to go for an 8-hour drive 2 weeks after having an LBL?

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I seriously doubt it. Don't know about LBLs, but a tummy tuck has you out of driving for 4-6 weeks. Might want to talk to your surgeon.

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Talk to your surgeon. They have some good rules about how long to wait for certain activities...
Sitting for a long drive might be problematic... let alone driving and having to react quickly braking. Etc
Good luck!


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I was driving about 10 days post LBL (to/from work & running errands), but I can't imagine an 8 hour drive that early on. Talk to your surgeon!


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I would say NO. 100% No - Not after just 2 weeks. For more than one reason.

1. Your Dr must 'sign you off' to drive...

2. If you are not signed off - Your insurance is void...

3. I remember driving after my TT and also after the Butt Lift, and the one to the rear of the body was hardddd - Couldn't pull the choke out of the car to start it (It's cold here)

I would only do it if your Doctor says you can.

And..

4. Swelling in lower extremities from sitting too long - Your feet and lower legs could well swell up. You might think that is just a short term annoyance - But if any damage happens to the Lymph system - Lymphedema can become your new life long 'friend'

I would really talk to the surgeon about it to make sure you will be OK. It was a good few months before I went anywhere that was not just a short drive away to be honest

Good luck :-)

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Yikes.... driving for an extended period of time after major surgery as a big risk for blood clots. I'd highly recommend waiting at least 6 weeks. I had an extended lower body tummy tuck in 2013 and there is no way I would have been able to drive that long.

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