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List of things you should take/consider taking on your cosmetic surgery abroad

what to pack for a cosmetic surgery abroad? Beauty Abroad Guide

I was recently asked a question- what to pack for a cosmetic surgery abroad? I prepared for you a list of things you should take/ consider taking for your medical travel. The list is long, because different people have different needs- some things may be useless for you. Some things I didn’t include, because they depend on the type of surgery and decisions of your surgeon. Remember to ask whether you need to buy special eg. post operation bras or pants or if it will be available for you in the clinic. Ask your surgeon for the post operation recommendations regarding eg. taking shower after the surgery, lifting luggage, wearing sunglasses (after eyelid surgery) etc. Sometimes things like shampoo, shower gel are also provided by a clinic/hospital. Remember to pack light, especially if you travel alone. Don’t take many valuable things (like jewelry). If you could think of other things to pack write them in a comment.

  • ID, driver’s license, passport with visa (if required)
  • Tickets (eg. airline)
  • Copies of your documents
  • Pictures of your family/ friends
  • Receipt (proof of payment)
  • Money
  • Your medical records
  • Lab tests, copies of any scans like MRI/CT/ECHO (if required)
  • Contact information for family, airline, medical tourism faciliator (if applicable), hotel, clinic, embassy
  • International Calling Cards
  • Phone, laptop/ tablet with chargers
  • Book(s)/ magazine(s)
  • Travel power converter (if needed)
  • Travel pillow/blanket
  • Eye glasses/ contact lenses equipment
  • Medicines (remember to ask during pre-consultation if you can take them before/after the surgery)
  • (Dry) Shampoo, conditioner
  • Antibacterial soap/ shower gel
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Deodorant and if you want- perfumes
  • Moisturizers (face, under eyes, hand)
  • Lip balm
  • Towel
  • Make up (the necessary minimum)/ make up removal
  • Ear buds, cotton pads
  • Hair pins/ band/ clip
  • Comb
  • Baby/ cleansing wipes (large size- you may not shower after the surgery)
  • Socks (you may wear them during the surgery)
  • Comfortable clothes (eg. button, zip up)
  • Pyjamas (button-through)
  • Flip-flops
  • Dressing gown/ cardigan
  • Sippers / drinking straws
  • Positive attitude!

 

See more: 43 questions to ask your plastic surgeon before the surgery

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