How Long After Surgery Must One Wait Before They Can Fly Again?

The flight is about 10 hours.

Doctor Answers 3

Flying After Cosmetic Surgery

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Flying after any surgery will depend on the type of surgery and in most cases will be limited by the need for local follow up care and the possibility of complications after surgery. For instance, even though you can fly immediately after a laser resurfacing treatment, I prefer patients to remain 'in town' for at least 1-2 weeks to ensure that there are no complications.

Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Surgery and flying

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This will depend on the surgery, the length of the surgery, the patients intrinsic risks for Deep Venus Thrombosis, and Pulmonary emboli.

And depends on the length of the flight.

Hematologists think that any patients undergoing major surgey atr prone to deep venous thrombosis for about 6 weeks( Inflamatory Phase)

length of the flight is important, Deep venous Thrombosis reported in long flights Transcontenental and trans atlantic.

If I do a major surgery on an out of town patients, I tell them to plan to stay around for atleast one week, by then sutures are removed, wounds healing and the risk of major complicatins is rare

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Flying After Cosmetic Surgery

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Unfortunately, you did not indicate what type of surgery you are having done. Recommendations for flying after cosmetic surgery really depend on the type of plastic surgery you had just undergone.

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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