Flying after surgery

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KateR
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Flying after surgery

#1 Post by KateR » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:01 am

I have to travel for work which means flying. I can't find guidelines for when I can fly. Does anyone have advice/experience? I want to make sure I am safe but it would be much easier to fly than get public transportation.

tommm31
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Re: Flying after surgery

#2 Post by tommm31 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:40 am

hey,
my surgeon adviced me not to fly during 10 days post surgery. maybe that helps...

snapdresser
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Re: Flying after surgery

#3 Post by snapdresser » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:40 pm

I flew internationally (about 7 hours) when I was about 10 weeks post-op. No problems at all.
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Re: Flying after surgery

#4 Post by overthewater » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:17 am

I have to travel to get my surgery. For my first double jaw and genioplasty surgery, the surgeon said I could fly home as soon as I was released from the hospital, and I stayed in the hospital for 2 nights post op.

kplatt2010
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Re: Flying after surgery

#5 Post by kplatt2010 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Interesting. My surgeon made me stay in the area for one week.
Here are a few things to consider...
After surgery one of the big challenges is breathing out of your nose. I would not want to get exposed to those contained germs after having this major surgery.

Second consideration is your appearance two days after surgery. My face was still very swollen two days post where I looked like I had been in a boxing match with my hands tied behind my back LOL.

Flying ten weeks post-procedure I think is completely doable. Flying two days after this procedure; a hard no.

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