How soon can I fly after a blepharoplasty procedure?

After Blepharoplasty and other significant facial surgery, staying near your doctor for the first weeks is important.  The most important periods when bleeding can occur is usually the first 24 hours where most events (greater than90%) occur.  The second point is 6-7 days later when the clots start to dissolve and there is a period when the blood vessels are unstable.  Sudden bleeding can lead to significant pressure on the eye that might need to be addressed immediately.  Sometimes this pressure can put your vision at risk.  I usually suggest not flying for at least 2 weeks from the procedure.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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