There has been an increasing number of people undergoing rhinoplasty. It is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery. Generally, the recovery time for rhinoplasty is about two weeks and you can expect to return to your normal daily life at this time. If you have been considering undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure or have recently undergone the procedure, you may have some questions regarding air travel. Below is everything you need to know about flying after rhinoplasty.
The Recovery Period
After your rhinoplasty procedure you are probably not going to feel like doing much of anything, let alone getting on a plane. In general, those who have undergone a rhinoplasty procedure should wait at least one week before flying on an airplane. You should focus on rest and very light activity during the first couple of days of your recovery.
Are Their Side Effects Of Flying After Rhinoplasty?
You may run the risk of an increase in swelling during and after the flight which will last for a couple of hours. This is due to the lack of air pressure. In some cases, this swelling could persist for several months.
Tips For Flying After Rhinoplasty:
• Chewing gum and nasal sprays can help minimize congestion in your sinuses and ears.
• If you experience a nose bleed on the flight, a bottle of Afrin is good to have on hand.
• Do not lift luggage.
• Do not attempt to put things into or retrieve things from the overhead compartment.
• Stay well hydrated.
• To avoid blood clots, move about the cabin when allowed.
If you would like expert advice about rhinoplasty to reshape your nose, contact Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield. We provide a consultation to answer your questions or concerns and determine if you will benefit from rhinoplasty surgery. Contact us today at 203-259-4700.