Question: If I travel for my rhinoplasty, how soon after surgery is it safe for me to fly home? Are there any precautions I need to take and what are the concerns regarding flying?
Answer: A significant portion of my patients fly in from other states or countries for their Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty then fly back about 8 or 9 days after their actual surgery. My office staff handles the scheduling for our long distant patients and help them arrange hotel, transportation and even suggest best airports to fly into depending which office they will be seen at: Northern Virginia (Dulles International Airport) or Chevy Chase Maryland (BWI or National Ronal Reagan Airport). Flying does create a bit more edema and swelling but it is a very common mode of transportation for my international and long distant rhinoplasty patients.