When can I fly following a blepharoplasty?
For all general anaesthetics I would recommend not flying for 4 weeks following any surgery requiring general anaesthetic. In certain scenarios it may be possible to fly sooner than this but the risks and complications e.g. DVT are increased if one flies sooner following a general anaesthetic. The risks are reduced if one wears thrombembolic stockings, drink plenty of fluids, mobilise during the flight and are only going on a short flight, but flying within 4 weeks is not recommended and patients wishing to fly before this should weigh up the pros and cons and alternatives. If the procedure is under local anaesthetic then there is no real limitation to flying although I would always suggest to patients that they should remain locally for the first two weeks after any operation.