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How soon after chin reduction I would be able to fly?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 16 May 2012


I am looking into the chin reduction surgery and wondered how soon after the operation I would be able to fly?


The main consideration with travelling after surgery is related to the risk of deep vein thrombosis in the legs.

Typically, the risk levels return to baseline close to 6 weeks after surgery, so for shorter journeys it is possible to travel sooner, but for longer flights it is preferable to allow more time.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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