Surgery is a thing of trauma. A general question that comes to your mind when you have undergone the trauma of a knife! Your body becomes sensitive and great care has to be taken for a speedy recovery after you have undergone surgery. In this guide, we wish to throw light on how safe it is to travel after you had surgery.

The sequence of travel by air after surgery:

Air travel has its own pitfalls and benefits, especially for a post-surgery patient. A lot depends upon the type of rules that airline follows so you need to check out that. Other factors that are instrumental in deciding a patient’s eligibility is the severity and type of surgery. If you had a recent surgery relate to the following then allow one day before you travel:

  • Cataract
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Colonoscopy

For a four to ten-day relaxation, see the following:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • A major eye surgery
  • Chest surgery

In case of other major surgeries related to hips and knees consider the following factors for a safe travel post-surgery:


  • In case you have the plaster cast!

It is recommended by various airlines that you should have the time of at least two days to allow the plaster to set in. Post-surgery travel experience should not be problematic for you so you need to take full precautions in that case. When a patient with a plaster, opts for air travel then it needs to be spilled.

If the spilled is not done then there are chances that swelling or DVT may occur which may be extremely painful and will worsen your broken bone trouble. Make sure that after the patients have reached the destination, the plaster is replaced. When both of your legs are plastered then it is not recommended to fly.

  • Compression stocking and surgery

For safe travel after surgery, ask the doctor if you can wear the compression stockings and for how long should you wear them. Generally, the doctors recommend that you should wear them for as long as you can so that minimal strain is suffered. Basically, the aim of using this is to cut down the DVT and cut down the blood clot.

Be safe and travel around:

Safety is the major priority that comes first in the process of traveling after surgery. Your medications should be on point and no excess lifts must be addressed in the process. Your body is healing at this stage and no excess burden is allowed. Therefore, you must be able to strengthen your own self and be your own hero while traveling. In emergency cases, contact any doctor nearby for help!