LEARN, SHOP & CHAT ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY, BEAUTY AND ANTI-AGING
You're here: Home > Message Boards > Plastic Surgery > Weight Loss Surgery (Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band, Bariatric)

Plastic Surgery, Beauty, Skin Care Message Boards & Blogs

Our message boards are for all of us who want to talk, listen, share, and support fellow women and men interested in discussing plastic surgery, beauty treatments, pregnancy, gynecological concerns, aging, and various health conditions. You can read messages without logging in. To post a message, please log in or register. It's free...and being a member gives you access to important information. By using the Message Boards, you agree to the Message Boards Policies.

SUBSCRIBE: Sign up to get newsletter with weekly popular topics discussed on the boards  
 

Questions about traveling 2 weeks after gastric bypass

Questions about traveling 2 weeks after gastric bypass

Postby gettinMySexyBack » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:29 am

Hi all! I'm new to the board and after lurking for the better part of a year I'm finally going thru with my surgery, gastric bypass! I'm sooo excited but I have 1 major concern. I will be flying from Hawaii to Ut approximately 2 weeks post op and am very worried that the 10 hr traveling time will do wonders on my body :? Are there any tips on what i should do to stay comfortable? I've already planned out my meals and will be bringing protein packs and maybe yogurt on the plane with me to keep with my feeding schedule. But I'm worried about getting clots and being uncomfortable. Is there anything else I should be worried about? Any tips will be greatly appreciated!
Cardenas in February!!!!!
gettinMySexyBack
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:12 pm



Re: Questions about traveling 2 weeks after gastric bypass

Postby mrsamywright » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:54 am

I didn't have bypass, but I am one of those people who always swell on a long plane ride. I would recommend you get up and walk around every 1-2 hours and stretch. Also flexing your feet around while sitting helps. I would definitely discuss your plans with your surgeon to be safe!

Also, plan ahead for food you plan to bring if it's a liquid.... You might need a note from PS and to contact the airline in advance. You don't want them telling you at security to throw out your snacks.....

Congratulations on your decision. I can't wait to hear more about the new you!
Forum Moderator
Summer 2011: ETT, armlift, thigh lift, BL/BA and a few revisions along the way.....
A worthwhile journey takes time! Patience and humor are required. :)
User avatar
mrsamywright
 
Posts: 1724
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:37 am



Products That Customers Interested in This Topic Are Buying



Return to Weight Loss Surgery (Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band, Bariatric)

 

Featured Specialists









Top Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
Look Young Again!
Experienced & Compassionate
www.DrBramKaufman.com

Miami Plastic Surgery
Board Certified Surgeons
Breast Augmentation $2800
coralgablescosmetic.com