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    Default How soon can you travel by plane after sleeve?

    I am traveling to Mexico for surgery with Ariel Ortiz My surgery date is August 5th (Thursday, first appointment) and I am flying back to the east coast on Sunday, August 8th - my flight is at 1:30. Will I be ok to fly? It's only two full days of recovery really. Flight is 5 hours and I'm concerned about blood clots. Many thanks for anyone willing to share their experience.

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    Default Re: How soon can you travel by plane after sleeve?

    Hello!

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    Bob
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    Default Re: How soon can you travel by plane after sleeve?

    I traveled 3 days post-op from Mexico. It was a bit unpleasant but not too bad. I'm sure you've heard not to drink any carbonated drinks on the flight back home. Here's another pro-tip: don't drink juice either if you're flying cross-country...apple and cranberry juice ferments just a little bit in your tiny stomach over long distances, and makes for a very unpleasant feeling.
    Height: 6'4""
    Highest Weight: 346
    Pre-Op: 330
    Day of Surgery: 318


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