flying in POST-Operation Weight Loss Surgery Q&A Posted November 10 I live in Japan and had my surgery in Mexico, so flew home about a week after the flight (I could have gone sooner, I just added a few extra days for my own piece of mind). That's Tijuana to San Diego (car), train to LAX, flight to Seoul, then to Japan. To be fair, I did book a business class ticket for my flight back because I knew I wanted to lie down for the long-haul flight. Three weeks later, I was on another long-haul flight (economy like usual) to Germany. For both I wore compression stockings (which is standard for me now anyway). All was fine. The worst part of flying after surgery was not being able to eat or drink any of the much better offerings in business class, but they did come by to refill my Water and Blender Bottle (for Protein drinks) every so often, and they did help me with my bag since it was too heavy for me to lift above my head post-op. Unless your doctor has any concerns I think you don't have to worry about flights at all.