@jsh, I had flights when I flew to ICVR, but I had my wife to. She was my handy ice getter in hotels, airports, etc.
I wore two pairs of supportive boxer briefs post reversal, and put an ice bag on each side in-between my layers of boxers when I flew back home. I was using one gallon ziplock bags for my ice, and had it double bagged.
When you leave your surgery, you will be prepped with ice something like I'm describing above. Seems ICVR sent me out the door with double bagged, one gallon ziplocks of ice, etc.
I wore sweat pants, and flip flops while I was there, on my flights home, and for several weeks afterward.
I rode the handicap buggy's to my gates in the airport.
Glad my reversal days are over with