Here at Southern Plastic Surgery, my surgical team and I do everything we can to make things as simple and convenient as possible for our patients. This is especially true in the case of our many out-of-town patients. I’m always amazed and personally touched when I meet a new patient who has traveled a considerable distance to specifically undergo their cosmetic procedure. To help make this as easy as possible for those traveling to Southern Plastic Surgery, I have prepared this basic guide for prospective out-of-town plastic surgery patients to follow.
How To Begin The Process
The first step for any out-of-town patient is to contact the office to schedule a virtual consultation appointment. This allows me to get acquainted with the patient, discuss their specific aesthetic needs and preferences, and present the procedure options that I feel will be most helpful. If I deem that the patient is a good candidate for the procedure they are interested in, the next step would be scheduling a formal in-person consultation and then scheduling a tentative date for their surgery. Scheduling a virtual consultation is typically done by phone.
Where To Stay During Plastic Surgery Recovery
A hotel stay, or similar accommodations, are often required for my out-of-town patients. It’s very important to have a confirmed travel itinerary completed. I always recommend for patients who live more than 90 minutes away from our office to make plans to spend the night in the Atlanta area the night following their procedure. Travel arrangements, including suggested hotels, will be discussed during the plastic surgery consultation appointment.
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What To Do During Post-Surgery Recovery
Downtime for recovery is essential and unavoidable following plastic surgery. It’s imperative to go easy in the days following surgery and not put the body through unnecessary strain or discomfort. This will promote good healing and long-term aesthetic results. Flying during the initial recovery period can negatively impact a person’s ability to heal, so it’s essential to be patient and not rush this. It’s also critical to make sure you have planned for any medicines, supplies, and other items you may need in advance to ensure that you are covered. For patients traveling alone, in-home nursing care may be of assistance.
I understand that every patient is unique and will have their own questions and concerns regarding their situation. However, I thought this guide would serve as a good starting point for our out-of-town plastic surgery patients. For more information for out-of-town patients or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and much more.