Fly In for Surgery

image-fly-inThere’s a growing trend in plastic surgery. It’s not a new anti-aging device or a new procedure as you might think. The trend is this: more and more people are traveling from their hometowns to seek treatment from the country’s premier plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento and across the country.

It makes perfect sense. By flying to a center of excellence in a major city you get state of the art care and expert treatment while recuperating quietly and anonymously away from home. Our doctors have performed body contouring after weight loss for patients from all across the United States and even from other countries.

In the past few years, patients from North Carolina, New York City, Washington state, Oregon, all over Northern California, Alaska and even as far away as Belize have come to Sacramento to take advantage of our expertise in post weight loss plastic surgery and our team’s commitment to unsurpassed care.

If you feel that we can help and you would like to learn more about a specific procedure, please contact us online or give us a call at (916) 983-9895.

What’s the “Fly-In” Process?

Our staff can assist you with your travel plans from start to finish. They can help you set up your itinerary and suggest local accommodations. Most patients book their stay for a week for smaller procedures and 10 days typically for longer procedures.

We recommend you arrive at least 48 hours before your scheduled surgery to meet with your doctor, complete paperwork and get situated in your new surroundings. Prior to your visit, we will work with you to ensure any medical tests required can be accomplished through your local primary care doctor or local medical facilities.

We encourage you to travel with a friend or family member who can help take care of you after surgery and provide support while you heal; however, should that not be possible, we have caring staff members who will help you through every step of the process. There are several local hotels with kitchenettes that are very convenient for our patients.

On your first day after surgery, you will likely feel somewhat tired and groggy, so plan on getting plenty of rest. On that day, you will also see your surgeon. By the third and fourth day, you should feel more rested and somewhat more energetic, and we have a host of local attractions should you be interested in venturing forth. Typically, a week after surgery you will meet with your surgeon for another follow-up appointment.

Where Can I Stay during My Trip?

Our staff makes it easy to travel to Sacramento for plastic surgery after weight loss. The office is located in a suburb of Sacramento called Folsom. We can recommend local accommodations. If you’d like your own personal chef to provide gourmet, customized meals for you during your stay, contact Linda at The Art of Cuisine.

How Do You Perform a Consultation for Fly-in Patients?

We encourage you to get in touch so we can get a sense of your goals and needs. The virtual consultation process can include a detailed medical history, photos of your current condition and a phone or e-mail discussion of your desired outcome. After this virtual consultation, you will have the information you need to prepare for surgery, but you will still need to meet with Dr. Kaufman or Dr. Davis usually two days before surgery for an in-person examination and to go over the surgical details.

Distance does not need to be a barrier to an in-depth conversation, consultation and information exchange. Our doctors are committed to providing as much information as you need, and they will answer all your questions so you will be well prepared for surgery.

What If Something Goes Wrong after Surgery?

The overwhelming majority of our plastic surgery patients have a great experience that is just what they expect because our doctors are as committed to safety as they are to making the entire process pleasant and gratifying. While in Sacramento, you will have continuous access to your surgeon to handle any medical concerns and, once you return home, he can connect with local medical resources should the need arise.

Flying in for an expert medical treatment is easier than ever. Most of our fly-in patients find the option offers multiple benefits. They:

  1. Enjoy the opportunity to see a new area
  2. Relax and recover in privacy and anonymity, released from everyday stresses and demands
  3. Take advantage of the expertise of a plastic surgeon who has worked with hundreds of weight loss patients like them