Patients looking to travel for cosmetic surgery tend to do so for various reasons including cost, limited availability in their home town or seeking out the most experience specialist. Here are some tips on what do before you book your surgery and travel.
- Tell the doctor beforehand that you’re from out of town- he/she can recommend the ideal place for your loved ones and you stay after your surgery.
- Recovery time- Depending on the procedure, you may not want to travel right after your surgery to plan accordingly and book some cushion time to your hotel schedule.
- Keep all your necessary medical documents with you- when so far away from home, potentially in different times zones, it would be a good idea to keep those documents with you beforehand.
- *For international travel- Study up. Each country has different procedures and laws regarding medical care, make sure you select a location and doctor who will take the best care of you.