How to Travel to Miami for Plastic Surgery
Traveling to Miami for plastic surgery is soooo common. We constantly see patients from Ohio, New York, Virginia, and Alabama, some even as far as Canada. And it’s no wonder, our fair city has lots to offer! Boasting year-round sunshine, world-class plastic surgeons, and competitive pricing, people from all over the world choose to have their procedures here.
All plastic surgery requires planning ahead, especially when traveling. We have put together some insider tips for all who travel to Miami for plastic surgery. Read on, we put together a step-by-step guide complete with surgical timelines to help you plan for success!
Step 1. First things first, Do Your Homework
Research online, inquire on Real Self Communities, look at before and after photos, and take advantage of free online consultations.
Achieving the best results really depends on 2 factors:
- Choosing the right plastic surgeon. Researching the surgeon’s credentials and experience is important. Getting to know their surgical “style” is also important, so spend time stalking them on social media and scrolling through their before and after galleries.
- Your commitment to the recovery process. Plastic surgery is REAL surgery. Recovery can be painful, uncomfortable, and unsightly. The recovery phase is also the most delicate, so it is important to follow post-operative instructions to the letter.
Step 2. Before Scheduling Your Surgery Date
So you did your research and found the right plastic surgeon, time to lock in a date for surgery right? Not quite.
Most plastic surgery patients save for months before finally being able to book their procedure. Protect your investment, and take a few steps to protect your investment before you schedule.
- Know your BMI. Short for Body Mass Index, this weight-to-height ratio is used to determine whether you are a candidate for surgery.
- Know your surgeon’s maximum allowable BMI. Most surgeons have a maximum BMI threshold. Patients with high a BMI are instructed to lose enough weight to fall within a range considered safe for surgery.
Dr. James Worrell -36
Dr. John Sampson -37
Dr. Mario Reyes-Serrano -34
Dr. J.C. Suarez -30
- Commit to keeping your weight stable. Gaining weight may disqualify you from surgery.
- Stop using tobacco products NOW.
- Make a list of past and present health conditions. Had asthma as a child? Anemia 10 years ago? List every hospitalization and all conditions.
- List all medication you take regularly. Include prescriptions, over the counter medication, and birth control.
- MONEY. Have extra cash for unforeseen expenses. After surgery you will need money to buy prescription medication, you may need an extra post-surgical garment, food delivery from Uber eats, or other expenses which may arise.
Go to the doctor. If you haven’t had a checkup in a while, have a one before you schedule. Let your doctor know you are considering having cosmetic surgery. Although you will need to return to your doctor for pre-operative testing and medical clearance, it is wise to have a checkup before you commit to a surgery you may not be a candidate for.