It is amazing how small the world has become. Today I was answering some emails from recent out of town patients of ours and it struck me how many out of town plastic surgery patients we see. Currently over 1/3 of our patients are from out of the state of Utah, some from out of the country. In the past three months we have operated on 3 patients from New York, one from Germany, one from Canada, one from Alaska, one from Washington, one from Kuwait, and dozens from the surrounding states of Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, California and Nevada.
Most of these patients find us through word-of-mouth (1/3) or internet searches (2/3). Most of our out of town patients travel for those procedures we do best; mommy makeover, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Most stay in town for 2-10 days depending on the procedure.
My staff has a lot of experience with out of town travel for plastic surgery. With a little pre-planning, the steps from consultation to surgery to recovery can be efficient and smooth.