Out of Town Patients

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We Welcome Out-Of-Towners!

With Dr. Kay’s national and international reputation as a cosmetic surgeon of excellence, we welcome patients from all over the world! As such, we maintain a very flexible consultation/surgery/follow-up schedule to accommodate your travel requirements. The time you can expect to need to be in Tucson varies, depending on which procedure(s) you are having performed.

We recommend that you call our office to find out about the availability of specific dates for your consultation or procedure. For patients who are traveling from out of town to see Dr. Kay, our staff will make every effort to accommodate you.

Initial Consultation

Some patients are able to fly into Tucson for a face to face consultation and return at a later date for the procedure and others choose to have a phone consultation with Dr. Kay based on their detailed Confidential Request for Consultation documents.

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Initial Consultation

When planning for your surgery you also need to consider where you are going to stay and who will be taking care of you. Below, you will find a list of hotels that are close to our facilities. If you do not have someone traveling with you for after care, please let us know so we can arrange for a caretaker.

A caretaker can assist you in driving you from the surgery location to the recovering location, driving you to your follow up doctor visits, prepare meals and drinks, general shopping and grocery shopping, run errands such as prescription pick up, perform hygiene and personal care, including bathing, grooming and toileting, assist with wound care and apply cold packs as needed, assist with walking, dressing, communications with doctor’s and nursing staff, provide companionship and emotional support.

You should allow sufficient time in Tucson for your recovery. Recovery time duration, of course, depends on the extent of surgery you have. In general, most patients are able to travel 3-7 days following surgery.

A well planned recovery can increase your safety, comfort, peace of mind and speed of healing. We will review all expectations and point out any unusual post surgery recovery conditions and possible complications that might arise and the expected recovery period. As with any surgery, some swelling, discomfort and bruising is expected. Your specific procedure and individual circumstances will determine what you can expect from your successful recovery.

Here are some general timelines when figuring out your minimum stay with us, please keep in mind that these can change depending your own personal healing process:

It is indeed safe to fly within 24-48 hours of a surgical procedure. Do keep in mind that you will need assistance with luggage, as you must avoid lifting heavy objects or other activities requiring similar exertion.

Post Procedure Considerations

When planning for your surgery you also need to consider where you are going to stay and who will be taking care of you. Below, you will find a list of hotels that are close to our facilities. If you do not have someone traveling with you for after care, please let us know so we can arrange for a caretaker.

A caretaker can assist you in driving you from the surgery location to the recovering location, driving you to your follow up doctor visits, prepare meals and drinks, general shopping and grocery shopping, run errands such as prescription pick up, perform hygiene and personal care, including bathing, grooming and toileting, assist with wound care and apply cold packs as needed, assist with walking, dressing, communications with doctor’s and nursing staff, provide companionship and emotional support.

You should allow sufficient time in Tucson for your recovery. Recovery time duration, of course, depends on the extent of surgery you have. In general, most patients are able to travel 3-7 days following surgery.

A well planned recovery can increase your safety, comfort, peace of mind and speed of healing. We will review all expectations and point out any unusual post surgery recovery conditions and possible complications that might arise and the expected recovery period. As with any surgery, some swelling, discomfort and bruising is expected. Your specific procedure and individual circumstances will determine what you can expect from your successful recovery.

Here are some general timelines when figuring out your minimum stay with us, please keep in mind that these can change depending your own personal healing process:

It is indeed safe to fly within 24-48 hours of a surgical procedure. Do keep in mind that you will need assistance with luggage, as you must avoid lifting heavy objects or other activities requiring similar exertion.

Useful Information for Out-of-Town Guests

It’s no accident that the Tucson region is home to more than a million residents and host to more than 7 million visitors a year. There’s something magical about this place where the Santa Cruz and Rillito Rivers converge, where five mountain ranges form a protected valley, and where majestic saguaros stand guard on the desert floor while aspen and pine whisper high above them on the mountain peaks.

Boasting an average 350 sunny days a year and warm dry air, Tucson’s climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation, with winter temperatures reaching average highs of 64-75°F. Yes, summer days are often hot with low humidity (you’ve heard it before, “it’s a dry heat!”), while we enjoy cool mornings and evenings and long twilights throughout summer.

Find More Information About Tucson at VisitTucson.org

The consultation Experience

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery and finding a surgeon to entrust with your care is not something to take lightly. You likely have many questions, are curious about procedure fees, and might even be a bit nervous—this is completely natural.

During your consultation you will work with Dr. Kay to develop a collaborative surgical plan, explore this plan in depth, and will be given a quote for your specific procedure. You’ll leave this appointment feeling thoroughly informed, and hopefully more at ease than when you first arrived.

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