Out of Town Patients/Virtual Consultations
Destination Plastic Surgery in Tucson or Sierra Vista
Come to Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona for all your cosmetic needs. Dr. Jamie Moenster believes that each plastic surgery patient has distinctive needs, wants, and desires. By taking the necessary time to listen to you in your consultation, she will tailor an individualized, personal treatment or surgical plan to help meet your aesthetic goals. She focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body including breast reconstruction and body contouring.
We deliver the best possible care to provide safe, predictable outcomes and minimize discomfort and downtime.
Virtual Consultation with Dr. Jamie Moenster
Dr. Moenster and her team understand that it’s not always easy to visit our office for an in-person consultation. That’s why we offer our patients the option of having a virtual plastic surgery consultation. Many of our patients have taken advantage of this service.
Virtual consultation is time saving and cost effective whether you are out of state or out of the country. For your convenience, Dr. Moenster uses the most familiar and popular internet communication applications when doing a virtual consultation. Your plastic surgery virtual consultation can be conducted via Skype or FaceTime. A virtual consultation allows us to meet with patients anywhere in the world, in the convenience and privacy of their home or other preferred location.
Getting Started With Your Virtual Consultation:
The first step is to contact our office by phone and let us know of your interest in scheduling a virtual consultation with Dr. Moenster. When you schedule a virtual consultation appointment with Dr. Moenster, our patient care team will email you preliminary paperwork. The forms are used to provide Dr. Moenster with new patient information and other pertinent data. You may return the forms through our Patient Portal, or via fax, e-mail, or mail. Please be sure to send us accurate contact information including your current phone number. Our patient care team will also collect a $75 cosmetic consultation fee over the phone, which does apply to the cosmetic surgery or other cosmetic services. The consultation fee is non-refundable.
Virtual Consultation Fee
$75 cosmetic consultation fee which does apply to the cosmetic surgery or other cosmetic services.
We are conveniently located 13 miles from Tuscon International Airport. This is approximately a 30-minute drive.
We kindly request that patients arrive one full day before their scheduled procedure to allow time for any delays.
Hotels – Tucson
620 E. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705
3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718
5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718
2727 W. Club Dr., Tucson, AZ 85742
245 E Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704
Downtime and Post Operative Care
We will customize your procedure plan and post-op based on your schedule, so these time estimations are for general purpose planning. Depending on your situation and recovery, time frames to remain in Tucson or Sierra Vista may be altered on an individual basis.
Breast augmentation: 6-8 days. We usually see patients one week after their surgery, and then have them follow up 6-8 weeks later.
Breast implants with breast lift (augmentation mastopexy): 2 weeks. It takes at least 2 weeks for the incisions to heal.
Breast lift and breast reduction: 2-3 weeks. Patients have drains removed in 3-5 days. It takes a minimum of 2 weeks for the incisions to heal. Small spots of delayed healing are very common and often require additional care. The next follow up is approximately 6-8 weeks later, depending on your situation, but could be more frequent if there are any healing issues.
Breast implant revision, breast implant removal: 1-3 weeks. 1 week for simple cases of implant removal and replacement. For more complicated cases involving pocket changes and breast lift 2-3 weeks. Please try to obtain your old operative records for accurate preoperative planning and fax or email to us ahead of time.
Facelift and Necklift: 2 weeks. Sutures are removed in stages during the first and second week. Most patients are not comfortable with their appearance for 2 weeks because of resolving swelling and bruising. Keep your hair long before surgery as it hides healing incisions around your ears. Color your hair right before surgery as you will not be able to chemically treat it for several weeks.
Endoscopic brow lift: 7-21 days. Staples are removed at one week. Many patients return home at that point, however, final hardware is removed in the office at 3 weeks, so you would need to return for that visit.
Blepharoplasty: 5-7 days, all sutures are removed by 5 days. Makeup can be used to cover up resolving bruising at 5 days.
Abdominoplasty: 2-3 weeks. Drains come out in 7-10 days. It takes 7-10 days for your posture to improve, 2 weeks before you feel better, 3rd week of feeling tired, and then swelling for months requiring use of a compression garment.
Liposuction: 6-8 days. Sutures come out in one week.
Mommy makeover: 2-3 weeks. Time frame can vary based on what combination of breast and body procedures is performed.
If a procedure you are having is not listed here, please contact us for more information. We also have nursing care and medical transportation services available for those who need help.
Are you interested in destination plastic surgery in Tucson or Sierra Vista with highly skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Jamie Moenster? Call Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona at (520) 207-3100 for the Tucson location or (520) 458-1787 for the Sierra Vista location today to learn more about your options and take the first step toward a more beautiful and more confident you.