Out of Town Patients
Destination Plastic Surgery in Tucson or Sierra Vista
As a board certified plastic surgeon in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Dr. Jamie Moenster works with patients from all over the country who want expert care in a private setting. Dr. Jamie Moenster believes that each plastic surgery patient has distinctive needs, wants, and desires and prides herself on helping her patients meet their aesthetic goals. Dr. Moenster and her staff are dedicated to making the process for their out-of-town patients positive, and works with each patient to ensure their travels and surgical experience are safe, successful, and convenient.
About Your Consultation
Depending on your location and willingness or ability to travel, you have two options when it comes to your consultation. Dr. Moenster welcomes you to schedule an in-person consultation in either her Tucson or Sierra Vista office, or a virtual consultation via phone. Virtual consultation can be 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, FaceTime, Zoom, or Facebook Messenger. 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.
In Office Consultation
If you’re able to travel to our Tucson or Sierra Vista office location for your consultation, Dr. Moenster will meet with you to discuss your goals and expectations, and which procedures she feels would be best to meet your goals. Dr. Moenster takes the necessary time to listen to and evaluate your concerns, review your options, and make personalized recommendations to help you achieve your goals. She is happy to answer any questions you have about your procedure(s) of interest, and to share her before and after gallery with you.
One of Dr. Moenster’s patient care coordinators will take the necessary time to speak with you about the surgical process, and discuss any other questions or concerns you may have. You will be provided with a quote for your procedure and be given information about how to prepare for your surgery, post operation instructions, and prescriptions for medications, if necessary.
For those unable to travel to our Tucson or Sierra Vista office for an in-office consultation, Dr. Moenster offers virtual consultations to our patients. Her team will happily work with you over the phone or via email. The first step of the virtual consultation process 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. We understand situations arise in which you must cancel your consultation. Patients who are unavailable for their consultation or call to cancel/reschedule at least 24 hours prior to their consultation, will be considered a “no show”. The consultation fee will be forfeited to the practice and a new fee will be required to reschedule your consultation.
Scheduling Your Surgery
Once your consultation is complete, our patient care coordinator will contact you to discuss:
- Potential surgery dates
- Pre-operative care
- Follow-up appointments
- Local accommodations (if needed)
- Answer any other questions or concerns you may have
When you are ready to move forward with scheduling your surgery, the next step is scheduling your surgery. One of Dr. Moenster’s patient care coordinators will work with you to find the perfect surgery date that fits with your travel plans.
To secure your surgery date, you will be required to put down a surgery deposit. The amount due will be reviewed with you by our patient care coordinator.
You will receive a packet of information and procedure consent forms in the mail or via email, prior to your surgery date. We also ask that you review all pre-op instructions that Dr. Moenster has outlined for your surgery. These may include limiting or discontinuing certain medications and/or supplements for a period of time. You may also be asked to bring certain types of clothing or garments, to make your recovery process easier.
Preparing For Your Surgery and Recovery
For your safety and success, advanced planning is a necessity for the success of your surgery. Dr. Moenster and her team will work closely with you throughout the planning process. We ask that all out-of-area patients see Dr. Moenster 2-3 weeks prior to your surgery date. You will be meeting with Dr. Moenster for a pre-op appointment regarding everything related to your procedure(s) and for a physical exam. At this meeting, you will also sign your surgery consent form, witnessed by our patient care coordinator, and pay the remaining amounts for your surgery.
In the time leading up to your surgery, it is important to follow certain pre-surgery guidelines, which will be provided to you at your pre-op appointment. We ask that you arrive at least one to two days to the area, prior to your surgery date. After surgery, most patients must remain in the Tucson or Sierra Vista area from 5-10 days for follow-up appointments and to ensure that recovery is going as planned. We will take every precaution to ensure your comfort. Soreness, swelling, and possible bruising is to be expected after your procedure. If possible, we recommend that you travel with a friend or loved one. You will need transportation back to your local accommodations. We will provide you with detailed instructions for your procedure when you are discharged.
Planning Your Stay
You will need to make travel arrangements, once you’ve scheduled your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Moenster will discuss your recovery timeline with you. Below, you will find a general idea of what to expect with our most common procedures:
We recommend a five to seven day stay for the following procedures:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Implant Revision
- Eyelid Surgery
We recommend an eight to ten day stay for the following procedures:
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Lift
- Breast Lift with Augmentation
- Mommy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
Tucson International Airport (TUS)
If you are flying, the closest major airport to our Tucson and Sierra Vista office is the Tucson International Airport, conveniently located 13 miles from our Tucson office, and about 70 miles from our Sierra Vista office.
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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.