Information for Out of Town Patients at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Dr. Jaime Perez - Tampa, Florida

Florida is not just a favorite vacation spot anymore…  Every day, discerning patients are choosing Dr. Jaime Perez and the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa as their preferred destination for plastic surgery!

Patients from all over the United States and abroad seek out Dr. Perez for his experience, skill, and when only the very best will do. Dr. Perez and his staff are accustomed to treating and accommodating out of town patients. We look forward to making your entire surgical process as safe, successful, and convenient as possible. To cater our out of town patients, we offer virtual consultations (by email, phone, or Skype), experienced cosmetic surgery patient coordinators, and concierge medical services, including transportation and nursing services as needed, before and after your procedure.  

If you are considering becoming a patient of Dr. Jaime Perez, read on to learn more about the process leading up to your day of surgery and beyond. To request an online, phone, or Skype consultation with Dr. Perez, simply fill out the patient questionnaire to the right and upload your preoperative photos! For instructions on how to take your preoperative photographs, review the specific instructions for the procedure you are interested in under our patient resources tab!

How to Become an Out of Town Patient at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

We’re so happy you’re considering Dr. Jaime Perez and the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa as your destination for some of the world’s best plastic surgery.  You can rest assured that you are in the finest of hands.  Now relax and let us do the rest of the work for you!

Step One: Submit Your Information and Photos

Prior to scheduling your consultation with Dr. Perez, you will need to complete the Out of Town Patient Brief Questionnaire and submit your photographs.  Please refer to Dr. Perez’s Guidelines for Plastic Surgery Patient Photographs for instructions on how to take the required photographs.  

Step Two: Schedule a Consultation

In-Person Consultation-  When possible, we love to see our out of town patients in person at the initial consultation.  If you are interested in visiting Tampa, Florida and meeting Dr. Perez in person for your initial consultation, simply contact us through the website or call the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa at 813-877-3739 to schedule a complimentary consultation.  We will do our absolute best to accommodate you and your schedule!  In this case, you are not required to submit preoperative photographs.

Virtual Consultation-  If it is not possible for you to travel to Tampa for your initial consultation with Dr. Jaime Perez, as is often the case with our out of town patients, we will be happy to arrange a virtual consultation.  Depending on your desires and needs, your virtual consultation may be able to be handled through email alone, a phone conversation with Dr. Jaime Perez, or via Skype.  

After we have received your completed questionnaire and photographs, Dr. Perez will carefully review your information and make sure you are an appropriate surgical candidate.  You will then be contacted by one of our specialized out-of-town cosmetic patient coordinators to arrange the type of consultation that best fits your needs at a time that is mutually convenient to both you and Dr. Jaime Perez.  During your consultation Dr. Perez will listen carefully to what you are interested in, your goals, and your desires.  He will make recommendations based on your anatomy and lifestyle, and you will have a chance to ask all of your questions.

After your consultation, your patient coordinator will give you a price quote for your desired procedures and discuss payment and financing options.

Step Three: Schedule Your Surgery Date

Once you have had a consultation with Dr. Perez and are ready to proceed with surgery, simply contact your patient coordinator via email or telephone to reserve your desired date.  At this time, your patient coordinator will also schedule your preoperative appointment with Dr. Perez at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.  Preoperative appointments for our out of town patients are generally scheduled one to two days prior to the day of surgery.

Please be advised that Dr. Perez’s surgical schedule is very busy and he is usually booked two to three months in advance.  However, due to cancellations, and depending on the complexity and length of your desired procedure, it may be possible to schedule your surgery sooner. A $1,500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your selected surgery date; this can be paid over the phone with a credit card or via certified check sent through the mail.  The remaining balance is due at least two weeks prior to surgery.

After securing your surgery date, your patient coordinator will send you a personalized preoperative surgery packet.  This packet will contain additional information on your scheduled procedures, pre- and postoperative patient instructions, surgical consents, and prescriptions for preoperative laboratory studies and/or testing as recommended by Dr. Perez.  All preoperative studies and testing must be performed within 30 days of surgery.  You will review this information, paperwork, and all preoperative testing with Dr. Jaime Perez at your preoperative appointment as well.

Planning for Your Surgery as an Out of Town Patient at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Like any big decision, planning for you destination plastic surgery at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa in Florida may seem overwhelming.  But don’t worry!  We do this all the time and will be with you every step of the way!  Though every patient and surgery is different, here are some general guidelines for planning your stay in Tampa, Florida.

When Should I Arrive in Tampa, Florida for Plastic Surgery?

Depending on your surgery, we recommend that most patients arrive in Tampa, Florida one to two days prior to their scheduled cosmetic procedure.  This gives Dr. Jaime Perez and the staff at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa time to perform a thorough examination and history during your preoperative appointment, review the surgical consents, as well as finalize any paperwork, laboratory studies, or imaging studies if necessary.

How Many Days Do I Need to Stay in Tampa After Surgery?

Dr. Jaime Perez is vigilant about his patients’ safety and outcome, and examines all his patients the day after surgery.  This ensures you are healing appropriately, tolerating your medications, and able to eat and drink appropriately.  Depending on the procedures performed, you will need to stay in Tampa at least three to ten days following surgery. Most all procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning no overnight hospital or surgery center stay is required- you will be able to recover in the comfort of your hotel or accommodations of your choosing from day one!  Below is a rough estimate for necessary length of stay in Tampa following surgery at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, but please keep in mind that every patient recovers differently.

  • Brazilian Butt Lift- 10 to 12 days
  • Mommy Makeover- 10 to 12 days
  • Tummy Tuck- 7 to 10 days
  • Breast Lift/Breast Reduction- 5 to 7 days
  • Rhinoplasty- 5 to 7 days
  • Face Lift/Neck Lift/Forehead Lift- 5 to 7 days
  • Breast Augmentation- 3 to 4 days
  • Liposuction- 3 to 4 days
  • Labiaplasty- 3 to 5 days
  • Arm Lift/Thigh Lift- 5 to 7 days
  • Calf Implants- 5 to 7 days

When Will I See Dr. Perez After Surgery?

You will see Dr. Perez at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa the day after surgery for your first postoperative appointment. You will then follow-up with Dr. Perez multiple times during your recovery in Tampa. If possible, we also like to see our out of town patients six weeks following surgery, but we understand this is not possible for many patients, particularly those traveling from out of the country. In that case, we have very good success managing your long-term recovery through photographs, emails, and telephone calls. Of course, if you ever return to Tampa for business or pleasure, we request you schedule a follow-up appointment with us at that time.

Suggested Hotels for Out of Town Patients at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Below is a listing of nearby and comfortable hotels for your stay in Tampa, Florida.  Be sure to check with us for special rates offered to patients of Dr. Jaime Perez having surgery at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.

Tahitian Inn Hotel Café and Spa- 601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL  33609

1-813-877-6721

A boutique hotel in the heart of the south Tampa, the Tahitian Inn Hotel Café and Spa has a spa, outdoor lounge area, and on-site dining and is conveniently located only 1 mile from the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.  


InterContinental Hotel Tampa- 4860 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609

1-813-286-4400

Offering luxury rooms and suites, the InterContinental Hotel Tampa is located only 2 miles from the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.  


Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore- 5303 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 

1-813-289-1950

Located 2.7 miles from the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore has a state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor pool/lounge area.


The Westin Tampa Bay- 7627 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL  33607

1-813-281-0000

Situated right on Tampa Bay, The Westin Tampa Bay boasts it’s own private beach and is located 5.7 miles from the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.


Traveling to the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Flying-  Continually ranked among the nation’s best airports and is ranked fifth in world customer satisfaction. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the hub of Silver Airways while Southwest Airlines carries the largest share of TPA passengers. With many daily direct flights throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Tampa International Airport is situated only 5 miles from the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa.

Driving-  Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Approximately 280 miles northwest of Miami, 85 miles southwest of Orlando, and 130 miles south of Gainesville, Tampa can easily be reached by any of it’s three major interstates, I-75, I-275, and I-4.

Concierge and Nursing Services Available to Patients of the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

We know how stressful it can be planning for elective surgery…taking time off work or school, finding a caretaker, organizing childcare, arranging transportation, etc… So, once you arrive in Tampa, let us handle all the details for you!  Depending on your needs, desires, and budget, our experienced cosmetic patient coordinators can handle every detail of your stay in Tampa, FL including booking flights, hotel arrangements, transportation to and from the office, and 24 hour skilled nursing care following your surgery.  

Please note, if you are having general anesthesia, IV sedation, or oral sedation of any kind, you must be driven to and from the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa the day of surgery and for your first postoperative appointment with Dr. Perez the day after surgery.  A responsible adult must also accompany you for the first 24 hours following surgery.  If you will be traveling to Tampa alone, we can arrange for a personal nurse to provide transportation and nursing care during your first 24 hours following surgery.  

Below is just a listing of some of the services we can arrange in order to facilitate your stay, surgery, and recovery while in Tampa, Florida.

  • Black Car Transportation- Black car transportation between your hotel, the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, and Tampa International Airport
  • Skilled Nursing- Private, skilled nursing assistance during your recovery 
  • Nurse Chaperone- A personal nurse chaperone for the first 24 hours following surgery; additional days can also be arranged if desired
  • Travel Arrangements- Let us take the headache out of planning your stay in Tampa, Florida.  Your cosmetic patient coordinator (and Tampa resident) can arrange your flight reservations and hotel accommodations based on your desires and price ranges.
  • Complete Concierge Services-  A complete concierge including travel arrangements; hotel accommodations; all transportation between the airport, hotel, and Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa; and 24-hour chaperone/nursing care for your recovery.  

If you have any other needs or requirements before, during, or after your surgery with Dr. Jaime Perez at the Plastic Surgery Center, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Dr. Perez and his team are available for you 24/7!

Out of Town Patient Brief Questionnaire

Name:

Date of Birth:

Telephone Number:

Address:  

Height:

Weight:

Past Medical History (Specifically, any heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or problems with your lungs, liver, or kidneys? Any history of easy bruising, bleeding, or clotting?):

Past Surgical History (Including previous cosmetic and/or dental surgeries):

Current Medications:

Allergies:

History of Smoking:

History of Drug Use:

Procedure/s you are interested in:

 

Photographic Standards for Plastic Surgery Patients

General Guidelines:

If at all possible, please have someone take your preoperative photos for you.  Do not wear clothing or accessories (including glasses, jewelry, or a bra or underwear) over the area of your body in question.  Secure long hair in a ponytail or bun so it is not seen in the photographs.  Try to take the preoperative photos against an uncluttered, solid, and medium to dark background.  

For lateral and oblique views, move your feet and turn your entire body, do not simply rotate the area of the body in question.  In general, please submit at least five photos including a front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, and left oblique view.  When surgery is being performed on the trunk or legs (i.e. a Brazilian butt lift, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, liposuction of the legs, leg lift, etc…) please also submit a posterior, or back, view. 

Front View- feet directly facing the camera for a direct, forward-facing photo

Lateral (Side) View- feet perpendicular to the line of view of the camera

Oblique (3/4) View- feet positioned approximately 45 degrees away from the camera

Posterior (Back) View- feet positioned 180 degrees away from the camera

Basal View- head tilted all the way up, looking directly at the ceiling

For examples of preoperative photos, please visit the gallery page on Dr. Jaime Perez’s website for before and after photographs: 

http://www.jaimeperezmd.com/photogallery

 

Specific Guidelines:

Arms: Remove clothing from the waist up.  Please do not wear a bra- this allows us to better evaluate the degree of skin laxity and sagging that extends onto the armpit and lateral chest wall.  Orient camera in the horizontal position.  Photos extend from the bottom lip to the umbilicus (i.e. belly button) in a vertical direction, and just past the elbows in a horizontal direction.  Required photos include front and back view with the arms extended straight out to the sides with thumbs pointing to the ceiling as well as with the elbows bent 90 degrees.

Brazilian Butt Lift: Remove clothing; you may wear a bra, but please do not wear underwear.  Orient camera in the vertical position. Photos should extend from the bottom of the breasts/bra to just below the knees.  Arms should be raised straight in the air, above the head.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, left oblique, and back.

Breasts: Unrobe from above the waist.  Orient camera in the horizontal position.  Photos should extend from the top of the clavicles/shoulders to the umbilicus (i.e. belly button).  Arms should be at the side in a relaxed position.  The five required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, and left oblique.

Calves:  Disrobe from the waist down.  Orient camera in the vertical position with camera at approximately knee-level.  Photos extend from mid-thigh to below the feet.  Legs should be slightly parted, approximately shoulder-width apart.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, left oblique, and back.

Ears: Remove eyeglasses and jewelry. Orient camera in the vertical position.  Photos should extend from the top of the head/hair to the bottom of the chin for standard facial photos.  Close-up photos extend from approximately one inch above the top of the ear and one inch below the ear lobe.  Required photos include standard facial front view, back view, and basal view (i.e. tilt the entire head/face and look straight up at the ceiling) as well as close up right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, and left oblique views.

Eyes: Remove eyeglasses and jewelry.  Orient camera in a horizontal position.  Photos should extend from the top of the head/hair to the bottom of the nose. The face should be held in a relaxed, non-smiling position.  Relax the forehead to avoid unintentional elevation of the eyebrows.  Required photos include front view with eyes open and closed, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, and left oblique.

Face: Remove eyeglasses and jewelry.  Orient camera in the vertical position.  Photos should extend from the top of the head/hair to the top of the clavicles/shoulders.  The face should be held in a relaxed, non-smiling position.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, and left oblique.Forehead: Remove eyeglasses and jewelry.  Orient camera in a horizontal position. Photos should extend from the top of the head/hair to the bottom of the nose. The face should be held in a relaxed, non-smiling position. Relax the forehead to avoid unintentional elevation of the eyebrows.  Required photos include front view with eyes open and closed, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, and left oblique.

Gluteal Augmentation: Remove clothing; you may wear a bra, but please do not wear underwear.  Orient camera in the vertical position. Photos should extend from the bottom of the breasts/bra to just below the knees.  Arms should be raised straight in the air, above the head.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, left oblique, and back.

Labiaplasty: Disrobe from the waist down.  Lie on your back with knees bent and legs parted.  Orient camera in the vertical direction. Photos extend from the top of the pubis to the bottom of the buttocks.  Required photos include a frontal view with labia minora separated and positioned laterally.  

Mommy Makeover: Remove clothing and bra; you may wear small (i.e. bikini-cut or thong-type) underwear if desired.  Orient camera in the vertical position.  Photos should extend from the top of the clavicles/shoulders to the knees.  Arms should be raised straight in the air, above the head.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, left oblique, and back.

Neck: Remove eyeglasses and jewelry.  Orient camera in the vertical position.  Photos should extend from the top of the head/hair to the top of the clavicles/shoulders.  The face should be held in a relaxed, non-smiling position.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, and left oblique.

Nose: Remove eyeglasses and jewelry.  Orient camera in the vertical position. Photos should extend from the top of the eyebrows to the bottom of the chin.  The face should be held in a relaxed, position.  Required photos include front view (smiling and unsmiling), right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, left oblique, and basal view (i.e. tilt the entire head/face and look straight up at the ceiling).

Thighs: Remove clothing; you may wear a bra and/or small (i.e. bikini-cut or thong-type) underwear if desired.  Orient camera in the vertical position.  Photos should extend from the bottom of the breasts/bra to just below the knees.  Arms should be raised straight in the air, above the head.  Legs should be slightly parted, approximately shoulder-width apart.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, left oblique, and back.

Tummy Tuck:  Remove clothing; you may wear a bra and/or small (i.e. bikini-cut or thong-type) underwear if desired.  Orient camera in the vertical direction.  Photos should extend from the bottom of the breasts/bra to the knees.  Arms should be raised straight in the air, above the head.  Required photos include front view, right lateral, right oblique, left lateral, left oblique, and back.

***After we have received your completed questionnaire and photographs, Dr. Perez will carefully review your information and make sure you are an appropriate surgical candidate. You will then be contacted by one of our specialized out-of-town cosmetic patient coordinators to arrange the type of consultation that best fits your needs at a time that is mutually convenient to both you and Dr. Jaime Perez. During your consultation Dr. Perez will listen carefully to what you are interested in, your goals, and your desires. He will make recommendations based on your anatomy and lifestyle, and you will have a chance to ask all of your questions. After your consultation, your patient coordinator will give you a price quote for your desired procedures and discuss payment and financing options.

 

To-do List:

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