Virtual Consultation for Out of Town/Traveling Patients
Beverly Hills Physicians offers a complimentary consultation through the phone or through the internet for out of town patients. The purpose of this consultation is to provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of the surgery process and to decide whether you are a good candidate for the planned procedures.
Submitting Your Photos:
Upon submitting required digital photos through confidential e-mail system at ContactUs@bhdocs.com , we will conduct a virtual/telephone consultation. These images must be clear and preferably against a solid dark colored background. The guidelines for submitting photos are as follow:
- A full length views from the front
- A full length view from the side
- An oblique (turned at a 3/4th angle) perspective from left and right
- For liposculpting and buttock augmentation procedures, you should also submit a full length back and buttock view photo.
- All photos should be taken in panties and bra
- Do not wear bra for breast augmentation inquiry
For procedures below the neck, no view of the face is necessary in order to maintain your confidentiality. We also need to know your weight and height.
Upon review of your photos, our surgical consultant will discuss the surgical options, cost and recovery time.
Once you have decided to go forward with the procedure, our staff will help you with the details of planning your trip to our office in Beverly Hills, California.
Scheduling Your Surgery:
Typically, we require 30 days of advance notice to schedule your surgery; however, this can be expedited depending on the type of procedure and our scheduling availability. To secure your surgery date, we require a non-refundable deposit of $500 which is deducted from the total surgery fee and will be collected at the time of the booking. Because patient safety is our number one concern, we may need to make sure you are in good health and require lab work to be completed prior to your surgery. In some cases, we may request health clearance from your physician. We will send you a request for health clearance which you can take to your physician and have his/her office fax/e-mail us the health clearance notes.
Booking Your Trip:
You will need to arrive at least 24-48 hours prior to the date of your surgery to ensure there is proper amount of time for all the necessary pre-operative arrangements. It is suggested that patients stay in the greater Los Angeles area 3-10 days following the surgery to allow for a proper recovery time and post-op visits. Depending on your procedure, our surgical consultant will recommend length of stay during your virtual consultation. Our surgical consultant will assist in arranging your transportation, after-care facility, hotel lodgings, and post-operative visits.
Recovery - After Your Surgery
For your safety, we request that our out of town patients bring a relative or a trusted friend as a chaperone to and after their surgery. Your companion should be able to stay with you for a minimum of 48 hours after surgery. We will accommodate you with a variety of medically trained caretakers.
Depending on the planned procedures, we encourage some of our patients to stay at an accredited after-care facility. An after-care hotel dedicated specifically to post-operative recuperation will ease and promote the recovery process. Our patients enjoy private, luxurious accommodations with round-the-clock nursing care, full meals, and proper medication regimen. The nurses at this facility work closely with Beverly Hills Physicians and know every individualized post-operative protocol, enhancing your surgical experience and ensuring proper recovery. Transportation to and from your post-operative visits with your plastic surgeon is included with your stay at the after-care facility.
Payments are accepted in form of credit card, cash and bank check or cashier check. Some of the surgical cases such as weight loss surgery and septoplasty maybe covered by a PPO health insurance; our surgical consultant can assist you with insurance verification process.