The appeal of traveling for cosmetic surgery is undeniable: who wouldn't want to return from vacation feeling and looking refreshed and rejuvenated? If you are thinking of traveling to Philadelphia for facial cosmetic surgery, join the many women and men like you from across the country and around the globe who have chosen Dr. Timothy M. Greco's practice. Dr. Greco and his staff at Timothy M. Greco, MD, PC will work closely with you to ensure that your experience is safe, comfortable, convenient and successful.
Whether they are traveling from another state or another country, each patient must have an initial consultation to determine whether he or she would be a good candidate for surgery. The consultation can be scheduled during the same trip as the surgery itself, or if it is more prudent, you can schedule one trip for the consultation and another for the surgery and recovery. Occasionally, we accept digital photos to initiate the consultation process, but Dr. Greco must always see his patients in person before scheduling surgery.
Most surgical procedures require that you complete lab work beforehand. Some patients prefer to fulfill this requirement at home, while others request that it be done in Philadelphia. Our office staff can help you decide which option is best for you. If you choose to have your regular physician complete the lab work, we will provide you with comprehensive information that needs to be obtained prior to your surgery.
Your post-operative recovery must be well coordinated so that you have comfortable accommodations, ample recovery time, and support. Dr. Greco and his staff will help you determine how long you will need to stay in Philadelphia following surgery. Although this varies depending on many factors, most patients stay between one to two weeks.
Once we have determined how long you should stay, you will need to reserve comfortable accommodations nearby. We have made special arrangements with the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue and the Marriott Courtyard, which offers a discounted room rate for Dr. Greco's patients.
Because having fun and staying busy makes the recovery seem faster and easier, we encourage our patients to participate in non-strenuous outings or activities while they're recovering. Catching up on desired movies or reading a good book is an excellent way to recover from your surgery. The concierge can help schedule dinner reservations or recommend relaxing daytime activities and shopping.
Once you are cleared to return home, Dr. Greco's staff will explain your recovery in detail, including how soon you can return to work, what to expect in the recovery period, and when to resume various activities.
All patients traveling to Philadelphia for facial plastic surgery should have access to a family doctor at home that they can see in case of complications needing medical attention. We will ask you to provide the name and phone number of this physician so Dr. Greco can contact him or her if necessary.