If you're considering plastic surgery you aren't alone. The total number of these types of procedures performed in the U.S. rose by 39 percent between 2011 and 2015 alone, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Making the process as easy as possible is a top priority when it comes to any surgical procedure. With that in mind, a cosmetic surgery concierge can take the stress off and let you concentrate on your recovery. How can a concierge help you?
Travel arrangements. You've found the 'just right' doctor for you. The cosmetic pro meets all your needs and you can't wait for your procedure day. But, the office is in another city. This means scheduling a flight, renting a car or finding some other sort of transportation. You'll also need to get a hotel room and possibly learn more about your travel destination (such as where to eat or where to find shopping nearby). Your cosmetic surgery concierge can make these arrangements for you.
Itinerary preparation. After the travel arrangements have been made, you need to know where you're going and when. As part of their service, your concierge can create a detailed itinerary for you. Not only is this helpful for you, but you can make copies (or email the document) to friends and family who need to know where and when your trip is.
Aftercare scheduling. You need special attention post-surgery. Ensuring that you get the best care possible is part of the concierge's job. The cosmetic concierge will make all of the arrangements for you. Even if you've already picked a hotel, the concierge services may include finding you a closer place to stay post-op or booking you into a nearby facility that specifically caters to cosmetic surgery patients.
Liaison services. You don't want to spend your day on the phone with the doctor, nursing staff or pharmacy. The concierge can help you to take care of appointment scheduling, getting quick answers to questions and other doctor-related issues by acting as a liaison.
Answering questions. There may be some questions that don't need to directly go to the doctor. These non-medical concerns may include logistical issues (such as how you are getting to your appointment) or even questions about the area around the surgical center. The concierge can answer these questions for you – or find out the answers.
Make your cosmetic procedure easier by letting a concierge handle the little details. From scheduling transportation to making travel arrangement, this type of service is a perk that your cosmetic surgeon's office may offer. If they do, taking advantage of this much-needed help can put you at ease and give you a sense of comfort before, during and after your surgery.
For more information, contact Newport Center for Special Surgery or a similar company.