Our office is experienced in accommodating patients that have traveled from the East Coast and Europe for their surgery. Even if you’re only coming from Los Angeles or San Luis Obispo, we’ll be able to make the experience as easy as possible.
By securely emailing your photos to us, Dr. Mackenzie can do a “pre-consult” to give you an idea of what plastic surgery results may offer you. After your telephone consultation, arrangements can often be made for the necessary “face to face” appointment, followed by surgery within a short period of time. The type of procedure you will have will dictate what sort of follow-up you will need, the length of time you will need to stay in Santa Barbara, and when/if you will need to return to Santa Barbara for a follow-up visit.
If you live within a couple hours’ drive from Santa Barbara, you can return home after most plastic surgery procedures, or you can choose to stay overnight in Santa Barbara and recuperate in a relaxing environment. We have special pricing through The Upham Hotel and the Bacara Resort for our out of town patients.
Dr. Mackenzie will certainly want to see you back for your follow-up appointment, but we can arrange for post-operative care with a surgeon in your area if necessary. Your follow-up with Dr. Mackenzie can then be scheduled when you are able to return to Santa Barbara.
Traveling, particularly via air, can be stressful and unpredictable. Recovery after your cosmetic surgery procedure depends on the type of surgery you have, as well as a myriad of other issues, and so you should discuss your travel plans in detail with Dr. Mackenzie prior to your procedure. He will only perform your surgery if he can fully evaluate you beforehand, and if travel after surgery will not compromise your safety or your result.