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Out of Town Patients

Out of Town Patients

For patients who are travelling from out of town to see Dr. Chang at Soluna MD, our staff will make every effort to accommodate you. Our offices are conveniently located in Coral Gables & Pembroke Pines.We recommend that you call our office to find out about the availability of specific dates for your consultation or procedure. You can email Alan at info@solunamd.com, or complete an online request detailing the changes that you desire and include photographs of the areas of concern. It is most beneficial to send front and side views as well as a back view when necessary.  Please include whether or not you have any medical conditions, and also list any medications, vitamins or supplements that you may be taking. Once these have been reviewed, our staff will set up a personal phone consultation to discuss your surgery.

Our office can also assist you with making local arrangements if needed. Soluna MD has arrangements with several local hotels that are comfortable for recovery. For patients that may require post operative care, our office can arrange for private assistance during the time of your recovery.

We prefers that patients arrive at least one day prior to surgery. This will allow our Physicians and our staff to meet with you in person and go over any questions or concerns that you may have.

 

Planning Guide

Initial Consultation

There are two scenarios when it comes to our out of town patients. Those that are able to fly in for a face to face initial consultation and those who chose to have a phone consultation with the Doctor. Either way it can be done.

Consultation Schedule

If you are one of those, who can actually come in for a consultation we will make you a priority, and accommodate our schedule to fit your dates. On the consultation day you will meet with the Doctor, and go over your desired procedure. You will also meet with the patient coordinator who will go over your pre and post op requirements. You will leave the office with a package specially made for you with all important information including a price quote. The package will also include the list of the necessary pre op medical clearances, which can be done by your own doctor. Should you need help with this step do not hesitate to contact the office staff.

Travelling Plans

In the event flying for your consultation is not an alternative we have had great success at doing phone consultations. In that case however, the Doctor must have your pictures so he can better address your needs. Once we have received the photos and your information and you have spoken to the Doctor, we can either mail or fax out a package specially made for you with all important information including a price quote. The package will also include the list of the necessary pre op medical clearances, which can be done by your own doctor or lab in your area. The patient coordinator will be available to answer any questions that you may have via phone or email whichever is more convenient for you.

Payments

Once you have received the quote and all your information, the next step would be picking a date for your surgery. Locking in a date requires an initial deposit of 20% and that can be done over the phone with a credit card. We do not accept credit cards on the day of surgery so you will need to make arrangements for your final payment before you arrive. This is due to the fact that we want you to focus on your surgery and not have any possible financial complications at the last minute. There are many different options such as financing and other forms of payments that can be discussed once you have finalized your decision.

Medical Clearance

We will need the blood work as well as medical clearance to arrive two weeks before the surgery date. Both your doctor and the nurse will review the results to make sure you are ready for surgery. Depending on your age and procedure there may be different requirements. We will do everything to help you with this process. Safety is our highest priority!

List of Hotels

When planning for your surgery you also need to consider where you are going to stay and who will be taking care of you. On our website you will find a list of hotels that are close to our facilities. If you do not have someone travelling with you for after care, please let us know so we can arrange for a caretaker. We have also listed the closest airports; each one of them is within a 20 minutes range from where we are located. It is a requirement that all patients be monitored for at least the first 24 hours following surgery. A caretaker can assist you in driving you from the surgery location to the recovering location, driving you to your follow up doctor visits, prepare meals and drinks.

PROCEDURE

DAY

DETAIL

Breast Augmentation3-4 days(Go home the same day)
Facelift / Neck Lift7-10 days(Overnight
procedure)
The first night you will be required to stay overnight at our facilities under the care of our registered nurse. The doctor will see you the next morning to check your healing process and to change any dressings. Within 4 – 5 days we will schedule an appointment for the Dr. to remove your initial sutures and at this time the final appointment will be scheduled to remove the remaining.
Tummy Tuck7-10 days(Overnight
procedure)
This procedure varies greatly depending of the size of the tummy tuck, whether it would be a mini or a full, so please discuss it with the doctor during your consultation.
Eyelid Surgery5-10 days(Overnight
procedure)
Recover will depend on whether it is local (for upper eyelids only) or general for lower/upper lids combination.
Liposuction5-10 days(Overnight
procedure)
Recover will depend on whether it is local (for upper eyelids only) or general for lower/upper lids combination.
Rhinoplasty5-10 days(Overnight
procedure)
The doctor will need to see you the next day to remove your packing and then within 5-7 days from the surgery date, the Doctor will remove your splint.
Breast Lift /
Breast
Reduction
5-10 days(Overnight
procedure)
The doctor will advise the staff when to schedule the initial post op visit. Most of the times he will want to see you the next day. All sutures used on breast surgeries are dissolvable. The doctor will need to evaluate your individual healing progress before clearing you to travel. Breast size and conditions vary greatly.
Soluna MD Cosmetic Surgery Institute Miami FL
Coral Gables. The Village of Merrick Park 4251 Salzedo St Ste 1330 Coral GablesFL33146 USA 
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