World-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. David P. Rapaport is proud to serve a diverse group of patients. His work as well as the care given by his office have garnered him an international reputation from patients interested in having him perform their surgery.
At our office, we understand that the needs of patients flying in for treatment can vary, and we are extremely experienced in meeting those needs, whatever they may be. We are here to help at every step of the way, from scheduling flights and hotels to private duty nurses and transportation services. Our goal for our out of town patients is to make your experience as worry- and hassle-free as possible.
If you will be staying in New York for a few days prior to your surgery with Dr. Rapaport, we are happy to provide suggestions of attractions to visit while you are in town. Located on Fifth Avenue, our practice is easily accessible to cabs, subways, and car services, and is just across the street from Central Park.
Long distance consultations with Dr. Rapaport can be arranged for any out of town patient. First, email or phone the office expressing your interest in a long distance (virtual) consultation and let us know what procedure you are considering, when you are thinking of undergoing treatment, and how long you can stay in New York. Different procedures require different minimum lengths of stay.
Preparing for Your Consultation
Dr. Rapaport will need to review photographs of the areas of interest prior to the consultation. These are most commonly sent by email, but can also be sent by FedEx or other post. Once we receive the photographs, we can schedule a telephone or Skype consultation. Dr. Rapaport will need to evaluate different views of the treatment areas before having a meaningful conversation about the procedure.
Required Consultation Photographs
Facial photographs should include front and side views as well as a close-up view of the eyes. The entire head should be visible down to the base of the neck.
Breast photographs should include a front view and an oblique view (45 degrees from the front) of each side. Each view should ideally go from the lower neck, with complete shoulders, down to the belly button.
Abdominal photographs should include front and side views of the entire abdomen from the bottom of the breasts to the upper thighs. If possible, also include a view with the hands and arms stretched straight upward.
Liposuction photographs should extend from the bottom of the breasts to the knees and include front and back views, and side views if possible.
After the consultation with Dr. Rapaport, you will have a chance to review the plans with Dr. Rapaport’s Surgical Coordinator. At that time, she will provide you with surgical fees, scheduling details, accommodations, and if needed, private duty nursing.
Spending Time in New York
All patients who are flying long distances and are scheduled to undergo a procedure with anesthesia must arrive in New York at least one day prior to the procedure. This is for safety purposes
, particularly to minimize risk of blood clots.
Dr. Rapaport recommends the following minimum lengths of stay per procedure. Please remember that individual requirements will vary based on factors including age and overall health.
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For certain surgical procedures, Dr. Rapaport requires that our patients spend one night with one of our private duty nurses. Our team of certified nurses will provide superb post-operative care. Your comfort and well-being are their only concerns. They will meet you in the recovery area following your surgery and escort you to your home or hotel. If staying overnight in the hospital, they will stay in your room. Nurse fees vary and you will be responsible for paying each nurse after their shift (check or cash only).
If you would like to arrange for private duty nurses, please let our office know.