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.

The Consultation

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

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.

Procedure Min. Length of Stay
Breast Augmentation 7 Days
Facial Injections Same day, travel is permissible in most cases
Facelift 10 Days
Liposuction 3 Days
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) 10 Days

Private Duty Nurse

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.

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Accommodations

We recommend the following hotels for our out-of-town guests. We work with a variety of hotels conveniently located on the Upper East Side and recommend the following hotels for our out-of-town guests.

Please inquire about special rates for Dr. Rapaport’s patients.

Affinia Gardens

Not too cold and impersonal. Not too hot and trendy. A place where you always feel at home.

AFFINIA GARDENS

215 East 64th Street
866-233-4642
affinia.com

Across from MEETH

The Carlyle Hotel

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is a timeless classic. This New York luxury hotel showcases refined taste and creates a true Manhattan experience for sophisticated travelers.

THE CARLYLE HOTEL

35 East 76th Street
212-744-1600
thecarlyle.com

Classic and redone

Surrey Hotel

Nestled in Manhattan's luxurious Upper East Side, The Surrey hotel is both a familiar destination and an unexpected delight.

SURREY HOTEL

20 East 76th Street
866-233-4642
thesurreyhotel.com

Contemporary

The Lowell Hotel

The Lowell welcomes guests with a serene residential atmosphere reminiscent of a private townhouse.

THE LOWELL HOTEL

28 East 63rd Street
212-838-1400
reservations@lowellhotel.com

Traditional and private

Lotte New York Palace

A legendary New York City luxury hotel. Newly renovated.

LOTTE NEW YORK PALACE

455 Madison Ave at 50th St
212-888-7000
LotteNYpalace.com

Reinvented NYC Luxury