For patients who are traveling from out of town to see Dr. Talbott, our staff will make every effort to accommodate you. Our office is located 10 minutes northwest from Reno International Airport. We recommend that you contact our office to find out about the availability of specific dates for your consultation or procedure.
You can contact Dr. Talbott, complete an online consultation 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. Dr. Talbott has arrangements with several local hotels that are comfortable for recovery. For patients that may require post-operative care, our office can also arrange for private assistance during the time of your recovery.
Planning Guide For Out of Town Patients
Here at Dr. Talbott’s office we have dedicated staff used to dealing with out of town/ country patients. We understand that there are different factors involved in traveling abroad for a plastic surgery procedure, so we are putting together this guide to help in your planning.
There are two scenarios when it comes to our out of town/ country patients. Those that are able to fly in for a face-to-face initial consultation and those who choose to have a phone consultation with Dr. Talbott. Either way, it can be done.
If you are one of those who can actually come in for a consultation we will make you a priority and adjust our schedule to accommodate your dates. On the consultation day, you will meet with Dr. Talbott and go over your desired procedure. You will leave the office with a package especially 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.
In the event that flying for your consultation is not an alternative, a phone consultation can be arranged. Dr. Talbott MUST have your pictures, so she can better address your needs. Once we have received your photos and medical information, and you have spoken to Dr. Talbott, we can either mail or fax out a package especially 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. Our office will be available to answer any questions that you may have via phone or email, whichever is more convenient for you.
We will need your lab work and medical clearance to arrive two weeks before the surgery date. Depending on your age and procedure, there may be different requirements. We will do everything to help you with this process. Safety is the highest priority!
There are many different options such as financing and other forms of payments that can be discussed once you have finalized your decisions. 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.
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 hotels that are close to our facilities. It is a requirement that all patients be monitored for at least the first 24 hours following surgery.
If you are alone, we have a care agency, which provides qualified caregivers who are familiar with plastic surgery recovery. This agency can also assist in the following: driving you from the surgery location to the recovery location; driving you to your follow-up visits; perform housekeeping, including laundry, dishes, and cleaning linens; prepare meals and drinks; general shopping and grocery shopping; run errands, such as prescription pick up and dry cleaning; perform hygiene and personal care, including bathing, grooming, and toileting; assist with wound care and apply cold packs as needed; assist with walking, dressing, and communicating with doctor’s and nursing staff; and provide companionship and emotional support.
Planning Your Stay
Dr. Talbott prefers that patients arrive at least one day prior to surgery. This will allow Dr. Talbott and our staff to meet with you in person and go over any questions or concerns that you may have. You should allow sufficient time in Reno for your recovery. Recovery time duration, of course, depends on the extent of surgery you have. In general, most patients are able to travel one week following surgery.
Here are some general timelines when figuring out your minimum stay with us. Please keep in mind that these can change depending on your own personal healing process.
- Breast Augmentation: 3-4 Days (Go home same day)
- Facelift/ Neck Lift Surgery: 7-10 days (Go home same day). You will need to be closely monitored for at least the first 24 hours. Within 4 – 5 days we will schedule an appointment for the doctor to remove your initial sutures and at this time, the final appointment will be scheduled to remove the remaining.
- Tummy Tuck: 7-10 days (Possible overnight procedure). This procedure varies greatly depending on 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 Surgery: 5 days (Go home same day). Recovery will depend on whether it is upper eyelids only or lower/ upper lids combination.
- Liposuction: 3-4 days (Go home same day)
- Rhinoplasty: 5-7 days (Go home same day). Dr. Talbott 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: 5-7 days (Go home same day). Dr. Talbott will advise the staff when to schedule the initial post-op visit. Most of the times she 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.
If the procedure you are interested in is not listed on this page, please contact us for more information.