OUT OF TOWN PATIENTS
An increasing number of patients from outside Salt Lake City and Utah choose to see Dr. Eric Cerrati for their facial plastic surgery needs. Patients find his surgical skills, patient care, rapid recovery and state-of-the-art techniques to be well worth the trip. Dr. Cerrati’s approach allows out-of-town patients to confidently schedule surgery and plan their return travel in a predictable manner.
The process is initiated by first making contact with the office. Through one of our online platforms, a virtual consultation will be scheduled. We ask all long-distance patients to provide clear, recent photos that highlight their area of concern. Our office will provide instructions on how best to take the photographs. Dr. Cerrati will then provide his assessment and evaluate whether the prospective patient is a good candidate for the procedure in which he or she is interested. Afterwards, the patient will be contacted by our office manager, who will discuss pre-operative costs, recovery, local accommodations, and any questions related to the procedure. The day before the procedure, Dr. Cerrati will meet with the patient in person.
Depending upon the procedure, we often advise patients who fly-in for surgery to spend the first night at our surgery center, thus ensuring any required medical attention necessary. In the days that follow, we will see the patient post-operatively and he or she may return home seven days later. Our staff will make arrangements with a local hotel with whom we have a discounted rate as well as included transportation. We try to make the experience as easy as possible.