Out of Town Patients
It isn’t just the locals who have come to appreciate the skills and remarkable talents of Dr. Humberto Palladino. People fly to El Paso from all over just to meet the “Magic Surgeon” and ask him to work his magic on them. Dr. Palladino frequently works with patients who travel from great distances. The following tips will help you plan your trip so that both your travel and surgery experience will go as smoothly as possible.
The following hotels are approved by Dr. Palladino’s practice, Southwest Plastic Surgery, to accommodate you during your recovery. Special pricing is available exclusively for our patients with the average nightly rate listed below. Please visit the hotels’ websites to select the hotel that is best suited to your needs, and we will assist you in making your reservation.
We can arrange any transportation you may need between the airport, your hotel, preoperative appointment, and surgery. Simply contact us to let us know what accommodations you seek, and we can arrange them for you.
Undergoing major surgery requires having a caretaker, as you will not be able to care for yourself during the early days after your surgery. Please plan to bring a capable caretaker with you, or we will not be able to discharge you after surgery. If your surgery recovery time will be 10 days or longer, we require you to have a professionally trained caretaker for at least 48 hours after your surgery. We would be happy to make arrangements for a caretaker for you.
Diet During Recovery
Dr. Palladino firmly advocates a healthy diet as the best way to fuel your body’s recovery. Eating a healthy diet in the days following surgery will significantly influence the speed of your recovery and the quality of your results. We can have healthy meals delivered to you during your stay in El Paso. You can order any or all of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks to ensure that your body is receiving the right nutrients to assist the healing process.
In addition to the price of your surgery, we recommend budgeting a minimum of $2,500 to cover the expense of flights, hotel accommodations, meals, your caretaker, and any other needs you may have during your stay. As we help you make your accommodations, we will do our best to help you stay within your predetermined budget. Please recognize that the earlier you finalize your plans, the easier it will be to remain under budget.
You should plan to stay in El Paso for at least several days after your surgery so that your body may sufficiently recover before you travel. The length of your stay depends on the type of surgery you are having:
- Brazilian Butt Lift • 10 days
- Breast Augmentation • 5 days
- Liposuction • 10 days (can vary based on how many areas you are having treated)
- Rhinoplasty • 7 to 10 days
- Tummy Tuck • 10 to 14 days
- Two or more procedures • 14 days (depending on the procedures you undergo)
We would be happy to assist you in all travel-related questions and preparation. Our staff at Southwest Plastic Surgery regularly assists Dr. Palladino’s patients in planning for their surgery. Please do not hesitate to call us at (915) 590-7900 or contact us online anytime.
10175 Gateway Blvd. West - Suite 210
El Paso, TX 79925
5925 Silver Springs Dr. Suite C
El Paso, TX 77912