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/24-7PressRelease/ - BEVERLY HILLS, CA, January 19, 2007 - A growing number of people today prefer to have plastic surgery procedures at facilities far from their homes. They are seeking out "destination" locations where they can wrap a little shopping and sightseeing around their recovery time.
Many of these travelers are coming to Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, which is the only plastic surgery center on the world-famous shopping street. To better serve these clients, Lloyd Krieger, M.D., the founder and medical director of Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, introduces a "transformation vacation" to help jump-start the recovery process.
According to Dr. Krieger, who has been featured in such media as Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Access Hollywood, and other media outlets, roughly 20 percent of his patients drive or fly in from locales at least two hours away, many from Northern Californian cities, but also from places such as Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. He recently had patients travel from Germany, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Canada, and China for his services on Rodeo Drive.
"They are choosing to spend those first crucial days of recovery in a quiet hotel or other facility where they can get the care they need, but also take in what we have to offer here as a get-away city," notes Krieger.
The Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Transformation Vacation includes "concierge" style services to help patients coordinate hotel or facility accommodations, make reservations or book excursions and shopping trips. Krieger's practice also offers other services that connect patients with Rodeo Drive businesses, such as health clubs, beauty salons and fashion retailers where they can get help starting new workout routines or re-vamping their wardrobes or skincare regimens. Those amenities, coupled with the Rodeo Drive Transformation Vacation Program make it possible to help turn what can be sometimes long and tedious recovery process into a life-transforming adventure.
The advantages of an out-of-town recovery presents and appealing option for some patients who may not have the luxury to create a quiet setting back home, due to children or other obligations. While away they have time to take in the immediate effects of their surgery and have begin adjusting to physical changes before going home, both important facets of the healing process.
Krieger stresses recovery from even the most minor procedures takes longer than just a week or two, and that additional recovery time is always involved once a patient gets back home. "I am a strong believer in the fact that if my patients have a positive recovery experience they will enjoy their final results more and they will heal faster," says Krieger.
Krieger notes that most of his out-of-town patients seek a California tummy tuck, a Los Angeles breast augmentation, Beverly Hills rhinoplasty, or a Beverly Hills liposuction. For more information on travel for plastic surgery, please visit www.RodeoDrivePlasticSurgery.com
About Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery: Nestled next to Chanel, Armani, and Tiffany & Co., Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery center on world-famous Rodeo Drive. The posh 5,000 square foot Los Angeles plastic surgery facility looks more like a boutique than a doctor's office.
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