Interstate Visitors

Undergoing plastic surgery is a huge decision and choosing the right surgeon is critical to your long-term physical and emotional wellbeing. There are many advantages to choosing a plastic surgeon in your area, however we do often receive requests from patients who live interstate, or even overseas, who want their surgery performed by Dr Anh.

Travelling interstate to undergo plastic surgery can sometimes be a challenge, however Dr Anh will take on patients from other states if she believes that she can genuinely assist them. If you are considering travelling to Perth to receive plastic surgery with Dr Anh, here is everything you need to know.

Things to consider when choosing an interstate plastic surgeon

If you choose to travel to Perth to undergo plastic surgery with Dr Anh, it is important to understand the potential complications of not having your surgeon located nearby.

You will need to stay in Perth for long enough to get through your initial post-surgery recovery and surgery review period. This is critical – if you return home and something goes wrong, Dr Anh will be too far away to help. Travelling for plastic surgery usually means taking time off work and being away from family for an extended period of time, which won’t be plausible for everyone.

Candidates for interstate plastic surgery with Dr Anh

Despite the challenges, Dr Anh is happy to take on interstate and international patients, so long as she believes she is the best plastic surgeon for them. Travelling patients may be a potential candidate for plastic surgery with Dr Anh if they are:

  • A good candidate for their chosen procedure
  • Well-informed about the risks of choosing an interstate or non-local plastic surgeon
  • Willing to travel, not just for surgery, but for pre-op consultations and all required post-op follow-ups and annual reviews
  • Guaranteed to have a good support structure in Perth during their recovery period

Recovering after interstate plastic surgery

Recovery from plastic surgery can be emotional, painful and uncomfortable at times. For this reason, it is crucial to have a good support system to help you manage your recovery after surgery.

Do you have a family member, friend or other loved one that lives in Perth who can assist you during your recovery? If not, do you have the means to hire an assistant for the duration of your stay? Unfortunately, if you do not have a support system available in Perth to help you heal, it may not be wise to travel to see Dr Anh for surgery.

In addition to this, it is also important to have a trusted medical professional back at home. If you are going to travel for plastic surgery, ensure that you have a great local GP that you can go to manage any healing issues or complications that may occur after you return home.

Accomodation considerations after plastic surgery

Our clinic is located within the Crown Metropol 5 star hotel complex, which is an ideal place to stay following your procedure. We are also located close to the Perth CBD if you’d prefer to stay elsewhere.

Another great option is to stay with any Perth-based family, friends or colleagues as you prepare for and recover from your procedure. This option is particularly beneficial, as you will have an additional reason to visit Perth for your follow-up appointments (you can combine your post-op appointments with social visits to see your family and friends).

In addition to this, it is also important to have a trusted medical professional back at home. If you are going to travel for plastic surgery, ensure that you have a great local GP that you can go to manage any healing issues or complications that may occur after you return home.

Follow-up care and post-op appointments in Perth for interstate patients

Before committing to plastic surgery in Perth with Dr Anh, be sure that you are comfortable with the increased risks and travel factors that come with having surgery away from home. Keep in mind that you will not be allowed to fly for at least a few weeks after surgery as this can increase your risk of complications, meaning that you must stay in Perth until Dr Anh advises that it is safe to fly out.

Generally, your post-operative recovery consists of the following stages:

  • Hospital stay. Depending on the procedure, you may need to stay overnight in hospital.
  • Discharge to a new supported facility. After leaving hospital, you should recover in a supporter’s home in Perth or in a hotel with a loved one or hired nurse.
  • Post-op visit with Dr Anh. Approximately seven to 10 days after surgery you will have an in-clinic follow up with Dr Anh to review surgical results, change dressings and receive additional instructions.
  • 6 month review. Interstate visitors can attend their 6 month review with Dr Anh over FaceTime or Zoom.

What is my next step?

Our wonderful team is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have. You can send in an enquiry form below or give us a call on 1300 8-DRANH between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.