19275 West Capitol Drive Suite 205, Brookfield, WI, 53045
Instructions for Out Of Town Patients

For patients who are traveling from out of town to see Dr. Patel, our staff will make every effort to accommodate you.

We have a dedicated staff accustomed to dealing with out of town/country patients and have created this guide, knowing there are different factors involved in traveling for a plastic surgery procedure. We recommend that you call our office to find out about the availability of specific dates for your consultation or procedure. You can email us at visagefps@gmail.com or call us at 262-701-7040. You may also send us photographs of the areas of concern (please include front and side views). Once these have been reviewed, our staff will set up a phone or virtual consultation to discuss your surgery. Our office can also assist you with finding local accommodations and private nursing care, if needed. Our goal is to make your experience as comfortable and rewarding as possible.

The Initial Consultation

The initial consultation may be done face-to-face, over the phone, or virtually over the internet. It is always best to have a face-to-face consultation, and we will make you a priority by accommodating our schedule to fit your dates. On the consultation day you will meet with the Dr. Patel and his patient coordinator. We will review your medical history, examine you, and possibly computer morph your photographs to show you a realistic result. You will leave the office with a package specially made for you with all important information including a price quote and pre/postop instructions to prepare you for the procedure. If a face-to-face consultation is not possible, we may consult over the phone or internet. In this case, it is helpful for you to send us photos of your area of concern (front and side views) and we will need you to complete our online intake forms. After the consultation, we may mail, fax, or email you the price quote and pre/postop instructions.

Once you have received the quote and all your information, you will work with our patient coordinator to select a surgical date. Reserving a date requires an initial deposit. Total payment for the surgery is required the day you arrive. We accept financing through CareCredit. The patient coordinator will be available to answer any questions that you may have via phone or email whichever is more convenient for you.

The Procedure & After Care

Dr. Patel prefers that patients arrive at least one day prior to surgery. This will allow us to meet with you in person and go over any questions or concerns. Please let us know if you need help finding accommodations as we may offer you our recommendations best for your surgical facility. Please keep in mind that on the day of surgery you may not drive yourself to and from the surgical facility. Either you may rent a car of hire a car service for transportation with a caretaker.

If you do not have someone traveling with you for after care, please let us know so we can arrange for a caretaker. It is a requirement that all patients be monitored for at least the first 24 hours following surgery. A trusted caretaker is extremely helpful. They can assist you with driving, meals, running errands such as prescription pick up, hygiene and personal care, and postop wound care. During this sensitive time they may also be a great source for companionship and emotional support.

Like many life experiences your plastic surgery experience can be improved with a little advance planning. There is so much to consider at this exciting time but be sure to work closely with your doctor and consider your surgery from beginning to end. Plan for a completely positive and successful experience. A well-planned recovery can increase your safety, comfort, peace of mind and speed of healing. As with any surgery, some swelling, discomfort and bruising is expected. You should allow sufficient time in the Milwaukee area for your recovery. Recovery time duration, of course, depends upon the extent of surgery. In general, most patients are able to travel 3-7 days following surgery.

Follow-up Visits

Dr. Patel prefers occasional face-to-face follow-up visits so he may better guide your healing. We know this may not be possible for some of you, and a phone or virtual follow-up is the next best thing. Remember, we want you to get the best result possible!

 

Latest Reviews
Dr. Patel is really an amazing plastic surgeon. I had a procedure called otoplasty (ear pinning) done to reduce the appearance of my prominent ears. Now I'm able to wear by hair up and don't feel self conscious anymore.
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Dr. Patel performed a brow lift and upper blepharoplasty and my results were absolutely beautiful. The two procedures erased ten years of age and the constant look of being tired all the time. His before and after computer pictures helped me understand how I would look after the procedure and his explanation of what to expect after the surgery was very helpful. Dr. Patel was kind and caring and ... [Read More]
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I was diagnosed with skin cancer on my left nostril. After MOHS surgery to remove the cancerous tissue, Dr. Patel rebuilt my nostril with a section of cartilage from my ear and a section of skin from my left cheek. Dr. Patel took time away from his family on two weekends to check the progress of the post -surgery healing. Dr. Patel's work is outstanding. It is literally impossible to tell I ... [Read More]
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Dr. Patel did a beautiful job reconstructing my chin after removal of a rather large basal cell carcinoma from the left side of my chin. I had had many skin cancers removed from all over my body, but none from my face. I entered the surgery rather lightly, not understanding how large the cancer was or how invasive the removal. I was devastated by the damage done. The day of my surgery, I had no ... [Read More]
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Dr Patel is the best! I'm a 53 year old male who had broken my nose several times in my life. I've always wanted to have my nose fixed. Finally, two years ago, I got the courage to have the surgery. I did extensive research on who would be the best to do the surgery. I couldn't have been happier with Dr. Patel. I had rhinoplasty, septum repair, turbinate reduction and an under eye lift ( I ... [Read More]
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If you are looking for a knowledgeable, artistic and kind person in medicine you have found him. Not only is he skilled as surgeon but he listens to your needs,wants and fears. I assure you he will address all of them . He rebuilt my mother's ala nasi (nostril) and upper lip that had to be removed due to Basal cell carcinoma(cancer). I am sad he will not be in our city any longer to provide ... [Read More]
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I was an extremely satisfied patient of Dr. Patel in 2012. He performed a Forehead Flap and reconstruction nose surgery following Moh's surgery for skin cancer. It's miraculous that a new nose can be grown and attached in this way, especially with so little left to work with; Dr. Patel has definitely mastered this complicated procedure. Even though the early recovery period was quite ... [Read More]
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I did quite a bit of research before I decided to have my newly broken nose fixed (it was ugly before) via rhinoplasty and septoplasty. Not only is he a fantastic surgeon with a true gift, but his bedside manner is amazing. He takes the time to explain the procedure to you and made sure I was comfortable and all my questions were answered. He went as far as to call my husband the next day ... [Read More]
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Dr. Anand is truly the best! He is kind, compassionate, has a gentle bedside manner and is an impeccably skilled surgeon. I've had the good fortune to work with him both personally and professionally and I wouldn't hesitate to send my patients to him or see him as a patient myself (I've done both!)
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Dr. Anand Patel is one of the most gifted and skilled surgeons that can be found in these United States. I had no time to look around and research Drs. for what I was facing. I had a melanoma skin cancer on the end of my nose and it was a do it now situation. I was sent to him by my Mose surgeon and from there I was given the highest level of care anyone could ask for. I had a skin flap applied ... [Read More]
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