Fly In Program
Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
Boston, the “Medical Mecca” of the United States and home of Harvard Medical School, is the most popular destination for people from the United States and all over the world seeking the best medical care available. The same holds true for people who want the best, safest and most up-to-date plastic surgery. At Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists patients from all over the world and most every state in the United States fly in to Boston to have their plastic surgery procedure with us at the Boston Center or at Emerson Hospital in Concord. During their visit many are able to take advantage of some of the many historic and contemporary tourist attractions available in Boston and Concord’s rich cultural environment.
We are very experienced at helping patients visiting from out of state to comfortably and safely arrange a visit to our practice for plastic surgery.
International guidelines for traveling to have plastic surgery require that you do not fly on an airplane for 10 days after surgery. If traveling by car, bus, or train you may be able to leave earlier depending on the progress of your recovery following your procedure. It is important that you be in the area for follow-up visits with me during your recovery. Most elective cosmetic surgery procedures require a 10 day to 2 week recovery before returning to work. More complex multiple procedures may require a 3 week recovery. It is important to discuss the time required for your recovery in detail with your plastic surgeon so that you can follow the appropriate guidelines. Most patients who fly in for surgery end up staying in the area for 10 days for appropriate follow-up.
Emerson Hospital is a well known community hospital about 16 miles west of Boston. Emerson Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and has received their Gold Seal of Approval. The Joint Commission conducts rigorous surveys to ensure that hospitals nationwide are adhering to the strict standards of care mandated by the state and federal governments. Additional accreditations include:
Emerson’s Clough Surgical Center is a new state of the art Ambulatory Surgery Center staffed by Registered Nurses and Board Certified Anesthesiologists who are expert at caring for outpatient surgery patients.
Emerson is known for its high quality personalized patient care. Health care professionals at Emerson Hospital go the extra mile to provide friendly, compassionate personal care to our patients. This is a tradition now found only in community hospitals where staff feels the extra responsibility of taking care of friends and neighbors from their own community. It is a spirit that is often missing in the large major medical institutions today. My patients always express to me how warmly and professionally they were cared for at Emerson. (Directions)
Our doctors strongly recommend that if you have had a complex procedure performed, you should spend your first night in the Emerson Hospital. Before your surgery and during your recovery there are many excellent hotels in both the Concord and Boston area a few well known hotels in each area are:
In Concord, Massachusetts:
Your recovery will depend of course on the complexity of your surgery. However I encourage all of my patients to be up walking the day after surgery. Many patients feel well enough to be up and around after 4-5 days, ride in a car and some feel well enough for careful non-exertional day trips around the area. Some patients after the first week are well on their way to recovery. If you are doing well and have your doctor’s permission there are several nice areas around Boston that you may visit by car if accompanied by an adult and no longer taking narcotic medications. If sightseeing is an important component of your trip it is best to plan a week before your surgery to have a full tourist experience and be able to rest and recover after surgery.
Boston’s Freedom Trail–The Freedom Trail is a 2-3 hour walk through downtown Boston that takes you to 16 different historical sites covering the American Revolution and 200 years of Boston history.
Faneuil Hall and Quincy market–Faneuil Hall is an important historical landmark from the revolutionary war period and is adjacent to the exciting Quincy market full of up scale shops and restaurants and an active night life.
Boston Public Garden Swan Boats– The iconic swan boats in Boston Public garden are one of the most popular and famous Boston attractions
Fenway Park– Fenway park home of the Boston Redsox and the Green Monster is a favorite summer attraction.
Cambridge Home of Harvard University-Cambridge on the other side of the Charles River is a dynamic and exciting city. Many restaurants, clubs, and shopping are found around Harvard Square.
Concord Massachusetts-The birthplace of the American Revolution is full of many historical sites including:
Cape Cod-From June through October Cape Cod draws thousands of travelers who enjoy this unique ocean paradise.
Take a Ferry from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard and visit Edgartown. The natural beauty of the island and the beautiful architecture of Edgartown are well worth a visit. Swarming with celebrities in mid season.