Out of Town
Are you interested in having your plastic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Sieber in San Francisco, California but don’t live in the area? No problem! Dr. Sieber’s patients have traveled from many states and countries for treatments and procedures. Regardless of the procedure you’re interested in, Dr. Sieber is only a short plane ride away. At Sieber Plastic Surgery, we welcome traveling patients and are here to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Setting up a Virtual Consultation
Setting up a phone consultation is as easy as giving us a call at 415-915-9000 or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once contacted, the front office staff will reach out to you and schedule a time to talk with Dr. Sieber via phone or FaceTime. Dr. Sieber will request that you fill out his new patient paperwork and send high-quality photos of areas you want treated prior to your scheduled consultation call. These may be sent to email@example.com. There is a $100 consultation fee that is applied to your procedure.
Once Dr. Sieber receives your photos and discusses your goals for surgery during your consultation call, he will determine if you’re a good candidate for surgery. Based on your discussion and Dr. Sieber’s recommendations, our patient care coordinator will then provide you with an estimated quote for your desired procedures.
Next Steps: Booking Your Procedure
If you decide to move forward with your procedure, our patient care coordinator can review financing options should you need them. To reserve your spot for surgery there is a $500 non-refundable booking fee which will ensure that your date and time for surgery are reserved. Our patient care coordinator can further assist with scheduling details, accommodations, and if needed, private duty nursing.
Coming in for an In-Person Consultation
Depending on the type of procedure you will be having, you should plan on arriving in San Francisco at least one day prior to your surgery date. You will meet with Dr. Sieber in the office for an in-person consultation before your surgery. At this time, Dr. Sieber will again go over the procedure in detail as well as what to expect during recovery. He will also perform a physical examination, take pre-op photographs, and will take measurements if having any breast-related surgery.
Preparing for Your Surgery
If you are over 50 years old or have any pre-existing medical condition you will be required to have labs drawn and an EKG performed at least 2 weeks before surgery. Dr. Sieber’s office will provide you with the necessary paperwork to have these complete ahead of time.
If you are having breast surgery and are over the age of 40 years old, you will need to have a bilateral mammogram performed within 6 months of your surgery date. If you have a positive family history of breast cancer or carry the breast cancer gene, please discuss this with Dr. Sieber, as he may require you to have a mammogram younger than 40 years old in these situations.
If you are a smoker or use any nicotine products, the sooner you can quit, the better. Nicotine use is associated with delayed healing and can increase your risk of complications, so Dr. Sieber will ask that you cease smoking at least 4 weeks before and after your surgery. It’s always a good idea to eat a healthy diet in preparation for your surgery so that your body has the energy and nutrients it needs to heal as best as possible.
Vista Surgery Center
Dr. Sieber performs all of his surgeries at Vista Surgery Center, which is connected to his office at 450 Sutter Street. Vista Surgery Center is a AAASF certified surgery center and utilizes only board-certified anesthesiologists for anesthesia.
Dr. Sieber’s office is located on the top floor of the premier medical building in downtown San Francisco. It is conveniently located one block north of Union Square. The address is:
450 Sutter St #2630
San Francisco, CA 94108
Where to Stay
There is a plethora of hotels located near the office. The most convenient hotel is the San Francisco Marriott Union Square, located directly next door to Dr. Sieber’s Office.
Additional hotels in the area:
After-Care Services Available
We offer after care services for patients that would like a surgical companion or registered nurse to help during your initial recovery period. Our nurse will meet you in the recovery area, escort you to your hotel room, and stay with you overnight to ensure all of your needs are being met. Nurse fees vary and services can be arranged prior to your procedure.
Out of Town FAQ
Q: How do I start my out of town surgery process?
A: The first step on your surgery journey is to give us a call to set up your online consultation appointment. The office staff will be able to set up a time for a FaceTime or Skype call with Dr. Sieber. Please fill out the patient intake forms and provide Dr. Sieber with photographs prior to your virtual consultation.
Q: What is the minimum length of stay for my procedure?
A: For safety reasons, patients who are flying long distances for procedures utilizing anesthesia should plan to arrive in San Francisco at least one day prior to the scheduled surgery date. The minimum length of stay will vary depending on the procedure, and other factors such as overall health and age. Generally speaking, Dr. Sieber recommends that patients stay in town following their procedure for a minimum of this many days:
Breast Augmentation – 3 days
Liposuction – 3 to 5 days
Tummy Tuck – 7 to 10 days
Rhinoplasty – 7 days
Facelift – 7 to 10 days
Q: What about follow-up appointments?
A: Dr. Sieber will see you one time after surgery prior to your departure. You will be given Dr. Sieber’s cell phone number and he will be in constant communication with you to check in on how you’re doing and to answer any questions you may have. If you return to the Bay Area at some point in the future after your surgery, Dr. Sieber will be happy to see you for a complimentary follow up visit.
Q: Will I see the doctor before my surgery?
A: Yes, you will meet with Dr. Sieber prior to your surgery. During this time, he will perform a physical exam, speak with you about your surgery options and aesthetic goals, and review your customized treatment plan.
Q: When will I get a price quote for my surgery?
A: After Dr. Sieber reviews your health history and photos, and at the conclusion of your virtual consultation, you will receive a price quote outlining the costs associated with your treatment plan. However, please keep in mind that because your initial consultation will be over the phone and Dr. Sieber will base his recommendations on photographs or through Facetime, there is always the possibility that Dr. Sieber may make additional recommendations once he sees you in person. In that case, you will discuss the new recommendations and receive an updated quote for your treatment plan.
Q: Which airport will I be flying into?
A: Dr. Sieber’s office and adjoining fully accredited surgical facility is within close distance to two international airports. The closest, San Francisco International Airport (SFO), is approximately a 25-40 minute drive depending on traffic. Oakland International Airport (OAK) is a few miles further and located in the East Bay, but is another option to consider, especially if you have a preferred airline that does not fly into SFO. San Jose International is also within driving distance, but is considerably farther and requires about 1.5 hours of driving to get into San Francisco. Lyft, Uber, and taxis are all available on site.
If you are interested in undergoing surgery at Sieber Plastic Surgery, contact our office today at (415) 915-9000 to get started!