Because it’s not possible for most individuals in the transgender community to find a local plastic surgeon, Dr. Mosser works with patients across the nation and around the world. If you’re an out-of-town patient considering surgery, we’d be happy to help you plan a stay in the San Francisco Bay Area.
To ensure a smooth process, there are few things you should do in advance of your procedure.
Ask questions – Dr. Mosser offers virtual consultations using a combination of phone calls or video conferencing and photographs. Before undertaking any additional planning, make sure that you feel comfortable with all of the details. Dr. Mosser is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your surgery.
Disclose all current medications – Certain prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and supplements will hinder healing and should be discontinued prior to surgery. Dr. Mosser will be able to determine which medications should be temporarily discontinued.
Complete all required preoperative evaluations and blood tests – In most cases you should be able to complete these steps from a distance at a lab in your home city.
Book your flight and travel accommodations – It’s usually okay to fly in just 1-2 days prior to surgery. You will need to stay in San Francisco for at least 10 days following surgery before you can fly home. It’s important to inform our staff of where you choose to stay so that Dr. Mosser can follow-up with you by telephone.
Our staff would be happy to assist you with your travel accommodations. Below is a list of recommendations:
Because most pre-operative steps can be completed virtually, you will only need to fly into San Francisco 1-2 days in advance of your procedure. MTF breast augmentation and FTM chest reconstruction are outpatient procedures, which means you will need to have appropriate accommodations in place that same day.
Though it’s unlikely that you will be able to stay in town for all of your follow-up visits, Dr. Mosser requires that all of his patients stay in town for at least 10 days after surgery so that he can effectively monitor your progress and address any side effects, complications or concerns in person.
Some airlines have special guidelines regarding patients who have recently undergone surgery. You may want to double check with the airline to ensure you have clearance to fly within 10 days of surgery.
A lot of planning and preparation goes into surgical procedures. If you have additional questions, or if you are feeling overwhelmed with all the necessary planning details, our staff would be happy to assist you. Please feel free to contact our office at 415-780-1515.