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Out of Town Patients

We have tailored our practice, staff, and protocols to specifically accommodate out-of-town patients. From the moment you call us to schedule your surgery, to your last appointment; our staff is knowledgeable in making your surgery stay as comfortable as possible. Our patients come from as far as Europe, Australia, and Asia. Please ask any of our staff members with assistance in lodging, travel, post-operative caretakers, recovery centers, and transportation. Being that our office is conveniently located 15 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, there are numerous accommodations in our surrounding area. The most convenient way to have your consultation with Dr. Salama is via virtual consultation. Once you have decided you would like Dr. Salama to be your surgeon, please do request your out-of-town procedure package. This will include all of the necessary information to prepare for surgery, various hotels and lodging accommodation, and your required medical clearance documents.

Planning Guide

At Elite Plastic Surgery, our staff is dedicated to making your trip as smooth as possible. We understand the stress in traveling, yet alone traveling for surgery. If you do have any questions, please do reach out to any of our staff members, and they will be glad to assist you.

Going About the Initial Consultation

There are usually two ways to have a consult with Dr. Salama. Either a patient will fly in to have a live consultation, or as most patients, they will send in their pictures, and have email correspondence.
If it’s possible for you to see Dr. Salama in person for a consultation, we will certainly make your appointment a priority. During that consultation, you will go through your desired procedure, and discuss any specific questions or concerns you may have regarding the procedure. You will then see one of our patient coordinators to discuss price and financing options. You will be provided a price quote as well as specific information on your surgery so that you can make as much of an informed decision as possible.
If flying in for your consultation is not possible, we have had tremendous success with email consultations. We typically ask the patient to provide four full body pictures: front, both sides, and rear. Please include any medical conditions and medications you are currently taking. One of our patient coordinators will respond within three business days. Please email all inquiries to
Once you have decided to move forward with your procedure, you will need to discuss available surgery dates with your patient coordinator. Being that Dr. Salama is one of the most highly requested plastic surgeons in the US, surgical dates are very limited. We request a 10% NON-refundable deposit to secure a surgery date. Please make sure to arrive the day prior to your preoperative appointment.

Once you have secured your surgery date, preparations will need to be made in order to assure you are cleared for surgery. We will send a preoperative clearance form with your surgical package. This blood work needs to be completed at about 30 days prior to your surgery. Depending on your age and health, certain additional exams will need to be completed.Please request for your physician to fax over the results to 305-933-4733. Dr. Salama and head nurse will review to make sure everything is accurate for your safety.

Travel preparations need to be made with anticipation. In order to avoid the stress of planning all aspects such as lodging, airports, caretaker, and transportation, we have provided a list of hotels that we currently work with for your convenience. Most patients fly into Fort Lauderdale Int’l Airport (FLL) due to its location and convenience. If a family member is not flying in with you, please notify the office so that they can arrange a caretaker for you (patient financial responsibility). A caretaker can assist you in driving you from the surgery location to the recovering location, driving you to your follow-up doctor visits, prepare meals and drinks, general shopping and grocery shopping, run errands such as prescription pick up, perform hygiene and personal care, including bathing, grooming and toileting, assist with walking, dressing, provide companionship and emotional support.

Outpatient Surgery:

Elite Plastic Surgery
2700 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 200
Hollywood, FL 33020

Below you will find some guidelines as far as how long the recovery typically is. Please make travel and lodging arrangements accordingly:

Procedure Days Detail
Brazilian Butt Lift 9-10 days This is an outpatient procedure. You are required to have a caretaker or family member with you for at least 72 hours after the procedure. You will be seen the day after surgery to make sure you are healing accordingly. There will be several appointments scheduled for you in advance for post-op care and massages.
Tummy Tuck 9-10 days This procedure is done on an outpatient basis. You will need to have supervision for the initial 72 hours after the procedure. There are several post op appointments.
Liposuction 8 days This is an outpatient procedure. You are required to have a caretaker or family member with you for at least 72 hours after the procedure. You will be seen the day after surgery to make sure you are healing accordingly. There will be several appointments scheduled for you in advance for post-op care and massages.
Breast Lift / Breast Reduction 7 days This procedure is done on an outpatient basis. There are several post op appointments.
Labiaplasty / Vaginoplasty 3 days Although this is not an extensive procedure it does require some special considerations. Patient needs to remain in the area for a total of three days.
Eyelid Surgery 5 days Recovery will depend on whether it is local (for upper eyelids only) or general for lower/upper lids combination.

Travel Information

Airport & Transportation

Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Florida

320 Terminal Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Phone: (954)359-6100

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport receives many flights per day and hundreds of visiting travelers from all over the world. Also called FLL, the Fort Lauderdale Airport is perfectly situated in the heart of Broward County just minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach and the world famous sandy beaches of Ft Lauderdale. If you can’t locate the information you are looking for on our web pages, just call the Ft Lauderdale Airport Direct.

Miami International Airport

2100 NW 42nd Ave.
Miami, Fl 33142
Phone: (305) 876-7000

Miami International Airport (MIA) is the largest U.S. gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the leading international passenger and freight airports in the world. Located on 3,230 acres of land near downtown Miami, MIA’s terminal is being expanded to more than seven million square feet through a capital improvement program scheduled for completion in of 2012.

Advantage Limousine

2925 NE 190th St., Suite 304
Miami, FL 33180
Phone: (786) 493-5489
Fax: (305) 918-7684

Advantage Airport Limousine has been serving the South Florida market for over 10 years. We are a partner of Our specialty is to provide you with great value. Vehicles no more than 3 years old, chauffeurs are well trained, and most important with a complete background check, to ensure a safe and smooth ride. Our business model is to make your transportation arrangements as simple as possible. Try our services one time and we will make sure to impress you and exceed your expectations.

Hotels in the Area

Turnberry Isle Resort

19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, Florida 33180-2401
Distance: 12 mins / 6.21 miles
Telephone: (305) 932-620
Fax: (305) 933-6560
Reservations: (800) 327-7028

As magnificent as the 300 tropical acres beyond your balcony, the private realm of Turnberry’s guest rooms is a destination in itself. The connoisseurs at the Zagat Guide call these “The best rooms in the South.”

Here, every detail has been considered: the cut of every flower, the comfort of each brocade, the subtle scent of every soap. While luxuriating in the warmth of your whirlpool tub, you may choose to keep abreast of the outside world via your bath’s color television or a selection of newspapers from around the globe.

Courtyard By Marriot

2825 NE 191st St.
Aventura, FL 33180
Distance: 12 mins / 6.36 miles
Phone: (305) 937-0805
Fax: (305) 937-0806

Courtyard by Marriott surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our guest rooms, featuring a comfortable large well lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two phones with data ports, complimentary weekday newspaper, and in-room coffee. Start your morning with a reasonably priced healthy breakfast buffet.

Hampton Inn

Hallandale Beach/Aventura
1000 South Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Phone: (954) 874-1111
Fax: (954) 874-1112

The all-new Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach – Aventura provides the quality you would expect at an upscale hotel, but at an affordable price. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet, relax by the outdoor tropical pool or work out in the fitness center. Our central location gives you easy access to I-95, which can take you anywhere in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Plus, you’re just minutes away from the beach, the incredible Aventura Mall, horse racing at Gulfstream Park and dog racing at Hollywood Greyhound Track.

Residence Inn Aventura

19900 West Country Club Drive • Aventura, Florida 33180
Phone8 800-331-3131

Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort

16701 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160‎
Phone: (800) 327-5476

Best Western Plus Hallandale

101 Ansin Blvd Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Phone: 954-456-8333

Additional Hotels:

  • Marbay Hotel – 800-279-1952
  • Crown Plaza – (800) 992-2694
  • Ramada Inn Hollywood – (954) 927-3341
  • Hollywood Beach Resort – (954) 921-0990
  • Marco Polo – (305) 932-2233
  • Travelodge – (877) 784-6835
  • Hollywood Beachside Hotel & Suites – (866) 539-8117
  • Hollywood Beach Marriott – (866) 539-8117
  • La Playa de Varadero – (954) 224-4715