Travel Information for Scottsdale Plastic Surgery

For many patients, traveling outside of their hometown or even their state or country is well worth the trade-off of finding the right surgeon who can give them the results that they desire. Patients travel from all across the United States, Canada, Europe and the world to seek the expertise of Dr. Daniel Shapiro.

We understand that traveling for your procedure can seem like a large undertaking but rest assured our team of seasoned professionals will work with you every step of the way to ensure your travel and surgical process is as pleasant, stress-free and enjoyable as possible!

Why Choose Dr. Shapiro

With over 26 years of surgical experience serving the most discriminating clientele, Dr. Shapiro’s compassion, artistry and superlative skills are evident in the unparalleled results seen in thousands of meticulously performed aesthetic surgical procedures.

Dr. Shapiro is a past president of the Maricopa Society of Plastic Surgeons, has performed tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures to the most elite clientele. His accomplishments and artistry have led him to being selected as Director of Aesthetic Surgical Training for the Mayo Clinic Rochester Plastic Surgery Residency Training program, where he has been awarded “Teacher of the Year.” Your aesthetic surgery will be performed by a plastic surgeon who is revered in his field.

Contact our Office

We work with a large number of out-of-state patients to seamlessly coordinate your trip arrival, initial consultation, pre-op appointment and surgery all within one comfortable trip. To begin your journey we invite you to please contact our office so we are able to introduce you to our practice and discuss in detail your surgical desires and medical history.

Once we have completed your initial phone evaluation we will have you submit patient information and high-resolution photographs of the areas of your body that are to be evaluated for surgery. Please include:

Patient Information

  • Name
  • Address
  • Height
  • Any medical history we need to be aware of
  • Date of Birth
  • Contact phone #
  • Weight
  • Procedure you are interested in

*If this is a revision procedure it is mandatory to include the Operative Report from your initial surgery.

This information is then reviewed by Dr. Shapiro which allows him to create a surgical plan based on your specific needs and desires. We will then put together and email you a personalized proposal with his recommendations as well as the associated financial obligations.

Once you receive your proposal and decide to move forward with surgery, we will then obtain a non-refundable surgery deposit which will hold your surgical date. Approximately one month prior to surgery you will receive a packet in the mail that will serve as your “guide book to surgery” which will contain detailed shopping lists, pre-operative lab orders, post-operative instructions and all consent forms for your review.

Arrival

Upon arrival to Phoenix metropolitan area we will welcome you to our office for your in-person consultation with Dr. Shapiro to review our surgical plan in person and answer any last minute questions that you may have. This appointment is typically done 1-2 days prior to surgery with your pre-operative appointment to follow.

Surgery

Dr. Shapiro operates out of the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center which is a State-Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center used exclusively for elective cosmetic surgery performed by plastic surgeons certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This center is located in our plaza just steps outside of our office.

Recovery

The post-op course for our out-of-town patients will depend on the type of surgery you undergo. We have an on-site surgical recovery center available to you as well as many options for concierge nurse staffing to assist with “at home care” for the duration of your stay. In general, we encourage patients to stay in town until all sutures have been removed, typically 7-10 days after surgery. In some cases dissolvable sutures may be used. Once home, we will continue to follow your recovery and healing process via telephone and email.

Meet Dr. Daniel Shapiro

A world-class plastic surgeon in a league of his own.

Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 26 years of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.

Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.