Our practice treats patients from all over the world, from Europe and South America to as far away as India, South Africa, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
Due to differences in time zones it is often most convenient to communicate by e-mail to obtain preliminary information from our office. We are able to render a medical opinion if furnished with suitable photographs of the area of interest. These can either be sent to us by FedEx or similar service, or by computer using digital images. Our e-mail address for international patients is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facial photographs should include front and side views as well as a close-up view of the eyes. Breast photographs should include a front view and an oblique view (45 degrees from front) of each side. Abdominal views (front and side) should include the entire abdomen from the bottom of the breasts to the upper thighs. Liposuction views should extend from the navel to the knees and include front and back views. Examples of the different views required for evaluation can be found under each procedure in the Before and After Photos section.
After Dr. Hidalgo has evaluated the photographs, our patient coordinator will arrange a telephone consultation. Following this, the coordinator will make the necessary arrangements to schedule surgery and recommend local hotels. We recommend that our patients from abroad do not travel for at least 10 days after surgery.