Out of Town Patient Information

Considering the fact that Southern California is the Mecca for cosmetic surgery, it’s no surprise that many people come to La Jolla for their “nips and tucks.” And, everyone knows that when it comes to cosmetic surgery, finding an excellent surgeon is one of the most important factors in a successful cosmetic surgical outcome. That’s why Dr. Bucko’s patients are willing to travel from faraway places in search of the ultimate result. Just recently, Dr. Bucko welcomed patients from Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Mexico, England, Germany, Bali, and even Singapore!

According to Dr. Bucko, “We are very committed to all our patients, but it does require additional coordination and commitment on everyone’s part to accommodate our out-of town patients. Our staff can assist with travel arrangements, financing options, pre and post-operative recovery accommodations, while Patty Elliot, our Surgical Coordinator, can coordinate their specific needs.”

Out-of-town patients who are interested in consulting with Dr. Bucko often wonder where to begin. The easiest and best way for Dr. Bucko and his Surgical Coordinator to conduct an out-of-town consultation is via email and phone. Patients can meet with Dr. Bucko for an in-person consultation once they arrive in town.

Some of our patients who come from out-of-town have friends or family that they can stay with while they’re recovering. If you need someone to care for you after surgery, Dr. Bucko recommends Reliable Recovery, a team of experienced, professional caregivers who can take care of you wherever you decide to stay. When considering a hotel, Dr. Bucko recommends the Marriott Residence Inn® La Jolla or the Embassy Suites by Hilton where you can stay before and after your surgery at a preferred rate for Scripps surgeons. A post-operative hospital stay can also be arranged for you at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Learn more about Dr. Bucko’s aftercare services.

If you, or someone you know, are considering cosmetic surgery, but live out of town, feel comfortable contacting our office and recommending Dr. Bucko. After all, Southern Californians aren’t the only ones who want to look their best!

Patient Testimonial:

“Greetings from Germany! I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you, Patty, for making my surgical experience so wonderful. You made it so easy for me; being able to email my concerns and photos ahead of time so we could plan which procedures I would need. You made coordinating my trip to San Diego and all the surgical plans seamless. I wanted to let you know I think about you and that I am so pleased with my procedure. I did the absolute right thing, and Dr. Bucko’s work has changed my life.”
Evelyn C