As a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio, Dr. Dallas Homas works with patients from all over the world who want expert care in a private, convenient setting. The New Image Plastic Surgery staff is dedicated to making the process positive for our out-of-town patients, and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your travels and surgical experience are safe, successful, and convenient.

While there are a few extra factors involved in traveling for plastic surgery, we hope to provide you with all the information you need to easily plan and prepare for your cosmetic procedure at New Image Plastic Surgery. We have created an out-of-town patient guide that comprehensively covers what you need to know before traveling for surgery.

 

About Your Consultation

Depending on your location and willingness or ability to travel frequently, you will have two options when it comes to your consultation: visiting Dr. Homas in San Antonio for an in-person meeting or working with Dr. Homas over the phone and via email.

Scheduling your consultation at our office

If you are able to travel to San Antonio before your surgery for a consultation in our office, Dr. Homas will meet with you to listen to and evaluate your concerns, review your options, and make personalized recommendations for achieving your goals. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your procedure(s) of interest, review before and after photos (please link these to our photo galleries) of previous patients, and meet your surgical team.

Dr. Homas or his patient care coordinator will also take this opportunity to speak with you about the surgical process and safety information related to your travels. You will be provided with a quote for your procedure, information about how to prepare for surgery, and prescriptions for medications if necessary.

Depending on your availability, you may choose to schedule your surgery soon after your consultation and stay in San Antonio leading up to your procedure. There is plenty to keep you entertained while you wait!

Consulting with Dr. Homas via Phone or Email

For those who are unable to travel to San Antonio for an in-office consultation, our team will happily work with you over the phone or via email. To get the most out of this type of consultation, there are a few things we will need from you.

  • Patient forms, including medical history.
  • Pictures of your areas of concern.
  • An hour of uninterrupted time.

Dr. Homas will review all of your information prior to your consultation. He will be ready to discuss your options and his recommendations during your conversation.

How to take your pre-consultation photos

To best provide you with personalized information and to ensure Dr. Homas understands your concerns, it’s important that you provide us with pictures of your main areas of concern. Here are some tips for getting your photos right:

  1. When setting up your personal photoshoot, ensure you are in a well-lit room with a solid-colored or non-busy background.
  2. If your area of concern is on your body or breasts, now is not the time to be shy! You’ll need to disrobe and ensure you are taking unobstructed photos. Your privacy is our first priority and if you are uncomfortable sending photos with nudity through email, we can work with you to come up with another solution.
  3. Take a picture directly facing the camera.
  4. Turn so your left side is facing the camera and take a picture. Enlist the help of a friend if necessary.
  5. Next, take a picture with your right side facing the camera.
  6. Now, angle your body 45 degrees to the left and snap a picture.
  7. Then, angle your body 45 degrees to the right for your next picture.

 

Scheduling & Paying for Surgery

Once your consultation is complete, you’ll review the provided price quote and information to decide if New Image Plastic Surgery is a good fit for you. If you are ready to move forward, the next step is scheduling your surgery. One of our friendly staff members will work with you to find the perfect surgery date that fits in with your travel plans and time off of work.

To secure your surgery date, you will be required to put down a deposit. The amount due will be reviewed with you during your consultation. Cash, major credit cards, and cashier’s check are all acceptable forms of payment.

Here at New Image Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure that achieving your aesthetic goals does not break your budget. That’s why we also offer patient financing through trusted third-party providers. Click

 

Preparing for Your Surgery & Recovery

For your safety and success, advanced planning is a necessity of traveling for surgery. Luckily, Dr. Homas and his team will work closely with you throughout the planning process. A thoughtful and well-planned surgical and recovery experience can help ensure the process is safe, comfortable, and stress-free for you.

The specifics of your recovery will depend on your chosen procedure, overall health, and personal healing ability, though some swelling, bruising, and discomfort should be expected. We will speak with you about proper aftercare and will prescribe the appropriate medications to help keep you comfortable.

Safety & Precautions

In the days or weeks leading up to your surgery, it is important to follow certain pre-surgery guidelines. You will be provided with specific instructions, but here are a few standard precautions to take prior to your surgery:

  • If you are a smoker, it is imperative to avoid nicotine for at least a month before and after your procedure.
  • Cease taking vitamin supplements for around 12 days before and after your surgery.
  • Avoid supplements, foods, and drinks that slow blood clots, such as aspirin or green tea.
  • Discuss any supplements or medications you are currently taking, including dosages, with Dr. Homas.

It is critical that you openly communicate with Dr. Homas about your health, habits, and lifestyle to ensure a safe experience.

Aftercare

After your procedure, we will take every precaution to ensure your comfort. Soreness is to be expected after your procedure, and Dr. Homas will prescribe oral pain medication to manage your discomfort.

If possible, we recommend that you travel with a friend or loved one. You will need transportation back to your hotel, in addition to a bit of extra care the first evening while the effects of anesthesia wear off. We will provide you with detailed instructions for your procedure when you are discharged.

 

Planning Your Stay

Once you’ve scheduled your surgery, you will need to make travel arrangements and prepare for your time off work. During your consultation, Dr. Homas will discuss your specific recovery timeline with you, but we recommend at least seven days for all procedures.

Where You’ll Land: San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

If you are flying, the closest major airport to our office is the San Antonio International Airport, located just a 10-minute car ride away.

Getting Around San Antonio

Once you have landed, there are a number of options for getting to our office from the airport and getting around San Antonio.

Renting a Car

If you are traveling with a companion, renting a car for the length of your stay may be the most convenient and affordable option. This will enable you to travel to and from our office, explore the area, pick up dinner, and make your way back to the airport. San Antonio International Airport has multiple car rental companies able to serve you right from the airport. A free shuttle will pick you up at the terminal and deliver you right to your car!

Taxi Services

If you prefer a solo ride, there are a number of taxi services available to and from the San Antonio International Airport. Fees may vary between the companies, though you can expect to pay between $2-$3 per mile.

  • AAA Taxi Service +1 210-599-1111
  • San Antonio Taxis +1 210-444-2222
  • Yellow Cab San Antonio +1 210-222-2222
  • National Cab +1 210-434-4444

 

Depending on your needs, you may also consider Uber San Antonio, a mobile app and network that connects you with local drivers. This option may be more cost-effective than traditional taxi services.

 

Where to Stay

A comfortable place to relax after your procedure is an essential part of your visit to New Image Plastic Surgery, and San Antonio has a number of convenient and well-appointed hotels.

San Antonio Accommodations

If you’d like to stay close to our office, one of the following Englewood hotels will be a great place to rest your head at night.

Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport/Quarry Market

7615 Jones Maltsberger Rd

San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: (210) 930-2333

Proximity to New Image Plastic Surgery: 0.4 miles, 1-minute drive. Directions.

Drury Inn & Suites

214 NE Interstate 410 Loop

San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: (210) 308-5510

Proximity to New Image Plastic Surgery1.1 miles, 4-minute drive. Directions.

If you dont mind a bit of a drive to our office and want to explore San Antonio, enjoy all the conveniences of downtown San Antonio at one of these wonderful hotels.

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

101 Bowie St

San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 223-1000

Proximity to New Image Plastic Surgery9 miles, 15-minute drive. Directions.

Noble Inns

209 Washington St

San Antonio, TX 78204

Phone: (210) 223-2353

Proximity to New Image Plastic Surgery8.3 miles, 15-minute drive. Directions.

Hotel Contessa

306 W Market St

San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 229-9222

Proximity to New Image Plastic Surgery9 miles, 15-minute drive. Directions.

 

The Comforts of Home

If you’d prefer to stay in an inn, bed, and breakfast, or a vacation rental, there are a multitude of options for you as well! Be sure to check out AirB&B for San Antonio.

 

Things to Do, See, & Eat*

After your procedure, you’ll likely need to stay down and relax for a few days as your body begins to heal. But that’s why choosing New Image Plastic Surgery for your plastic surgery is a great option: during this time, you get to enjoy the many conveniences of San Antonio. From delicious and healthy takeout options to things for your traveling companion to explore while you’re resting, there are a variety of things to do, see, and eat in the area.

Where to Dine

You may find you won’t want to venture far from your hotel room for a day or two, so it may be worth keeping our local takeout and delivery options on speed dial:

  • PostmatesDoorDashGrub Hub, Uber Eats are delivery companies that can bring your favorite dishes from some of San Antonio’s best restaurants right to your hotel.
  • Pho Thien An is a noodle house specializing in traditional Vietnamese food. Is there anything more comforting than fresh soup when you’re not feeling your best?

Once you’ve recovered a bit, you may feel up to exploring some of the fine dinings the area has to offer before you head home. Here are some of our patients’ favorite local eateries:

Bistro09

2M Smokehouse

Range

Battalion

NOLA Brunch & Beignets

Down on Grayson

Cured

Dough Pizzeria

Magnolia Pancake Haus

Guenther House

Snooze Eatery 

 

Things to Do & See

We’re sure you’ll be ready to get out and about a little as you are able, so be sure to check out some of the great things the area has to offer.

Great Places to Walk

While most of your time will be spent relaxing after your procedure, we recommend getting up and walking multiple times throughout the day as you recover. Check out these great places to stroll at your own pace:

Shopping & Sight Seeing

If you’ve scheduled your trip to allow a little bit of fun after you’ve started feeling more like yourself, San Antonio has a lot to offer. Your travel companion may also want to explore the area while you are resting.

*We do not endorse any of the restaurants or businesses presented in the above section. We present this guide as a resource to help you as you plan your trip.

Scheduling a Consultation with Dr. Homas

If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule your in-person or email consultation with Dr. Homas today, please contact our office. We love working with out-of-town patients and work hard to ensure your experience is positive and stress-free.