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Discreet Cosmetic Surgery Travel

If you plan on traveling into Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office.

Procedure Days Detail
Breast Augmentation 4-5 days Dressings will typically be removed 5 days after your surgery.
Breast Lift 5-7 days Dressings are removed at 7 days. The sutures used will dissolve on their own.
Breast Reduction 7-10 days Drains are placed during surgery. They are typically removed by post operative day 7.
Liposuction 3-5 days The small incisions used are left open and will spontaneously close by the third day after your procedure.
Tummy Tuck 7-10 days Drains and dressings are usually removed 7 days after surgery. The sutures used will dissolve on their own.
Brazilian Buttock Lift 7-10 days No drains are used. The dressings are removed 1 week after your procedure.
Facelift 7-10 days Drains are removed the first or second day after surgery, along with any change in dressing needing to be made. All dressings are removed at your 1 week visit.
Necklift 7-10 days You will see the doctor the day after your procedure to take out your drains. The dressings will come off 1 week after.
Otoplasty 5-7 days The sutures used will dissolve on their own and your dressings are removed 7 days after your operation.
Blepharoplasty 5-7 days Your recovery will depend on whether it is only the upper, lower or both upper and lower eyelid combined.
Gynecomastia 3-5 days The small incisions used to suction fat from your breast area are left open and will spontaneously close by the third day after your procedure. Larger incisions used to remove tissue will have any drains and dressings removed within 5-7 days. Any sutures used will dissolve on their own.
Brachioplasty 5-7 days Dressings and drains are typically removed at 5 days. The sutures used will dissolve on their own.
Rhinoplasty 5-7 days Nasal packing is removed within the first 3 days. Five to seven days from the surgery, the nasal splint is removed.
Fat Transfer / Fat Grafting 5-7 days If dressings are used, they are removed 5 days after your procedure. There are no drains.
Brow Lift / Forehead Lift 5-7 days Dressings and drains are removed at 5 days. The sutures used are will dissolve on their own.
Mommy Makeover 7-10 days Drains and dressings are usually removed 7 days after surgery. The sutures used will dissolve on their own. The small incisions used to suction fat during liposuction are left open and will spontaneously close by the third day after your procedure.

Hotels

Hampton Inn – Hilton

Stay at the Hampton Inn Tampa-International Airport/Westshore hotel and be close to Tampa International Airport (TPA) and the Westshore business district. Take advantage of free 24-hour shuttle service and free WiFi at our hotel near Tampa Airport.

4817 West Laurel St.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 287-0778

www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

Mariott Tampa Airport

Discover the Tampa Airport Marriott hotel, conveniently located inside the Tampa International Airport (TPA). Our newly renovated TPA hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. With triple-paned glass and luxurious bedding, you’ll appreciate the caring renovations to the guest rooms at this Tampa airport hotel.

4200 George J Bean Parkway
Tampa, Fl 33607
(813) 879-5151

www.mariott.com

Courtyard Mariott

The newly renovated Courtyard Tampa Westshore Airport hotel is a perfect setting for business or leisure. Situated just off I-275, this hotel near Tampa Airport provides easy access to the Tampa Cruise Authority, Raymond James Stadium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens and the University of Tampa..

3805 West Cypress
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 874-0555

www.marriott.com

Malls

International Plaza and Bay Street

International Plaza, adjacent to Tampa International Airport, is the most distinctive shopping and dining destination of Florida’s West Coast. The mall is home to three fashionable department stores, over 200 specialty shops and Bay Street at the Plaza, an open-air village of fine restaurants and small boutiques.

2223 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 342-3790

www.shopinternationalplaza.com

Cotton on Westshore Plaza

WestShore Plaza is one of the premier shopping destinations in Tampa, Florida with a mix of shopping, dining and a luxury 14-screen theater. Anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears, shoppers will enjoy retailers such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, bebe, Old Navy and White House Black Market.

250 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 267-1979

www.westshoreplaza.com

Attractions

Busch Gardens – Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Florida theme park will thrill the entire family with Florida’s best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining!

10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612
(888) 800-5447

seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/

Tampa Bay Times Forum

Amalie Arena, located in Tampa, Florida, is used for ice hockey, basketball, arena football games and concerts.

401 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 301-6500

www.amaliearena.com

Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a nonprofit zoo covering 63-acres in Tampa, Florida. In 2009, Lowry Park Zoo was voted the #1 Family Friendly Zoo in the US by Parents Magazine.

1101 W Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 935-8552

www.lowryparkzoo.com

Raymond James Stadium

Raymond James Stadium, also known as the “Ray Jay”, is a multi-purpose football stadium located in Tampa, Florida. It is home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as the NCAA’s South Florida Bulls football team.

401 W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 254-1891

raymondjamesstadium.com

Florida Aquarium

Start with Wetlands under the impressive glass dome, then enter Bays & Beaches where colorful fish and stingrays live in the shallow coastal waters. Next dive in to the Coral Reef gallery and explore an undersea kaleidoscope of fish. Finally, feel the energy of Ocean Commotion!

701 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL
(855) 466-8389

www.flaquarium.org

Cuisine

Ocean Prime

Located at the entrance to the International Plaza shopping center on the corner of West Shore and Boy Scout Boulevard and a mere five-minute drive from Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium and the George Steinbrenner Field, Ocean Prime is the locals’ destination before and after sporting events.

2205 N Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 490-5288

www.ocean-prime.com

Brio Tuscan Grille

Delicious flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian oven.

2223 N Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 877-3939

www.brioitalian.com

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

Serving authentic Mexican Cuisine for over 20 years, Guadalajara will delight you with an array of tasty dishes: fajitas, burritos, tacos, ceviche, soups, salads and so much more. Owner Cesar Berrones is almost always around to make sure you’re well taken care of.

4502 W Hillsboro Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 879-4096

www.guadalajaramiami.com