Guide for Out-of-Town Plastic Surgery Patients

For patients traveling to The Swan Center

Plastic surgery patients often search around the country to find the best plastic surgeon to meet their needs. Many patients are also willing to travel in order to ensure privacy and anonymity during and after their procedure. The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery’s excellent reputation means that we have a number of patients visiting from outside the Atlanta area. Our staff is happy to assist you in making the best of your visit should you come to us for plastic surgery.

Medical Tourism is a growing trend in the healthcare industry. Patients are traveling across the country and around the world to achieve the best healthcare there is to offer. We have partnered with The St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead to accomodate your recovery from start to finish. You can customize your recovery package based on your specific needs and tailored to your wishes.

Most plastic surgical procedures can be done for traveling patients and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We will inform you of the required pre- and post-operative appointments so you can plan your visit accordingly.

Nestled near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains and located only 10 miles north of Atlanta and the perimeter, Alpharetta offers great restaurants, brand new hotels, world class shopping and championship golf courses. Alpharetta has over 300 cultural, historic, sports and adventure expeditions close by. It is because of this strong and growing community that the The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery chose Alpharetta and The Swan Building to call home—and why many traveling patients choose our center and town for their surgery and recovery.

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Medical Tourism: Choosing a Surgeon in Atlanta

As we witness our world coming closer together with media, internet, and social networking we find that no matter what city, state or country you reside, nothing is out of reach. With society becoming more mobile, we have experienced an influx of patients from other parts of the country and around the world who are willing to travel great distances to have their procedures performed here at The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery. From east coast to west coast, Canada to the Caribbean, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting patients from all over the globe. Most recently, we welcomed two patients from Russia.

In the surgery world, we refer to this as “Medical Tourism”. In the past, many people travelled to foreign destinations in places such as South America or Southeast Asia to have their surgery performed. But often we heard negative stories in the media about botched surgery or complications in these and other countries primarily due to hazardous conditions and unsanitary practices. As a result, more patients are travelling to the United States where they can take comfort in having their procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons and where the standard of care is higher, providing a safer environment for their surgery and recovery.

We recognize the growing needs of our patients and the global reach of our brand and provide resources to assist our out-of-town patients as they consider The Swan Center for their surgery destination. Our experienced Patient Care Coordinators have the ability to communicate internationally by phone or via email to provide inquiring patients additional information about various procedures. Often patients elect to pre-schedule their surgery prior to meeting with a surgeon, so they can reserve a surgery date and make arrangements for their recovery prior to arriving at our office. Additionally, we offer the convenience of our iConsult program (consultations via the internet) with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons who can address the patient’s concerns and discuss all surgery options.

Once surgery plans have been confirmed, we offer customized concierge packages tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Our partnership with local hotels, restaurants, home healthcare providers, and transportation make planning your recovery easy and convenient. Our premier hotel sponsor, The St. Regis Atlanta, offers one and two bedroom suites, meal plans from award-winning restaurants plus butler service, providing our recovering patients the ultimate in luxury while they heal. In fact, many of our local patients also take advantage of these fantastic “Relax and Recover” packages to experience some special pampering and heal away from the hustle and bustle that sometimes awaits at home! Either way, whether local or international, The Swan Center is your global destination for plastic surgery.

We offer the following information to help you begin planning your visit to Alpharetta and the Atlanta area.


These airlines specialize in travel to the Southeastern United States.


Alpharetta has a full range of dining choices from BBQ to Thai cuisine. Here are some of our favorites—call us at 770-667-0904 if you need additional suggestions.

  • Cabernet  
    An upscale steakhouse, Cabernet offers prime steaks and seafood. To complement the menu offerings, Cabernet has an award-winning list of wines. The large, open dining room features exposed kitchen, warm colors, and rich woods.
    5575 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004 (770) 777-5955
  • Vinny’s on Winward
    5355 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005 (770) 772-4644
  • Stoney River
     Stoney River’s menu offers hand cut, premium Midwestern beef along with fresh seafood and a variety of other forward American entrees. The restaurant features an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere.
    5800 State Bridge Road, Duluth, GA 30097 (770) 476-0102
  • Village Tavern
     Village Tavern’s upscale, yet casual American restaurant offers flavorful, traditional and modern fare with an award-winning wine list. The dining room features exposed timber beams, warm colors and a stone fireplace.
    11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009 (770) 777-6490
  • Casual Dining choices include the following restaurants: CPK, Friday’s, P.F. Chang’s, Champs, Sweet Tomatoes, and Cheesecake Factory


There are many hotel choices in our area; please feel free to call us at 770-667-0904 if you need additional lodging guidance.

Alpharetta Marriott Hotel:
The Alpharetta Marriott

A full service hotel, features over 300 beautifully appointed guestrooms, indoor pool and outdoor pool, fitness center and Vidalia’s Restaurant. The Marriot has special corporate rates for Swan Center patients.

5750 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Toll Free: 800-228-9290

Embassy Suites Hotel

Alpharetta’s all-suite, full-service hotel is located in the heart of the community’s corporate, entertainment, shopping, and restaurant district. Walk to many excellent restaurants. Ride the complimentary shuttle van service to North Point Mall located half a mile away. At the hotel, enjoy cocktails and dine next to a beautiful atrium waterfall in “The Cascades” restaurant. Complimentary full, cooked-to-order Breakfast & Evening Manager’s Reception are offered daily.

5955 North Point Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30022

Toll Free: 1-800-EMBASSY

Area Attractions

There are a number of ways to spend your free time in Alpharetta and the greater Atlanta area. We mention a few here to get you started; call us at 770-667-0904 if you have specific interests or need more information.

  • Antique Shopping:
    There are dozens of antique shops in the area where you can purchase wonderful pieces from Southern plantations and vintage memorabilia.
  • Golfing: Alpharetta is home to many championship golf courses.
    Click on the following link to obtain more detailed information on the area’s nine golf courses:
  • North Point Mall: Located just three minutes from The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery, North Point is one of the South’s premier shopping meccas. North Point features more than 176 retailers and six department stores. The mall also offers a food court with a carousel. There are also unique and upscale shops in the surrounding area. Check out their web site at for more information.