Guide for Out-of-Town Plastic Surgery Patients
For patients traveling to The Swan Center
The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery’s excellent reputation means that we have a number of patients visiting from outside the Atlanta area to have their plastic surgery procedures with our board certified plastic surgeons. Most procedures are available to traveling patients and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Our Out-of-Town Patient Guide will help you get to know Alpharetta and The Swan Center as well as how to get started on your plastic surgery procedure with one of our award-winning board certified plastic surgeons.
- About beautiful Alpharetta, Georgia
- Take a Virtual Tour of The Swan Center
- Choosing a Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta
- Where to Stay in Alpharetta
- Getting Here: Air & Ground Transportation
- Medical Tourism: is it Safe?
Welcome to Alpharetta. You’ll love it here.
Nestled near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains and located only 10 miles north of the Atlanta perimeter, Alpharetta offers great restaurants, brand new hotels, world class shopping, championship golf courses, and over 300 cultural, historic, sports and adventure expeditions close by. The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to call Alpharetta home—and we’re proud that so many patients from the U.S. and abroad choose to come here for their surgery and recovery.
Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art facility
Choosing a Surgeon in Atlanta
Consulting with an experienced plastic surgeon is an important step to determine both if plastic surgery is right for you and which plastic surgeon is best suited to your personality, your needs, and your goals. For patients who cannot travel to our office for an in-person consultation, we offer our iConsult program, which allows patients to consult online with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at The Swan Center and discuss all surgery options from the convenience of their laptop or smartphone.
Many out-of-town patients elect to pre-schedule their surgery prior to meeting with a surgeon, so they can reserve their preferred surgery date and make travel arrangements for recovery prior to arriving at our office. Our Patient Care Coordinators can communicate internationally by phone or email to keep you updated on information about our procedures and help you plan your pre- and post-operative appointments.
Once you decide to move forward with surgery, we will be happy to assist you in planning your visit to the Atlanta area. For accommodation, shopping, and dining before your procedure and during your recovery, we highly recommend Avalon.
The Swan Center & Avalon: the Perfect Destination for a Safe, Comfortable & Relaxing Plastic Surgery Experience
Located just 3 miles from The Swan Center is Avalon, Alpharetta’s premier living, shopping, and dining community. Avalon’s 86 walkable acres include a full service luxury hotel, private rental homes, over 60 boutique and retail shops, dozens of restaurants, a 12-screen cinema, beautiful outdoor parks, and even a Whole Foods Market.
Amenities include valet parking, 24-hour on-site security, and family play areas. As Georgia’s first Gigabit community, Avalon provides WiFi at speeds up to 100x faster than the norm. Enjoy a VIP experience with Club Avalon Concierge Services, which give you access to discounts, preferred restaurant seating, complimentary valet, and private events—we highly recommend our plastic surgery patients take advantage.
The Hotel at Avalon: Relax & Recover in Luxury
The Hotel at Avalon boasts 330 spacious, impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites, providing the ultimate sanctuary for your plastic surgery recovery. Many guest rooms are fully accessible. The standard rooms are spacious and offer a super comfortable, private place to relax. The Executive King Room and Hospitality Suites are perfect for those requiring longer stays. As a Marriott affiliate, Avalon guests are entitled to earn or use Marriott Rewards points with their stay. As a courtesy, our staff will be happy to help you book transportation to and from your procedure and hire at-home nursing care should you be traveling solo.
Restaurants & Cafes at Avalon
Eating well before and after plastic surgery is an important for a smooth, swift recovery, and Avalon makes eating well easy. South City Kitchen, an Atlanta favorite for fresh “elevated” southern cuisine, is located inside the Hotel at Avalon and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Other dining options include Tex-Mex, Italian, authentic Georgia BBQ, and several bistro style cafés and bars (yes, there’s a Starbucks!). See the full Avalon directory for dining options »
Shopping & Self-Care
A new outfit, hairstyle, or statement jewelry can be the perfect way to celebrate your change—or the perfect decoy to prevent others from catching onto your secret. Avalon is home to nearly 70 shops, salons, and boutiques ready to help you celebrate in the latest styles after your recovery is complete. Browse the most current Avalon retail directory »
For the Family
Avalon isn’t just the perfect setting to enjoy your plastic surgery experience, it’s ready-made to keep the whole family happy. The 1,300 square foot indoor/outdoor children’s play area and family lounge are packed with squirrel-themed jungle gym equipment and toys to keep the little ones entertained. Your spouse or caretaker can keep up with work using some of the fastest WiFi in Atlanta—and keep up with their workouts at the Hotel Avalon’s state-of-the-art fitness center.
Concerts, wine tastings, gallery strolls and other special events pepper the Avalon calendar year-round, providing enjoyment for all ages and interests.
Getting to and from Alpharetta
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is located approximately 40 miles south of Alpharetta. As one of the world’s busiest airports, connections are easy to find from just about anywhere.
The following airlines specialize in travel to the Southeastern United States.
Car rentals and taxis are available at the airport terminal for ground transportation to Alpharetta. Guests can also take the MARTA (Red Line) to reach the northern suburbs.
The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery is located approximately 1 mile southeast of GA 400/U.S. Hwy 19, which connects downtown Atlanta with the northern suburbs, and 10 miles northeast of Interstate 85. We offer free parking at our practice, and we can arrange transportation before and after surgery between our private surgery center and the Avalon, whether you choose to stay at the hotel or a private rental.
Medical Tourism: Is it safe?
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 as way to ensure privacy and anonymity during and after their procedure. 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 traveled 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 traveling 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.