Out Of Town Patient Guide: Richmond, Virginia For Plastic SurgeryThe Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery has an outstanding level of support from its past and present patients. Their favorable endorsement also contributes to the practice receiving a stream of patients from out of town. The practice is equipped to offer most procedures to patients traveling from outside and ensure that they have a highly satisfactory and successful treatment experience.

Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin at VIPS provide cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the breast, body and face to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding locations.

Is it Worth the Effort to Travel for Your Cosmetic Surgery?

If you are seeking a comfortable and friendly treatment environment where your privacy is completely assured, an out of town plastic surgery could be a perspicacious choice. More importantly, the key to success in any elective plastic surgery procedure lies primarily in the skill and experience of the operating surgeon.

When you choose a board certified plastic surgeon at VIPS, you can expect the highest standard of care and proven and advanced surgical techniques and technology. This will help you achieve safe and desirable outcomes that you are looking for.

Pre-Surgery Consultation 

At VIPS, you will have a choice between an in-person consultation and a phone and email consultation as an out of town patient. While an in-office consultation is preferable, the surgical team and staff at VIPS will make it possible for you to have a remote consultation that is equally productive.

In this case, you will need to send your photographs (of the affected areas) and medical history along with patient forms to the surgeon’s office in advance.

Scheduling the Surgery

Following the consultation, you can make up your mind about going ahead with the plastic surgery as per the customized surgical plan recommended by your provider. You should freely ask any questions or concerns you may have in order to make a well-considered decision. The patient coordinator at VIPS will assist you in scheduling a mutually convenient date of surgery.

Travel Plans 

Once you have finalized your surgery date, you can make your transport and hotel arrangements. Your patient coordinator will guide you as needed about your bookings. Your surgeon will advise you during the consultation about the estimated recovery timeline. So, you can plan to stay in the city accordingly for post-operative recovery.


It is best if you can have a friend or family member accompany you on the surgery day. Try to arrive a day in advance before your scheduled surgery so that you can familiarize yourself with the surroundings as well as visit the office of VIPS to meet the team.

Following your surgery, you can probably return to your hotel the same day. You should preferably have someone to assist you for at least the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery.


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Richmond International Airport is one of the most advanced and well-equipped airports in the eastern US. It offers nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting options around the globe.

Plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for plastic surgery procedures.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit


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