Guide for Out-of-Town Plastic Surgery Patients
We Welcome You to Coral Gables
Many of our patients come from out of town to visit us and get our world-class care with cutting-edge technology. Our serene office is in Coral Gables, located in the greater Miami area. This beautiful city is known for its historical landmarks and offers the highly popular Miracle Mile shopping and dining district. If you’re interested in cosmetic treatments or plastic surgery, we welcome you to visit us in Coral Gables.
We put together this guide to assist our out-of-town patients. Whether you are here for an afternoon consultation or a weekend for a surgical procedure, here’s what you need to know.
When you first contact our office to inquire about a procedure, our professional staff will provide you with assistance in scheduling your consultation and information about our practice. They will also explain the services and procedures we provide at Careaga Plastic Surgery to enhance your breasts, body, and face. Our office maintains flexible and extended hours to best accommodate your busy schedule.
During your consultation with Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand at our office, they will review your medical history, current health, expectations, and desired results to help determine the best cosmetic procedure to meet your needs. Shortly after your consultation, you will receive an educational package with detailed explanations of your chosen procedure and necessary post-operative instructions for your recovery. By the time you return for your operation, you will be fully informed, and there should be no surprises.
We offer virtual consultations with our plastic surgeons for out-of-town patients who cannot schedule an in-person consultation. Before the virtual consultation, we will need you to fill out the virtual consultation form, including photos and medical information. Our staff will contact you shortly afterward to arrange your virtual appointment and answer any of your questions.
Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul Durand will meet with you virtually to discuss your expectations and goals for the procedure. We offer our out-of-town patients the opportunity to talk directly with our doctors as often as they need to feel comfortable with the procedure they will be undergoing.
If you decide to book an appointment with us for an operation, please ensure all your pre-operative lab work and exams are completed and sent to us three weeks before your surgery. These can be completed with your usual medical professional near your home. An in-person appointment will be scheduled the day before your surgery to complete paperwork, take “before” photos, and meet your surgeon.
Here at Careaga Plastic Surgery, we are committed to making our patients feel as comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to mention any questions or concerns you may have; we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
Hotels Near Us
Many of our out-of-town patients will need to stay in the greater Miami area for some time following an operation. This may range from a day to a week depending on which procedure was performed. To make things easier for you, we have a list of nearby hotels that you may choose from. Each hotel is close to our office and easy to get to after your procedure.
Aloft Coral Gables
2425 South le Jeune Road, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Half a mile from our office, Aloft Coral Gables is a four-star hotel with an in-house seafood restaurant and plenty of local restaurants with delivery options. The hotel is a three-minute drive or 10-minute walk from our office.
Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables
3861 SW 40 Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146
A mile and a half from our office, Four Points is a four-star hotel with an in-house dining option, 24-hour fitness center, and a rooftop pool. This hotel is a six-minute drive or 30-minute walk from our office.
Courtyard Miami Coral Gables
2051 South Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Half a mile from our office, Courtyard Miami by Mariott is a four-star hotel with complimentary shuttle service to Miami Airport, surrounded by fine dining, shopping, and entertainment options. This hotel is a two-minute drive or seven-minute walk from our office.
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Just a block and a half away from our office (0.3 miles), Hyatt Regency is a four-star hotel with an in-house Mediterranean-themed restaurant, 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour business center. This hotel is a four-minute drive or seven-minute walk from our office.
Hotel St. Michel
132 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Only a block from our office (0.1 miles), Hotel St. Michel is a three-star hotel with an in-house Italian restaurant and 24-hour fitness center. This hotel is a historic landmark built in 1926 for an old-world feel. Hotel St. Michel is a two-minute drive or three-minute walk from our office.
Airports and Other Transportation Options
Miami International Airport
Our office is located about five miles south of Miami International Airport. It is a 15-minute drive from the airport to our office. Two bus routes depart from Miami Airport Train Station (Metrobus route 42 and Metrobus route 37) that will bring you within two blocks of our office within 30 minutes. We do not advise walking from the airport to our office, as it takes approximately an hour and a half.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
There are other airports nearby, such as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. This airport is further away from our office, so if possible, we recommend you fly in via Miami International Airport. If you choose to fly in via Fort Lauderdale, it is roughly a 45-minute to an hour drive to our office depending on traffic and the route you take. There are public transportation options available to get from Fort Lauderdale Airport to our office. However, these routes require multiple transfers and take over two hours, so we do not recommend them.
If you are driving into Miami/Coral Gables from the North, we recommend taking either the Florida Turnpike or I-95 into Miami. Once within the city, there are several options for reaching our office, including faster toll roads.
Contact Us Today
If you are interested in a consultation with Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand, contact Careaga Plastic Surgery online or call us at (305) 574-9262 to set up a consultation.