Also referred to as plastic or aesthetic surgery, cosmetic surgery encompasses a
long list of procedures or treatments that are performed to enhance a person’s appearance
or, in some cases, to reconstruct areas of the body that are deformed at birth or
marred due to injury. Popular procedures include:
Cosmetic procedures can last
anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours and, in many cases, may be treated as outpatient
If you are coming to Miami for cosmetic surgery, you will likely need to spend between
seven and fourteen days in the area. Details of your itinerary will depend on your
hospital’s particular protocols, but in general you will begin your preoperative
exams on the day after your arrival, have surgery on the following day, then get
discharged from the facility a few hours later. Depending on your procedure, you
may also spend a night or two in the hospital or clinic. You will then require several
days to recuperate in your hotel before traveling home.
If you are having a non-surgical procedure, your time spent in-hospital will be
minimal. In most instances you should be able to travel home 24-48 hours after your
Miami boasts some of the country’s top cosmetic surgeons and superb specialty clinics
designed with safety and comfort in mind. For specific treatment information, please
contact one of the cosmetic surgery specialists in this guide.
For hospitals and clinics specializing in cosmetic surgery see page 68 of this guide.
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