OUT OF TOWN VISITORS
A VACATION AT NORTHWEST FACE
Achieve fabulous rejuvenation in the most private and luxurious setting available in the Pacific Northwest using state of the art techniques, equipment and facilities … and all highly affordable. Dr. Ludwig Allegra has more than 20 years of plastic and cosmetic surgery experience, and is board certified. Our patients enjoy wonderful results and recover in the elegant resort adjacent to our certified facility in Kirkland, Washington on the shores of beautiful Lake Washington.
FOR OUR OUT OF TOWN VISITORS
Our team will help with all of the appropriate arrangements to make your experience both relaxed and highly successful. There are several steps involved, all of which are addressed below:
INITIAL REVIEW AND PHONE CONSULTATION
You first step will be to contact our patient care coordinator, who will help in all aspects of your visit. We recommend spending time with our website to review many of the details regarding the procedure options available and the examples of the results we are routinely able to achieve.
We then want to have you confer with the doctor by phone to review the concerns and recommendations for you. We would appreciate some images that you could share to help in this initial assessment to will allow both of us to have an initial sense of the goals to be achieved and some initial review of procedure options. We request that you follow these guidelines for the images:
- Digital images that feature a light colored smooth background are best.
- For facial procedures, try to obtain several images: one that is straight on to the camera, one from the right and left each, and two oblique views that have you facing the camera at about a 45 degree rotation.
- Please avoid makeup and try to maintain a very neutral expression – no smiles:)
- For body procedures please try to take images from the front, profile, and the 45 degree rotation from the camera. If there are concerns with the back, then please provide those images as well.
- If you are contemplating a breast related procedure, it is useful to also have a set of images with the hands on the hips.
NURSING AND ANESTHESIOLOGY REVIEW
Once you have chosen the best options of treatment you will be contacted by our preoperative nurse who will do an in-depth assessment of your general health and any associated medical issues and concerns. There is generally some minor testing that we will require: a CBC and an EKG for those over 40 years old. These tests need to be done within 6 months of the procedure and are readily obtainable via your regular physician; we also are able to order these at a facility convenient to you.
SeaTac is the international airport servicing the Seattle/Kirkland region and is located approximately 30 minutes from our facility. Taxi service is readily available or a limo can be easily arranged for pickup and transportation to the Woodmark Hotel.
OFFICE CONSULTATION AND DETAILED REVIEW
Following your arrival we will arrange a detailed consultation with Dr. Allegra at which time all details of your procedure will be reviewed. This is an extensive consultation to be certain that all details are considered and that all questions, expectations and concerns are thoroughly addressed.
DAY OF THE PROCEDURE
We will have you arrive generally 30 minutes prior to the procedure so that we can review any further questions or concerns and also take the preoperative images. If you are having any non-liposuction procedures (which are all performed with local “tumescent” technique), you will meet the anesthesiologist and the preoperative nurse and a brief oral sedative is given at this time.
Following the procedure we will monitor you in our recovery room until you are stable and comfortable. At that time we will transport you to your suite at the adjacent Woodmark Hotel via a private entry.
FOLLOW UP VISITS AND CARE
We will plan the first follow-up visit the next day. Dr. Allegra will make certain that all is well. Any dressings will generally be removed. For most procedures you can shower and wash your hair immediately. Now it is time to time to enjoy the peace, quiet and healing luxury of the resort. We will of course monitor your progress closely to be certain of the fastest and safest recovery possible.
ABOUT THE HOTEL AND SPA
The Woodmark is truly unique for its level of intimate luxury and privacy in a waterfront setting unrivalled in the region. This is the boutique getaway of many of Hollywood and business fame who seek tranquility and value their privacy.
The chef at the hotel’s signature restaurant “The Bin” is world caliber with a wonderfully innovative cuisine incorporating the vast resources of the Pacific Northwest.
The wonderful town of Kirkland lies just beyond the confines of the Woodmark within easy lakefront walking distance. Kirkland features numerous boutiques and galleries as well as the great feel of the Pacific Northwest.
AFTER YOU RETURN HOME
We will be in touch with you to be sure that you have had your expectations fulfilled as well as a great experience. Dr Allegra will be constantly available for any questions that might arise.
As a new “Northwest Face” you are part of our family and we take pride in offering you all of our friend and family privileges. We will extend unique special offers and discounts for you and your family.