Out-of-town Patient - Traveling to Scottsdale, AZ for Plastic Surgery​​​​​​​

It’s always hard to find a plastic surgeon you like and then learn that he's miles away from you. Do you have millions of questions raising like how long do I have to stay in Scottsdale? Can I stay in a hotel? Do they have a recovery house? Now, traveling to Scottsdale, AZ for your cosmetic surgery by Dr. Carlos Mata is easy and effortless. Dr. Scottsdale and his team are making every effort possible to make this experience less stressful for you and your entourage. Dr. Mata has been taking care of numerous out-of-town patients from outside of the state and country including Canada, Europe, and the Middle-East. It’s time to give you answers to your questions.

Consultation & Scheduling your surgery

  • How far in advance should I book my consultation and surgery?

We recommend booking your consultation 4 to 5 months prior to your ideal surgery date. On average, the surgery dates are booked out 3 months in advance. If you want your consultation and surgery date faster, you may be able to prebook a surgery date with a non-refundable deposit.

  • Do you offer virtual consultation?

We’re offering virtual consultations. After contacting our office, you will talk to one of our Patient Care Coordinator (PCC). The PCC will give information and comprehensive knowledge about the procedure you're interested in, including ballpark pricing, and scheduling. The consultation is done with Dr. Carlos Mata aka Dr. Scottsdale via Skype, Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp, Doximity, or our HIPAA compliant app. During the 30 minutes with Dr. Scottsdale, he will be able to answer all your questions and give you recommendations regarding your desired procedure.

  • ​​​​​​​What is the next step after the consultation?

After your consultation, our PCC will call you back and give you a definitive quote based on your conversation with Dr. Scottsdale. Then, you can book your surgery date and start planning your trip to Scottsdale, AZ.

Planning your visit to Scottsdale, AZ

  • How long do I have to stay in Scottsdale, AZ?

The number of days necessary for you to stay in Scottsdale varies depending on the type of surgery you’re getting and where you're traveling from.

For patients coming from USA, Canada, and Mexico:
  • Large surgeries: 9 nights (one night before your surgery and 8 nights after your surgery). It applies for surgeries like Mommy Makeover, Lipo 360, Scottsdale Skinny, Large or combination of multiple liposuction areas, etc.

  • Medium surgeries: 5 to 7 nights (one night before your surgery and 4 or 6 nights after your surgery). It applies for surgeries like a Tummy Tuck (no liposuction), breast lift, arm liposuction, arm lift, etc.

  • Small surgeries: 3 nights (one night before your surgery and 2 nights after your surgery). It applies for surgeries like a Breast augmentation, Gynecomastia, Neck Liposuction, Buccal Fat Pad Removal

** This is only an estimated time, the numbers of the day required will be confirmed during your surgery scheduling.

What if I’m an international patient?

The number of days necessary will vary depending on the surgeries you’re getting, where you’re traveling from, and how long your flight back home is. Usually, for large surgeries, you will need to stay 3 weeks to one month; medium, and small surgeries 2 weeks at a minimum. ** This is only an estimated time, the numbers of the day required will be confirmed during your surgery scheduling.


  • Do I need to come with a caregiver?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Absolutely! It’s a must. A caregiver can be a family member, partner, friend, or even a professional (learn more down below) that can travel with you and be able to take care of you. The caregiver needs to be reliable, responsible, and able to help you during your recovery. Recovery can be challenging and having someone you can count on is important.

  • Do you have a recovery house?

We do not have a recovery house but we have two options for you:

  • Come with YOUR caregiver and stay at an Airbnb or hotel. We have an amazing selection of hotels near the office.

  • Hire a Professional Caregiver (not an RN). The professional caregiver will drive you to your appointments, provide food, and sleeping accommodation for you only. Contact us to learn more about the pricing.

Airport, Hotels, and Restaurants

  • Hotels Selection


​​- Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona - 5-star hotel

This upscale resort is 5 minutes away from the office and 1.3 miles from the TPC Scottsdale golf club and 15 miles from Piestewa Peak

- JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona - 5-star hotel
This modern upscale hotel is 5.4 miles away from our office.

- Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona - 4-star hotel

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is an inspiring retreat, located 3.2-miles from our office.

- Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona - 4-star hotel

This upscale resort hotel is 5 miles from shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square, and 9 miles from Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home.

- Scottsdale Villa Mirage by Diamond Resorts, Scottsdale, Arizona - 3-star hotel

This contemporary, condo-style resort is 0.8 miles from golf at TPC Scottsdale and 11.5 miles from the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

- Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona - 3-star hotel

Surrounded by cacti, this upscale Spanish Colonial-style hotel is 5 minutes away from our office.

  • Airport

- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

If you are flying, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the closest major airport to our office. Located just a 30-minute car ride away, it’s the largest airports in Arizona and a hub to most major national and international airlines.


- Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is a smaller airport, 45 minutes away from our office. It’s the hub of airline companies like Allegiant, WestJet, and Swoop


  • Getting Around Phoenix

Once you have landed in Phoenix, AZ, there are a number of options for getting to our Scottsdale office from the airport.

- Renting a Car

If you are traveling with a companion, renting a car for the length of your stay may be the most convenient and affordable option. You have multiples options: Alamo; Avis; Budget; Dollar; Enterprise; Fox; Hertz; National; NÜ Car Rentals; Payless; Silvercar; Sixt; Thrifty.
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- Ride-Share

You can also enjoy ride-share: Lyft and Uber

  • Restaurant Recommendations

You may find you won’t want to venture far from your hotel room for a day or two, so it may be worth keeping our local takeout and delivery options on speed dial:

DoorDash, UberEats, Postmate, and Grub Hub are delivery companies that can bring your favorite dishes from some of Scottsdale’s best restaurants right to your hotel.


​​​​​​​Once you’re ready to leave the hotel and eat out, here are our recommendations:

About Scottsdale & Phoenix

Charming Scottsdale has so much to offer our out-of-town patients even as the temperatures continue to rise in the summertime. By choosing to have your cosmetic surgery services with Dr. Mata, you are joining many patients from all over the globe who travel to see Dr. Mata and his wonderful team of medical professionals. With world-class resorts, shopping, entertainment, and a gorgeous Arizona landscape to take in, we promise there is something here for everyone in your family to enjoy. Please visit our staff recommendation pages with our favorite local hotspots and hotels, or give our friendly patient concierge a call for more ideas

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