For Our Out of Town Patients
We have many patients from out of town and out of the country who wish to see Dr. Stan Castor and consult with him regarding their Plastic Surgery goals and wishes. We are happy to see new out of town patients at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center and have you recover in beautiful Tampa Bay. It is our pleasure to work closely with you prior to your arrival and follow your recovery process while you are here and once you have returned back home. Consider experiencing what Tampa Bay has to offer for you and your family, with our warm weather, beautiful beaches and many Central Florida attractions for you to enjoy.
Step 1: Consultation
- Fly in for a consultation. This would be preferred, but we realize it may be difficult due to time and cost constraints.
- Virtual Consultation. If a Fly-In Consultation Is Not Possible, for your convenience, we offer Virtual Consultations.
To begin your Virtual Consultation we ask for you to complete our on-line New Patient registration forms and email several photos of your areas of concern. The photos are emailed to a secure server and will be viewed only by Dr. Castor and the Surgical Coordinator. Dr. Castor will then make an assessment and customized treatment plan with a written quotation of all fees involved. The cost will vary by the procedure you desire, and the complexity of your individual case. The surgical coordinator will contact you by phone or email to schedule a telephone conference with Dr. Castor. Alternatively, a video conference using FaceTime, Zoom or Skype can be done if you have a smartphone, tablet or laptop with a web cam and wish for Dr. Castor to be able to view your problem areas directly.
Step 2: Scheduling
Your surgery date is first selected and then your pre-operative date is scheduled, typically 1 to 2 days prior to the surgery date based on Dr. Castor’s recommendations.
A non-refundable scheduling and booking fee of $500 is collected with the final payment being due in full one week prior to the surgical date. A pre-operative packet will be emailed or if you prefer, mailed with pre-operative information and informed consents for your review. We will review the paperwork and any related questions prior to or at the pre-operative appointment.
Any lab work or diagnostic testing will be coordinated prior to arrival.
The pre-operative appointment typically will last 1 hour. During this appointment, we will finalize your custom rejuvenation plan, review consent forms, review pre/postoperative care, take pre-operative photos, and schedule your post-operative appointments.
Step 3: Surgery
Your surgery would be performed at the fully accredited office surgical suite using an experienced team of anesthesia providers, registered nurses and surgical assistants. Alternatively, some procedures can be performed in the Tampa Palms office under local anesthesia and sedation. Due to the anesthesia, you will need a driver. If you do not have one, we can assist you with transportation to your hotel and home health care if you desire.
Step 4: Recovery
Depending on your surgery, plan on staying in the Tampa Bay area up to 10 days. Dr. Castor will discuss with you prior to your surgery, if your stay may be less. Minor procedures such as liposuction, VASER, and LipoControl only require an overnight stay. Dr. Castor will see you post-operatively every two to four days following surgery.
Step 5: Virtual Follow-up Appointments
We will arrange standard follow-up appointments via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Skype and/or email with most patients sending post-operative photographs for review prior to the follow-up appointments.
Our job is to make you feel at home. While our first concern is the utmost in medical care, our team will be happy to coordinate a comfortable, relaxing stay here for you and your family while in Tampa.
In addition, we have nurses and medical assistants with over 15 years of experience available to assist those with one-on-one personal care. We can adjust to your schedule to check in on you periodically or stay with you overnight.
We have an established relationship with a hotel conveniently located within walking distance from the office and surgical suite.
Please be sure to call the hotel directly and ask for the preferred rates for Dr. Castor, Artisan Aesthetics or the best rate available
SpringHill Suites Tampa North/I-75 Tampa Palms | Price Range $85-129 | Walking distance to the office
5383 Primrose Lake Circle,
Tampa, FL 33647
Phone (813) 971-2000
Experience the New SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tampa North! We are located off I-75 and Bruce B. Downs at exit 270. As the newest hotel in New Tampa, the SpringHill Suites offers all the comforts and amenities you have come to expect from Marriott; Spacious rooms, comfortable beds with lush bedding, high speed Internet access, complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, business center, as well as an outdoor heated pool. Ideal for a family escape or business travel, you will find all you need at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott.
Dining and shopping in upscale Tampa Palms are just around the corner or you can venture out to the nearby Wesley Chapel and Brandon. Come experience all there is to do on Florida’s West Coast. Visit our vast beaches, explore Busch Gardens, experience our night life, or spend a day at one of our golf courses, all just minutes from the hotel.
Please be sure to call the hotel directly and ask for the preferred rates for Dr. Castor, Artisan Aesthetics