Typically we need to examine you in person to find out each person's unique features and what needs to be done to facilitate the crease formation. This is best achieved through a free In-Person Consultation that you can schedule through my office staff at the locations listed. I will explain the process to you based on your findings. Photos of our results may be shared with you, as well as some classical drawings from my textbooks that illustrate concepts.
It is practical and possible for our "Very Important Patients" from out-of-town to pre-arrange to come in for office consultation and discussion with Dr.Chen the day before and then to undergo surgery the next day. Our friendly staff can help give recommendations on reasonable hotel lodgings and logistics.
The patient may have the option of traveling the next day after the procedure and then return on the seventh day for a repeat visit; or to stay in the Southern California area for a relaxing week until the one week exam. Some new patients may arrange to visit us during one of their work trip and then come back months later for the procedure during a one week vacation in the area.
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The larger international air carriers fly into there. Our Long Beach office is ~20 miles south of the LAX airport.
The other big airport is in Orange County, John Wayne Orange County International Airport (SNA), about twenty miles south of LA county. We have two offices here, in Newport Beach and in Irvine. Both are two to five miles only from SNA. Most domestic carriers fly in here.
In general, Orange County is more upscale than Long Beach. In Newport Beach, one can stay very close to the Fashion Island shopping center as well as our office there, as the surgical center is just next to our Newport office. Nearby hotels include Marriott Hotel Newport Beach and the Island Hotel, while La Quinta Inn in Costa Mesa is close to South Coast Shopping Center.
Many of our VIPatients are new to the area and are surprised at how diverse the region is. Besides having good weather all year around, there are plenty of things to do during your week’s stay in the area; here are just some of my favorites:
Of course, Santa Barbara and its missions, San Francisco, Napa/Sonoma’s fantastic wineries, Palm Spring/Palm Desert, Las Vegas (Nevada) are all favorite weekend destinations for Los Angelenos Southern Californians.