Out Of Town Patients

Travel To Birmingham, AL For Surgery

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Exploring Birmingham with Dr. Blake Raggio

Why not earn miles while also upgrading your aesthetics? It’s time to pack your bags for a journey you won’t forget. Dr. Blake Raggio’s pursuit of beauty reaches beyond the walls of our practice, welcoming patients from all corners of the nation to experience the artistry and enhancements amidst the charm of our city, Birmingham, AL. Every visit to our office is not just a journey of physical transformation but an immersion into the warmth and hospitality of our Southern home.

If you’re traveling to see us, book your flight to arrive at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM). This central hub will provide seamless access to the center of the city. When you arrive, indulge in our meticulously crafted travel guide below, designed to enrich every moment of your stay with us. From accommodations to culinary delights, each recommendation promises to do what we do best; elevate and refine your experience.

Birmingham is a city that can keep every visitor happy! No matter your interests, there’s no shortage of experiences to take in.

Hotels

When it comes to hotels, Birmingham embraces visitors with open arms and a touch of Southern hospitality, offering an array of accommodations that seamlessly blend comfort and luxury. Any of the recommendations below will have you feeling spoiled (don’t blame us if you decide to extend your stay).

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection

Redmont Hotel Birmingham – Curio Collection by Hilton

Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Transportation

Enhance your stay with a chauffeured ride from the prestigious service Blacklane. Glide through the city in style, setting the tone for an unforgettable visit while you sit back and cruise.

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Restaurants

Birmingham has an outstanding food scene where you can eat your fill at James Beard Award-winning restaurants. This city is home to a bevy of talented chefs who spend their days transforming the diverse bounty of ingredients plucked from the nearby Gulf of Mexico, Appalachian foothills, and fertile farmlands into impeccable dishes. In addition to Southern staples such as barbecue and biscuits, Birmingham’s dining scene encompasses French fine dining, global fusion, craft cocktails, local brews, and more.

Birmingham is a city born from industrial iron and steel, so it’s no surprise the cuisine is crafted with fire and innovation. Treat your palate to diverse flavors at Birmingham’s finest dining establishments, where culinary mastery meets Southern charm:

Cultural Attractions

When you have had your food fix, check out one of our many award-winning art galleries and museums. Some of the best art galleries in Birmingham are even housed in buildings stunning enough to be attractions themselves. So, if you’re headed to to incredible Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or seeking niche tucked-away spots like Grand Union or Stryx, visitors can rest assured that their artistic sensibilities will be well rewarded.

While in Birmingham you can also see a show at the Alabama Theatre, or spend a day at the world-famous Birmingham Zoo. Take a walk through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, then catch a game at Protective Stadium or Regions Field. Birmingham is also home to award-winning Rober Trent Jones golf courses. Sculpted from the peaks and valleys of the Appalachians, the courses offer scenic forests, numerous creeks, and challenging elevation changes. Make sure to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and bike the trails at Red Mountain Park. No matter where you go, you’ll enjoy Birmingham!

Immerse yourself in our city’s history and heritage with visits to iconic landmarks like the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.

From the moment you arrive, until you bid farewell, Dr. Blake Raggio and our team are committed to ensuring that your journey toward beauty is as seamless and memorable as possible, with Birmingham as your backdrop. We eagerly await your arrival in the heart of Dixie!

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Consultations

We offer private, confidential consultations for out-of-town patients that can be held over a secure video platform.

Complementary Photo Screening: Before scheduling a consultation, we will first have you send in a few representative photos for Dr. Raggio to assess. 

Scheduling a Virtual Consultation: We are typically booked out about 4 – 6 weeks for the soonest available consultation date. We will charge a consultation fee and schedule a time with you that works for you. 

Pre-Consultation Check-In: Our Patient Care Coordinator will be reaching out to you after booking your consultation to collect appropriate information, ensure all paperwork is completed, and answer any questions you may have. 

Virtual Consultation: The Zoom consultation will be 45 minutes long. You will first meet with one of our nurses to discuss patient medical history. A majority of the meeting will be discussing surgical options with Dr. Raggio and answering any questions you have. At the end, our Patient Care Coordinator will finish the meeting by emailing you a quote based on the procedure you and Dr. Raggio spoke about. She will answer any questions you may have about the quote and schedule.

PREPARING FOR SURGERY

Booking Surgery: Surgical date availability and scheduling will be discussed with our Patient Care Coordinator. 

One month before your surgery: You should plan to see your primary care physician to receive basic tests and labs, receive an EKG, and get cleared for anesthesia. 

Three weeks before your surgery: One of our nurses will have a virtual pre-op with you to discuss the final details of your procedure, go over all supplies and medications related to the procedure, and answer any questions. 

One day before your surgery: You will come into the office to meet Dr. Raggio in person where he can answer any last-minute questions. You will also be meeting with one of our nurses to go over medications and supplies.

AFTER YOUR SURGERY

We ask that you stay in the local area for 1- 10 days (the length of your stay depends on your procedure). This allows Dr. Raggio to follow up with you, check on your recovery, and ensure that you’re healing well. Once you are cleared by Dr. Raggio, you may fly home, and we can do further follow-ups virtually.

We understand that some of our patients are driving to Raggio MD from surrounding cities. These patients may return home to recover, but we ask that you return for post-op appointments. For many procedures, you may return home the same day or day 1 post-op and return for a follow-up visit in 7-10 days. For more extensive surgeries such as facelift and Necklift, we ask that you stay in town post-op day 1 and return for follow-up appointments of post-op days 5 and 10.

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CONCIERGE SERVICES

Raggio MD provides first-class concierge services to ensure a seamless experience. We will ensure you have the care you need before, during, and after your cosmetic surgery. Our goal is to dramatically improve your surgery experience with the added assistance and attention you need for a speedy recovery. Our Patient Care Coordinator can help with many common services including: 

  • Transportation to & from all appointments, including your surgical day 
  • Day 1 Post-operative visit from Dr. Raggio 
  • Postoperative in-home care from our Registered Nurses 
  • Hotel Reservations 
  • Babysitting 
  • Pet- sitting
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