Many of Dr. Cruise’s patients travel for gynecomastia surgery from all over the world. His staff is equipped to handle any of your needs when making arrangements to travel for gynecomastia surgery. The information below is just a sampling of information that will help you begin to plan for your trip. We recommend reaching out to your patient care coordinator for additional advice and recommendations.
If you plan to travel for gynecomastia surgery alone, and your procedure is being performed under general anesthesia, you will be required to stay at an overnight recovery facility for at least the first 24 hours following surgery. Our office will provide the necessary details about the recovery facility either at your consultation or when you confirm your surgery date.
Our office is located within an hour of 3 airports. The closest is John Wayne Airport (10 min) followed by Long Beach Airport (35 min) and finally Los Angeles International Airport (50 min). There are 3 additional airports you can look into if the others are not suitable for whatever reason. Burbank Airport (1 hr 15 min), San Diego International Airport (1 hr 30 min) and Ontario Airport (1 hr).
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
4100 Donald Douglas Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1798
Los Angeles Intl (LAX)
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5803
John Wayne Airport is typically preferred due to its ideal location (just 10 minutes from our office).
When you travel for gynecomastia surgery, it is our goal to make sure your stay in Newport Beach/Los Angeles is the most enjoyable it can be.
For larger cases performed under general anesthesia, such as upper body lift or multiple procedures performed at the same time, we may require an overnight stay at a specialized facility. The two facilities listed below cater to post-operative cosmetic patients. You may click on each of them to research more. Your patient care coordinator will guide you through the process, so please don’t book anything until you speak to her.
There are many hotels near our office in Newport Beach as well as surrounding cities within 15 minutes: Costa Mesa, Irivine, Laguna Beach and Santa Ana. If you choose to stay in Los Angeles or another area, please discuss this with us in advance. One of our patient care coordinators will gladly help you coordinate your stay.
Discuss your options with your patient coordinator. We are here to help this be as smooth as possible! Keep in mind, procedures done under general anesthesia require you to refrain from driving for at least 48 hours after surgery.
Postmates and Door Dash are two food delivery (and necessity items if needed) services frequently used while staying in Newport Beach. You can choose from a wide variety of restaurants and have your food order delivered directly to your door for a nominal fee.
Some of the popular restaurants located minutes from our office and within the surrounding area of Fashion Island outdoor mall include:
- True Food Kitchen
- R&D Kitchen
- Red O Mexican Fusion
- Fleming’s Steak House
- Sushi Roku
- Tommy Bahama’s
- California Pizza Kitchen
- PF Chang’s
- HopDaddy Burgers
- Blaze Pizza
- Cheesecake Factory
- Whole Foods/Back Bay Tavern
- Canaletto Italian
- Yard House
Located in the Food Court at Fashion Island:
- Five Guys Burgers
- Panda Express
- Hana Grill
- Stone Oven
For more information on restaurants at Fashion Island, CLICK HERE.
In addition to your general luggage items, please consider the following items:
- Loose comfortable clothing such as a sweatsuit
- Large button-down comfortable shirt
- Tank tops
- Something to read
Your hotel or overnight recovery facility can provide other personal items such as a toothbrush, razor, mouthwash, body wash, lotion, etc. However, you may want to bring additional items of preference.
Please remember, though it is often warm during the day, with most days around 75 degrees Fahrenheit it can be cold at night, especially during the winter season. Click to check the weather in Orange County.