International Patient Guide

Welcome to Tampa! We’re Here to Help You Every Step of the Way.

As a board certified cosmetic surgeon in Tampa Bay, Dr. Manik Bedi works with patients from all over who want expert care in a private, convenient setting. The Tampa Surgical Arts staff is dedicated to making the process positive for our international patients, and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your travels and surgical experience are safe, successful, and convenient.

While there are a few extra factors involved in traveling for cosmetic surgery, we hope to provide you with all of the information you need to easily plan and prepare for your cosmetic procedure at Tampa Surgical Arts.

About Your Consultation

Depending on your location and willingness or ability to travel frequently, you will have two options when it comes to your consultation: either visiting Dr. Bedi in Tampa for an in-person consultation or meeting with him virtually via live video chat.

Scheduling your consultation at our office

If you are able to travel to Tampa before your surgery for a consultation in our office, Dr. Bedi will meet with you to listen to and evaluate your concerns, review your options, and make personalized recommendations for achieving your goals. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your procedure(s) of interest and meet your surgical team.

Dr. Bedi or one of his patient care coordinators will also take this opportunity to speak with you about the surgical process and safety information related to your travels. You will be provided with a fee quote for your procedure, information about how to prepare for surgery, and prescriptions for medications if necessary.

Depending on your availability, you may choose to schedule your surgery soon after your consultation and stay in Tampa leading up to your procedure. There is plenty to keep you entertained while you wait!

Preparing for your virtual consultation with Dr. Bedi

For those who are unable to travel to Tampa for an in-office consultation, we welcome you to submit your information and schedule a virtual consultation here. To get the most out of this type of consultation, there are a few things we will need from you:

  • Patient forms, including medical history.
  • Pictures of your areas of concern.
  • An hour of uninterrupted time.

Dr. Bedi will review all of your information prior to your consultation and will be ready to discuss your options and his recommendations during your virtual consultation.

Planning Your Stay

Once you’ve scheduled your surgery, you will need to make travel arrangements and prepare for your time off work.

All blood work must be done at least 2 weeks prior to you arrival in Tampa.

We will provide a recommendation on where to purchase items for your post-operative care or you may choose to purchase garments directly from us at our facility.

During your consultation, Dr. Bedi will discuss your specific recovery timeline with you, but here is a general idea of what to expect with some of our most popular procedures:

We recommend a five to seven day stay for the following procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Facial Implants (Chin augmentation, custom wrap around implant)
  • Liposculpture (Lipo 360, etc.)
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Otoplasty

This timeline has you arriving at least two days prior to your surgery and departing at least two days after your surgery.

We recommend an eight to ten day stay for the following procedures:

  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover

This timeline has you arriving at least two days prior to your surgery and departing at least five days after your surgery.


Tampa International Airport (TPA)

If you are flying, the closest major airport to our office is the Tampa International Airport, located just a 20-minute car ride away. Tampa International Airport is a hub to most major national and international airlines—and, depending where you live, you will likely be able to find a non-stop flight to help keep things easy and convenient.

Rental Cars

Several options to choose from directly at the airport

Housing/Hotels Accommodations

We can provide you with a list of Hotels that have special Rates with TSA

Where to Eat and Explore

  • Armature Works
  • Sparkman Wharf
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Busch Gardens
  • Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • Glazier’s Children Museum

 

Sports

Tampa Bay or as recently known as “Champa Bay” is home to many championship teams. 

  • MLB Tampa Bay Rays
  • NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
  • as well as the New York Yankees spring training

SKINNY BBL

The most challenging cases continue to be those who are skinny and want fat transfer.

Most providers reject skinny clients because of the high level of difficulty.

This beautiful client had a round 1 and round 2 BBL by myself to achieve this look.

***Who`s next? 🙋‍♀️

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what a skinny BBL is.

Procedure: 4D SVELTE abs + Round 2 Skinny BBL ⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 138 lbs, BMI: 23.7
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#drbedifined #booty #waist #abs #natural #tampa
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ABS

The most challenging procedure (and also the most rewarding for me) is ab fine tuning.

The critical part of this total body procedure is a natural look, which means: smooth dynamic contours, tight skin, and of course hidden entry points.

Stealth entry points separate those who dabble in body sculpting from those who specialize in it.

***Let me know in the comments/poll if you can see her entry points. 🥷

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what to expect from ab sculpting.

Procedure: 4D SVELTE abs

Starting Foundation: 5`3", 151 lbs, BMI: 26.7
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#drbedifined #waist #tiny #abs #natural #tampa
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SKINNY WAIST + HIPS

Having a skinny waist is a trend that likely will not go out of style.

To create the optical illusion of a super tiny waist involves contouring the abdominal area plus fat transfer to the laterals.

Some are blessed with underlying bone structure to take this result to the next level.

This beautiful client had her first BBL elsewhere and came to see me for more curves plus ab fine tuning.

As always, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will produce the best results.

***Comment below if you like her look!

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if you qualify for a skinny waist plus fat transfer to hips.

Procedure: Revision Liposculpture 360 + BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 160 lbs, BMI: 27.5
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#drbedifined #booty #waist #abs #need #natural #tampa
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DO YOU NEED A BBL?

One of the most common questions we get and it is answered with examples in our video above.

For some, a BBL might be the right answer and others 360 only.

Contact us to see what is best for you!
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#drbedifined #bbl #abs #vaser #vixen #natural #tampa #florida #newyork #texas #lipo #lipo360
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EXTERNAL SKIN TIGHTENING

The newest technology we have been offering clients is a combination of internal and external skin tightening.

The best candidate for this is someone with mild skin laxity, minimal stretch marks, and someone who does not want a skin removal procedure.

This beautiful client had multiple children and stretch marks.

The redness on the abdomen is from collagen tightening; this is normal and fades quickly.

Most clients experience a few weeks of social downtime.

***Game changer technology! ⚡️

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what external skin tightening can do for you.

Procedure: 4D SVELTE abs (Liposculpture 360 plus internal/external skin tightening)

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 126 lbs, BMI: 21.6
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📞813-836-7202
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#drbedifined #bbl #abs #vaser #tampa #newyork #texas #lipo360
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SCULPTING FOR MEN

Balanced natural body sculpting is for both men and women.

This athletic man wanted total body sculpting that matched his overall body type.

He is 3 years out and continues to look better over time.

***Who else wants this look?🙋‍♂️

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what body sculpting for men is.

Procedure: 4D Beast Mode (Liposculpture 360 with chest and deltoid contouring) + Men`s Buttock Augmentation ⚡️

Starting Foundation: 5`8", 185 lbs, BMI: 28.1
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#drbedifined #abs #vaser #tampa #florida #newyork #texas #lipo
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DAY 0 MANTRA

With all the trends that may or may not be legit in 2024, there is one that will not go out style: the timeless appearance.

A timeless look is one that is balanced, natural, and proportionate.

That theme has been our mantra from the beginning.

There are clients who may want extreme curves, and ultimately, that is their choice.

This beautiful client wanted a classic look to match her vibrant personality.

***Check out that thigh gap ❤️

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what a timeless appearance is.

Procedure: 4D Liposculpture 360 plus IT⚡️

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 156 lbs, BMI: 26.8
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#drbedifined #abs #vaser #tampa #florida #newyork #texas #lipo360
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NATURAL HIGH DEFINITION

The most popular request we are getting now is for a natural look.

This has been our day 0 mantra.

Some think that HD liposculpture will `look fake.`

If done incorrectly by someone who doesn`t do the procedure routinely, then yes, it will look silly.

4D liposculpture is by far the most enjoyable procedure for me because it requires extreme attention to anatomical detail combined with artistry.

This athletic man wanted a sculpted and natural appearance.

***Let me know if you want to see the final outcome on this one 🔥

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what natural high definition is.

Procedure: 4D Beast Mode (Liposculpture 360 with chest sculpting) ⚡️

Starting Foundation: 6`3", 224 lbs, BMI: 28.0
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#drbedifined #abs #vaser #tampa #florida #newyork #texas #lipo360
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MASSAGE THERAPIST

Partnering with a knowledgeable therapist in the post-op period is extremely important.

We have a list of providers we work with, and those with the best outcomes understand that getting MLD is not optional but a requirement.

This beautiful client had a large seroma that we managed in the office and also with close communication with her massage therapist.

***Who else wants this look?

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES the importance of massage therapy.

Procedure: HD Liposculpture 360 + BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 140 lbs, BMI: 24.0
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#drbedifined #bbl #abs #vaser #vixen #tampa #newyork #texas #lipo
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FAT TRANSFER VS IMPLANTS

Currently, the most popular way to enhance the buttocks is with fat transfer.

The biggest advantage of fat transfer is the natural appearance and feel.

For some, gluteal implants might be the only option, but this procedure does involve a bigger scar, and sometimes the implant edge can be felt.

When done correctly, fat transfer will look balanced, proportionate, and natural.

***Do you think she has a natural look?

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES the difference between fat transfer and implants.

Procedure: 4D Liposculpture 360 + BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`2", 157 lbs, BMI: 28.7
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#drbedifined #bbl #vixen #tampa #lipo360
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NATURAL ROUND 2 🍑

For some clients, a second round BBL is needed to create a balanced look.

There is a misconception that `if you get a round 2, it will look unnatural.`

It all depends on your starting foundation, how much fat takes on your body, and of course, surgeon technique.

A round 1 has an equal chance of looking natural as a round 2, when done correctly.

This beautiful client came to see me for round 2 BBL to add more projection and fill her hip dips.

***Are you ready for a natural look? Comment below 👇

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if you qualify for a balanced round 2 BBL.

Procedure: Revision 4D Liposculpture 360/arms + Round 2 BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`3", 138 lbs, BMI: 24.4
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#drbedifined #bbl #vixen #tampa #florida #texas #lipo
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SCULPTING FOR MEN

Body contouring for men has been growing in popularity.

Most men require total body sculpting to create a balanced look.

This means evaluating the chest, deltoid, arms, and entire torso (liposculpture 360) to create a unique plan.

This athletic guy is now 3 years post-op.

***His results are the epitome of combining a healthy lifestyle with total body contouring.

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES what body sculpting for men is.

Procedure: 4D Beast Mode (chest/deltoid/liposculpture 360)⚡️

Starting Foundation: 5`9", 180 lbs, BMI: 26.6
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#drbedifined #abs #vaser #tampa #newyork #texas #lipo360
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WORKOUT FOR HIP DIPS

The most challenging buttock area to build for women in the gym is the `hip dip` area.

For some, this area will never improve even with the best booty workout.

Working out your glutes after fat transfer is definitely recommended, and it will help the `hip dips` look more natural.

This beautiful woman had a round 1 BBL by another surgeon and came to see me to help restore her naturally beautiful body.

***Her commitment to the gym and a healthy lifestyle helps maintain this look.

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if you can workout to improve your hip dips.

Procedure: Revision 4D Liposculpture 360 + Round 2 BBL⚡️🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 160 lbs, BMI: 27.5
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***Link in profile to receive a COMPLIMENTARY evaluation***
📧 consult@tampasurgicalarts.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀
📞813-836-7202
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#drbedifined #bbl #abs #vixen #tampa #newyork #texas #lipo360
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WHAT ENTRY POINTS?

For some clients, having no clearly visible signs of having a procedure done is important.

Some others are okay with looking like Swiss cheese after their procedure.

Each client has their own preference, and that is okay.

Most of our clients prefer stealth entry ways.

***Special recognition for the first one to identify her entry points.

The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES the importance of hidden entry points.

Procedure: 4D Liposculpture 360/IT⚡️

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 156 lbs, BMI: 26.8
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📧 consult@tampasurgicalarts.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#drbedifined #bbl #abs #vaser #tampa #newyork #texas #lipo360
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