For some patients, the plastic surgery experience doesn’t end with the actual procedure. Getting the “red carpet” treatment involves recovering at a luxury hotel, such as the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. 

“It’s very VIP, very anonymous… you ring a bell and people bring you fresh smoothies,” says Olivia Schiff*, who works in fashion and spent $4,500 for three nights of recuperating at the SLS after having a corrective tummy tuckliposuction, and a lower face-lift. She booked the stay through a company called Prestige Surgical Aftercare, a one-stop agency that does everything but give you the face-lift. They book your hotel room, staff it with nurses 24/7, and consult with your surgeon on your aftercare, which might include pain medication (like IV-administered acetaminophen).

“If you’re spending an insane amount of money to have plastic surgery, it seems like a great way to treat yourself on the other end of it,” says Schiff. “I added an extra night, figuring I’d get the Amex points. You know that you’re safe. You know that they’re going to take care of you.” Nurses taught Schiff how to cleanse her skin post-op, applied cold compresses and Aquaphor, and they made her “the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had,” she says. “I highly, highly, highly recommend going to a post-op hotel. I was living my best Kardashian life.”  

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