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Patient Experience

Crabtree Plastic Surgery wants to provide an experience like no other, one that incorporates the highest standards of safety while establishing an environment that is as comfortable as possible for patients. Whether you are considering major plastic surgery or less invasive, non-surgical cosmetic enhancement, we want you to feel confident that you are in the hands of skilled medical professionals who have your total health and well-being in mind. 

Below, you will find additional information about our office environment and what you can expect from the surgical facilities we utilize, as well as details on our “Fly-In Patients” program and helpful patient forms that you can download and fill out at home. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. 

Our Office

Crabtree Plastic Surgery has two office locations for the convenience of our patients: one in Honolulu and one in Kailua. Each office is designed to provide you with the most comfortable and welcoming experience possible. Our consultation and treatment rooms are private locations where you are encouraged to speak openly with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Thomas Crabtree, MD, or other members of our aesthetic enhancement staff about the concerns you are experiencing and the goals you would like to reach. Confidentiality, safety, and thorough communication are all top priorities here at Crabtree Plastic Surgery, and we want you to feel as relaxed as possible at all times. 

Surgical Facility

Major surgeries performed by Dr. Crabtree typically take place at Windward Surgery Center. This surgical facility is fully-equipped and staffed for procedures that require general anesthesia, and has everything Dr. Crabtree and our team need to provide you with the best possible treatment experience. 

In-Office Procedures

Many of the procedures we offer here at Crabtree Plastic Surgery can be performed in the office, without the need to go to an offsite facility. Treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable dermal fillers, lipotropic injections for wellness and weight loss, PRP therapy, and other non-surgical options can often be conveniently performed right here. Our practice is equipped with treatment rooms that strongly adhere to the sterilization protocols necessary for safe in-office treatment. We also offer a range of in-office surgeries that include various types of eyelid surgery, facial rejuvenation, liposuction, body contouring, and other techniques. These are performed with oral medications to relax you, as well as appropriate local anesthesia. Patients should usually expect to not drive after their office surgery, but they typically can drive the next day. 

Anesthesia Support

Some procedures may only require a local anesthetic, while major operations may necessitate stronger sedation or general anesthesia. For more invasive surgeries, general anesthesia will be administered by an experienced anesthesiologist during the procedure. 


Nitronox is an additional comfort measure that may be ideal for some patients. This option involves the inhalation of a mixture of nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and oxygen that helps patients feel more relaxed and comfortable while treatment progresses. Nitronox is not designed to induce sleep—you should be alert and responsive throughout the procedure; however, this option can produce a state of deeper relaxation for many patients. Nitronox is available for many of our non-surgical procedures and can be helpful for individuals who have higher levels of anxiety about the prospect of medical aesthetic treatment. It also should not create any lingering after-effects—once the inhalation mask is removed, the effects begin to immediately wear off and should be completely out of your system after about 5 to 10 minutes. 

Fly-In Patients

We welcome patients from throughout the Hawaiian Islands and beyond. If you are planning to travel to Oahu from another area of Hawaii or from anywhere else in the world, our team wants to make your experience as convenient as possible. Crabtree Plastic Surgery’s Fly-In Patients program includes a stay at Manu Mele, a wonderful Bed & Breakfast right next to our office. For transportation, we have partnered with Charley’s Taxi, which offers a MediCab service in case you need help with travel to and from the surgical facility. This service is particularly beneficial for out-of-town patients since traditional cabs and rideshare services cannot be used to transport patients to their accommodations immediately after surgery is performed. 

Our Fly-In Patients program is one of the many ways in which we strive to make the entire treatment experience as smooth as possible. If you would like more information on the program, we will be happy to assist you. 

Patient Forms

Before your first visit with Crabtree Plastic Surgery, we encourage you to download and complete the patient forms listed below. This can ultimately save you time at your appointment and help us prepare for your consultation once you arrive. If you have any questions, please contact us and a member of our staff will be happy to help. 

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