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Dr. Eric A. Cole provides plastic surgery services to a variety of patients, from many different locations. His extensive training, years of experience, and expertise in both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments are just some of the reasons patients choose Dr. Cole to be their surgeon.

Many patients from outside of Washington fly in for cosmetic surgery, or simply drive in from the surrounding areas, including Seattle and Portland, Oregon. No matter where you’re coming from, our patients get the chance to recuperate quietly and privately away from the demands of their everyday life. You return home looking relaxed, refreshed and renewed.

About our location
Cole Aesthetic Center’s Silverdale, WA facility is located in the heart of Kitsap County, nestled between Seattle to the east and the lush Olympic Peninsula to the west. Kitsap County has 283 miles of scenic waterfront in the form of bays and inlets, offering unique sightseeing, recreation and shopping. There are 12 golf courses within close distance to Silverdale, along with opportunities for fishing, boating, and scuba diving. When you’re ready to get out and explore, there is plenty of adventure waiting.

Beautiful Kitsap County

Whether you’re coming from Seattle or farther away, our travel concierge service is happy to help you with scheduling and accommodations. Silverdale is a 70 minute drive from theSeattle-Tacoma International Airport [SEA] and 15 minutes from Bremerton National Airport[PWT].

Your initial consultation
If you are within driving distance, you can schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Cole in person. However, if you are located farther away, you can either fly in for an in person consultation, or have a virtual consultation via Skype. Either way, you’ll have the opportunity to show Dr. Cole your areas of concern and hear his recommendations in a detailed consultation.

Our patient coordinator will assist you in this process, as well as discuss fees, accommodations, and surgery scheduling, including how long you’ll need to stay in the area after your procedure. Before you come to our offices, you’ll receive a packet in the mail with the information you need to be fully prepared for your office visit and for surgery. You’ll need to make a deposit via check or credit card to hold your dates, and final payment will be made at least three weeks before surgery.

Your procedure and stay
When you schedule your surgery, you’ll choose a date for your pre-operative appointment and your procedure. At your pre-op appointment, our healthcare team will examine you, review your pre- and post-op instructions, and sign paperwork. We allow plenty of time for this visit to answer any questions you may have.

You will need someone at least 18 years or older to pick you up from surgery and stay with you. If you are coming to town alone, we can arrange transportation for you to and from your hotel/lodging. The length of time that we will ask you to stay during your recovery will vary depending on the procedure you are having and whether or not we can arrange for appropriate follow up care for you by a qualified physician in your area.

When you return to your home, we want you to stay in touch with our office. As always, please e-mail us or call if questions should arise. And, of course, you are always welcome back to our practice for follow up visits when in town or Skype consultations while you have returned to your home.
Details about your appointment

  • You will receive a reminder call the day before your appointment
  • Please arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time
  • You will sign a Privacy Policy and Financial Agreement form upon arrival to the office. Or you can download these forms and bring them with you.
  • You can wear your normal clothes, eyeglasses, contact lenses, etc.
  • We will be taking photos of your face, eyes, or specific areas of your skin
  • If you are scheduling a cosmetic consultation, there will be a consult fee payable at the time of scheduling that will later be applied to any procedures you choose to have
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash and personal checks
  • For your convenience, we have financing options available

Questions? Feel free to call us at 360.228.3235.

Relaxation & Recuperation

Peninsula attractions and lodging
There are many lodging options within close proximity to Cole. When you call us to set up your initial consultation, we can help make lodging recommendations.

After your initial consultation, our travel concierge will be able to help you plan the length of your stay. Your stay will need to be long enough to fit in your follow-up appointment, typically 10-14 days after your procedure.

Learn more about the natural, rugged beauty of the Pacific NW and other area attractions you may want to visit as your recovery progresses:

  • Olympic Peninsula overview
  • Olympic Peninsula Road Trips
  • Port Townsend
  • Sequim

If you’re interested in learning more about Cole’s Fly-In program or would like to schedule an initial consultation, please contact our travel concierge at 360.228.3235 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.