Military Plastic Surgery: providing top-quality cosmetic surgery to active military servicemembers and their families
By Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
Here in San Diego, we have a thriving military community – one in which the need for high-quality medical care is coupled with unique challenges such as frequent deployments, on-call assignments, dependant spouses and children, veteran status and so on. When it comes to military plastic surgery – be it for active duty personnel, their families, veterans, military personnel transitioning out of the service or retirees – it takes a certain familiarity with the military lifestyle to provide the very best possible care. Cosmetic plastic surgery is an important service for the San Diego military community. As is the case with any surgical procedure, it is important to seek out the right board certified plastic surgeon in order to achieve the safest and most natural successful results.
Military personnel and their families can experience the same or even heightened physical and emotional challenges as the rest of us. Whether that translates into a male patient’s desire for liposuction surgery or male breast reduction gynecomastia to eliminate stubborn fat and improve his chances of passing military fitness tests, or a Mommy Makeover for a military spouse wanting to look her best when her husband returns from deployment, plastic surgery can produce safe and effective results to boost confidence, improve physical appearance and increase one’s overall sense of well-being. However, military benefits rarely cover such cosmetic enhancements; and in these cases, it is best for prospective patients to seek out an experienced surgeon in private practice to discuss their plastic surgery goals, unique medical needs and family requirements.
As a former member of the armed forces with experience providing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to my comrades in arms, I bring a rare perspective and empathy to the needs of military families. I served as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1984 to 1988 at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, where I held the position of Chief of Plastic Surgery Services and was honored with the Meritorious Service Medal for dedication to duty, outstanding patient care and teaching plastic surgery techniques to my fellow personnel. Today, I maintain my own cosmetic plastic surgery practice with locations in San Diego/La Jolla and Temecula/Murrieta/Riverside County. But I have never forgotten my experience working with the military, and possess a unique understanding of the needs and challenges associated with a military lifestyle.
The plastic surgery offices of Stuart B. Kincaid welcome military patients and their dependants with open arms, and our friendly staff works hard to accommodate military schedules, childcare requirements, budgetary considerations and everything else we can to ensure the most convenient and effective service. I am pleased to see military patients from far and wide walk through my doors, be they from here in San Diego or further away in Coronado, Miramar, Camp Pendleton, Murrieta, Fort Irwin, 29 Palms, March Air Force Base or Yuma Marine Corps Air Station. To learn more about plastic surgery for military personnel, contact our San Diego/La Jolla office (858-450-4199) or our Temecula office (951-695-9934), or visit us online today at www.skincaidmd.com so that even loved ones deployed throughout the world can familiarize themselves with our practice.
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