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My story. Iâm your typical gynecomastia patient. As I started developing into a man, around age 13 I really noticed my chest. I would wear clothes to hide, posture with shoulders forward, whatever it took to hide it. I avoided swim parties. I got asked if I needed a bra. And at that time I didnât know this was gynecomastia, just thought I got dealt with something that I couldnât change. Finding the right Doctor. Do you research! Dr. Cruise was my second surgeon. 5 years ago I went to a local plastic surgeon who was well known, but had only a handful of gynecomastia patients. The first sign that I should have gone somewhere else was in the consultation when he didnât even touch my chest and just looked at it. The result was what I like to call a deflation, where the pointedness of the nipple area was lipoâd out but 90% of the problem still remained. Finally, I dug deeper and did my research and thatâs how I came across Dr. Cruise. He specialized in gynecomastia, even having a full page layout in his brochures, and doing commercials. He also has a large portfolio of past patient results. Dr Cruise was very detailed in the consultation about what to expect. He understood my fears and my expectations. His staff is awesome! Cristin was very patient with all my questions, and Jessica was great as I went through recovery. My surgery. In order for me to achieve my goals, my procedure was a little more extensive. I had removed excess skin, tissue, and free nipple graft. Essentially he removed what was the size of my hand on each side and reattached my nipples. This was necessary to see the pec definition that had been hiding behind the gynecomastia. The surgery itself was painless and quick. 2 hours. Local anesthesia. I did enjoy the Xanax prior to surgery. I went home after for a brief period and then went about my day. I was in a compression vest and surgical wrap for a week. My recovery. This is where your patience is needed. It was a week after surgery before I was down to just the compression vest and gauze over the nipples and incisions. After week 12, I was able to eliminate the taping. After 3 months, I was able to chuck the compression vests, but still advised to wear compression shirts for a few months after that. I will say itâs hard to realize your results until you get to 6 months. My results. Itâs been one year (May 2015) and the results are awesome. I am seeing the scars to get less and less red. I was told 1-2 years with scaring results. I can now wear tight tshirts, and in fact, I find myself sticking out my chest!
I can't recommend Dr. Cruise enough. I came half way around the globe (from the middle east) to do two operations with him: tummy tuck and gynecomastia a year later. I get emails and calls from his staff on a regular basis, even a year later, just checking up if everything is ok. And I really love the results. What I love the most, is that he starts off with the risks and sets the expectations before anything else. As he cares more about the well being of his patients rather than just convincing some to come in and make money. I honestly cant recommend him enough.
My son started to develop breast at about age 10/11. By the time he was 12, they were very obvious to everyone. His self-esteem was suffering and he was being teased at school. My son begged me to do something. As a mother, this was torture. After a lot of research, I found Dr. Joseph Cruise. His website is very impressive and he seemed to be the only surgeon in the area with experience in gynecomastia in a young patient. When we met Dr. Cruise I felt very comfortable with his skill and experience. His staff is very professional and caring and they never make you feel rushed. My son had surgery three months ago at age 13 to remove his breasts. The results are amazing! The scars are still present but he looks completely normal in a shirt. His self-esteem has greatly improved and he is finally standing with his shoulders back. We are so thankful to have crossed paths with Dr. Cruise and his staff and would highly recommend them to anyone with gynecomastia.
Wonderful experience!!!! Loving my body...dr. cruise is the best...Jessica too....
Well men, got boobs and don't want them? Then Dr. Cruise and his staff can help eradicate this issue! They can re-direct the body's imperfect shape as gently and compassionately, as the best of them, if not better than the others. As one of the best in his field, the good doctor can relieve this burden from your life, breathing in new life, where anxiety and distress, filled one's self. I suffered for 50 years, being ridiculed, embarrassed to take my shirt off, and wear tight fitting shirts, because of my chest's appearance. Finally, after years of avoiding any event that could expose my self consciousness over the appearance of my chest, I saw an advertisement on television that showed me a surgeon with empathy . On the television was a man who inquired whether I might have this challenge in my life, describing me and the personal struggle it often creates to a tee. Then with empathy for this problem he described that he could help. He continued that he had, had, some great success in this field of gynecomastia. I could see he was familiar with the trauma this condition creates in one's entire person and life . I had wanted to come out of the shell I was in over this issue, and though he warned it would take a certain amount of professionalism along with experienced workmanship, he and his staff have done many, and had a good track record of results. I made a consultation by internet after looking at a well done internet site with a lot of good information. At the office I was greeted and felt staff was happy I came in. I was introduced to Cristin who had called me and invited me in for a consultation. She immediately set me at ease with the idea that the good doctor was the best, and it would be hard to find a better man for the job. I met the doctor and he examined me showing what he thought might be needed and once done explaining it all to me as if I were the most important client he had he departed. He had immediately demonstrated empathy and a confidence that he could help me gain the appearance I had tried to gain through diets, drugs, herbs, etc. to no avail. I received a quote and it was what I expected to pay to get this kind of help, and even if it was reasonable, it was a lot, so I had to think on it.. What I didn't know was how complex the procedure would actually be in my head while I decided so I went home to deliberate and studied their internet site. I still had insecurities in that I would be the exception and not a good candidate, so I made an appointment to be seen a second time and question the good doctor, on what should my expectations be. He saw me again and looked me in the eye, and said, if we did these procedures, he could give me a flat chest. I set a date to have the procedure done. Cristin coordinated everything, and everything was spelled out. The surgery center they use is "A" number one, and top notch as well. The attention and focus I received from all of them, was exemplary, gentle, loving, caring, and worth every penny. In fact, after when I wasn't coming in for check ups as frequently, I was having separation anxiety, as they had now become like family. It was the best experience I have ever had, medically or otherwise, and if I were any of you, if the good doctor says he can help, believe me he can. I love them all now, and the results well, they were everything he said and more. Not only did he flatten my chest, but he shaped me like an artist shapes a sculpture, and is definitely a dedicated man, in his art, craft, and practice. And the staff-well what can I say? They are all just as professional and loving as the doctor. Beautiful people inside each as cut from the same cloth as he is. Each is caring and there for you to the point of checking up on you at all stages to see if you need anything, have any concerns, need any questions answered. I could go on, and on, and on. I shall never forget the good doctor, his staff, or what he/they, did for me, in my life ever, ever again. Besides, I see the results everyday in the mirror and have to resist the temptation to call them and say thank you over and over. I simply love each and every one of them. I really do. Don't hesitate, think it out, review his information and compare, but if you want my advice, then I say, take him up on his offer to help. He is a can do man, and would not tell you so, if what you were asking for, was not possible. There are are always exceptions, but this staff and doctor leave nothing to chance, and each of them do their jobs, with the upmost professionalism and discretion, befitting royalty, and I am just the average Joe- well use to be anyway. Now I am special because I had some very good people help me out. Go for it!
I was truly blown away by the level of care I received with Dr. Cruise and every single lady on his staff. I had breast implants put in 15 years ago by another doctor and after nursing and just plain old gravity they were really falling below the acceptable zone! I decided to go with Dr. Cruise because of his positive reviews online and then after I met him I knew I had made the right choice. A few things really stand out. He seems to have put a lot of thought into the way his office runs and from my perspective the whole process felt like a well oiled machine. Tiffani was very knowledgable and has a sweet and kind demeanor that helps make the process quite pleasant. She helped with the initial overview, scheduling and pricing. The nurses Jessica and Jennifer are experts in their field and Tavania at the front desk is incredibly warm and welcoming. I didn't realize the level of care that would be provided after the surgery. So many check ups and aftercare is included in the pricing and you get a chance to get to know the nurses and I also learned a great deal about the way our bodies heal. The nurses were kind, competent, empathetic and passionate about their jobs. Many of the nurses who work there get to benefit from his work and that really helped my experience as well. It helps to hear from the nurses from a medical perspective and then it also is incredibly helpful to hear from them as someone who may have went through a similar surgery. I also really appreciated the time Dr. Cruise took with me during my consultation and other appointments. Every time we met he was 100% present and focused. He was never rushed or looking at the clock. I have not had very good luck with previous doctors in that department so I was thrilled and a little bit surprised to discover that I would get his full attention. Probably the best part about Dr. Cruise is that he is a very skilled surgeon. I love how the ladies that work for him really believe in the "product". They would gush and rant and rave about his work and then after my procedure I realized why. It's really really well done! My beasts look a lot better than I really thought they were going to be capable of. It's hard to say they are work of art without sounding a little silly... but that's what they are! They look so pretty and perky and they are perfectly balanced and just right for my body. I really could not be happier with them. I think surgically and also personality wise, Dr. Cruise has an edge over other surgeons. I would recommend him to a close friend and I would go back to him. It also meant a lot to me that when I had a minor rash due to a tape allergy, I called him after hours and he answered his phone on the first ring! Also, I was a little nervous on surgery day and Erica in the operating room was just about as pleasant as possible. She immediately put my mind at ease and also spoke very highly of Dr. Cruise's work. You can tell when people are speaking from the heart and she really put my mind at ease. It seems like Dr. Cruise has put a lot of thought into carefully vetting every member of his team and it really shows.
After raising 4 kids, I needed a make over. My girl friend had had work done and looked great but she was very private about it and I didn't ask what Dr she had used. After researching I picked Dr Cruise and went for a Consultation. I loved him and his staff from the first time. When I later told my girlfriend that I was having some work done and where, we were so surprised we had chosen the same Dr, without even talking. I didn't really know what I wanted or needed but completely trusted Dr Cruise. I felt total peace going in for surgery. And the result is amazing, now I look the way I feel. I had a long drive for my checkups but always looked forward to seeing everyone in the Cruise office, they are genuinely friendly and caring and very professional and I will truly miss coming in now that I am healed.
Since I have had surgery (5 months) ago, I have had the best service from everyone at the office and from Dr. Cruise. I had a breast reduction and am very, very pleased with my results. The girls in the office are always following up with me, with phone calls and doctor visits-- making sure everything looks great, which they do :) I am very please with everyone at this office ad dr. Cruise has a special gift and I am 100% satisfied with what he has done for me. I can't express how happy I am with my results and everyone at the office.
I had a breast lift and reduction with Dr. Cruise 4 weeks ago and I'm amazed at how natural and youthful the results look. About 7 months ago I had a circumferential tummy tuck and was very pleased with the results, including an almost non-existent scar that is not noticeable and a very nice looking bellybutton, so I chose Dr. Cruise to do my breast surgery as well. Along with the surgery, I had a fat transfer to my face and I have received many complements from my friends and family of how much younger I look! The recovery period was very short with little pain and swelling. His expertise and knowledge of body contouring is amazing. He truly knows what he is doing and I believe he is one of the best plastic surgeons in Orange County. His staff is very insightful and answered all my questions. I'm so much happier with my life and I would highly recommend Dr. Cruise to anyone looking for a natural and pleasing result!
Since I am six months post-op, I thought it would be a good time to review Dr. Cruise and his staff. My neck had been bothering me for years and when I began to Google "neck lifts" I found Dr. Cruise. I know it is suggested to interview three doctors and all of that but after I met Dr. Cruise I really did not feel the need to continue my search. The good feeling started even before I came in when I booked a consultation with Cristin on the phone. When I went in, Dr. Cruise did not try to talk me into anything but rather provided an education on lifts and face and neck work. I truly got the feeling Dr. Cruise was focused on the best result for me and not just having a new patient. I ultimately booked a neck lift, mini face lift, temple lift, fat transfer, and lower bleph for almost a year out. Cristin was fantastic with helping me prepare for my procedures and offered to do as many consultations I wanted with Dr. Cruise to ease any anxiety I had (since I had so much time to wait). The procedures went smoothly and I stayed home from work for about 13 days (if I were to do it again I would give myself a bit more time). During these days (and for MANY days after that) I would have various bursts of panic when I wasn't sure about this swelling or that bruise as I did not know what to expect in spite of all the information that Cristin and Dr. Cruise gave me prior. Every time I had a concern I would e-mail or call Cristin and she would quickly respond with somehow the perfect thing to say to get me back on track. During the follow-up appointments Cristin, Dr. Cruise, Jennifer, and Jessica were all very encouraging and calming. They always assured me all was normal and I was on track even though my face did not always agree. So now that I have just turned 50 and the surgeries are behind me, I am SO glad I did it and feel the timing in my life was perfect. Everything fell into place and when I see pictures my face, neck, and eyes look much more youthful although very natural. My own mother did not even know I had "work done." Best of all there is no more awful neck sagging and banding, which was really aging me. Thank you, Dr. Cruise. Now 50 doesn't seem so bad:)
I visited Dr. Cruise about doing something to improve my face. I didn't like how gaunt I looked. He recommended Fat Transfer to restore a more youthful appearance. He said my face looked hollow and needed some fullness. After explaining the procedure and potential results, and that it could be done under local anesthesia in the office, I was sold! The procedure went well. I was awake, but out of it, because of the relaxing medication they give you. I didn't feel any pain. Afterwards, I was very swollen and that lasted a few weeks, but it was well worth it. I'm thrilled with how much better my face looks and will totally due it again if I need to in the future. Dr. Cruise and his entire staff were nothing short of AWESOME! Very informative, professional, fun, and a pleasure to work with.
Beauty is Power. Every generation has its legends, the Michael Angelo, the Da Vinci, or Picasso and the results that Dr. Cruise is consistently performing for his patients seems to be measuring up to what many are considering a new Renaissance in the plastic surgery community & industry. Never before, and possibly never again may this generation see such a consistency in the precision levels of human beautification that are being achieved by Dr. Joseph Cruise M.D. Yet because Dr. Cruise is so humble and modest a gentleman you would never know of his genius that his work entitles him to. As you view his before / after photo galleries one may ask themselves in disbelief as I did, could anyone could have achieved a better result in every single unique client situation? His most beautiful enterprise administration was in the game, streamlined, meticulously skilled, & prepared every step of the way to ensure clientele knew exactly what was going on & had what they needed most often before they could even ask. Not to mention I was taken aback by the numerous post operative checkups after my operation that I even had to politely decline further post op. The point was clear that Dr. Cruise & his beautiful enterprise team genuinely take on post op care as if it is the highest of priority in the entire procedure which was impressively administered beyond my expectations. Most impressive & most important beyond the obvious qualifications of a board certified plastic surgeon are the before & after photos of each of Dr. Cruise's masterful accomplishments. Again, this is where the patient can best measure if their investment is likely to produce a favorable reward. Where judgment, tastes, balance, symmetry & proportion can be meticulously evaluated to capture the spirit of the doctor in how they optimize each client to achieve their most optimal state of natural perfection. Does what looks right to them, a finished look, look right to me? The evaluations of before/afters proved to me that I wasn't going to have to do a lot of explaining. Dr. Cruise clearly instinctively knew his craft so well that there was a proven trust in his decision making & skill. And, having been an actual patient gone through the entire streamlined process from initial evaluation to the genuinely helpful & numerous post op care appointments, I must say that this experience personally ranks with me as one of the most satisfying, well managed, streamlined, genuinely caring, customer service experiences of my lifetime. Beauty is Power.
I had a tummy tuck by Dr. Cruise in the spring 2013 and I couldn't be happier with the results! Dr. Cruise is a truly gifted PS and he has the highest honors in my book. From the moment I met him and after speaking to him about my problem areas, I knew he was the PS for me! His staff is also wonderful. Very professional and great to talk. As my surgery date approached they contacted me and made me feel at ease about the procedure. They were very accommodating and made the process very easy for me. I would without a doubt highly recommend Dr. Cruise for any plastic surgery procedure! You will be super happy with your results. I guarantee it!!!
It has been 6 months since my facelift, and when people see me, they tell me how refreshed I look! After Dr. Cruise learned a bit about me, he told me that his professional goal was to give me a natural, more youthful appearance. He also told me to prepare myself psychologically for the changes I would experience, and that he and his support staff (Cristin was exceptional) would answer any concerns or questions at any time before and after my procedure. This was truly sound advice. Everyday when I look in the mirror, I see that more youthful person! It is a wonderful feeling to know that one's outside can match how one feels inside. Dr. Cruise has a gift to make this a reality!
I am two days post-op from a breast reduction, lift w/ implants... I thought I would be in much more pain than I am, but this has been the most amazing experience of my life!! Dr Cruise and his staff are impeccable, and so caring and understanding. Dr Cruise was able to make me laugh and ease any concerns I may have had the morning of my surgery. I only have experienced slight discomfort so far, but already my girls are looking beautiful and I see them shaping and forming by the hour. I cannot recommend this doctor enough!!! Already weaning myself off the pain meds, and already feel like I can go out and conquer the world again. My self confidence at this very moment is through the roof, and I cannot thank Dr Cruise enough!!!
I'm not one to usually write reviews but I felt that a review for Dr. Cruise was warranted. I went in for what could be called as moderate to severe gynecomastia last year and I'm very happy with my decision. I experienced a once-in-his-career type of post op complication (call me a medical marvel!!), and Dr. Cruise could not have handled the situation any better. I wasn't the easiest patient in the world to deal with; I was horrified at the prospect of getting a bad result and I made sure he knew that. Dr. Cruise eased my fears and stuck with me until we got a result that would live up to the expectations he had when I first met him. Being a prospective physician myself, I was able to appreciate the bedside manner and care that he exhibits for his patients firsthand. There are many doctors out there who would not have stuck with me the way he did and I'll always be appreciative of that. His staff is equally great and they have always been there to answer my questions and resolve my concerns, whether it was in person or via email while I was in another country. His entire staff is really top notch. I give Dr. Cruise my highest recommendation.
A couple of years ago, I had Dr. Cruise operate on me for a mini-facelift/necklift, a neckline liposuction and a chin implant. The results were awesome. As a male, I looked more masculine and youthful. A few months ago, I wanted my baggy upper eyelids corrected. Consulted with Dr. Cruise and Cristin, and I decided to do an upper eyelid surgery and lateral brow lift which would enhance the upper eyelids and soften the crowâs feet. Dr. Cruise and Cristin answered all my questions. Since I was doing it under local anesthesia and oral sedation, I was concerned about pain during the surgery, but the experience was much better than I thought it would be. My recovery was unusually quick â less than a week. And I got solid results. I look younger, refreshed andâ¦â¦natural! Again, I commend Dr. Cruise and his staff - Cristin and Jessica â for providing professional and friendly service. Thank you for the excellent results!
I HAD an extreme case of GYNECOMASTIA. My Experience with Dr. Cruise and his staff was and continues to be 5 star EXCELLENT.I had let him know I was very concerned of scaring and he worked so METICULOUS as if I was FAMILY.I would not normally take the time to write a review but I feel since this is an absolute life changing surgery it is important for any future patients to know EXACTLY what to expect. You can expect the DOCTOR to be completely honest with you and your body type. In conjunction with your age and skin elasticity your results will vary. I am a 48 year old male that for some reason put on a lot of FAT in my chest and it was embarrassing to the point that I needed to do something about it. Dr Cruise was the THIRD Doctor that I had consulted with and I am so happy that I did. His explanation of the procedure got me confident that I had found the right doctor. My results are above my expectations and his STAFF is knowledgeable and Cristin help guide me step by step.
I am 54 yr old male and I had my face lift. This is not only for woman anymore. I am physically active and healthy and love to party, so I wanted to be look younger to keep up with my stamina and strength. After only 3 weeks of surgery, my regular hair stylist did not recognized me, also the apartment maintenance man asked me if I was KC'S brother. Now, 6 weeks later, I say I am 95% healed and looking good. Who needs that fancy car when I look good like I am in my 40's. Invest in yourself not in your fancy car. I see all the time old men drives fancy sports car. I will advice those men to get a new face instead of that car. Dr. Cruise and his staff are the best. Not only to say, his staff are all so beautiful and classy. Don't try to save few dollars, get the best. All worth it.
When I woke up that morning and saw that my breast implant had ruptured, I panicked. They were 11 years old I did not not have a plastic surgeon as my original Dr. was no longer in practice. I started researching Dr's, read the online reveiws and consulted with friends as to who they used. After meeting Dr. Cruise I knew right away that I had found the right Dr. My patient coordinator, Kristin, helped answer my questions as well as calm my nerves and fears during that initial consultation. Dr. Cruise was very confidant in his abilities to replace my implants which was very assuring and very calming to me. They were able to schedule my surgery within a week. Dr. Cruise was fantastic. It's easy to tell that his passion is helping people feel better about themselves. The surgery was surprisingly simple and relatively painless (I was able to have my implants replaced with only local anesthesia). I couldn't be more pleased. He was even able to fix the scars that my previous Dr left. I'm just thrilled with the outcome. I have told everyone about Dr. Cruise. His staff is wonderful and always makes you feel comfortable at each visit. My whole experience was very positive and I encourage anyone thinking about having soemthing done to please call Dr. Cruise.
My experience with Dr. Cruise was extraordinary excellent. From my initial consultation until now it has been a wonderful experience with the doctor and his staff, I would highly recommend Dr. Cruise to anyone, the most amazing thing for me was how there was little to No pain at all, I had my implants put in 2010 and great experience but I had the pleasure to do it all over again beginning of this year, I had a little mishap with one of my implants therefore had to do this again and no pain no hazzle it was just another great experience with Dr. Cruise, I wish I had more money to get other procedures done, so maybe I will get that wish come true one day ( Iwill always be faithful to Dr. Cruise) no other doctor compares to him and his great staff!
Didn't listen to my concerns and I ended up with exactly what I DIDN'T want.
My experience with Dr Cruise and his staff was amazing. After a million questions, two office visits and numerous e-mails back and forth with Tiffani my amazing patient care coordinator, I finally decided on a neck midline plication and chin implant procedure. Being a tall man with broad shoulders I was always critical of my small chin. In addition, just over the last few years my neck began to sag at a 45 degree angle. During my first visit Dr Cruise immediately suggested these procedures to help give me a more squared and defined jaw line and to help tighten the neck muscles. His attention to detail and artistic vision is truly impressive. Thanks to his suggestions he was able to completely eliminate these issues. The recovery time was minimal and I didnât even need Tylenol for the pain. The results were exactly as he described and blew my highest expectations away. His staff is extremely friendly and courteous and is always willing to answer any questions or concerns. I'm profoundly grateful that I had the opportunity to have Dr Cruise as my surgeon. It was the best decision Iâve made in a long time.
The bottom line is that I love my results!! I consulted several doctors and Dr. Cruise was definitely the right choice for me. I had face and breast work done. I look younger, refreshed and realistic. I still look like me, not a plastic version of me. I look fabulous!I liked that he gave me his personal after-hours contact number for any questions or problems. His office staff was amazing and I loved my personal consultant, who checked up on me a lot after surgery. If I ever had any concerns, they had me come right into the office--after surgery care and contact is super important as well.The whole exerience was an A in my book. Thank you Dr. Cruise!
Anyone contemplating having their gynecomastia removed, I urge you to go for it. The procedure was very easy (for the patient). I experienced next to no discomfort during or after the surgery. I never even took 1 vicodin. What made the procedure even easier was Dr. Cruise and his staff. From my first consultation to my last check up, everyone at Cruise plastic surgery has been extremely helpful and kind. They eased any and all concerns I had before the operation, and answered all questions I have had since the operation. I have no complaints about my experience with Dr. Cruise. I would recommend anyone suffering from gynecomastia to have a consultation with him.
After a prior bad experience with a plastic surgeon I spent moths online looking for a plastic surgeon. While online I looked for a plastic surgeon who received positive feedback, one who was on the board of plastic surgery, and received overall good ratings. After searching for over six months I decided to go with Dr. Cruise because I read so many client reviews on how he spends quality time with his patients and cares. These were very important qualities to me. From my very first experience at Cruise Plastic Surgery Center I was impressed with the care I was given and the way I was treated. The patient coordinator, Kristin was amazing and went above and beyond to assure my experience was good by being available, calling me daily, and responding immediately to my texts. My case was different I had two prior breast augmentations with saline implants. Not only were my implants so far apart that I had a wide gap in between, but one implant had bottomed out and dropped so low it was touching my abdomen. Dr. Cruise assured me it was a difficult procedure to do, since I was a special kind of lift, but it could be done and also provide me with better spacing and cleavage. Dr. Cruise and his staff knew I wanted the procedure done immediately and despite a heavy summer schedule were able to fit me in within two weeks. They were reassuring and supportive during my whole experience. Dr. Cruise took time to spend with me and always answered all of my questions at each appointment. I ended up doing a Breast Reconstructive Surgery to replace my saline implants with silicon and went from 350cc to 550cc while doing a lift on my right side where I had bottomed out. I also decided to do liposuction of my flanks because that had always been a target area for me. I am immensely impressed with the work Dr. Cruise did, not only do I have amazing cleavage with a lift, he even repaired my scars from previous doctor to look so much smaller. I would highly recommend Dr. Cruise and his staff to anyone looking for Breast Augmentation/Reconstructive or Liposuction Procedures.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Cruise. I went into my surgery with expectations of improvement rather than perfection and what I got was near-perfection. It has only been 3 months since my surgery and my scars are already barely noticeable (they are said to fade maximally by 1 year post-op so I still have 9 months of fading!). My breasts look perky, natural, and exactly as I had always wished they looked before undergoing surgery. Dr. Cruise clearly listened carefully to my specifications because the results are exactly what I wanted. Although Dr. Cruise is not at all post-op appointments (there are quite a few as his stretegy for amazingly tiny scars involves 3 months-of-surgical tape that is changed in office), he has staffed his office with incredibly capable, kind, and knowledgeable nurses and staff. I am actually kind of sad not to see their smiling faces so often now that my appointments are farther apart. The entire experience here was comfortable, supportive, and friendly and most importantly my results are fantastic.
Dr Cruise was the best doctor answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. Absolutely LOVE the results and I could not be happier with my experience. The office staff was amazing, they answered all my questions and were always available to talk. I very highly recommend this Dr!!!
Dr. Cruise is amazing. Was very skeptical on getting surgery, but post op I can't believe I didnt go to Dr. Cruise and get this done earlier. Very happy with my results and Dr. Cruise is. True professional.
My first and very recent experience with Dr. Cruise was phenomenal. It only took five-minutes of being in his office for my Saturday consultation, before Dr. Cruise and his staff made me and my husband feel as comfortable as we do in our own home. I realize how popular breast implants are, but I have to admit; I was feeling as nervous and reluctant as any 52 year old executive, with a husband of 22 years, 2 grown sons, and grandchildren would feel about having cosmetic surgery, but I decided that it was the perfect time in my life to do something really great for myself. When I decided to get breast implants, I would chuckle and ask myself, Am I too old for this? But then I realized that life is way too short, and should be lived to its fullest. (I now understand that as long as you are in good health, you are never too old) and the first order of business for Dr. Cruise is to order a series of test to insure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. Dr. Cruise is a remarkably gifted, intelligent, confident, kind hearted soul, with a great sense of humor, as well as being a great listener. (Nice looking too) He takes the time to really get to know you, and it was obvious to me from the very beginning, that his satisfaction would only come from my satisfaction. He is very direct but humble, and he simply asked me, What is the look that you want to achieve? For someone who is obviously a genius in his field he has the uncanny ability to keep you firmly grounded in reality. After a long discussion between me, my husband, Tiffany and Dr. Cruise; we were ready to execute our well thought out plan, and The Doctor and his amazing staff guided us through all three phases of the process. It is very telling how confident Dr. Cruise is, when he hooks you up with a website the day of your consultation that is similar to face book. It is a group of people who are in different phases of his care. They range from people who have had multiple procedures to people who have had recent surgeries, to the brand newbies. You can login and have personal conversations with others who are on the same journey. They share their joys, their fears and the people who have been there done that will keep you encouraged if you need it (not one person dissatisfied)I didnt realize there were such deep emotional aspects of altering your physical experience, but this medical group and the members of the website, cover it all. They understand what you need even before you realize that you need it. They leave nothing to chance, and as a result, you feel ultra-safe in their care. The before, during and aftercare that these people give you, almost cant even be put into words, and the staff at the surgery center was as excellent and caring as the staff in Doctor Cruises office. The first thing they do when you arrive for your surgery is wrap you in warm blankets and the Anesthesiologist (forgot his name) was awesome. When you wake up, you are warm, comfortable and are treated like royalty. My husband got a good laugh during our ride home from the surgery when I asked him if we could stop at a Mexican restaurant, because I was craving enchiladas. Fortunately for me, he was like an army sergeant when it came to following the aftercare instructions and enchiladas were not on the menu immediately following surgery. The surgery was just the beginning; Dr. Cruise monitors your progress like a hawk. You go back into his office the morning after the surgery. You are back in his office one-week later, then bi-monthly and that continues until he is satisfied that you are completely healed and satisfied with your new look (The pain and discomfort through the healing process was minor) The surgery was a great success. The Girls are beautiful. They are exactly what my husband and I picked; shape, size, positioning; we got exactly what we wanted. This was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I am 10 weeks post-op and I feel and look great. I have smiled more in the last 10 weeks, than I have the last 10 years. I was also amazed at the number of men I saw in Dr. Cruises office during my aftercare. I have had conversations with other women, who have had cosmetic surgery performed at a discounted rate, and I have heard horror stories. Its one thing to shop for bargains when it comes to food, clothing etc. But when it comes to your health and appearance you should settle for nothing less than the best! Looking forward to going back someday; for a nip, a tuck and a lipo suc!
Dr Cruise was obviously the best choice for breast augmentation. He understood what I wanted and did exactly that. He's not those type of doctors who insists on you going bigger or recommending other surgeries, he will give you exactly what you asked for. His staff were always friendly and welcoming, answering all of my questions and concerns. I am perfectly happy on how my breasts turned out! I would recommend him to anybody thinking about getting breast augmentation. He is honestly the best doctor in Orange County!
I visited a few surgeons for my recent breast augmentation. The moment I shook hands with Dr Cruise I knew I'd found the one. His office staff was accommodating and made you feel as though you are the only patient they are treating! I loved that no matter what , if I had a question I could call and get help. What's more is the doctor himself called before the surgery to answer any questions and calm any fears. He helped me choose the right size for me and ended up being PERFECT! The healing went great and they look and feel so natural! What's more is he has a demeanor that truly makes you feel welcome and cared for. This isn't an in and out place, it's a family.
My experience with Dr Cruise is generally positive. First you notice is that he has a style, everything is carefully designed in his locals, it looks nice and gives a positive impression. He is experienced and very professional in his attitude. He gave me exactly that he promised, I was not able to find any marketing excesses which is very, very positive for a plastic surgeon in LA. I can just recommend him if you want a work well done.
Dr Cruise is one of the few surgeons performing this type of surgery in the U.S. I came into his office on a Tuesday and was lucky enough to get the surgery THE NEXT DAY due to a cancellation. I am extremely happy with my experience and the results. Dr Cruise took the time to answer all my questions before and after the surgery. His staff was completely professional and helpful during all of my appointments. The office is very beautiful,peaceful, and easy to find. I would definitely recommend this doctor!
I must say my experience with doctor's Cruise's staff was fabulous since the get go! When you first walk in the office and meet the staff, taking a look at the facility, you realize how lucky you are, didn't have to take the drive to Beverly Hills, since your five star surgeon is right here in OC!I was very scared before my surgery, the girls from the staff were very understanding and they came through for me with every single concern I had, making me fell very at ease! Dr. Cruise was wonderful, quick and precise and I can never thank him enaugh for making me a pin up overnight! I must also say, that the all experience of surgery was absolutely painless, thanks to my wonderful doctor anesthesiologist Dr. Choan. I highly recommend Dr. Cruise to anyone that wants to look their best!
Dr. Cruise is amazing. After extensive research I scheduled a consultation with him for breast augmentation. He was very thorough and addressed all my concerns. The staff was very warm and attentive. I knew right after the visit this is the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery. I couldn't be happier with the results and recovery! I had my procedure on Friday and everything went perfectly. I was scared of being under general anesthesia because I've never been put to sleep before and Dr. Cruise really eased me nerves. The next day I was expecting a lot of pain from all the "What to expect after Breast Aug." articles I read, and nothing! Absolutely no pain! I was up and at the store the very next day! It is about 2 1/2 months after my surgery, everyone compliments on how natural/real they look,I love them. If you're considering any type of plastic surgery please do your research and do not be blinded by "half off deals" or "specials" of that sort from other doctor offices. I definitely recommend Dr. Cruise to everyone looking into getting plastic surgery and will be going to him for future surgeries.
I knew I wanted to choose Dr. Cruise for my breasr lift and upper eyelid surgery when I saw what an amazing job he did on my sister. I still did my homework and consulted with 2 other surgeons but my decision was made easily when compared to the others. The experience all began with his staff, they were so down to earth and genuinly cared about me throughout the whole process. I looked forward to my office visits! As for Dr. Crusie, I can't say enough about his skills and bedside manner. He's a class act. It has been 2 months since my surgery and I could not be happier!
I debated about having plastic surgery (breast aug) for over 10 years. I had done tons of research on the procedure, the pros, the cons, etc...I met with various Doctors, but I always felt like I was just a "number". When I met Dr. Cruise and his staff, they were all AMAZING. I explained my concerns about how I wanted to look, why I was doing the procedure and of course, the whole "saline vs. silicone" concerns because of my life style. They were great and explained everything. Dr. Cruise answered all of my questions and never made me feel rushed or stupid. I never felt pressured to go with one choice or the other, or even to have the surgery at all. I always felt like their main concern was my happiness. I have recommended Dr. Cruise to my friends and they have all been very impressed and happy with their results as well. Thank you so much Dr. Cruise (and Cristin)...you guys are AWESOME!
I have struggled with my apple shape with saggy, stretched out skin on my tummy since the birth of my second child. I researched several doctors and studied their before and after pictures. If I was going get my tummy tuck & Lipo, I was going to go to the most qualified doctor I could find to get the best results. I was looking for the most natural look and least amount of scaring and of course a doctor that had performed many of these surgeries. At 2 months post surgery I can already see the results. Dr. Cruise has sculpted my body better than I ever could have dreamed about. I have a waist now & my buns look curvier! My belly button looks great. I feel sexier and more feminine already. I can not wait to wear dresses and a bathing suit this summer. I never thought I would feel this comfortable in my own skin. Dr. Cruise and his staff are very caring and professional. The care I have received is 1st class and exceeded my expectations. Thank you giving me my confidence back.
I had lipo in Nov 2011 and then a super tummy tuck in Jan 2012. Eventhough I am still in the healing process, I couldn't be more delighted! I am looking forward to being that HOT grandma in a bikini this summer. All thanks to Dr Cruise and his awesome staff!!! I had such an excellent experience with Dr Cruise and all of the girls there, I highly suggest you check them out if you are thinking of any cosmetic procedure.
I just had my Breasts done a few days ago with Dr Cruise. He saved my Life!! I had a terrible job from a year before from a Dr. in LA, who Destroyed my breasts, confidence and almost my marriage! Dr Cruise made my breasts look better than When I was 16 years old!!! THey are more than perfect! God truely works with this DR. His staff is out of this world!!! Everyone!!! I have never seen a better team of beautiful souls in my life!! They keep in full contacts with you even after the surgery... They are all Angels!! I am telling everyone!! I have never seen anything like it!!
I selected Dr. Cruise for my otoplasty after extensive research on the internet and interviewing two other surgeons. I chose Dr. Cruise based on his qualifications, professionalism, his caring bedside manner and the fact that he assured me I could get the procedure done under local anesthesia, which saved me the expense of general anesthesia.Dr.Cruise and his staff are very friendly and respectful. They explained everything I needed to know pre-op, during the procedure and post-op.It's been two months since I had the surgery and I am very happy with the results. Dr. Cruise thank you for turning my ugly, dumbo ears into nice, normal looking ears. You have taken an insecurity away that has affected me my whole life.I highly recommend Dr.Cruise if you're contemplating having otoplasty done. He does an awesome job!!!
I search for the best platic surgeon in Newport Beach and found Dr. Cruise website to be well represented and informative. I select Dr. Cruise as my surgeon because I'm impressed with his professional, skilled, high-quality services for their customers.I had breast augmentation done by Dr. Cruise and I am thrilled with my results. Dr. Cruise made me feel very much as ease from start to finish with my consultation and follow up. The surgery went very well and everyone at the surgery center was very caring and helpful.Dr. Cruise exceeds my expectations and I highly recommended Dr. Cruise to everyone wanting to do some type of procedure. Dr. Cruise and his staffs are awesome and wonderful. Successful plastic surgery requires a surgeon with creativity, artistic eyes, ideas and hands-on experience Dr. Cruise has them all.
I chose Dr. Cruise as my plastic surgeon because I felt very comfortable with him. He is very professional and respectful. He listens to your needs and gives you his best advice. I was nervous before my surgery but the surgery staff made me feel more relaxed and comfortable. I absolutely love my results of my breast augmentation. Dr. Cruise knew exactly what I wanted and followed through with it. I recovered very quickly and hardly had any bruising. It has only been 5 weeks since my surgery and my breasts have shaped very nicely, my scar is hardly visible and I am completely recovered. I am definitely going to Dr. Cruise again in the future for a tummy tuck and lipo. He truly is a perfectionist and the best doctor out there!
My experience with Dr. Cruise and his staff was awesome! I had breast augmentation in 09 by Dr. Cruise and I'm still excited about my breast today! They not only feel super soft but they look so natural! People are always shocked when they find out I had breast augmentation! That is EXACTLY what I wanted! I also had rhinoplasty 1 month ago and I couldn't be happier! Dr. Cruise has the magic touch! Thank you Dr. Cruise and thank you to his caring and considerate staff!
My experience was so great with Dr. Cruise that I would recommend him to anyone. He took the time to get to know me. After the procedure he called me to check how I was feeling and make sure every thing was going ok. I just love the work he did. The results could not be better. It is so nice getting compliments that I look better. But they can never tell why. That part is fun.
I had a lift and breast implants, and also a chin implant and lipo to the chin and jaw line. I was treated very good by the doctor and his staff, im happy with my outcome. I guess we all heal differently but I did ask him some concerns about my breast and he says everything is normal, i guess i will wait to see how they heal.Friends and Family ask me for his info and i gladly refer him. I think it was a bit pricey, but the place and work done is worth it. I will DEFINITELY go back to him for more work. I was in great hands.
Dr. Cruise is a wonderful doctor. I am four weeks post op and my results so far have exceeded my expectations. His staff are very delightful, one in particular, Maribel, any question I had she would call me and put me at ease before the surgery. I appreciate her caring words. I would recommend Dr Cruise to anyone who wants fantastic results.
When I decided to have my particular procedure done, I felt it necessary to consult with several surgeons in the Orange County area. What drew me originally to Dr. Cruise was the panoply of before and after pictures on his website. What ended my search for a surgeon was Dr. Cruise's wealth of knowledge and approach to my procedure. Dr. Cruise took the time to fully explain his philosophy on my cosmetic surgery and after the consultation I felted I had acquired more information from him than from the previous three consultations combined. On top of the skill and knowledge Dr. Cruise displayed, his staff was impeccable. Any question or concern I had was handled in a prompt manner. At times I felt I was the only patient they had in the office. Since my surgery, Cristin has checked in with me several times. Maybe she is just doing her job, maybe she really cares about my well-being, I can't tell the difference and that is what I consider excellent patient care.I could not be happier with the physical result of my surgery and the experience as a whole I had. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, I would strongly suggest paying Dr. Cruise and his lovely staff a visit.
I have no regrets in choosing Dr. Cruise to perform my rhinoplasty. All the staff were very nice and considerate and Dr. Cruise did a GREAT job on my nose! Thank you so much to him and all the staff. My experience was incredible and i'm so happy!!!
Dr. Cruise and his staff are friendly and made the process for me so easy. I would recommend him to anyone! He is the best!
I've being postponing taking care of this problem for 24 years, until I finally had the chance to find the right doctor, with expertise and experience in this problem, what made me feel very confortable from the moment I emailed his office for my first appointment to the the pos-op follow up,I highly recommend an appointment with Dr. Cruise, great skills, great staff, great location, and one thing that called my attention was the fact that all his staff was committed with the succes of my experience.
Im a 31 year old female who wasnt happy with my profile. I visited a number of plastic surgeons for my neck and chin and most tried to sell me a lot more procedures that I didnt feel I needed. When I visited Dr. Cruise, I immediately felt comfortable because of the efficiency and professionalism of both the Doctor and his office staff. During my consultation, Dr. Cruise suggested a mini neck lift and chin implant. At first I wasnt sure about the chin implant, but he assured me that Id be thrilled with the results. I spoke with Cristin several times after the consultation and she was just great reassuring me that everything would work out even better than I wanted. The surgery was smooth and uneventful, but I wasnt prepared for the emotional aspects of the recovery. I wanted to see immediate results, but they kept telling me to be patient. I was even considering having the chin implant removed because I couldnt see how I would look once the swelling went down. I must have called Cristin a dozen times, but each time, she was extremely patient and understanding and encouraged me to just give it a little more time. Im so glad I listened to her and didnt insist that Dr. Cruise undo his work because now that just three weeks have passed, Im just thrilled with the results. I keep getting comments about how great I look and Im even told I look like a much younger person. I highly recommend Dr. Cruise, but just encourage you to let the natural healing take place and youll be just as pleased as I am. Thank you
Want to commend Dr. Joseph Cruise and his staff: Kym, Joanne, Jola and Cristin on guiding me well through my procedures and through the post-op process. I am a forty-something male and wanted to improve my facial balance and profile. Upon my consultation with Dr. Cruise, I had the following procedures: mini-facelift/necklift, jawline/neckline liposuction and a chin augmentation. Admittedly, I was nervous a few days of prior to my operation, but I went through the operation with ease. Once the bandages were removed and I saw myself, I thought wow, because I really liked my new face. I was very happy with my square chin implant it made me look more masculine and youthful. Dr. Cruise did an excellent job! Was a bit concerned that my friends, family and work colleagues might suspect that I had work done. Honestly, this was never an issue. When people saw me, they commented how good I looked or if I lost a few pounds. In short, I highly recommend Dr. Cruise and his staff: Kym, Joanne, Jola and Crisin.
t took me a year to find the right plastic surgeon as I had very high expectations for the relaxed and refreshed look I was seeking. It was vital that the doctor focus on innovative but sound medical practices, provide extensive information on the procedures, have a comfortable and caring demeanor, envision the results I wanted and the skills to create the final image.Dr. Cruise and his very professional staff has far exceeded my expectations. He did a fantastic job on all my lift procedures - face, neck, and temple, reduced the size and shape of a very prominent chin and smoothed sunken areas around the eyes with a fat transfer. No longer do I look like a cranky and stressed old lady school teacher, but appear far too young and vital to be retired from the profession. I feel like I slipped into a whole new identity for this new part of my life. Dr. Cruise definitely earns an A in all aspects of my surgery experience.
Dr Cruise! Thank you Thank you for such an amazing job on my boobs! Seriously i can not thank you enough. My parents loved you and my mom thought you did such a great job too. I am so happy with the results and it has only been 4 days!! I know they will just look better and better. You really are such a wonderful and extremely professional and of course amazing surgeon who takes so much pride in your work and your patients. Thank you again!!!!!! I will recommend everyone I know to you!!
Dr. Cruise is extremely professional and thorough and educated plastic surgeon. He explains everything SO well and in detail. He knows exactly what he is doing and you can tell right away! I went to 4 different doctors and Dr. Cruise was the 1st consult I went to. The next 3 doctors I went to all I could think about was Dr. Cruise. He is very knowledgeable and you can tell he takes so much pride in his work and patients. I would recommend Dr. Cruise to anyone!
DO NOT GO HERE! He will destroy your chin if you get an implant. Bone structure isn't supposed to be removed for the procedure but he totally removed mine! Like a full centimeter. I have orange peel/stippling look now that the implant was removed.it's horrifying, I am only 24! He doesn't go over ANY side effects with his patients. DO NOT GO HERE.
I was deeply saddened to find out that you were so unhappy with the care you received at my office and, specifically, from me. I pride myself on treating every patient as if they were my own family.We have tried contacting you several times after removing the implant. I was unaware that you were upset. If there is any way to make things right I will do it. You stated in your review that you had some skin laxity as a result of the chin implant. I can honestly say in my over 500 implants I have not had this occur. Still, it happened to you and I apologize. I want you to know that I have and will always be there for you. I know you are too hurt to consider any further surgery at this time but if you do, my offer still stands. For no cost, I would place a small, conservative implant. This will provide the chin definition that you want yet will not add any significant projection. It will only take up the skin laxity. The decision will always be yours. I want you to know that I really and truly try to be the best doctor I can be. The easiest thing for me would have been to take your implant out immediately instead of waiting. I treated you exactly as I would treat my own family members. I wish my job were an exact science but, unfortunately, it is not. For consideration: I do not shave the bone during my chin implant procedures. Your bone is untouched. It should go back to its normal shape when all the swelling goes away in 3-4 months. Please accept my apology, Dr. Cruise
I'm 53 and I wanted a refreshed look around my eyes and I wanted my skin to have a more supple look. I had a friend who went to Dr. Cruise and got exactly what I was looking to do. She looked awesome! I went for a consultation and what impressed me was his candor and advice. He said "no" to some things and advised me about other procedures. I scheduled the procedures and although I'm still healing from the chemical peel here I am 2 1/2 months later and I am on my way to the look I wanted to achieve. The experience with the procedures (full face chem peel, under eye "pinch," temple lift and fat transfers under my eye to alleviate dark circles)was very positive with minimum pain. My follow up visits were great. Both Dr. Cruise and his staff are also awesome! When the time comes for any other procedures, Dr. Cruise will be the only Dr. I go to.
I was so thankful that Dr. Cruise took the time to listen to me about what my expectations were for surgery. Cristin was so supportive and made me feel comfortable during the whole process. My results were fantastic and it's obvious that Dr. Cruise takes pride not only in his work, but most importantly he cares about his patients. I would highly recommend to friends and family members.
All the outstanding comments regarding Cr. Cruise and staff are true. I had an exceptional plastic surgery experience.
Dr.cruise is a gift from god and i am so proud to be walking around with a signature of his work his staff is amazing as well. Cristine the patient care cordinator has been extremely suportive,kind and helpful. Dr.cruise is one of the kindness docters I have ever met. I wanted perfection when it came to my breast lift and lipo (wich is really not realistic) but I got even better reults than what I hoped for. Dr. Cruise gave me the greatist gift of all my self cofidence back.
My sisters and I had gone to several consultations for breast augmentation but we were never 100% pleased. As soon as we met Dr. Cruise we immediately knew he was the ONE. The staff has been great very attentive and helpful with all my questions and concerns. Dr. Cruise called me the night after my sugery to check how I was doing. I am 1 month post op and loving my results..everyone tells me how natural they look =) My sisters are so excited about theirs in 2wks seeing how smooth everything has been for me. I am one very satisfied patient, I wouldnt trust my body or face with any other plastic surgeon.
This has been a very pleasant experience. I came in here is dispear and left with a extremely pleasant result. I cant say enought about the staff at the office and the surgery center. I would do any proceedures here and would recommend family and friends. I love these girls. They are now family.
Unbelivable results and satisfaction. That's how i feel about the procedure that was done. I had rhinoplasty done with of course Dr. Cruise and let me be the one to tell you "I am beyond happy".Dr. Cruise and his beautiful staff really went above and beyond my expectations. They made me feel like family. I truly mean that. I would totally recommend Dr. Cruise to any body seeking any procedure done. There is nothing safer then dicussion private matter's with family, and thats how i felt with Dr. Cruise and his staff.
I highly recommend Dr. Cruise. He is a brilliant surgeon and a warm and wonderful doctor. I felt completely at ease and comfortable putting my trust in him. My surgery went great and I'm shocked at how easy the recovery has been. Dr. Cruise did everything possible to ensure my happiness and satisfaction. The staff in the office have been terrific as well. They are always pleasant and helpful and always there for me with my concerns. I will return for future procedures.
Great experience. Dr. Cruise and his staff took really good care of me. They called regularly to check up on me and made sure that I did not forget my appointments. They also fully described the procedure and what the recovery times would be. Theyve been on point on every issue and concerns that Ive had... Great experience overall.
Dr. Cruise and his staff are outstanding in everyway. The perception in Newport Beach is plastic surgeons and their offices are stuffy and pretentious. Nothing can be further from the truth with Dr. Cruise and his staff. The staff is freindly, knowledgeable and respectful. Dr. Cruise is empathetic and understanding as well as a master technician. The highest complement I can provide his is the following anecdote. Prior to my procedure the attending OR nurse, who is not an employee of Dr. Cruise, at the surgery center who sees hundreds of doctors perform per year informed me that she was planning on having the same procedure within the next year and the only doctor she would trust in Dr. Cruise. If you are having a procedure done in the Orange County area you owe it to yourself to visit Dr. Cruise's office.
I searched from Seattle to San Diego, and chose Dr. Cruise for his expertise, perfectionism, and the ability to listen to what I wanted. He really has the ability to put you at ease, while making sure you have all the knowledge you need to be a co-creator in the outcome of your surgery. I will be back for my 50th Birthday gift to myself... a face lift! :-)