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Plastic Surgery Blog: Is Plastic Surgery the Right Choice for You?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

woman thinking9 Plastic Surgery Blog: Is Plastic Surgery the Right Choice for You?Although plastic surgery is an individual decision is easy to get caught up in believing that plastic surgery can achieve certain goals that it cannot. Patients should approach the plastic surgery process with an open mind. Prior to a plastic surgery consultation patient should consider all outside research as information that is general, and understand that it can change once they have a true consultation with Dr. Stuart Kincaid. This includes information from the Internet, friends, family, television and other sources. Dr. Stuart Kincaid examines every patient who is considering plastic surgery and makes recommendations based on his medical knowledge, surgical expertise, and experience. Cosmetic plastic surgery is intended to enhance one’s appearance not replace or substitute. This means that patient should consider breast augmentation for example as an enhancement of what currently exist, and not a replacement. This means that while Dr. Stuart Kincaid can help to enhance the look of the breast through breast augmentation with implants and possibly a breast lift he is still limited by the patient’s own physical attributes. These could include but are not limited to the chest wall, the amount of skin, the amount of existing breast tissue and more. Patients should realize that an enhancement will create a more aesthetically pleasing look; however, the breast will still maintain the same basic characteristics including where they sit on the chest wall and the existing cleavage line. Meeting and exceeding the expectations of patients is critical in creating a satisfying patient experience. Dr. Stuart Kincaid and his staff are committed to providing the best patient experience possible.

 

 

 

 

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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

 

Plastic Surgery Blog: If You Want Large Breast Implants Your Plastic Surgeon Needs to Be an Expert

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

large breast implants Plastic Surgery Blog: If You Want Large Breast Implants Your Plastic Surgeon Needs to Be an ExpertPutting all opinions aside, there is a small segment of the population that likes the look of what would be considered extremely large breast implants. This is not to be confused with women who have naturally large breast with their own breast tissue. These women often have medical concerns including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and groups in the shoulders from bra straps that are too tight. These women often need a breast reduction. Women who desire extra-large implants have many different reasons for their decision. Some are in the adult entertainment industry and have chosen larger implants for that reason. Others, have always liked the look at it is a personal preference. Whatever the reason, women need to be aware of complications that can arise solely as a result of the size of the implant. Dr. Stuart Kincaid is an expert in breast augmentation using extra-large implants. Although only a small segment of the population request these implants he is keenly aware of the complications the can arise and is able to help patients make the necessary efforts to avoid them. While no plastic surgeon can assure that there will not be complications the more training and expertise a plastic surgeon has the more likely he is to have less complications. Extra-large implants can increase the risk of what is known as capsular contracture. This is excessive hardening around the implant and can cause an unnatural feel, and in some patients, pain. Also, as an expert Dr. Stuart Kincaid is able to assure that the chest wall as the appropriate sizing and that the pocket created for the breast implant is appropriate and can accommodate the larger implant. Breast augmentation has its own risk of complications just like any other surgery. However, when extra-large implants are used it is a specialized surgery in patients will benefit greatly from the expertise of Dr. Stuart Kincaid.

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COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

 

Plastic Surgery Blog: Only 33% of Women Reach Their Breast-feeding Goals

Monday, June 4th, 2012

breastfeeding1 200x300 Plastic Surgery Blog: Only 33% of Women Reach Their Breast feeding GoalsMost women are well aware of the fact that breast-feeding is best for their babies. According to a recent online article even though most American women plan on breast-feeding their newborns, less than one-third of those who expected to exclusively breast-feed for three months or more actually achieve the goal, according to new research. The most significant factor in determining if a woman met her breast-feeding goal seemed to be whether a baby received additional feedings while in the hospital. “We found that mothers able to exclusively breast-feed through their hospital stay were more able to meet their breast-feeding intentions,” said the study’s lead author, Cria Perrine, an epidemiologist in the division of nutrition, physical activity and obesity at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Conclusions of the study were posted online June 4 and are scheduled to be published in the July issue of Pediatrics. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that babies be breast-fed as a sole source of nutrition for the first six months of their lives. Earlier research found that only 35 percent of American infants are breast-fed solely for three months, and only 15 percent for the recommended six months, according to background data in the study. Dr. Stuart Kincaid consults with many mothers who breast-fed and are happy with their decision. It is no secret that pregnancy and breast-feeding can take a toll on the appearance of a woman’s breast. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients that after breast-feeding the options that are available through plastic surgery are able to not only restore the woman’s shape and contour but in many cases improve it beyond its pre-pregnancy state. In most cases Dr. Stuart Kincaid will recommend a breast augmentation with either saline or silicone gel implants combined with a breast lift to correct the sagging component as well as the loss of volume most women have following breast-feeding. Overwhelmingly patients are pleased with their results and feel as though breast-feeding was the right choice for both the baby and the mother.

 

 

 

 

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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

 

 

Plastic Surgery Blog: Deodorant and Breast Cancer Are They Associated?

Friday, April 13th, 2012

deoderant underarm Plastic Surgery Blog:  Deodorant and Breast Cancer Are They Associated?For many years researchers have theorized that there could be a connection between underarm deodorant and the risk for breast cancer. According to a recent CBS article new concerns have resurfaced. According to the article Researchers have studied a possible association between chemicals called parabens — widely utilized as a germ-fighting preservative in cosmetic products such as deodorant/antiperspirants — and breast cancer. Investigative research has uncovered that parabens, also discovered in some drugs and food products, can imitate the action of the female hormone estrogen — a known risk factor for breast cancer. This coupled with the fact that a disproportionate number of breast tumors happen closer to the underarm also had scientists suspicious. Recently, British researchers analyzed breast tissue samples from 40 women who had mastectomies and discovered traces of parabens widespread in the tissues, even in the seven women who shared that they had never used underarm products. “The implication is that in these seven nonusers, the paraben measured must have come from another product or products,” said Dr. Philippa Darbre, a cancer researcher at the University of Reading who has studied the association for a long time. The study is not conclusive and doesn’t isolate cosmetic products including underarm deodorant as a definite cause of breast cancer; however, the information is important to note. Dr. StuartKincaid advises his patients following cosmetic breast surgery including breastaugmentation with breast implants, breastreduction, and breastlift to continue to follow the guidelines for breast cancer screening. This includes monthly breast self-exam as well as mammography and digital imaging when advised by their primary care physician. Patientswho have a history of breast cancer may be advised to have more frequent screenings performed. It is important that patients realize that cosmetic breast surgery does not change the recommendations for breast cancer screening. Become a Fan on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      More on Dr.Kincaid

 

 

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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

Plastic Surgery Blog: Breast pain; What is a woman to do?

Friday, March 16th, 2012

mammogram5 Plastic Surgery Blog: Breast pain; What is a woman to do?According to a recent article in TheHuffingtonPost, when a woman is feeling breast pain; getting a mammogram may not be the best choice.  A new study shows that imaging tests specifically for breast pain might not have a monumental benefit. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, discovered that for women with a completely normal breast exam, having an MRI, mammogram or ultrasound did not appear to make a difference in any recommendation or decisions on the part of the doctor and the patient. “While some have suggested that doing further testing in women with breast pain will help to reassure the patient, we did not find this to be the case,” study researcher Mary Beth Howard, MS, an MD candidate at the Boston University School of Medicine, said in a statement.  Study authors noted that there are no specific parameters on how breast pain should be treated by a doctor, though it may make some women cope more easily if they have an imaging test performed. The study included 916 women who had breast pain and were referred to the Boston Medical Center between 2006 and 2009. The study physicians looked at how the women who received imaging tests were diagnosed and treated, and they compared them with women who didn’t receive imaging tests. In conclusion, six of the women had cancer. All of them had another accompanying sign of cancer – for example cancer in the other breast discovered by a screening mammogram, or a lump in the breast. Researchers also discovered  that for the women who had the imaging tests just for the breast pain, there were the added negative experiences, including  having to visit the doctor more times, having to endure  more mammograms, and being tested multiple times. Dr. StuartKincaid explains to patients who are having breast surgery including breastaugmentation with implants, breastreduction, and breastlift that proactive breast health is extremely important. After having breast surgery patient should be keenly aware that they will still be advised to follow the American Cancer Society’s recommendation for early breast cancer detection. This recommendation includes monthly breast self-exams as well as an annual mammogram at 40 years of age. Breast cancer patients have some of the highest  cancer survival rates. Dr. Stuart Kincaid performs both breastreconstructionas well as cosmetic breast surgery. As a result, he is committed to helping patients maintain their best breast health.Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter    More on Dr.Kincaid

                  

 

 

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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

Plastic surgery blog: Re-operation rates higher for some breast surgeries

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Breast Cancer6 Plastic surgery blog: Re operation rates higher for some breast surgeries

According to CBNC one in four women who have breast conserving surgery for cancer needs a second operation to remove accessory breast tissue according to a U S study that  also found the rates of re operation varied widely by surgeon. Researchers whose analysis appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association said the goal shouldn’t be to never do a duplicate surgery, which might cause surgeons to extract too much tissue or forgo operating again on women who might need it, but that high rates of re- operation could assume some of the surgeries may be superfluous. ” I don’ t think it’s so great to put a patient through an operation and 30 to40  percent of the time to say Hey guess what we to do this again. I just think that’s too high” said Laurence McCahill from the Lacks Center at Saint s Health Care in Grand Rapids Michigan who worked on the study.  Dr. Stuart Kincaid understands the fear that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis. As a board-certified plastic surgeon that performs both breast reconstruction as well as cosmetic breast augmentation he can clearly see the importance of breast health. It is important for patients who have undergone breast surgeries including breast lift, and breast reduction to be committed to regular breast self-exams every month. For patients who are 40 years of age and older the standard recommendation is an annual mammogram. Early detection for breast cancer remains the best form of defense for women as there is still no cure. The overwhelming majority of patients were diagnosed early are able to have the cancer treated, breast reconstruction if desired, and are able to enjoy a healthy life. Dr. Stuart Kincaid reiterates to his cosmetic surgery patients that breast health is important for all women regardless if their surgery was cosmetic or not.

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LIPOSUCTION
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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

Plastic surgery blog: Germs lurking every where

Friday, January 6th, 2012

washing hands1 Plastic surgery blog: Germs lurking every where 

In our environment of anti- bacterial solutions for everything from our hands to our dishes we  are very aware of the fact that germ infested places can make us sick. According to a recent Channel 10 news article there are some places that we frequently touch that are almost guaranteed to be full of nasty dirty germs. According to the article the kitchen sink is one of our germiest places. It harbors within the drain thousands of nasty germs that in most cases are just sitting there for extended periods of time. The ATM is another germ magnet that we often don’t consider. Most of us learned when we were young that money is dirty, but we rarely think about the buttons that are touched by hundreds of thousands of people at the ATM and probably rarely, if ever cleaned. The grocery cart is more commonly known to harbor germs and most grocery stores have antibacterial wet wipes available to wipe the handle clean. The gym is almost expected to be germy especially when it’s mixed with sweat and lots of people in and out. Lastly, the article rounds out the top five places with your personal workspace as a bed of germs. That includes your mouse, your keyboard, and even your chair. The solution for cleaning these areas is easily found by using antibacterial wipes that can be tossed away once used. Patients who are considering plastic surgery seldom think about germs and how they may affect their recovery. The reality is after surgery there are incisions and sutures that need to stay clean and dry to avoid infection. For example, patients who have had a facelift,abdominoplasty,or breast lift have a number of incisions that will require aftercare from the patient or their caregiver. Dr. Stuart Kincaid reminds patients that it is critical that they wash their hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap prior to touching and cleaning the incisions. Although patients are given antibiotics following surger,y infection is a risk with any open wound. One of the best ways to avoid infection is by thoroughly washing our hands and using antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer.   

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Plastic surgery blog: Conflicting information for cancer screening

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

doctor photo9 Plastic surgery blog: Conflicting information for cancer screeningIt’s not surprising that women and men are confused about when to screen for certain types of cancers. We have seen guidelines shift  over the last few years to less testing. According to a recent online health magazine “It’s difficult to accept that having less testing is either as good or even better than having more,” said Dr. Robert Mayer, faculty vice president for academic affairs at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  The most controversial recommendation came from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government body that publishes screening guidelines. It set off a media  frenzy two years ago when it announced that mammograms may not benefit women in their 40s, while women aged 50 to 74 could safely undergo screening once every two years instead of annually. The American Cancer Society still stands by its recommendation. Dr. Stuart Kincaid empathizes with both the male and female patients who struggle with these very issues as they try to be proactive about their aging health care. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains that it is important for his breast surgery patients to be proactive about their breast health following breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction. Patients should follow the guidelines for monthly breast self exam and a yearly mammogram after 40 regardless of the fact that they have had breast surgery. Patients who have a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors should cosult with their primary care physician to determine if more aggressive screening would be beneficial. Male and female patients should have a complete physical once a year, including all recommended cancer screenings based on their age or other risk factors.  

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COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley

 

Plastic surgery blog:The great American Smoke Out doesn’t have to end on November 17th

Monday, November 7th, 2011

woman holding cigarette4 Plastic surgery blog:The great American Smoke Out doesnt have to end on November 17th

The American Cancer Society has set aside November 17 as the day for Americans to commit to not smoking for the entire day. Originally, it was designed to give people a push to quit smoking and raise awareness for the health issues associated with smoking. While this is still the focus, the hope is more now than ever that people will quit for good on that day. A recent online article on Newswise  helped participants with effective tips on how to stretch their one day commitment out to a lifetime. According to the article the new focus will be Quit and stay Quit Monday. ”Monday is like the January of the week. People see it as an opportunity for a fresh start and are more likely to start or restart healthy behaviors on Monday than any other day” says Sid Lerner, chairman of the Monday Campaigns. “It’s a natural restart day to change old bad habits into positive new ones, or to get back on the wagon if you’ve fallen off.” So, even though the Smoke out is on Thursday officially this year,every Monday can be an effective starting point for every smoker. Dr. Stuart Kincaid makes it very clear to patients who smoke that they have an increased risk of complications when considering cosmetic plastic surgery. Surgical complications for smokers are not specific to cosmetic procedures;  however,since the procedures are elective it is important that patients understand that complications could arise. These include delayed wound healing and less than optimal scarring, especially for procedures such as abdominoplasty, facelift, or breastlift. Patients who smoke are also at increased risk for premature aging of the face. The best option for patients is to not smoke at all.

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Plastic surgery blog: Patients should ask until they understand what the doctor is saying

Friday, September 30th, 2011

dr talking with patient Plastic surgery blog: Patients should ask until they understand what the doctor is sayingIn this information age of mass communication it is surprising how many patients are afraid to ask the doctor important questions about their health and treatment options. A recent online article highlighted the type of specific questions patients should ask when being treated for cancer.  Interestingly, the questions are remarkably similar to those that should be asked when a patient is considering plastic surgery and the recommendation the plastic surgeon has made for them. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to his patients that his recommendations often vary from patient to patient. Although the procedure may be a breast augmentation there could be varying incision approaches, types of implants,and other factors that are unique to that patient.  As Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains his recommendation to his patients, he encourages questions and open communication.  Patients may be confused concerning a breastlift in combination with breast augmentation or they may wonder if they are a candidate for extra-large breast implants.  Dr. Stuart Kincaid uses his experience and expertise to help determine which procedures are best for his patients.  The consultation includes in-depth information which will help the patient to make an informed decision. Medical decisions should all be considered serious. According to the online article it is crucial that patients insist doctors use plain language in explaining the options, advised Angela Fagerlin, an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and a researcher at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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