Posts Tagged ‘La Jolla Plastic Surgery’

Dr. Kincaid selected as the GOLD AWARD WINNER in the La Jolla Village News 2012 Reader’s Choice Award

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

121356350 225x300 Dr. Kincaid selected as the GOLD AWARD WINNER in the La Jolla Village News 2012 Reader’s Choice AwardWhen it comes to plastic surgery in La Jolla, Dr. Kincaid is the premier choice for men and women who want top quality, beautiful results. Rated as the best plastic surgeon in La Jolla and the greater San Diego area, our office is honored and pleased to accept this highly prestigious award on behalf of the many men and women who voted for Dr. Kincaid. Thank you!

Dr. Kincaid is considered the one of the best cosmetic plastic surgeons in San Diego. If you are considering plastic surgery, and want beautiful and natural results, call us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kincaid and his friendly staff. Those in the greater San Diego area can find us at our centrally located La Jolla office at 858-450-4199. For men and women in the Inland Empire area, our Temecula location can be reached at 951-695-9934.

Some of our most popular procedures include:

Botox, Restylane, and other fillers. For women on the go, these beauty pick-me-ups are just the ticket for restoring a more youthful appearance. Considered minimally-invasive procedures, these beauty must-haves can even be completed during the lunch hour. Fine lines and wrinkles are a thing of the past with Botox and Restylane. Let Dr. Kincaid give you the youthful glow you’ve been searching for!

Breast Implant Surgery. Best Surgeon in La Jolla? Dr. Kincaid, according to the readers at the La Jolla Village News. If you’re considering breast implants, give us a call today and talk to Dr. Kincaid to find out what innovative products are available today. Breast implants have come a long way – find out if you’re a candidate for the most sought-after implants: gummy bear, Naturelle, Sientra and more.

Body Contouring procedures. From liposuction to tummy tucks, Dr. Kincaid can help you look your best. Don’t forget about our popular “mommy makeover” procedure – a must for women who want to get back to their pre-baby look!

Facial refinement. Considering rhinoplasty, eyelid rejuvenation, or lip augmentation? These delicate procedures require the precision of an expert plastic surgeon. Trust Dr. Kincaid to provide the results you are looking for. As La Jolla’s best plastic surgeon according to readers, Dr. Kincaid can help you feel confident and sexy with facial plastic surgery that is beautiful and natural.

There’s never been a better time to consider plastic surgery. What are you waiting for? You can have the look you have always wanted. Call Dr. Kincaid today and schedule your consultation. In La Jolla, 858-450-4199. Inland Empire residents call 951-695-9934.

Dr. Kincaid serves the greater San Diego area including Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Encinitas, Vista, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, and La Jolla. For those in the Inland Empire area, Dr. Kincaid has helped men and women throughout the region including Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Canyon Lake, Menifee, Corona, Norco, Riverside, Redlands, Banning, Beaumont, Loma Linda and Palm Springs.

Weight Loss and Diet Could Help Menopausal Symptoms

Friday, July 13th, 2012

gray hair2 Weight Loss and Diet Could Help Menopausal SymptomsMenopausal women can suffer negative symptoms that can range from mild to severe. A recent online news article found that diet and weight loss can have a positive effect on the negative symptoms many women experience prior to, during, and after menopause. According to the article women who are in the process of menopause and lose weight by eating low-fat foods including fruits and vegetables are likely to reduce or completely eliminate hot flashes and night sweats according to a new large study. Researchers felt the need to look at other alternatives besides hormone replacement therapy for helping women to get relief from negative menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats. “We wanted to see if this could be an alternative to hormone therapy,” said lead researcher Candyce Kroenke, a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Division of Research in Oakland. “Indeed, women who lost weight in the context of this healthier diet — decreasing fat, increasing whole grains, fruits and vegetables — were significantly more likely to reduce or eliminate symptoms,” she added. The reduction in hot flashes and night sweats which are the main complaints menopausal women have was evident in both overweight as well as normal weight women who lost weight. The reason women experience this was explained by the fact that fat tends to retain heat, and losing weight helps the body to get rid of the heat much easier. The report was published online in the July 11 issue of Menopause, the study included data from more than 17,000 participants in the Women’s Health initiative study. Dr. Stuart Kincaid often consults with menopausal women who are concerned with not only weight gain but also change in their body contour. Some patients see a thickness in the upper abdomen, above the bra line, and the outer thighs that was never present prior to menopause. For some of his patients they have not increased their weight substantially so it seems unexplained. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to patients that hormonal shifts in their body can cause fat deposits to settle in different areas. In these cases, Dr. Stuart Kincaid will typically recommend liposuction to treat the affected areas. Liposuction gives Dr. Stuart Kincaid the ability to treat areas by systematically removing small areas of fat and creating a much more toned and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stuart Kincaid if they are concerned with recent changes in their body contour. Dr. Stuart Kincaid will perform a thorough initial consultation and help the patient to determine if liposuction is a viable option for them.

New Study Says Underweight is Worse Than Overweight

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

thin woman1 New Study Says Underweight is Worse Than OverweightIt is surprising to see that according to a new study you can be too thin. According to a recent online article a new study implies that it could be much more detrimental to have your doctor give you an underweight diagnosis as compared with a diagnosis of” obese”.  Researchers at the University Of California Davis School Of Medicine reported that they surveyed 50,994 Americans who ranged in age from 18 to 90 years old over a time span of six years, with a goal of examining the link between body mass index ( BMI) and mortality based on a representative, contemporary United States sample. Their results were published in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine. They discovered that based on the BMI model, being underweight was associated directly with an elevated mortality risk, in contrast to being overweight which was associated directly with a reduction in mortality risk. Morbid obesity was associated with an elevated risk of mortality however the association was directly linked to existing diabetes and/or hypertension. According to the study co-authors, Anthony Jerant, MD, and Peter Franks, MD much of the focus is placed on obesity and BMI with the direct correlation to mortality often being overlooked. Plastic surgery patients can also be too thin. It is important for plastic surgery patients to avoid losing so much weight that they are considered underweight. This can have a negative effect on their plastic surgery results. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to his breast augmentation patients that significant weight loss especially in thin patients can change the appearance shape and contour of an augmented breast. Patients can begin to see rippling where there may have been no visible wrinkling prior to the weight loss. In some patients this can be visible along the cleavage line as well as on the sides of the breast. This can happen most notably with saline implants however it is also possible to see rippling with silicone gel implants especially in very thin patients. For many patients re- gaining 5 to 10 pounds can cause the rippling to no longer be visible. In some instances patients with saline implants may choose to exchange the implants for silicone gel implants which are less likely to show visible rippling. Dr. Stuart Kincaid invites patients to schedule a consultation if they have concerns with previous breast augmentation and want to consider breast implant exchange.


Is a Facelift Old School?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

woman looking in mirror2 Is a Facelift Old School?With all the hype concerning lasers, injectables, and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options it’s easy to believe that a facelift is old-fashioned or old-school. Before patients shoot down the idea of having a facelift they first need to be clear about what it is they would like to achieve. Dr. Stuart Kincaid offers a full range of both nonsurgical as well as surgical facial rejuvenation options; so, therefore he has no hidden agenda in recommending one approach over the other. Patient should understand that a facelift has specific benefits that are unable to be achieved through nonsurgical or minimally invasive procedures. A facelift is a longer-lasting effect and is proven to achieve an appearance that looks about 7 to 10 years younger than a patients stated age. This is a lifelong effect even as the patient ages, it is still visible. Also, if a patient has extreme loose skin in the lower half of the face and also has loose and lax skin on the neck minimally invasive procedures may diminish the appearance that they will not tighten the skin enough to give the same result as a surgical facelift. Typically, the older a patient is when they begin to consider facial rejuvenation procedures the less likely they are to see a dramatic benefit, if they choose minimally invasive procedures over a surgical facelift. Skin laxity diminishes with age and the best results will always be in a younger patient with healthier skin. The best combination for most patients is a surgical facelift combined with injectables including Juvederm and Botox. Also Sculptra which gradually replaces volume in the face with the patient’s own collagen can be used after a facelift to achieve an even more youthful appearance in the nasolabial folds. Laser skin resurfacing is also an excellent adjunct to a surgical facelift. A facelift is not a procedure of the past. It remains one of the best values for patients based on the money invested. Dr. Stuart Kincaid welcomes patients to schedule a consultation to determine which facial rejuvenation procedures are best for them.


Laser Skin Options; Are They Good For The Summer?

Friday, July 6th, 2012

skin damage1  Laser Skin Options; Are They Good For The Summer? Laser skin care treatments have gotten a lot of buzz lately. It is easy to become confused about which lasers are best based on your specific skin concern. Dr. Stuart Kincaid is one of the few board-certified plastic surgeons who have available within his practice, a range of state-of-the-art laser devices to help patients achieve the best minimally invasive skin care options available today. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to his patients that laser devices in themselves cannot be credited or criticized for results. The results of any laser skin care treatments are heavily dependent upon the skill and expertise of the medical professional administering the laser treatment. Patient should never take for granted the experience and expertise of and an ASPS board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stuart Kincaid. With 25+ years of plastic surgery experience Dr. Stuart Kincaid has a surgical understanding of not only the skin and the underlying tissues but also the muscles and how they can cause wrinkling in the face. He also has a clear understanding of the loss of volume in the face that happens as we age and how that relates to a patient’s overall appearance. Dr. Stuart Kincaid utilizes both Sciton Profile and Joule Lasers . These state-of-the-art laser systems give Dr. Stuart Kincaid the added ability to perform a wide range of laser skin rejuvenation procedures which include everything from micro laser peels to laser hair removal. Often patients believe that investing the time and finances in laser skin options during the summer doesn’t make sense because patients are required to avoid direct sun exposure. Dr. Stuart Kincaid and his staff explain to patients that the summer time is often one of the best times to invest in laser resurfacing and other laser skin care alternatives. Often patients have time off from work due to summer vacations and it is an excellent time to prepare the skin for the fall and winter months, as many of the fall and winter holidays are centered on family time and social activities. Also, during the slower summer months there are many skin care incentives that will not be available once the busy fall or winter season begin. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients to schedule a consultation in the office to see which laser skin care options are best for them. He encourages patients not to hesitate and choose laser procedures during the summer months.


Craving Fattening Foods? Don’t Look at the Pictures

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

fast food4 Craving Fattening Foods? Don’t Look at the PicturesIt is virtually impossible to miss seeing images of delicious fattening foods. A recent study seems to prove that when people look at images of fattening foods they are likely to crave eating them. According to a recent local article viewing pictures of hamburgers, cupcakes and other high-calorie foods can ignite cravings for fattening foods, even more so if you are drinking a sweetened drink at the time, reported the study. Researchers from the University of Southern California discovered that consuming a sugary drink while looking at photos of fattening foods increases the appetite and reward portions of the brain which could be an explanation for the obesity epidemic that exist today. “Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food make us think of eating, but our research looked at how the brain responds to food cues and how that increases hunger and desire for certain foods,” said the study’s principal investigator, Kathleen Page, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the university’s Keck School of Medicine, in a university news release. “This stimulation of the brain’s reward areas may contribute to overeating and obesity, and has important public health implications,” said Page. Dr. Stuart Kincaid stresses to his plastic surgery patients that maintaining a stable weight after plastic surgery plays a large part in the longevity of the results. Patients who have had procedures including abdominoplasty or liposuction are most likely to see a change in their results if they gain a significant amount of weight. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to patients that after body contouring procedures it is possible to gain weight. Even though after liposuction fat cells have been removed, there are fat cells that remain and if those are overpowered patients can gain weight. It is also important after breast augmentation to maintain a stable weight. If patients gain a significant amount weight it is likely that their bust line will increase as well. If the increases significant there could be a new component of sagging to the breast. It is important for patients to  understand that a healthy lifestyle including a healthy diet and regular exercise is the best assurance that their plastic surgery results will last a lifetime.



Plastic Surgery Financing; Should Patients Consider It?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Falling money  Plastic Surgery Financing; Should Patients Consider It?  As our nation works through some of the most difficult financial times we have had in recent years financing has taken many different turns. We have seen serious economic shifts in our country and more personally in the lives of many Americans. While plastic surgery financing is not new, there are more programs available today than there were a few years ago. Elective cosmetic plastic surgery is a choice and should always remain a personal choice based on an individual patient’s desires. But, unlike other medical procedures cosmetic plastic surgery is an out-of-pocket expense and patients have to factor in the financial aspect of their plastic surgery decision. To an outsider looking at the situation it is easy to make a blanket statement that a breast augmentation or a liposuction procedure should not be set up on an interest-bearing payment plan solely because it is a choice. But, when looking at the situation objectively one must look at other items consumers pay for overtime which also bear interest and are not necessity. These items include but are not limited to furniture, cars, vacations and the list continues. The degree of necessity for each of these items varies as much as the person considering them. Dr. Stuart Kincaid makes financing available to patients not as an inducement to have plastic surgery but as a viable option should they make the choice to have plastic surgery and the only obstacle that remains is the financial aspect of the surgery. Dr. Stuart Kincaid is one of the few plastic surgeons in the San Diego/La Jolla/Temecula area who offers a wide range of financial options. He offers plans from several different companies and encourages patients to compare specifics about each financial company and the plans they offer and decide which plan works best for them. Dr. Stuart Kincaid also offers a unique layaway plan which allows patients to make payments prior to having their surgery without incurring interest. Patients who have a desire to maintain their best appearance and have decided to have plastic surgery are overwhelmingly happy with the many options Dr. Stuart Kincaid offers to them.

Skin Cancer Prevention May Be a New Reason for Having Your Morning Java

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

A good cup of coffee  Skin Cancer Prevention May Be a New Reason for Having Your Morning Java There have been numerous coffee benefits discovered throughout the years. A new study indicates that coffee may help to prevent some forms of skin cancer. According to a recent online article a study published July 1 in the journal Cancer Research implies that consuming coffee may reduce the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma which is the most common form of skin cancer.  The study also discovered that tea with caffeine; colas and even chocolate also seem to reduce the risk as well. Female participants who consumed in excess of 3 cups of caffeinated coffee daily were 21% less likely to develop skin cancer compared with women who consumed less than one cup every month. In contrast male participants experienced a reduction risk that was 10%. “It’s the caffeine that’s most likely responsible for the beneficial effect,” said study co-author Jiali Han, an associate professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in Boston. “Caffeine inhibits tumor progression. We saw the effect in mice and thought we should do this research to see if it applies to humans, too.” Han added that it is likely that increasing the amount of caffeine consumption would correlate with risk reduction however he does not recommend caffeine consumption for everyone.  Dr. Stuart Kincaid informs patients that skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Patient should wear sunscreen daily and avoid excessive sun exposure as one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer. Excessive sun exposure is also to blame for premature aging and wrinkling especially on the face. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients to be proactive concerning aging on the face as it is much more difficult to maintain a youthful appearance on skin that has been damaged by the sun. Dr. Stuart Kincaid offers many options for maintaining your most youthful appearance. Often he may suggest laser resurfacing as a way to treat existing sun damaged skin and allow the opportunity for new skin to develop. Dr. Stuart Kincaid may also recommend dermal fillers including Restylane and Juvederm to help add volume in areas where it has been lost in the face. This too can help with the appearance of aging. Dr. Stuart Kincaid also offers medical grade skin care treatments and medical grade skin care products to ensure patients maintain healthy skin. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients to schedule consultation to determine the best way to treat existing sun damage and begin a skin care regimen that will help them to maintain their most healthy skin.

Breast Augmentation: Which Breast Implants Are Best?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Breast Aug photo1 Breast Augmentation: Which Breast Implants Are Best?Breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic surgical procedure performed in United States. In Southern California many would consider the procedure routine because of the prevalence of women who have undergone the surgery. There is an abundance of information available for women who are considering breast augmentation, and thanks to the Internet women who are considering breast augmentation can become confused and overwhelmed by the information rather quickly. Patients who schedule a consultation with Dr. Stuart Kincaid are informed of not only the benefits and limitations of breast augmentation, but also the types of breast implants available and which recommendation is best for them. It is virtually impossible to choose a breast implant as the best recommendation for a patient who has not been examined by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Stuart Kincaid is highly trained with different types of breast implants and explains to patients that the breast implants are “tools” designed to help him achieve the patient’s desired appearance. Using different types of implants, including silicone gel implants, saline implants, different profiles and shapes of implants, allow Dr. Stuart Kincaid to truly customize a breast augmentation that is most likely to meet or exceed the patient’s expectations. It is important for patients to realize that every patient has some sort of breast asymmetry. Some patients have a wider rib cage, others may have a breast fold that’s higher on one side than the other, or some may have a noticeable indentation on the chest wall. These are all situations that will not change based on having breast augmentation, so, Dr. Stuart Kincaid uses his surgical expertise and artistic talent to choose the right breast implant that will give the best aesthetic appearance, taking into consideration the aspects of the patient that will not change with the breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Stuart Kincaid offers breast implants from all three FDA approved breast implant manufacturers. Dr. Stuart Kincaid uses breast measurements combined with the patient’s expectations and desires to make the best recommendation for each patient concerning which breast implants will help them to achieve their desired appearance. In some cases, Dr. Stuart Kincaid may recommend a breast lift combined with breast augmentation for the best aesthetically pleasing result. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients to schedule a consultation to determine if breast augmentation is a desirable solution for them.

Breast Reduction: Who Should Consider the Procedure?

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Overweight African American Woman3  Breast Reduction: Who Should Consider the Procedure? For the general public it can be hard to believe that anyone would consider reducing their breast. But, for the countless number of women who suffer from the medical symptoms associated with excessively large breast the concept comes as a relief. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can be considered medically reconstructive or cosmetic depending on the patient, and how the excessive breast tissue is affecting their quality of life. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains to patients that a breast reduction could be considered for many different reasons. Primarily most patients who are considering breast reduction have what they consider very large breast that could be causing a number of problems in their daily lives. Most patients are suffering from one or a combination of the following symptoms: back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, groves in the shoulders, and painful, uncomfortable rashes underneath the breast tissue at the breast crease. The breast tissue can be extremely heavy and some experts equate it to carrying two 5 pounds sacks of potatoes, connected by a strap around the neck, to help others understand how cumbersome it can be. In order to reduce the breast Dr. Stuart Kincaid makes an incision around the nipple areola complex where the dark shading and lighter skin tone meet and then and incision that runs down to the crease. Depending on the amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed and other factors, an incision is made in the crease that can range in length. Breast reduction results can vary greatly as they are heavily dependent upon the amount of breast tissue each patient has and many other factors. Dr. Stuart Kincaid helps patients understand what they can expect based on their specific situation. The cosmetic aspect of breast reduction allows Dr. Stuart Kincaid to take into consideration the best aesthetic proportion for the patient. It is aesthetically important for patients to be able to match the bottom portion of their body with the size of their breast after surgery. This can have a compelling effect on choices for their wardrobe as well as their overall appearance. Dr. Stuart Kincaid discusses each patient’s options in detail and helps them to understand the benefits and limitations of breast reduction so that they can make an informed decision. Breast reduction surgery had among the highest patient satisfaction rates nationwide, and Dr. Stuart Kincaid’s practice is no exception. Dr. Stuart Kincaid encourages patients who are considering breast reduction to schedule a consultation to determine if breast reduction is a viable option for them.