San Diego / La Jolla Office
8929 University Center Lane
San Diego, CA 92122
Toll Free: 866-BEST IMAGE (866-237-8462)
40963 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA 92591
"Beauty is truth,truth beauty -that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
John Keats, 1795-1821
Choosing a Plastic SurgeonThree words summarize the most important characteristics to look for when choosing the best San Diego plastic surgeon: qualifications, experience and comfort.
1. Qualifications count - Medical professionals in the United States have well-defined, stringent requirements for their professional training in every specialty. Experienced cosmetic plastic surgeons are accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (www.abplsurg.org) and belong to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The first thing you need to do is check on these Web sites to make sure the physician you are considering is fully accredited.
Basic accreditation is only the beginning of assuring a physician's qualifications.
Finally, involvement in professional associations indicates that a physician is keeping pace with changes in the profession. Look at the physician's biography to see if he/she is a member of the above professional organizations.
2. Experience matters - The best indicator of how well a physician performs a particular procedure is how frequently s/he has performed it in the past. Make sure you ask about the doctor's experience doing the specific procedure you are considering with the particular techniques s/he is recommending. And don't just get a count. Find out how many of those procedures were successful. Talk to past patients to get a first-hand account of their experience with the physician. Look at before and after pictures and draw your own conclusion.
3. Comfort rules - Even if a physician is fully qualified and experienced with a procedure, that person may not be right for you. You need a physician who communicates openly with you, answers your questions and gives you the time you need to understand the technicalities. You need a physician who appears to have the same expectation for the outcome as you do. Most importantly, you need a person you can trust to advise you when the choices aren't black and white. Be sure you are completely comfortable with your choice of physician so that during stressful periods immediately before, during and after the surgery or procedure, you'll be taken care of the way you need.
Dr. Kincaid is proud to have helped many individuals improve their quality of life by enhancing their appearance and self-confidence. Renowned as an exceptionally gifted La Jolla plastic surgeon and South Orange County plastic surgeon, he has treated numerous Laguna Hills breast augmentation and Oceanside breast augmentation patients. Other procedures he performs include liposculpture, tummy tuck, face lift, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. Dr. Kincaid also provides top quality care to San Diego military family plastic surgery patients.