Dr. Joseph T. Cruise

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Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 37 reviews. Dr. Joseph T. Cruise has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dr. Joseph T. Cruise
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5589721
30/06/14 5 5 5 5 I can without a doubt tell you that Dr. Cruise and his work as a leading plastic surgeon in Orange County is nothing but the best. His staff is very caring and are available to answer any questions and concerns that you may have.His front desk staff are not pushy and have been nothing but professional, I have trusted Dr. Cruise to perform a revision rhinoplasty and tattoo removal. I wish that I knew of Dr. Cruise 10 years ago, I trust this surgeon. As a patient of Dr. Cruise I had to let you know that you will receive the best care and treatment. Trust me as a patient that is being treated with a revision rhinoplasty you will receive nothing but the best. I am the self-portrait of Dr. Cruise and he has given me the confidence to feel great about myself and body image. Thank you Jessica and Dr. Cruise for all your hard work and dedication. M. Rez  Respond
RID: 5588563
29/06/14 5 5 5 5 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!  Respond
RID: 5219658
03/03/14 5 5 5 5 No one can come close to the amazing work Dr. Cruise does. I had a breast augmentation (silicone implants) in June of 2013 and can't rave enough about how happy I am. Dr. Cruise gave me the sense of comfort, luxury, surgical knowledge, and professionalism I wanted. He treated me like I had been a patient of his for years, after our first 5 minutes together. His consultation process is very detailed and he makes it a point to answer every question, calm every worry, and understands all of your personal wishes for surgery. I knew exactly what I wanted (look, feel, cleavage, sizing...) and Dr. Cruise executed it all without even the slightest hesitation. Not once did I feel pressured by him or staff to "go bigger" or change my expectations for my results. I especially loved how often he would see me for my follow ups! He was a part of my breast augmentation at every single step after, not just the surgery itself. I love Dr. Cruise and his entire staff!  Respond
RID: 3575622
21/10/13 5 4 5 5 Had fat transfer to my face with Dr. Cruise. I wasn't that familiar with Fat Transfer before meeting Dr. Cruise, but after he gave me a thorough explanation along w/ patients I could contact about their experience, I was excited about having it done. I had the procedure under local anesthesia in the office. I was scared I would be a total chicken, but it was easier than I expected. It took awhile for my swelling to go down, but I was told it was from having the fat put into so many areas in my face. After finally healing, I was so happy with my results. It made such a huge difference. I no longer looked gaunt and sunken in. It definitely gave me a more youthful look without needing invasive surgery. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cruise to anyone considering plastic surgery in Southern California. He is meticulous and his staff is professional and knowledgable.  Respond
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Joseph" to "Joseph T." 
RID: 2900413
07/10/13 5 5 5 5 I believe Dr. Cruise is the best!! I have had a couple of consultations but felt the most relaxed with Dr. Cruise. He gives a very natural look and this is very important for me (I did not want anyone to know, I had work done). I wanted to look like I had been on a restful cruise or vacation and I do!! Thank you Dr. Cruise, and if anyone asks me, go see Dr. Cruise  Respond
RID: 2650803
17/05/13 5 4 5 5 I consulted Dr.Cruise about a revision surgery for a really bad breast aug/lift.I am not a 20-something.I’m a 40-something, and I had been waiting to do this for myself for more than 20 yrs. Now,I just felt disfigured. Not only was I dealing w/ the physical issues, but also w/emotional issues.Dr.Cruise and his team were friendly,courteous, compassionate,and professional.Tiffani was my coordinator,and she was incredible! I felt they really cared about me, and everything I was dealing with. The consultation went very well.Dr.Cruise was very thorough in explaining what needed to be done to achieve the look I wanted.However,due to cost considerations,I allowed the original surgeon to do the repair.Somehow,he made things worse. I was a wreck when I met with Dr.Cruise again.Now the damage was more extensive. Dr.Cruise and Tiffani were truly encouraging that he could ‘fix’ me.I’m 8 weeks post-surgery,and I still have some healing to do,but I look FANTASIC! Dr.Cruise restored my self-esteem.  Respond
RID: 2641333
06/05/13 5 5 5 5 I was so nervous about getting a breast augmentation but have wanted one for years. I was a very small A before and I searched for the perfect surgeon for a year. Dr. Cruise explained how his technique was unique in that he puts the implants underneath two muscles which prevents lateral movement later on. It also gives you great cleavage. :) It didn't hurt like I thought it would. I didn't really experience pain, just some normal tightness the week after. It's been 4 months now and I couldn't be more ecstatic about the way I look now. I requested specifically that I didn't want my breasts to look unnatural so he came up with the perfect size and look for me. They really look natural and fit my body perfectly. I read a negative review below and I believe that this person probably didn't wait at least a month to watch the natural drop after the surgery to see what they will eventually look like. I am SO happy I went with Dr. Cruise for this. I was the most nervous person and he joked with me and me feel at ease even day of surgery! 
Insurance: Kaiser-Permanente
Paid (or co-pay): $7700
RID: 2638126
02/05/13 5 5 5 5 BEST OF THE BEST! 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 guided me step by step.  Respond
RID: 2558156
18/02/13 1 2 1 1 Dr. Joseph Cruise is a NIGHTMARE. Despite extensive communication, confirmation and reassurance, my breast augmentation turned out exactly how I DIDN'T want it to look AND he was rude about it after! I look and feel horrible. Beware. 
Paid (or co-pay): $7500
RID: 2550518
04/02/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cruise and his staff are nothing short of amazing. Their professionalism and attentiveness are the qualities to be truly noted. They worked with my schedule and made themselves available to me even when I went overseas for vacation. Throughout the whole process, I felt well informed and taken care of. I am very happy with the results of my breast augmentation. Dr. Cruise is a skilled surgeon who takes pride in his craft, one that I would highly recommend to my family and friends.  Respond
RID: 2540572
24/01/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cruise and his staff were absolutely amazing. I had a wonderful experience and received excellent results with my breast augmentation. I couldn't have dreamed of a better plastic surgeon or experience than the one I experienced with Dr. Cruise and his staff.  Respond
RID: 2532382
15/01/13 5 5 5 5 I am a 28 year old male that has suffered with gynecomastia since i was a child, it has affected me in so many ways to include my confidence. A couple months ago i did a detailed search on the best gyno surgeons, Dr. Cruise was one of the best. The day of my first appointment i was greeted by a helpful warm staff, they made me feel at home. Dr.Cruise is just as nice and helpful and will only tell you what will benefit you the most. I decided to make Dr. Cruise my surgeon. The day of the procedure again the staff was very warm and made me feel comfortable i didnt want to leave lol. Six months later i am healed the area where the incensions were made are disappearing more and more as the days go by. I have no scarring and no scar tissue. I am very very happy with my progress and healing i am able to take my shirt off in public because my chest looks normal and people cant tell that i've had surgery. The price may seem a bit much, but trust me it is WORTH THE MONEY!!!!  Respond
RID: 2514103
28/12/12 5 5 5 5 Without question Dr Cruise is an extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy surgeon. I was probably one of the most reluctant patients he's ever come across. After 2 consultations and an extremely long list of questions, he and his staff were able to present an honest and methodical approach to helping me get the results I was looking for. The procedures I had done were the Neck Midline Plication and Chin Implant and the results blew even my highest expectations completely out of the water. His business presentation, sincere bedside manner and extremely nice staff really made it a no brainer when choosing the right surgeon. Shockingly, the recovery time was quick and painless. In fact I didn't even need Tylenol for the pain. This is undeniably due to Dr Cruise's delicate and artistic abilities that make him in my opinion, one of the top surgeons in the country. Don't take my word for it; just schedule the appointment and your search for the perfect surgeon will end immediately!  Respond
RID: 2478699
19/11/12 5 4 5 5 I highly recommend Dr. Cruise. I had saline breast augmentation. Its been almost three months post surgery and I couldnt be any happier with the results. The staff was very helpful throughout the process. Dr. Cruise gave me what I had asked him for, and that was that I wanted my breast to look very proportionate to my body size (I am petite). The breast look very natural and feel very soft. The healing process was very fast and there was minimal pain. Not to mention that there is almost no scar. I love the results and I will definetely be returning to Dr. Cruise for a rhinoplasty. Im sure he will do an amazing job.  Respond
RID: 2476296
16/11/12 5 5 5 5 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.  Respond
RID: 2424986
14/09/12 5 5 5 5 BREAST LIFT WITH IMPLANTS PERFECT RESULTS 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. Dr. Cruise has staffed his office with incredibly capable, kind, and knowledgeable nurses and staff. The entire experience here was comfortable, supportive, and friendly and most importantly my results are fantastic. He even gives you his cell number (and answers!) for any immediate post-op questions so you feel very supported at the most vulnerable post surgery time point. 
Paid (or co-pay): $11000
RID: 2405738
20/08/12 5 5 5 5 First off, Dr. Cruise's staff is amazing! They are very professional and knowledgeable, a great complement to Dr. Cruise's tremendous ability as a plastic surgeon. I had gynecomastia surgery on 6/14/12, and the results are absolutely amazing! Dr. Cruise is simply an artist. I had quite a large volume of breast tissue, excess skin, and VERY enlarged areolas. Dr. Cruise removed the breast tissue and reduced the size of my areolas. But more importantly, he performed a "donut lift," essentially tightening up the surrounding skin, such that the chest isn’t saggy. This is very important! I really can’t put into words how great his work is, it is simply amazing. My chest is now flat and there is absolutely no indication of a corrective procedure at all. Dr. Cruise is worried more about the success of your surgery than you are, and his work will show it, I promise you this! 
Paid (or co-pay): $5900
RID: 2388817
31/07/12 5 4 5 5 Dr. Cruise and his staff were beyond helpful from the start. I had a breast augmentation revision and I am two months post op and I could not be any more happier with the results. The great part is that Dr Cruise is willing to see me whenever I have any questions and if I call in, the staff is always willing to help. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cruise to my friends and family and I would 
Insurance: Anthem
Paid (or co-pay): $7200
RID: 2385573
26/07/12 5 4 5 5 Both my teen son and I have had procedures performed by Dr. Cruise. We are both very happy with the results and definitely recommend him to others. He and his whole staff are true professionals with the utmost regard for their patients. They are highly skilled and we felt well cared for at all times. Dr. Cruise combines his artistry with knowledge which are both crucial to a good outcome when it comes to plastic surgery. He and his staff are compassionate and warm. Do yourself a favor and go see them if you are considering having some work done. I believe you will be in the best of hands.  Respond
RID: 2342534
09/07/12 5 4 5 5 Cr Cruise performed a mini-lift/fat transfer and I could not be happier with his work. I would highly recommend Dr Cruise and his staff. I would not hesitate to use him for other procedures or to refer Cruise Plastic Surgery. 
Paid (or co-pay): $9500
RID: 2096948
01/05/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Cruise is awsome....... and his staff is so wonderful and caring. When I went in for my consultation, I told Dr Cruise I wanted my happy eyes back. He explained everything he thought would be needed to get the results I wanted. I had my lower lids, neck and temple area done. I am a 50 year old grandmother of two and always felt full of life til I looked in the mirror and I always looked tired and stressed and older than I felt. After my surgery (7 weeks now) I love my improvments, so natural and fresh and younger.I thank you and your staff from the bottom of my heart. I would suggest anyone who wants plastic surgery go see Dr Cruise and his staff, from start to finish they are the best.  Respond
RID: 1817854
29/03/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cruise and his staff were very friendly, knowledgable and professional. Every aspect of my surgery from pre to post op exceeded my expectations. My surgery went extremely well (no complications) and the results are amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Cruise to anyone seeking elective surgery.  Respond
RID: 1755743
18/03/12 5 5 5 5 Cannot say enough about Dr. Cruise and his wonderful staff. Had a lower face and neck lift my results even after 10 days are incredible. 10+++++ Plastic Surgeon.  Respond
29/02/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1717598
19/02/12 5 5 5 5 I had discussed Gynecomastia procedures with perhaps up to 10-skilled surgeons in multiple states. After meeting with Dr. Cruise I knew he was the professional for me. I canceled the remaining consultations and did the work with Dr. Cruise. Net net of it all is I couldn't be happier. Great Dr, great staff; and I will do more procedures with him. Be certain to put him in your consultation group.  Respond
RID: 1709275
09/02/12 5 5 5 5 After reading the testimonials of previous patients my wife and I decided to take the first step and scheduled an appt. to see Dr. Cruise. He described in detail what the procedure would be and what results I would get. After leaving his office in my mind I had already decided to go with him for the procedure. The staff is incredibly amazing and kind, they are very professional, Maribel is the coordinator that I spoke with over and over on the phone, any concerns I had she answered in a very assuring manner. Not to mention the staff at the surgery center were also very professional and friendly. They made it very comfortable the day of and the next day for the follow up after having my procedure done. Choosing Dr. Cruise was a decision we took by reading his reviews and meeting his staff. Thanks to everyone there I now have the opportunity to do things that I avoided doing. Now I get a start over in life and Dr. Cruise and his staff made it all possible. Thank You. Dr. Cruise.  Respond
RID: 1639032
19/11/11 5 5 5 5 I had a circumferential tummy tuck 3 month ago with Dr Cruise. I visited a couple of other doctors in the area before choosing him. He seemed more confident and more knowledgeable on the procedure than the other doctors I visited. Throughout the process the Doctor and his staff were extremely patient and always ready to help and answer questions. Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with the process and more importantly the results. 
Paid (or co-pay): $13000
RID: 1534039
09/09/11 3 3 2 2 I had a fat transfer that did not go well at all. Ended up with lumps above eyelid, sacs under eyes, and cheeks were overfilled and look very odd. I was led to believe this was a simple, safe procedure. Now I am finding out its nearly impossible to fix. Dr. Cruise acts like nothing is wrong, and I have spent a lot of money trying to have the results repaired. Do not go to him for fat transfer procedure. I don't know what he is like on other procedures. 
Paid (or co-pay): $2500
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RID: 1514476
16/08/11 5 4 2 2 Loved the staff. Went to Dr. Cruise for face and neck lift. I have a dent in my cheek. Temporal lift is non existent.Neck does not seem lifted at all. Dr. claims it is not possible to be tight as I am over 60.Would have been nice ti be ytold this before surgery.Now I see his before and afters are of younger patients. 
Paid (or co-pay): $17000
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RID: 1478347
03/07/11 1 2 1 1 Worst doctor ever. He didn't review side effects with me prior to procedures and made it seem like there aren't any, as a result I ended up with bone loss, numbness, and stippling in my chin from a silicon chin implant that looked like a witches chin and was also manly and painful. Don't go to him. You will regret it. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4300
12/01/11 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1268905
10/10/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Cruise is fabulous. Not only is he well qualified, but he has a great bedside manner and cares about his patients. The results of my facelift/fat transfer were so wonderful I no longer felt that I was too old to have a breast augmentation. Now after a facelift, fat transfer and breast augmentation I have never been happier with my appearance than I am at this time and I just turned 47. The results are so natural looking I get many compliments. Dr. Cruise is truly and artist and I would highly recommend him. 
Paid (or co-pay): $12000
RID: 1158437
27/04/10 5 5 5 5 I want to Rate Dr. Cruise the best Plastic Surgeon In the O.C. I loved the way they treated me and care for me. I felt like i was in good hands..  See Responses
RID: 906150
05/06/09 5 5 5 5 After consulting with other plastic surgeons, I am so glad I chose to have Dr. Cruise perform my surgery. With out a doubt he is the most informative and comforting doctor. Dr. Cruise's staff is also extremely accomodating and friendly. Dr. Cruise listened to what my objective for having surgery was and I am very pleased with my re****s.I would reccommend any women seeking to have breast augmentation surgey to Dr. Cruise.  Respond
RID: 898063
27/05/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cruise did my breast augmentation Nov 08. He did a wonderful job, they look/feel great. He is available and understanding. The staff is the best. Not the cheapest but I didn't feel that was the most important reason for choosing him.  Respond
RID: 843624
26/03/09 5 5 5 5 The best experience! Dr. Cruise is a great surgeon... He is technically very strong and has a ton of experience. I wanted alot more volume without looking overdone, and he was able to suggest the appropriate implant type, size, and profile to achieve my desired look. His staff is warm, caring, and knowledgable. They took alot of time educating me about my surgery and sizing me so that I could choose exactly what I wanted prior to surgery. Would definitely recommend Cruise Plastic Surgery!  Respond
RID: 813048
05/03/09 5 5 5 2 Unfortunately I can't say that he did an excellent job, I came in for breast implant to fix a problem and came out 10,000 later and 2 weeks of pain for the same result, had to go to another plastic surgeon in the same area and received excellent results. The doctor and his staff were extremely friendly and caring. He is not knowledgeable for any problems that need to be fixed.  Respond
RID: 770015
22/01/09 5 5 5 5 After a botched breast implant procedure, I went to Dr. Cruise to fix it. He was very patient with my emotional distress over the situation. He educated me on my options and corrected the problem. He has excellent bedside manor and GREAT follow and after care. He makes saftey his utmost priority. Nice staff too.  Respond
RID: 443522
13/11/07 5 5 5 5 I had a full tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation w/silicone implants, and lipo of the breast roll areas (bra line on sides). The procedures were a gift to myself after a 60# weight loss. After researching doctors up and down the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle, my husband & I chose Dr. Cruise, then traveled from Oregon, and stayed in the OC area for 3 weeks following surgery. Both he & his staff made me feel like I was their only patient... never felt rushed in the pre or post op appointments. All questions were answered thoroughly without ever making me feel like it was a dumb question. I would highly recommend him to anyone. My results are fantastic! Dr. Cruise is a down to earth wonderful doctor, with excellent bedside manners, as well as PS skills. I am so glad we found him, and chose him as my surgeon! 
Paid (or co-pay): $18500
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