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I had a breast lift/ reduction and augmentation 2 years ago with Dr. Cruise and couldnt be happier. I was most nervous about scarring when I was first researching getting it done and this is something that is now hardly even visible. He really listened to what I wanted and the look I was going for. I did not want to be too big but still wanted to have a perky appearance. Dr. Cruise exceeded my expectations in every way. I would highly recommend Dr. Cruise to any of my family and friends. My surgery was life changing.

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flag | Submitted July 26, 2015

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I almost had unnecessary lift scars. Dr. Cruise wanted to fix his own mistakes with an unnecessary lift. During my consultation he was clear that I did not need a lift, however, after my consultation he wanted to do a lift on one side. I went to another surgeon who did a revision and found that Dr. Cruise did not make a lower incision on one side, which was the side he wanted to lift. The new surgeon corrected the mistake and I did not need a lift. If I had let Dr. Cruise fix his own mistake I would have unnecessary lift scars.

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flag | Submitted July 25, 2015

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Correction to above: After my SURGERY he wanted to do a lift. The other surgeon corrected it and I did not need a lift. Dr. Cruise would have given me unnecessary lift scars.

Submitted July 25, 2015

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My story. I’m 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. I avoided swim parties. I got asked if I needed a bra. And at that time I didn't know this was gynecomastia, just thought I got dealt with something that I couldn't change.

Finding the right Doctor. Do your research! Dr. Cruise was my second surgeon after the first didn't take. 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 didn’t 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 lipo’d out but 90% of the problem still remained. Finally, I dug deeper and did my research and that’s 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 it’s hard to realize your results until you get to 6 months.

My results. It’s been one year (May 2015) and the results are awesome. I am seeing the scars 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!

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flag | Submitted June 8, 2015

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From the time I called for my consult appointment to my last post-op appointment, I felt that I was genuinely and individually cared for by the entire nursing staff and of course, Dr. Cruise. This meant a great deal to me since, at the time, my decision to have my surgery was so personal and private. My surgery was extensive, in that I had a breast reduction and lift with augmentation. Although my body had some difficulty with healing directly after the surgery, I truly felt that I was in very ‘good hands’ with Dr. Cruise and his staff. Each time I left an appointment I felt sincerely cared for, assured and optimistic about my outcome. The communication both in Dr. Cruise’s office as well as at home via phone or text was very personalized. This was important to me and very meaningful.
I am so glad that I made the decision to move forward and do something positive for myself that had been a long time coming. I am very thankful that I was referred to Dr. Cruise. One of the most wonderful things in life is to connect with people. I am so thankful to have connected with Dr. Cruise and his nursing staff, a fine group of people. I have always had an admiration for the field of plastic surgery; I now hold an even greater esteem to the field. I most especially hold a very high regard for Dr. Cruise as a skilled surgeon and artist. With my experience, I am reminded that art is a process, that of which I now have a new and considerable amount respect for.
Sincerely, Kelly 44

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flag | Submitted April 16, 2015

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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.

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flag | Submitted March 19, 2015

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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.

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flag | Submitted March 19, 2015

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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.

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flag | Submitted March 16, 2015

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3 weeks post op for me after tummy tuck and lipo..dr. cruise is amazing in every way...a real artist. Cristin was great getting me prepared for my big day...but my savior has been jessica she has taken such good care of me..I ask a lot of questions and they are always answered with caring answers...honestly from the moment I step in dr. Cruises office whoever greets me is sweet as can be asking how I'm feeling and what they can get me...the nurse at the surgery center were awesome ad well...they have made this very scary Surgery so much more comfortable for me...anyone in search of a True artist please at least have your consult with him...you will be as happy as I am...he has changed my life.....

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flag | Submitted Feb. 19, 2015

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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

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flag | Submitted June 30, 2014

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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!

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flag | Submitted June 29, 2014



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