Both military personnel and their families face trauma and can experience high levels of physical and emotional hardships when soldiers are deployed. Most of the time, the psychological and social aspects are the ones addressed when these military personnel and their families are given medical attention before, during or after military deployment. However, other medical care aspects in the military, sometimes involve plastic surgery.
Many soldiers, sailors and marines who come back from duty and may require plastic surgery from injuries sustained in the line of duty. The military have plastic and reconstructive surgeons who help these patient.
However, there are some cases where cosmetic procedures are elective, because they are medically necessary, but may be required for a soldier to qualify as a candidate for the military in some ways. As military personnel, they are required to pass a tape test for promotion or retention. The amount of body fat and its distribution within the body is the basis for determining if the personnel are able to meet the standards of the said test. Many military individuals appear to be in exceptional condition, however, there are times when the ratio among the neck, waistline and other parts of the body did not pass the test when taped. Generally, the reason for this lies on genetics, and cannot be simply addressed by exercise and diet. Thus, plastic surgery becomes the most viable solution.
Sometimes, even military dependents also become in need of plastic surgery – like a military spouse wanting to feel good about herself. However, military benefits don’t usually cover cosmetic improvements, and in this case, it may be best for future patients to consider an experienced and private practice to deliberate their plastic surgery objectives, unique medical needs and family requirements. These plastic surgery procedures can help both military personnel and their dependents to boost their confidence, improve their physical appearance and increase one’s general sense of being.
In California’s San Diego, there is a prospering military community. These communities are in need of excellent medical care and are accompanied by several distinctive challenges like frequent deployments, urgent assignments, military personnel dependents, veteran status, privileges and many more. In terms of plastic surgery for the military – may it be for the active on duty personnel, veterans, families, and retirees – it requires a particular level of knowledge of the armed forces lifestyle to grant the best probable care.
Dr. Stuart Kincaid has served the US Army Medical Corp from 1984 to 1988 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. While he was there, he served as the Chief of the Plastic Surgery Service. As a plastic surgeon who is dealing with plastic surgery for the military several years, he is more than capable of understanding the needs of these military personnel. Equipped with his experience in providing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for his comrades in the military, he is able to bring a distinctive outlook and understanding to the needs of military families. During his stay in the Army Medical Corp, he was honored with the Meritorious Service Medal for his dedication to duty, exemplary patient care and teaching his plastic surgery techniques to his colleagues in the military service.
After leaving the military service, he practiced plastic surgery in San Diego, California. He keeps his own cosmetic plastic surgery practice there and also in Temecula County. The offices of Dr. Stuart Kincaid welcome military patients and their dependents. His wonderful office staff personnel work hard to be able to put up with the complicated military schedules, child care requirements, budget concerns and all other considerations to make sure that the most convenient and effective service to their patients.