Dr. Joseph Cruise, MD

Dr. Joseph Cruise, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Joseph Cruise, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.Read his story

2081 San Joaquin Hills Rd

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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This content was provided by Dr. Cruise "Dr. Cruise is a fully trained, Board Certified, Plastic Surgeon who has performed plastic surgery for over 15 years. He has dedicated his life to the art of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is his passion and this becomes obvious when you consult with him. He fully understands the needs of his patients because he understands how powerful quality plastic surgery can be in enhancing one's life. Born Feb 3, 1965, Dr. Cruise grew up in the midwest city of St. Clair Shores, MI. From the time he graduated Valedictorian from Lakeview High School, he set his mind to becoming a Plastic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University in Michigan and then graduated in the upper class of his medical school also at Wayne State University. He then began his extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Microvascular Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery. Cosmetic surgery is his primary focus but he also has dedicated considerable time as a burn surgeon at the Grossman Burn Center at Western Medical Hospital reconstructing disfigured burn victims. Restoring human form to faces devastated by burns has given him experience that could not be obtained elsewhere as well as an appreciation for all the subtleties that make a human face and body what they are. Within his practice, Dr. Cruise oversees a highly trained team of professionals that are dedicated to making your plastic surgery experience enjoyable. " Every patient of mine is an autograph of my work. It is imperative to me to make sure this signature represents the very best that plastic surgery has to offer. " Dr. Cruise utilizes the very latest in plastic surgery techniques and equipment. Depending on the procedure, 3D computer imaging is often used to help patients visualize what they can expect as a result of their surgery. The use of computer imaging is very helpful to demonstrate what is and what is not possible. This is especially true in rhinoplasty. The most important thing is to be honest. This may mean telling a patient that what they want is simply not possible. Patient trust is paramount. Reputation for Plastic Surgery Excellence His practice is solely dedicated to cosmetic surgical procedures Known for his complete muscle coverage breast augmentation Uses advances surgical techniques for his breast lifts, tummy tucks, nipple repositioning, and belly button re-creation. Regarded as one of the top gynecomastia surgeons in the world Member of the prestigious Rhinoplasty Society Developed the Cruise Classification System Large gallery of before & after photos Dr. Cruise is a an active member of the following societies: American Society of Plastic Surgeon's (exclusive group of board certified plastic surgeons) The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (select group of board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery of face and body) The Rhinoplasty Society (very exclusive society of surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty surgery throughout the world) Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons (this local society stresses safety, excellence and integrity) "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cruise "Every patient of mine is an autograph of my work. It is imperative to me to make sure this signature represents the very best that plastic surgery has to offer."

2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

6  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits

17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Grace Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Providence Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Nj
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cruise has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cruise's Reviews

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23 total reviews (7 have comments)

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Dr. Cruise's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Outstanding work and attention to all my concerns. The team really cared about my comfort and safety. I can’t say enough good things.
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In 2009 Dr. Cruise did my "mommy makeover", amazing work and I am extremely happy with my results. Dr. Cruise is comforting, assuring and always pleasant. I only wish I had gone to him sooner!! Just recently I went back to Dr. Cruise for another breast reduction. There was nothing wrong with my...more
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Ever since puberty I had struggled with gynecomastia. I would wear baggy shirts, hunch my shoulders forward, wear my backpack with only one shoulder strap, and avoid swimming pools because I did not feel comfortable showing my chest. I decided that I had hid this problem long enough. I researched...more
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Dr. Cruise is amazing at what he does. I’ve referred my family to him. We’ve all had beautiful results. As long as he’s practicing I will continue to go to him for any plastic surgery I may be getting. Him and his staff put all their attention on you and make sure you’re happy and comfortable.
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Not only did Dr Cruise exceed my expectations in terms of my results, but he and is staff ensured I had the best possible experience throughout the entire process. Don't hesitate to see Dr Cruise if you are considering cosmetic surgery!
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