Robert N. Young, M.D., FACS
Dr. Robert N. Young, the founder of Dr. Young Forever, has been in private practice for over 30 years. Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Young has developed an outstanding reputation for excellence in South Central Texas. Dr. Young is one of the most recognized plastic surgeons in San Antonio and is widely acknowledged as San Antonio’s “Breast Doctor.”
Dr. Young, a native of San Antonio, earned his undergraduate degree from the esteemed United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Young’s military service was exemplary. After graduating from West Point in 1970, he completed Officers Basic Course in Air Defense Artillery, Airborne School, and Ranger School. He served as Platoon Leader, Nike Hercules Missile Site at Homestead AFB, Florida, until 1971.
Dr. Young completed his medical degree at Tulane Medical School in 1975. Following an Internship at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Dr. Young stayed on to complete his general surgery residency in 1980. Dr. Young completed his fellowship in plastic surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1982 and returned to Fort Sam Houston to serve as a plastic surgeon and consultant to the Burn Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Young became the Chief of Plastic Surgery, where he performed all types of major reconstructive procedures until he retired from the military in 1990. At that time, Dr. Young began his private practice in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Young’s surgical procedures are performed in his new advanced Surgery Center. The center provides cost-effectiveness for the patient while allowing total discretion and comfort.
Dr. Robert N. Young has been a leader in breast surgery, being one of the first in the area to utilize minimally invasive surgical procedures, including endoscopic, to reduce scarring, reduce post-surgical pain, and give the best aesthetic results possible. Because of his outstanding reputation, Dr. Young was one of a select national group of prominent surgeons selected by Mentor, a manufacturer of breast implants, to perform surgeries with silicone implants for a nationwide study of the safety of silicone during the nearly 15-year ban of silicone implants. His participation has been instrumental in developing the newer style implants, which increase patient safety. Dr. Young offers patients their choice of saline or silicone implants in various sizes, shapes, and profiles to suit most body types and personal preferences.
License & Certifications
Did you know that any physician who chooses to perform cosmetic surgery can call themselves a “plastic surgeon,” even if they are not explicitly trained in plastic surgery techniques or have experience performing these procedures! It’s essential to research your surgeon’s experience, training, and licensure.
Obtaining a medical license to diagnose and treat patients means a physician meets a minimum level of competency requirements, but it is not specific to any one specialty. Board Certification demonstrates a physician’s level of expertise in their specialty. Board certification is the “Gold Standard” because the physician has established exceptional knowledge, experience, and skills to provide quality healthcare with superior outcomes within their specialty.
Dr. Robert N. Young has been trained both as a reconstructive plastic surgeon and a cosmetic plastic surgeon, and is currently licensed, certified, and accountable to these professional organizations:
- ABPS Diplomate – Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
- Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Member, Texas Medical Society (TMS)
- Member, San Antonio International Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (SAISPRS)
- Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS)
Board Certification is essential. Visit these links for the information you should know in selecting the cosmetic plastic surgeon you want to do your desired surgery:
- The purpose of Board Certification
- How a physician becomes Board Certified
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York – B.S., 1970
Tulane Medical School – Medical Degree, 1975
General Surgery Residency – Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Beaumont Army Medical Center 1982
Dr. Young has attended the best continuing education courses throughout his military career for reconstructive plastic surgery, the treatment of burns, wound healing, surgical wound repairs, trauma, and emergency surgeries. In the subsequent 30 years of performing Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Young has continued his pursuit of excellence through learning. He actively participates in various conferences by the societies he holds membership in, such as the ASAPS and ASPS, and with other aesthetic groups which host specialty conferences for facial surgeries, cosmetic surgeries, and skin care. He also participates in many online educational webinars.
Reputation for Excellence
As a recognized expert, Dr. Young is often sought after by educational providers and manufacturers. Since its inception, Dr. Young has been a Medical Advisor and contributor to MJD Patient Communications, which publishes materials to educate and inform plastic surgery patients. His patient before-after photos have been selected to appear on brochures and other materials they produce.
He is a member of the Mentor Physician Partner Program, Allergan Partner Privileges Program, Alle, and Aspire. He has been honored with many acknowledgments for his outstanding contributions to his profession. Dr. Young has mentored many other plastic surgeons getting their start in the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery field, and is well respected by his peers.
Procedures Performed by Dr. Young
Whether you are looking to enhance your looks, want help regaining a shape lost over the years, need help following weight loss, or want to reverse or slow the effects of aging, Dr. Robert N. Young can help you achieve your youthful goals. A consultation visit with Dr. Young in his progressive San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery Center is your first step towards your envisioned look. Men and women from all over the country and other parts of the world have benefited from his surgical expertise.