A Message to Our Military from Plastic Surgeon S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS:
We offer discounts on plastic surgery services to members of our Armed Forces.
I enlisted in the Army as a Private E-1, and got all the way up to Sergeant E-5 before I went to Artillery OCS. I had a great time, both as an enlisted man and as a line officer. I loved the Army, you can even say I grew up in the Army. I got off active duty to go to medical school. I graduated first in my class in medical school directly related to the maturity I gained while in the military. I gained discipline, and I definitely learned never to hand in a “C” paper to a superior officer. Even though I was accepted to Yale for my residency in surgery, I decided to go back into the Army as a career officer.
Strangely enough, during my internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, I fell in love with plastic surgery and found that I had a real knack for the aesthetic aspect of plastic surgery. Unfortunately, the military had no MOS to cover cosmetic plastic surgery. I served out my time in the Army as a flight surgeon, and got out after ten years, having had a wonderful experience and having a great deal of positivity towards the people who serve their country and towards the dependents that support them.
When you eliminate my family and the sports that I love, I guess plastic surgery and the military are two areas I have the greatest respect and aloha for. Giving a discount to military and dependents is my small way of giving back for all the military did for me.
I am also a member of Iraqstar and have done free surgeries on military men who have had facial injuries while being deployed. You can read about my contribution to our servicemen and women here in the Honolulu Star Bulletin.
Everything went well and I am very pleased with my results. Process from beginning to end was great. Staff showed compassion and skill. Surgeon showed great follow-up care with more than just one visit.
At seven weeks post op……I can say I’m pretty happy with my revision! They have settled well and look so natural. I’m so glad it finally happened. Now on to my 50 year high school reunion!! I wonder if anyone will notice?
I love the staff, the office, the nurses and everything about Dr. Schlesinger!!! He is very knowledgeable about the procedures and makes sure you are as well. Hands down the best experience I’ve had with minimal down time after my procedure.
By far the best plastic surgeon, I mean his work is Hollywood perfection. Day 1 post-op I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes, Dr. Schlesinger completely transformed my body. I was already 100% satisfied with my body even with all the swelling. He’s very dedicated to his work and enjoys changing people’s lives. His staff is very sweet and professional. Thank you for all that you do!
Dr. Schlesinger is awesome. Had some work done and he exceeded my expectations, more than happy. Staff were very friendly and approachable. Larry was always available via phone call to address any concerns or questions. Dr. Schlesinger and his team are the best!
Being a man and having gynecomastia can be very embarrassing but his office and staff always made me feel very comfortable about the procedure that I needed to have done. It’s been a few months since my surgery and I’m very happy with the results, I can no longer feel embarrassed about taking off my shirt or going to the beach. The psychological relief has made all the difference in the world. Thank you Dr Schlesinger.