A native of San Antonio, Dr. Young earned his undergraduate degree from the esteemed United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Young's military service was excemplary. After graduating 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 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. There, Dr. Young went on to become 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 own state-of-the-
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, manufacturer of breast implants, to perform surgerieswith 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 the development of the newer style implants which increase safety for patients. Dr. Young offers patients their choice of saline or silicone implants, in a variety of sizes, shapes and profiles to suite most body types and personal preferences.