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About Robert W. Kessler, MD, FACS

Introduction
Plastic Surgery is Life Enhancing. Although good surgical technique is critical to the successful outcome of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Kessler believes an equally important element is listening to your needs and understanding your desires. There are many ways, surgical and nonsurgical, to address your aesthetic concerns. He feels strongly that it is his job to educate you on these surgical and nonsurgical options to achieve your goals. The more informed you are about the treatments chosen together, the greater your satisfaction will be with the result whether it is liposuction, breast augmentation or a face lift. Once you know what can and should be done it will be your decision to choose what is right for you.

Dr. Kessler enjoys bringing aesthetic goals to life. He accomplishes this by listening, understanding, educating, communicating and individualizing the procedure to suit your needs. He combines these concepts with surgical skill, attention to detail, artistic insight and compassionate care.

Professional Background

After many years of advanced surgical training and cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Kessler has settled his family in Newport Beach. He lives here with his wife of twenty years and his 3 daughters. Dr. Kessler is active in the community and brings the same level of commitment to the community that he does to his aesthetic surgical patients.

Dr. Kessler is a native of New York City where he lived until completing his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook University. He then moved to Boston and received his medical degree with Honors from Tufts University in Boston. He completed a distinguished General Surgical Residency with North Shore/NYU in New York. He was then selected for a Plastic Surgery residency with the US Air Force and the University of Texas. He returned to active duty with the US Air Force for three years. During this time, Dr Kessler served as Professor of Surgery to the Uniformed Services University Health Sciences and Wright State University School of Medicine teaching residence and medical students the art of surgery.

After 3 years of active cosmetic surgery practice and Board certification in both General and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kessler pursued advanced training in facial cosmetic surgery with Dr. Bruce Connell in 2003. He then opened practices in Beverly Hills and Santa Ana.

Dr. Kessler worked closely with Dr. Garth Fisher as a surgical consultant and surgical assistant on ABC's Extreme Makeover. He has been lecturing nationally and internationally on topics of facial rejuvenation and body contouring after massive weight loss teaching these advanced techniques to fellow plastic surgeons.

Education & Training

Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
Medical School: Tufts University
General Surgery Residency: North Shore/NYU
Plastic Surgery Residency: US Air Force and the University of Texas

Locations

Practice, Robert W. Kessler MD, FACS

2121 E Coast Hwy
#200
Newport Beach, CA 92625
United States

Questions Answered

Questions Answered
Asked 2019-09-15

I had BodyTite Liposuction almost 4 weeks ago. I am 5'7 and was 153 pounds before the procedure. My skin wasn't loose but my surgeon thought my skin elasticity was only moderate, not great, but that I would likely respond well to Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL). He removed 1200ml of fat…

3 Answers
Robert W. Kessler, MD, FACS
Answered: 2019-10-14
Thank you for your question. The quick answer is 4 weeks after surgery is too soon to evaluate the skin. Lymphatic channels take 3 months to reopen and skin remodels for a year. Keep your follow up appointments and express your concerns to your doctor but give your tissues the time they need to heal.
Asked 2019-10-08

I had a breast augmentation with lift and areola reduction 5 weeks ago. Today I noticed my areola incision on the right breast is starting to open. I'm not sure why this is happening now. What can I do to prevent it from getting bigger or wider? On my left breast incision I am dealing with an open…

2 Answers
Robert W. Kessler, MD, FACS
Answered: 2019-10-14
I understand your frustration but it sounds as if you are doing everything right. Return to your surgeon and have them evaluate the new wound. These issues can be managed with minimal long term problems. Wounds can take weeks to heal. If after 6 months the scars are wide or raised revisions or nonsurgical interventions can be made to improve the appearance of these areas. Although annoying , these issues will resolve.

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Financing Available
We accept cash, all major debit/credit cards. We also accept CareCredit and Alphaeon for surgical procedures only.
Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Contact
Contact

Robert W. Kessler, MD, FACS

Practice, Robert W. Kessler MD, FACS

2121 E Coast Hwy
#200
Newport Beach, CA 92625
United States