Robert W. Kessler MD, FACS

Newport Beach, CA, US
Robert W. Kessler MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Plastic Surgery is Life Enhancing
Although good surgical technique is critical to the successful outcome of cosmetic surgery, I believe 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. I feel strongly that it is my job to educate you on these surgical and nonsurgical options to achieve your goals. The more informed you are about the treatments we chose 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.

Given the diversity of individual forms and the possible interventions, I believe an artistic sense is needed to achieve beauty, proportion and harmony. A great surgical technician with no aesthetic sense can not restore or create beauty. My goal is to restore your youthful appearance, not alter it. Your photos, from a time you thought you looked your best, are my guide to achieving our mutual goals. Each surgical procedure I perform is tailored to your needs.

I enjoy bringing your aesthetic goals to life. I accomplish this by listening, understanding, educating, communicating and individualizing the procedure to suit your needs. I combine these concepts with surgical skill, attention to detail, artistic insight and compassionate care. The end result is an experience which enhances both our lives.

Practice Specialization

Forehead Lift
Eyelid Surgery
Ear Surgery
Autologous Fat Transfer
Lip Augmentation
Chemical Peel

Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck
Arm Lift/Brachioplasty
Body Lift
Coolsculpting by Zeltiq
Hand rejuvenation

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Background & Certification

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery

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.

Teaching Appointments

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.

Publications and Presentations

Articles, Press Releases & Appearances
*Article: Telltale Signs of a Facelift - Friday, April 10, 2009
*Article: Hand Rejuvenation - Friday, April 10, 2009

*Dr. Rob Kessler featured in Orange Coast: Jan 08 - Tuesday, January 01, 2008

*Dr. Rob Kessler featured in Orange Coast: May 06 - Monday, May 01, 2006

*Dr. Rob Kessler featured in O.C. Health: Spring 06 - Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Offices Held

Dr. Kessler is a Council Member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and has recently been appointed to the Public Education Committee of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Your Consultation

Please contact a member of our team if you have any questions or if you wish to schedule a consultation 949-644-6544.

Staff & Facilities

Payment Options

We accept Visa, American Express and MasterCard.
As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer the CareCredit card, the nation's leading patient payment program.

"Ask a Question" Responses

Skin is looser after BodyTite Liposuction

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...

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...

Is it normal for an areola incision to start opening after 5 weeks post op?

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 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...

Contributed Blogs

  • 80 is the New 60

    In the last year, the number of 75 to 80- year-old individuals who have come to my office for cosmetic procedures has increased significantly. Body contouring, facelifts and fillers in preparation for celebrating the big 75 and 80-year milestones has been a recurring theme. Each one has said they don’t feel their age and they want their appearance to reflect how they feel. 

  • Things Every Woman Considering Breast Augmentation Should Know But Probably Doesn't

    Most women who visit our practice for a breast augmentation consultation have definite ideas, usually involving what they don’t want. They don’t want their breasts to be disproportionate to the rest of their body. They don’t come in seeking to please anyone but themselves. And, they most emphatically don’t want a result that looks unnatural. Clearly, they’ve given the procedure quite a bit of thought, but there are aspects of breast augmentation procedures that even the most informed patients probably haven’t given much, if any thought to. 

Robert W. Kessler MD, FACS

2121 E Coast Hwy, #200,
Corona Del Mar, CA,

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