About Robert W. Kessler, MD
Robert W. Kessler, MD practices in Corona del Mar as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kessler was invited to join RealSelf in 2008, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 12 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Kessler has hospital affiliations at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach , Hoag Hospital Irvine.
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Posted by Chula Vista2399
Dr. Robert Kessler and his staff was incredible. A friend of mine recommended Dr. Kessler and she highlighted the quick recovery and post op experience that she had with Dr. Kessler. Dr. K wil absolutely leave you looking many years younger but at the same time, it will look natural. I'm only three weeks post op and have already traveled to see family that I have in Florida. It is so gratifying to see the reaction that relatives and friends have when they see me. They can't put there finger on it (they don't know that I had surgery), but they all say that I look wonderful. I can only imagine and anticipate what the end result will be in a few more weeks. I absolutely recommend Dr. K and his wonderful Staff!
Posted by 972562anon
He is a very trust worthy doctor. He is competent and only looks out for the best interest of his patients. He is very patient with question and respects his patients' time. After seeing 5 doctors in the Newport Beach and Irvine area, I chose Dr. K to conduct my augmentation. He is a genuine doctor who actually cares about his patients; if he doesn't think a procedure is necessary, he will let you know. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Java1955
I took my time in searching out qualified health providers that could perform and accomplish what I wanted done. Dr. K and his staff were professional, readily available, and most important, the job was done right the first time. This is major surgery and it needs to be done by the best possible doctor as well as skin artist so that you look your best. Dr. K exceeded my expectations. I have given his name to several people since I had surgery.
Posted by 7396anon
Posted by MollyMoo
He made the whole experience something i could enjoy. He made me very comfortabe and i had complete trust in him.
Posted by COLS
I had consulted other Physicians, it due to his love for what he does. How he treats each Patient as they are his Only patient. The time he takes and how he does what truly enhances your appearence not overstates your appearence.
Posted by 1099anon
He is extremely thorough and he spent extra time with me trying to determine the right size implant that I would be happy with. I felt very comfortable with him and trusted that he would give me exactly what I asked for. In the end my surgery was very successful and my breast augmentation turned out beautifully.
Posted by ocmom77
Dr. K is AMAZING! He takes the time to educate you on surgical and non surgical procedures. He is very caring & I highly recommend him!
Posted by 9404anon
He takes time to make you feel comfortable and safe. He knew where to put the Botox to help me look younger and fresher but not overdone or frozen. I have had Botox injected by several doctors over the years, but this was by far the best experience.
Posted by Promontory Man
Dr, Kessler is very easy to talk to. There is absolutely no pressure. I have also had some other minor procedures with Dr. Kessler so I had a good sense comfort in choosing him for this procedure.
Posted by walkerjones
Dr. Kessler is fantastic. He is knowledgeable, ethical, caring and easygoing. He takes time to answer questions, is very present and listens, and is reassuring. It was very important to me that my breast augmentation appear as natural as possible, and after carefully considering all the options, Dr. Kessler decided to try a few different sizes during surgery, to assure that the implants fit nicely with my frame, rather than just go with a set size. It worked perfectly! All my follow up appointments have been great--Dr. Kessler is very attentive and again, answers all questions thoroughly without making you feel silly.
Posted by RachaelFerry
I am 3 weeks post-op and feel great about my decision and my results. And i have to say, it is 100% because of my amazing doctor and his supportive staff. Dr. Kessler (Newport Beach, CA) really is great at what he does. He walked me through every decision making process regarding the procedure and wanted to hear my thoughts and wishes before making any suggestions of his own. I didn't feel any pressure or influence when talking about my wishes, which was something i was concerned about going into this. I really appreciated how he fully explained everything and made sure i understood. He is extremely nice and warm and seems to genuinely care about helping people achieve the look they want. Aside from Dr. Kessler himself, his support staff was wonderful. Wayne, the patient coordinator is just as warm and friendly. Sonya, at the front desk, is very hospitable and kind. The office is warm and inviting, with coffee and refreshments while you wait. One of most stand-out moments about my whole experience was their ability and willingness to work with me and my crazy schedule for followups and appointments. I am a student with two job who lives in a completely different part of town, needless to say, scheduling appointments is tough. But Sonya and Dr. Kessler were more than accommodating. Honestly, I don't think I would have had as great of an experience as I have thus far without this wonderful team supporting me along the way. Thank you all at the office of Dr. Kessler!!
Posted by jctran
The staff, from the receptionist, Sonia, to the assistant, Wayne, to Dr. Kessler himself, were so professional and hospitable. I felt comfortable with any questions I had, and they were very patient with me through all my inquiries and concerns. The facility was well-maintained and made me feel right at home.
Posted by Maree V
I highly recommend Dr. Robert W. Kessler, who is an experienced professional with great attention to detail.
Posted by marianne2012
Everything is very nice
Posted by happy in CdM
the most kind attentive group I have ever met!! everyone is so helpful, they take the time to walk you through every aspect of the procedure!
Posted by christinejacebo
Dr. Kessler is highly educated, very experienced, professional and extremely patient.
Posted by christinejacebo
Over all very professional and caring.
Posted by sophie1945
I couldn't have had a better experience or more incredible result!
Posted by Aloha from Maui
My husband and I read multiple plastic surgeons biographies; we did extensive research on practices in various locations including Maui, Oahu, New York City and Los Angeles. We visited many offices and narrowed it down to Dr. Robert Kessler. After reading about his education, learning about all the years of experience in handling high-risk situations, his board certification, awards and then meeting him, we were confident in our choice! His office staff was very detailed, happy and professional. We were on the same page every step of the way. Finally, we found him very competitive in price.
Posted by jimmy catano
A friend in LA recommended Dr Kessler I am a male age 54 , I flew from Miami to have my forehead lift done. I have a receding hair line and there is no evidence of scar I also had Fillers and Botox by him . i fell great when people tell me how young I look
Posted by ixolib
Lower Face Lift
I had a lower face and neck lift. Dr Kessler was always professional and cared about taking time through the entire process to make sure I was comfortable and understood everything.
Posted by Angela, Miami
I totally recommend Dr. Kessler; he has blessed hands; committed to offer nothing but the best within the Plastic Surgery industry, along with his staff, who are very warm and helpful as well. I thank Dr. K and his staff for their hospitality.
Posted by haydehboudi
Dr. Robert Kessler and his staff were AMAZING! They were extremely friendly and welcoming and despite all the fears I had initially, the whole team made me feel very relaxed and calm. Dr. Kessler spent a great deal of time and answered all my questions and was very reassuring, and comforting during my consultation visit. Although I had always had my hesitations on doing any cosmetic surgery, I have to say going through with removing the bags under my eyes, has been the most delightful and rewarding experiences of my life. I am extremely pleased with the results. Not only I look at least 10 years younger, none of my friends or family could tell what I had done they kept commenting that I look amazing.It looks very natural and as I was reassured by Dr. Kessle, recovery was very quick (less than a week). I had no pain after surgery and no need to take any pain medications. I am ready for my next surgery! I would recommend Dr. Kessler and his professional staff to all my loved ones in a heartbeat.
Posted by 22Justme
Dr. Kessler and his staff are amazing! Everytime I go into the office they make me feel special. Dr. Kessler is conservative and honest! He never over sells and that is refreshing when it comes to plastic surgery. Everyone I have referred to Dr. Kessler has thanked me!
This Was the Best Surgery Experience I Have Ever Had Including the Surgery Center (Irvine Multi-Specialty Surgical Care).
Posted by Carrie in California
Dr. Kessler has a wonderful bedside manner. He is very patient, compassionate and a good listener. He took his time to really evaluate my concerned areas. I did not feel any pressure to go ahead with the surgery after my consultation and he only talked about the areas I wanted cosmetic help with. The staff and surgery coordinator were very friendly and professional. The waiting room was usually empty and they were ready for me when I walked in.
Posted by Flawless
Dr. Kessler and his staff are very professional. When I went to my first appointment I did not know what to expect and I walked out feeling as if I chose the correct medical professional to take care of my needs. I have been back several times since. I would recommend Dr. Kessler to anyone who is looking for a true professional who takes pride in his work and will spend extra time to answer questions and give good sound advice.
Posted by shalee
I found out about Dr. Kessler from a friend because I loved her results. Dr. Kessler and his office assistants are FANTASTIC! Plastic surgery is a big decision in anyone's life, and Dr. Kessler really makes the experience comfortable. I couldn't be happier with the results; he really knows how to make them look natural and fit your body. My recovery time was phenomenal which was a big concern of mine going in to it.
Posted by kristineadams
Dr. Kessler had a challenge in correcting the problems with my previous augmentation. But not only did he successfully correct the other doctor's errors, he had tremendously creative ideas on how to give me cleavage that I had never before had. Dr. Kessler is not only approachable and caring, he immerses himself in the creative process of it. He clearly loves, and thrives on, what he does.
Posted by Elyse in California
Dr. Kessler and his office staff are beyond amazing. I was nervous for the procedure but Dr. Kessler and his staff made me feel so comfortable and relaxed with my decision. He took a genuine interest in the look I was hoping to achieve and supported my wants and needs. Dr. Kessler took the time to answer my questions whether they were during an office visit or over the phone. He also made sure I knew everything regarding my surgery options, breast size options, and recovery. I researched many doctors but after meeting Dr. Kessler and his staff, my decision was not only easy but an obvious one too. I would recommend Dr. Kessler to anyone thinking of going through plastic or reconstructive surgery.
Posted by sdruben23
Dr. Kessler did a great job explaining the procedure and expectations. It is very obvious from the first time I spoke to him that he puts the interest of his patients first. Dr. Kessler has a wonderful office and staff.
Posted by Janice in Palm Springs
I found Dr Kessler to have an excellent bedside manner and he answered my questions completely and honestly. In this time where our medical appointments are hurried it is easy to feel as though we are being rushed in and out. I found someone who gave me all the time I needed and who gave me thoughtful, complete answers to my questions and concerns. I enthusiastically recommend Dr K and his staff. You will be so glad he's your doctor and partner.
Posted by Gabrl
After reviewing many Doctors and visiting various offices, Dr. Kessler was hands down the best choice. To date his staff and professionalism has been nothing but stellar. I look forward to getting my procedure done with him and I believe he is the best choice for plastic surgery.
Posted by HappySCM
Amazing Doctor, very caring and really takes the time to educate you. His work is beautiful and very natural.
Posted by GDoak
Dr. Kessler is very professional and took the time to answer any questions I had. Through out this process the office staff was wonderful. They answered any question I had in a timely matter. Thank you Dr. Kessler and to your wonderful staff.
Posted by CC in Orange County
Dr Kessler performed a lower face and neck lift with an endoscopic brow lift. Dr. Kessler provided excellent advice and a thorough and extremely caring explanation of what I should expect from the entire process. He never rushed me through any visits and answered every question I had with genuine care and concern. Dr. Kessler was open to seeing me or speaking to me anytime and any day of the week, once even on a Saturday. His entire office staff are absolutely lovely and welcoming. I can’t imagine a more caring and pleasant office staff. I am truly a fan of Dr. Kessler, his staff, and above all his outstanding work. The entire experience was extremely positive. Thank you Dr Kessler and all your staff.
Posted by Promontory Man
Dr. K and staff are very responsive and considerate. I am now thinking about other procedures with Dr. K.
Posted by Lobstermac78
Dr. Kessler and his staff are fantastic. Wayne and Sonia are so warm and friendly yet very professional and a cut above other plastic surgeons' staff that I've encountered. Dr. Kessler is a true find- not only is he very caring with a great bedside manner, he possesses an ideal balance of surgical skill and an aesthetic sensibility that any patient should hope for in their plastic surgeon. I feel very lucky to have found him :) Lastly, I wanted to mention that the surgery facility (Starpoint Surgery Center) was great. My experience there was so much better than what I've had at other surgery facilities. The staff was very kind and attentive and they let me take my time in recovery with absolutely no pressure to leave.
Posted by SF_HB_Girl
Dr Kessler is awesome! after consulting with 8 doctors, i decided to go with dr kessler because of his caring nature, his experience and ability to connect with me. i had a breast augmentation done with dr kessler and thought he was the most capable and caring doctor to have performed the procedure on me. Him and his staff listened to what I was expecting in terms of results and did not try to talk me into anything bigger or smaller. I'm very happy with the implant we went with! In addition to this, the pre and post follow up care is amazing. You can't ask for more from a doctor.
Posted by Kelly Cabal
My friend used him for her breast implants a year ago and was very happy with the results. I liked that she still looked very natural. Dr. Kessler always answered all my questions, I never felt rushed, he spent lots of time and made sure I was secure and happy with everything along the way. The follow up has been great, I've had lots of visits to check on things and everything has been perfect! I couldn't wish for a better experience or doctor. I will definitely recommend him to everyone I know.
Posted by ProudMomOfTwo
Googled 'Board Certified Plastic Surgeons'. I visited multiple doctors and Dr Kessler & his staff made my decision easy (the fact he was the plastic surgeon on ABC's Extreme Makeover was also a big draw to get in for a consultation). He is professional, knowledgeable, comforting, understanding and listens to what YOU want. From first phone call, to procedure, to follow visits, this office keeps getting better. Dr Kessler, Wayne & Sonia gave me back my confidence and beauty with their comforting welcomes, before & after care
Posted by Jiadino
He is my neighbor. Dr. Kessler is phenomenal! He is a magician! My mom just had a lower facelift 15 days ago and she looked amazing just like my sister! He is very trust worthy. And he really took his time to answer all the questions also clearly explained the procedure and recovery. His staffs are very helpful and friendly! We highly recommend him!
Posted by cilla54
A friend of mine introduced us.
Posted by Arcelia19042
I heard of Dr. Kessler from a friend she recommended me to see him so I did. Dr.Kessler is very warm answers all of your questions so when you leave the office you feel so comfortable an know that you made the right choice. An the staff is so amazing always very warm an welcoming. The office is so warm I feel like I am home . Thank you Dr. Kessler an staff for making me fell welcome A very happy patient Arcelia Rahm
Posted by nblocal
I have NEVER had an experience with a doctor's office that has had such AMAZING customer service. Dr. Kessler really took his time with me and was very thorough with explanations on the procedure and recovery. His staff is warm, friendly, and wonderful! Dr. Kessler is a true artist and successfully sculpted my midsection and flanks into a work of art.
Posted by OCmommy13
The overall experience was great! Dr.Kessler is amazing! The whole staff is just the best. Wayne, Sonia everyone in the office is so nice, encouraging and helpful. I highly recommend this office, will go back for various other procedures.
Posted by cmccall222
I was refered to Dr. Kessler by a family firend. After years of putting others first and taking care of family members. It was now my turn to better myself and regain my confidence. I went to Dr. Kessler first for a consultation for CoolSculpting. He was very informative and was willing to answer all my questions about this procedure. Then he directed my focus to HCG, a weight loss program. I choose this option first with great results, then CoolScuplting after to finish my total transformation. The staff was wonderful and very supportive. I highly recommend Dr. Kessler to anyone interested in any area of plastic surgery. His guidance and knowledge are unbeatable.
Posted by btfulvbgrl
Dr. Kessler's office was offering a Groupon for this procedure, but after getting to meet him and use his services, I would definitely refer friends to him. I went to Dr. Kessler for CoolSculpting and have been extremely pleased with the results. The office is clean and the staff is warm and welcoming.
Treatments offered by Robert W. Kessler, MD
Education / Training
Medical: Tufts University in Boston, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors
General Surgery, North Shore/NYU
New York Plastic Surgery, US Air Force, University of Texas
Fellowship: Facial Aesthetics with Dr. Bruce Connell