Corona Del Mar Plastic Surgeon
2121 East Coast Highway, #200
Corona del Mar, California 92625 US
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5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Best Injections in Orange County! - Corona Del Mar, CA

After researching several doctors and shopping around I finally found the one! Dr. Kessler in Corona Del Mar is beyond amazing. He was extremely patient with me and took the time to understand exactly what I wanted. He educated me on the products and helped me to comprehend which fillers would best suit me and my aesthetic goals. I ended up getting Botox in my forehead, Juvederm in my lips...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Best Decision Ever - Newport Beach, CA

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!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty - Best Feel Good Decision I Made - Orange County, CA

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.

4 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Ice Cold Non-invasive Body Sculpting, with a Warm and Accomidating Doctor and Staff.

Quick and easy. Small level of discomfort from the cold, but all in all a worthwhile procedure for those who don't want surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best Decision I Ever Made - Newport Beach

He made the whole experience something i could enjoy. He made me very comfortabe and i had complete trust in him.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Awesome Experience (Saline to Silicone)

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.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

My Implants Look Very Natural - Orange County, CA

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.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

I Just Had The New Zeltiq Procedure and Loved It! - Orange County, CA

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!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

You Gotta Love Botox for Smile Lines, Crinkles and Crow's Feet

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.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Worth a Try - Newport Beach, CA

Very professional and friendly staff, very comfortable and warm experience

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

My philosophy is helping you bring your aesthetic goals to life. I accomplish this by listening, education, communicating and individualizing the procedure to suite your needs. I combine these concepts with surgical skill, attention to detail, artistic insight and compassionate care.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kessler has hospital affiliations at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Hospital Irvine.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Stony Brook University, Summa Cum Laude
    Medical: Tufts University in Boston, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, North Shore / NYU
    Plastic Surgery, US Air Force, University of Texas
    Fellowship: Facial Aesthetics, with Dr. Bruce Connell

Treatments offered at Kessler Plastic Surgery

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

There are variations on the tummy tuck operation which will have variable recovery rates. the main factor is whether the muscle has been tightened. It... READ MORE

Consensus on the Ultimate Breast Lift Technique? Would I Be a Good Candidate for No Vertical Scar? (photo)

Always be careful with proprietary, named techniques. Established techniques have stood the test of time and yield excellent results. We are in a... READ MORE

Tumescent Liposuction Pain

Tumescent liposuction has an anesthetic in it which helps to minimize pain after surgery. General anesthesia will provide a controlled environment and... READ MORE

Does Botox Treat Migraines and Wrinkles at the Same Time?

Botox can help certain migraines and will paralyze the muscles which cause facial wrinkles. Migraines which begin in the forehead or around the eyes... READ MORE

How long is recovery for fat transfer breast augmentation?

The recovery time from fat transfer to the breast is more related to the liposuction than it is to the breast. The areas where fat is removed will... READ MORE

Must You Eat Less After Lipo, Regardless of Healthy Diet Before Lipo, Because of Having Less Fat Cells?

The liposuction procedure will permanently remove fat cells from the areas treated. The long term effects of the surgery do not alter your metabolism... READ MORE

Will I Get a Good Result from a Breast Lift Without Implants? (photo)

It is clear from your question that you understand what the lift will accomplish and what it cannot. You want a more youthful elevated position of the... READ MORE

Can You Get Liposuction and a Full Tummy Tuck with a Lapband in

You can have an abdominoplasty and liposuction after lap band placement. I do this routinely. Your surgeon will need to know that you have had this... READ MORE

Any Way to Improve Scarring Caused by a Lifestyle Lift?

I am sorry to hear about your mother's situation. This is happening far too frequently. The problem is two fold and you have identified one. Not only... READ MORE

Crepey Eyelid Skin Help

When I read the title question I was prepared to discuss laser resurfacing and chemical peels with you. However, when I read the description of your... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kessler

Robert W. Kessler, MD, FACS has shared 21 before and after pictures with 348 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Breast Implant Sizing: Determining Your Breast Dimensions

The consultation is the first and most important step in any procedure, and when considering breast augmentation, this is when you and your surgeon discuss the specifics of implant size. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Implant Leaks: Which Implants Are the Safest?

While breast implant leaks are still a reality, Dr. Robert Kessler explains that the introduction of silicone gel makes them a lot less messy. WATCH VIDEO

Determining Tummy Tuck Candidacy: Skin Laxity and Muscle Weakness

Dr. Robert Kessler discusses what makes a good tummy tuck candidate and how visible the resulting scar may be. WATCH VIDEO

Best Liposuction Results Dependent on Skin Elasticity

Dr. Robert Kessler explains that while a tummy tuck can be a great contouring option, the elasticity of the patient's skin can really make all the difference in the type of result they get. WATCH VIDEO

When Are Facial Fillers More Beneficial Than Surgery?

Injectible fillers are a great option for a younger patient who wants to volume under the eyes and plump sunken cheeks, but older patients might want to consider a more invasive procedure, such as a facelift. WATCH VIDEO

Double Chin Procedures

There are a number of procedures available to rid a patient of a double chin. Dr. Robert Kessler explains that it all depends on the patient's skin. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.