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

I'm a 62 year Old male and just got divorced a few years back. For the past several of years it was very difficulty to look in the mirror and see the years passing by. Physically, I was just a shell of what I was when I was forties and contemplated cosmetic surgery for many years but was very concerned about some of the plastic surgery "horror stories". Finally, last year a...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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

I had 3 caesarian sections approximately 25-30 years earlier. I have working out at gym 6-7 days a week for at least a year. I wanted to complete my goal of investing and improving myself. I was up and around back working in just a few days. I was relatively pain free after the first 72 hours. I look great. Everyone compliments me on how great I look. It was worth every penny and the...

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

I am 20 years old and had no breasts.For many years I dreamed of filling out my shirts and being happy with my body. My mother took me to a plastic surgeon and it was the best decision I ever made.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Awesome Experience (Saline to Silicone)

I had saline implants and had one deinflate. I had moved from So Cal to Washington State and had consultations with the Physicians there but returned to my orginal physician, it was worth every penny of extra cost. I changed to Silicone gel. This is so much better and still as natural looking as the saline, because of my Great surgeon. He takes the extra time and effort so it doesn't look...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

My Implants Look Very Natural - Orange County, CA

I had a great experience getting breast implants. The recovery time was quick and I experienced very minimal pain, mostly discomfort.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

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

I am 32 years old and my problem has been stomach bulges since having children. No matter how much I exercised or watched my diet the fat bulges have remained. While I am not quite ready for surgery, I was ready for something to get rid of my problem. I heard about the New Zeltiq Procedure and was instantly excited to hear that something was out there and could address my issue. Dr. K...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

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

I have been receiving Botox injections for quite a few years. I look younger and fresher than my actual years. It keeps me from making that crinkle between my brows when I try to see something upclose and when I smile I dont have crows feet, but I look natural and not frozen. I know it makes a difference in my overall appearance. Most people think I am 10 or 15 years younger than my a

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Worth a Try - Newport Beach, CA

So after reading and debating, I finally got this done yesterday. I am 5'4'' and weigh 128, in good shape just a little pooch on my stomach I cant get rid of with diet and exercise. Non-invasive is worth a shot, I purchased a groupon, great deal I couldnt pass up with a plastic surgeon in newport, so I felt most comfortable he knows what he is doing lol. I got 2 areas done. I did my lower...

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 339 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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