La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
4520 Executve Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, California 92121 US
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5 out of 5 stars NeoGraft

Amazing experience and Superior Results!!

I have been looking into hair transplant for several years and found comfort in Dr. Kearney's office. When meeting with Dr. Kearney and his nurse practitioner, Shannon, it was obvious that they were very knowledgeable about hair transplant and the Neograft technology. They made me feel very comfortable and were extremely personable and he took a lot of time with me explaining the process of...

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

300cc's Teardrop Oval Shaped Sientra Silicone. La Jolla, CA

Today was my big day and I am over the moon! Like most here, I cannot believe I waited so long for my breasts. I went back and forth for 20 years until I finally was sick and tired of succumbing to other people's opinions and societies narrow mindedness. I am feeling little pain and my breasts are beautiful. Plus they are only going to get better as the weeks and months go by!!! Like my title...

32, 3 Kids, Breastfed for a Year Each, Lost my Fullness

I want my fullness back and wouldn't mind have extra fullness. My nipples are right in my breast crease making me just barely able to get away with not having a lift. I'm having trouble deciding on moderate plus and high. I like the "look" both options give. I'm getting it done on November 3rd 2016.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

375cc - 28 Years Old, 120 lbs. Breast Augmentation - La Jolla, CA

My experience with Dr. Kearny has been one in a million. Nine years ago I had a BA consultation with another surgeon when I lived in Los Angeles... and let me tell you that he did not provide me with half the information that Dr. Kearney did. When I left my initial consultation with Dr. K, I felt that any and all of my questions were answered (without me having to ask them!) He fully covered...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Weight Loss of 150 Lbs - La Jolla, CA

It took me 2 1/2 years to lose around 150lbs through diet and exercise. I found Dr. K through a friend of mine who highly recommended him. I had 2 separate surgeries with Dr. K. My first surgery was an extended abdominalplasty. My 2nd surgery was a skin revision to remove excess skin to lift my butt. I can't say enough about Dr K and his staff. He always took his time with me and made me feel...

31 YRS - 3 KIDS - Wanting Bigger Boobs :) Surgery in San Diego

I'm 5'5 140 ( but i want to be about 130 by surgery date) . My bra size is about an A cup/small BI had my consultation with Dr. Kearney on 3/23. He was amazing! he explained the procedure and answered all my questions.I have mild scoliosis and my left rib sticks forward more than the right making my left breast slightly bigger the doctor told me I will need different sizes of implants to even...

4 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

23yo,375cc Under Muscle. San Diego, CA

I wanted something natural but on the larger side for my frame. Something that said, "wow, she has really nice boobs" not "look at her big ole fake boobs". I chose to go with under the muscle silicone round..which I will explain later. Currently, I am happy with my results, will love to see how they turn out.

425 cc Sub Muscular Allergan High Profile, 5 Foot 2 Inches, 100 Lbs, 29 Year Old, No Kids. La Jolla, CA

So I mucked up my reviews and my first review is for my original augmentation and this one is for my revision. I can't make another revision review and since I'm getting ready for surgery in a few weeks here I really wanted to post. My original BA was 10 months ago and I picked 250 cc implants. I wanted to go from a 32 A to a 32 D my surgeon told me he wouldn't garuntee a cup size since...

5 out of 5 stars Natrelle Breast Implants

28 Years Old No Kids 100 Lbs 5 Foot 2 Inches 250cc Moderate Profile Mentor Submuscular Silicone. La Jolla, CA

I am so glad I found Dr. Kearney for my BA. Both he and his staff bent over backwards for me. Everyone in his office is fantastic. They guided me every step of the way and most importantly listened to my concerns. Dr. Kearney even gave his private phone number to call should we have any questions after my surgery and when we did at 9pm he picked up the phone. He also called me before and after...

Breastfeed 2 Babies, Time For An Overhaul! TT, BL, BA, BBL - San Diego, CA

After carrying two large boys and breastfeeding them my body is looking pretty sad!! I breastfed my last one for 16 months and after I was finished my boobs deflated to a 32B from a 34DD. I'm hoping to feel confident in a bikini this summer.... HEEYYYYYYY! After consulting with a few doctors I feel that Dr Kearney is the man to tackle this task! I have my pre-op appointment today and I...

Personal Statement

Dr. Kearney is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He maintains active membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Consultation Fee

Free. Please mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

San Diego's Best, U-T Reader's Poll, 2011 - 2013
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kearney has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial, Sharp Memorial, Scripps Encinitas.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Providence College
    Medical: MD, Thomas Jefferson School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General surgery, University of South Florida
    Plastic surgery, Vanderbilt University

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Breast Lift/Augmentation- Too Large? (photo)

I would say you could have your revision anytime. You will probably need a standard lift if you down size the implant but I would think that is a... READ MORE

Replacing 16 yr old saline over the muscle. Replace with saline or silicone?

I would replace it with silicone because it will feel better and a small pin hole in the implant would be inconsequential as opposed to a saline... READ MORE

Would you recommend a gastric band defill before Tummy Tuck surgery?

The most important part before a tummy tuck is reaching your target weight and staying there.  I do not believe you need to defill before surgery but ... READ MORE

What incision is best between the areola and under the breast? (photos)

I am not a big fan of the areolar  incision.  In the majority of patients it heals well but if it does not you have a very visible, unattractive s... READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Artefill and Sculptra?

Sculptra is absorbable suture material injected under the skin and in a significant number of patients it is permanent. It is a better volumizer, like... READ MORE

What Type of Breast Lift Do I Need? (photo)

You are well endowed with sagging. You are perhaps the hardest breast patient we operate on. You would need a standard lift and probably a little... READ MORE

Are blood tests needed before neck and or chin lipo?

Typically you don't need to have any blood tests prior to surgery if you are healthy and don't take any medications.  If  you are unhealthy, take m... READ MORE

What type of filler should I get for the wrinkles around my mouth? (photos)

You will do well with any of the hyaluronic acid fillers.  They are temporary so you can get a good idea of the result before you proceed to a more ... READ MORE

Breast augmentation sagging - droop with age?

The short answer is  No.  Breast tissue sags, not implants.  Obviously life and interfere with how much  breast tissue you have, pregnancy, etc.  Mo... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty for wide nose with bulbous tip?

You would do well with a rhinoplasty. The thickness of your skin is a limiting factor of how  narrow/refined your tip can be. Having said that you ... READ MORE

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Robert Kearney, MD, FACS has shared 92 before and after pictures with 33 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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