Riverside Plastic Surgeon
4646 Brockton Ave., # 302
Riverside, California 92506 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing! Love My Results! - Riverside, CA

Dr. Hardesty and his staff will make you feel welcome everytime you come into their office and Dr. Hardesty is just a fun, happy person to be around. I am so glad I was reccommended to him, and I would reccommend him to everyone in need of plastic surgery. I had the best experience with Dr. Robert Hardesty and his staff! They are all so sweet and caring and Dr. Hardesty is so calm and reassuring. This was my first ever surgery and I was terrified of having the operation and having something go wrong and Dr. Hardesty understood my fears and made me feel completely comfortable and safe. I couldn't have asked for a better plastic surgeon!!! I would reccommend him to everyone! I also have had laser hair removal in his office and that has had amazing results as well! Dr. Hardesty and his staff are all amazing! They are sweet, loving and completely caring about you! Thank you!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

From 32A to 383cc silicone. Post op day 7- new pics!

LOVE HIM! Wow- what an amazing doctor. I am a nurse and was referred by a friend that had her surgery done by him and she could not think of any better things to say about him! So i just had to do my first consult with him. And when I did- I felt like I was set on him- he is absolutely amazing!! I did end up doing another consultation- but it was nooothing like Dr. Hardesty and his helpful staff. So I ultimately chose him =) And if you are looking for a great doctor- I promise you that you will not be disatisfied!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

6 wks PO, wish i would of gone bigger!!! 495 cc

Dr Hardesty is the sweetest most caring and humble Doctor I've ever had. He has this happy and bubbly personality yet he's extremely professional and made me feel so comfortable. Once I found him on the internet I didn't feel the need to shop for another surgeon, and I was even more sold when I met him person. He even gave me his cell phone #, and told me to call him incase I had any issues. Not only that, he also called me the night before to give me last minute instructions and to calm my nerves. Right before surgery he said a prayer with my husband and I. His whole staff and the staff at the surgery center were all so sweet and caring. I'm 1 day post op and I feel.great! One more thing, today Saturday was his day off and he had us meet him at his office just to make sure everything is going good! I will see him soon for a little botox ;) thank you Dr. Hardesty, you have changed my life.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Hardesty is Amazing! - Riverside, CA

Loma Linda nurses referral. I've been a hairstylist for over 10 years and asked a few of my nurses that worked at Loma Linda who they would recommend as a good Plastic Surgeon and they all said Dr. Hardesty. This was amazing to me considering these clients worked in different departments and didn't know each other. Being at Loma Linda for so many years was impressive to me since it's considered one of the most prestigious hospitals. I later found out that his brother is also a Physician there. I've gotten a few procedures done and would never consider anyone else. He did a beautiful job and he and his staff were very helpful and thorough. This was especially important to me since you hear of some many bad experiences. Since I've seen him I've referred several of my friends and family in which they have had the same positive outcome as mine. I promise you won't be disappointed!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr. Hardesty - Riverside, CA

Dr. Hardesty has been my surgeon since 1996, he has performed many surgeries reconstructive , as well as elective on me. From 1996 to 2006, i had 1 to 2 surgeries a year, and each time i trusted Dr. Hardesty for the surgery to be a success, and it was.I have always felt confident with his knowledge, and have always felt well respected by him and his staff i recommend Dr. Hardesty to anyone who is looking to have any enhancements, and i thank him for all his care :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Simply Amazing - Riverside, CA

When I was originally searching for a surgeon there were a ton of cheaper (questionable) places but I knew that this was something that you just don't skimp on! Now looking back it was the best decision to go with a Dr. that came so highly recommended as he did! He was not only fantastic the first surgery but even more so 8 years later.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Dr. Robert A. Hardesty, Plastic Surgeon - Riverside, CA

After having had a very bad experience with a reputable Costa Mesa plastic surgeon who botched a revised rhinoplasty, liposuction and scar revision, I decided that I would find the best plastic surgeon in California. I interviewed ten plastic surgeons. I drove to Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Marina Del Rey, Fontana, and Temecula. Then by some miracle Dr. Hardesty was referred to me by a patient of his. He was the tenth plastic surgeon that I interviewed. And he will be the only plastic surgeon I would ever go to. Dr. Hardesty is HIGHLY TALENTED WITH EXTREME PROFICIENCY, AN EXPERT IN HIS FIELD. DR. HARDESTY IS THE BEST PLASTIC SURGEON I HAVE EVER MET!!!! He revised my nose, he revised my bad thigh liposuction from two previous plastic surgeons, and he revised my scar on my face. Just recently on May 13th I had Dr. Hardesty performed a face lift, neck lift, under eye lift, brow lift, injected my facial creases and lips with my own fat taken from my abdomen. In my opinion Dr. Hardesty has taken at least fifteen years off my face. He is a true artist. My husband was looking at me a few days ago and said to me that I was lucky to have found HIM. I did not want to make that same mistake ever again. Dr. Hardesty has demonstrated to me that he truly cares and is concerned about me as a person; he is honest, loving and most of all very capable of correcting the most difficult problem.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

From Breast at my Waist Total Transformation - Riverside, CA

He was one of the doctors offered by my medical group, I was impressed with the comments about him from previous patients

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Multiple Revisions - Riverside, CA

Best experience I've had w/a plastic surgeon; unlike any other. I chose this doctor because they came recommended from a family member.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

1 Week to Go - Riverside, CA

My rating is based on initial consult and pre op will rate after BA I was referred by a friend.

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

Personal Statement

Robert A. Hardesty, M.D., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon:
Dr. Hardesty is President of the prestigious California Society of Plastic Surgeons and was formerly the Chief of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda Medical Center.

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)

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Free when you mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Elected President California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon, Readers Choice Award: The Sun, Redlands Daily Facts, 2015
Awarded Physician of the year: Riverside Community Hospital
Voted Compassionate Doctor Recognition (Vitals)
Appointed Medical Director Riverside Out Patient Surgical Institute (ROSI)
Awarded Top Plastic Surgeon Inland Empire Magazine, 2004 – Present
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hardesty has hospital affiliations at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital Redlands Community Hospital Riverside County Regional Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, Loma Linda University, 1975
    Medical: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1978
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial, Washington University Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Deformities Institute

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Will 600 cc take me from a 36A to 36DD? (Photo)

Dear Ms. Lalizzlecute,Thank you for your story, question and photos.yo appear to have some breast  shape and size asymmetry.Unfortunately without a ... READ MORE

Is 2.5 weeks enough time after tummy tuck to return to work?

Dear Ms. Mommyasince2012,Returning to work after 2.5 weeks is reasonable and as long as activity is pain limited. Every one responds a little... READ MORE

Exercise after BBL?

Dear Ms. Focy120, Thank you for your questions. I and my staff see our pre & postoperative patients on a regular basis after surgery and modify the ... READ MORE

Can I get a moderate profile implant? (Photo)

Dear Ms. Elizajacobs322,Thank you for your story and questions. The terms can be confusing.Nothing substitutes for a personal evaluation and a face to... READ MORE

Do you think blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) would make a significant difference? (Photo)

Dear Ms. CityGirl702,Thank you for your questions and photos.You have several options:NON SURGICAL1) radio frequency: Thermi RF, ELOS sublime, ELOS... READ MORE

Advice on Tummy Tuck recovery?

Dear 21trueblue,Thank you for your questions. Every one responds a little different and requires a varied recuperation peroid.Most patients are nearly... READ MORE

What can be done before breast augmentation that will improve recovery?

Hello and thank you for your question. My responses:1) healthy diet and moderate excercise.2) no herbs, supplements, or additives (can alter your... READ MORE

How realistic are my expectations? BBL, Back Lift, and Lipo to Arms and Thighs (photos)

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does the incision site make a big difference in how your breast will look? & does above or under the muscle effect your outcome?

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What is the difference between the different breast implant profiles?

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Before and After Photos by Dr. Hardesty

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Tummy Tuck Options for Body Contouring

There are five types of abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. 1. Mini 2. Standard 3. Extended 4. Fleur de lis 5. Reverse It repairs diastasis that diet and exercise cannot often succeed in accomplishing. WATCH VIDEO

Body Contouring Treatment Options

Based on your anatomy, needs, wants and desires you have several choices. Non surgical, minimally invasive and minimal scar procedures. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Implant Positioning

The purpose of this post is to educate patients in their choice of breast implant position as it relates the pectoralis major music during a breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Best Implant Options

Fortunately today, the prospective breast augmentation patient has many choices. Based on your individual needs, wants and desires there is, however, an "optimal" choice. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Recovery Protocol

This video will discuss preoperative and post operative protocol from first day to beyond 6 weeks of surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Incision Options

There are 4 types of access incisions. There are advantages and disadvantages to all access incisions. 1. Periareolar (nipple) 2. Inframammary 3. Axillary (armpit) 4. Umbilical (tummy button) 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.