Robert W. Kessler, M.D., FACS
Background & Specialties
The American Board of Plastic Surgery
After many years of advanced surgical training and cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Kessler has settled his family in Newport Beach. He lives here with his wife of twenty years and his 3 daughters. Dr. Kessler is active in the community and brings the same level of commitment to the community that he does to his aesthetic surgical patients.
Dr. Kessler is a native of New York City where he lived until completing his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from Stony Brook University. He then moved to Boston and received his medical degree with Honors from Tufts University in Boston. He completed a distinguished General Surgical Residency with North Shore/NYU in New York. He was then selected for a Plastic Surgery residency with the US Air Force and the University of Texas. He returned to active duty with the US Air Force for three years. During this time, Dr Kessler served as Professor of Surgery to the Uniformed Services University Health Sciences and Wright State University School of Medicine teaching residence and medical students the art of surgery.
After 3 years of active cosmetic surgery practice and Board certification in both General and Plastic Surgery, Dr Kessler pursued advanced training in facial cosmetic surgery with Dr. Bruce Connell in 2003. He then opened practices in Beverly Hills and Santa Ana.
Dr. Kessler worked closely with Dr. Garth Fisher as a surgical consultant and surgical assistant on ABC's Extreme Makeover. He has been lecturing nationally and internationally on topics of facial rejuvenation and body contouring after massive weight loss teaching these advanced techniques to fellow plastic surgeons.
Dr. Kessler served as Professor of Surgery to the Uniformed Services University Health Sciences and Wright State University School of Medicine teaching residence and medical students the art of surgery.
Publications and Presentations
Articles, Press Releases & Appearances
Article: Telltale Signs of a Facelift - Friday, April 10, 2009
Article: Hand Rejuvenation - Friday, April 10, 2009
Dr. Rob Kessler featured in Orange Coast: Jan 08 - Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Dr. Rob Kessler featured in Orange Coast: May 06 - Monday, May 01, 2006
Dr. Rob Kessler featured in O.C. Health: Spring 06 - Wednesday, March 01, 2006