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. Robert 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. Robert 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, plastic surgery, and body contouring after massive weight loss teaching these advanced techniques to fellow plastic surgeons. He is a Council Member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and has recently been appointed to the Public Education Committee of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.