About DR. Kessler > Meet Dr. Kessler

Mentor. Artist.
Soldier. Surgeon.

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 received his medical degree with Honors from Tufts University in Boston, then 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 residents and medical students the art of surgery. He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Advanced Facial Aesthetics.

After many years of advanced surgical training and cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Kessler settled his family in Newport Beach and founded Kessler Plastic Surgery. He lives here with his wife of 30 years and his three 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.

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. Dr. Kessler has an active role with Administrative Committees of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Our Truth in Beauty Promise
We will ALWAYS make recommendations for you that deeply consider your unique goals in context of your nutrition, lifestyle, face and body type.

We will NEVER knowingly recommend a procedure that could compromise your health, appearance or well-being.
Alex D. San Antonio,TX
Dr. Kessler is not only one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, he is also one of the finest highly skilled physicians around. He truly does care about every patient’s goals and will do whatever he can to help achieve those goals. I had a face/neck lift and...
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Debbie S., Cenby, OR, USA
As both a patient and a professional, Dr. Kessler is the best surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by, he has amazing surgical skill, takes all the time in the world with you during your care and has the highest standard for his work I have seen for many years. I have...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
I am so happy. I am so glad I came to Newport Beach in search of Dr Kessler. You have all made me feel just so ‘relaxed & confident’ in all aspects of this ‘thing’. Dr Kessler is a wonderful person, who is ethical, informative, sincere and a surgical ‘artist’. As I...
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Alejandra B., Mission Viejo, CA,, USA
It has been 6 months since the date of my surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As you may recall, my previous breast implants became encapsulated resulting in hard, tender and poorly shaped breasts. I was ashamed of how they looked. When my husband and I met with...
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Markee F., Irvine, Ca,USA
Dr. Kessler is definitely a “Best in Class” surgeon. His enthusiasm and love for what he does is evident the first time you meet him. The compassion and care that he gives his patients is beyond measure.He took the time to not only explain the surgery procedure and potential problems...
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Lee W., Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Dr. Kessler is the most caring doctor I have ever met. The minute he walked into the examination room for my initial consult I liked him and it continues EVERY time I see him. I had a lower body lift and my arms done. I am so happy with his work. He is a perfectionist and it shows....
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Glory E., Dayton, OH, USA
My experience with Dr Rob Kessler was extremely pleasant and has changed my life in the most positive ways. He has performed numeous surgeries on me after I had lost weight with having a gastric stomach bypass. He has perfomed the following surgeries on me: A breast lift, lower body...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Incredible results. Surgical center was great–lots of special care, made you feel very special, spent the night with one to one nursing care with an ICU nurse. Nurse anesthetist was great. VERY postive experience.
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