Dr. Robert Alexander

Plastic Surgery
Edmonds, WA
29 years experience male

Locations

Radient Rejuvenation & Aesthetic Surgery

City

Address

Address 1, Address 2, City
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(866) 766-5458

Office

Edmonds, WA

About

Bio

CURRICULUM VITAE Robert W. Alexander. M.D., D.M.D., F.I.C.S., P.S. Graduate Doctor of Medicine, With Honors, University of Florida Medical Center, School of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida; Graduate Doctor of Dental Surgery, Magna Cum Laude as Valedictorian, St. Louis University Medical Center, College of Medicine and Dentistry; George B. Winter Memorial Award in Surgery; William H. Bauer Award in Pathology; Alpha Omega Scholastic Award for Highest Academic Standing, Saint Louis University Medical Center; St. Louis University Gold Medal Award presented by Faculty and Staff, St. Louis University Medical Center; C.V. Mosby Award for Experimental Surgery and Basic Applied Research; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; Board Certified in Regenerative Medicine; Stem/Stromal cell therapy

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Anti-Aging Medicine

Neuromuscular Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Montana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

421 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: The physician that provides you with regular medical exams and orders mammograms would likely be the best choice. In rural areas, this is often the g... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Sometimes: If the darkness is due to "shadowing" associated with lower eyelid fat pad bulging, use of fillers can be helpful. The skin is very thin as is muscle... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, ha... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, ha... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
2-3 days: Pain is not a common feature following any facelift. When present it is sometimes associated with the mild compression dressings rather than the surg... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Partially: Use of chemical peels follow the existing surface scars so cannot provide much smoothing effects. Mechanical dermabrasion to plane the skin usually w... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Your decision: That is a decision that you must make. In most cases, well thought out cleaning and wound care may work. On occasion however, surgical care is manda... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Anything that causes increased pressure or exertion may result in bleeding or more swelling in are of surgery. Usually does not cause any long-term p... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
3-7 days average: When given into muscle tissue, Botox works by blocking the nerve to muscle connection. This typically takes from 3-7 days for full blockade.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Type of scarring will dictate your best treatment options. Sometimes fillers, fat grafting, surgical excision or sanding of the sites are chosen. Oc... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Unknown: Use of adult mesenchymal stem/stromal cells are being reported to improve neurological function and regeneration. In clinical trials now in us/internt... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
NO: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are performed outside the abdominal muscle wall and should not impact the intra-abdominal structures. If this is a big prob... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Bmi is used by some to measure the relative body mass. It is not a scientific measurement, as it cannot take into account the actual lean body mass n... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: It is very uncommon for unfavorable scarring or permanent distortion following aesthetic eyelid surgery. The majority of deformities are reconstructa... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Labioplasty is a common procedure performed by many gyn specialist who also provide vaginoplasty and pelvic plastic surgical procedures. There is an ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
May help now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in use in oa in joints. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends on injury: Suture removal relates to the extent, cause of laceration, how much tension results from movement of finger (again location important), etc.. Commonl... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Not really: Fat deposits tend to be genetically decided, making the 'primary' fat very difficult to lose. These are not easily metabolically available (resist di... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Too early to know: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, ha... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
No: The vast majority of cosmetic procedures have little or no discomfort. There are some procedures which may be more uncomfortable than others (such a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, ha... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Topical rogaine (minoxidil): Options include use of women's rogaine (minoxidil) topical application twice a day or use of follicular unit hair transplantation to areas of greatest... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Explain non-surgical: It is not recommended that gel or liquid silicone be placed. There are silastic implants for that purpose, but these are placed by small incisions in... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Use of lasers in cosmetic eyelid surgeries is a means of making a bloodless incision as it cauterizes while making the incisions. There is not a sign... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
No: The nose is shaped by bone and cartilage and not influenced by muscle movements or activity. No exercise will alter the structural integrity of the n... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Not Really: Diet/exercise is very important in body recontouring, but certain resistant areas typically will not respond. Those areas are actually the better tar... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Typically patients have a superficial tenderness to touch and "stiffness" (like after a heavy workout if you are not in good condition, the next morni... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
2 weeks: Length of time is as variable as the individual patients having breast reduction. With average cases, resumption of reasonable sexual activity will b... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Scar Rx: Use of silicone gel sheeting is often used to help quiet the inflammatory response. If many symptoms (itching, stinging, burning, etc) occur or are g... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Adult Stem-Stroma: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, ha... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Not usually: Mvp is not an uncommon finding, and if cleared by your cardiologist should not Prohibit elective surgery. Often physicians do start patients having e... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: In males, it is common for unwanted fat deposits to occur in the lower abdomen-love handle (flank) areas. Most alternative forms of liporeduction are... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Not long: Today, most patient's having panniculectomy are treated with activated high-density platelets and do not require drains. In the rare cases needing su... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
See GYN or Endocrine: I would seek consult with your gyn or an endocrinologist to evaluate your hormonal balance and changes. This directly influences oil secretions and po... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Partially: There are many muscles (including the biceps) in arm wrestling. Use of all of them contribute to the ability to perform. Example is your shoulder mus... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Visit your doctor: Puncture injuries should be seen by a physician or emergency facility to insure nothing foreign remains in the wound, that it is carefully cleansed, a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Usually No: Some dermatology practices do offer private label or special skin care products. Usually those with an aesthetician will stock otc cosmetic products ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Many options: If recent scarring, be patient and they will gradually fade and improve. When healed, you can seek consultation with local dermatologist who can advis... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Surgical removal to use of certain lasers and radiofrequency devices will provide a tightening effect. Lesser effects come from muscle building to in... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Difficult: Depends on the nature and depth of the scarring. If minor, then use of resurfacing lasers and medium to deep chemical peels will help. If scars are ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: There are different types of scars from acne. Pits, craters, etc.. Often use of mechanical dermabrasion for crater-like scars helps reduce their vis... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Should Not: Assuming normal wound healing and typical cause of puncture (like a fall, blow to mouth area, etc.), there should be no long-term problems relative yo... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Depending on the cause, depth, size, and potential contamination of the wound, punctures injuries may be treated by local cleansing, removal of any co... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Unlikely: Implants occasionally do require examination and replacement. Seek consultation with qualified otologist/ent surgeon who regularly performs such surg... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
See physician: Important to see a doctor to evaluate the damage and wound. Initial cleaning, rinsing and irrigating with dilute peroxide (about 50% dilution), cover... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
May be good idea: Getting second opinions are often helpful to gather broad information and details, plus gives you a chance to get comfortable with the practice that p... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
May not help: Usually use of creams are of anti-inflammatory or soothing silicone gel types are used for scars. Wrinkle cream are really grouped into dead cell rem... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Many factors decide: Your result will depend on area treated, proper wound care, carefully suturing under the skin surface and on top with careful alignment. Amount of te... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Done properly with an AED device, implants will not impede the ability to deliver defibrillation treatment.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Not usually: Hormonal treatments are not without risk, and often do not accomplish the goal of reducing breast enlargement. Also, gynecomastia may be aggravated b... Read More
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Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Nov 27, 2013
Dr. Alexander is a fantastic colleague and a mentor.
A great doctor and mentor!
HealthTap member
Thanks Dr Alexander, I have brought my post OP appt with my surgeon forward. I will be seeing my surgeon tomorrow. Thanks for your insight.
HealthTap member
Thank you Dr. After reading much information I'm now thinking of trying the nitro cream or other creams before Botox. what cream won't burn?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My neurologist said I am not a candidate for Botox due to dysphagia?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

St. Louis University School of Dentistry
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

University Texas, southwestern
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Washington - Summer
2013
Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, Seattle - Winter
2016

Affiliations

International College of Surgeons
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Society of Liposuction Surgery

Publications

Biocellular Regenerative Medicine: Use of Adipose-Derived Stem/Stromal Cells and It's Native Matrix
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