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Dr. Robert Alexander

Plastic Surgery
Edmonds, WA
28 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
High index block: Be certain to use an spf of 100+ (like neutragena helioplex). Cover all exposed areas, and repeat applications every 3-4 hours minimum. Wearing sun ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
May be scar pulling: Pulling may be a result of scarring that is contracting. It is not unusual, but should be followed on regular basis with your surgeon. You should re... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
See your doctor: See your treating doctor for a look at the septal surgery site to see if any shift or damage of the septal position might have occurred. This is just... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
May be weight gain?: You did not say if you have had substantial weight gain over that period or pregnancies. Both can contribute to change of breast volume. If equal on ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
No: No requalification is mandatory in most states. I would ask the doctor how many of these procedures he has done in the past year period. (not just h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not usually: More helpful on raised scars. Depressed scars more often require removal and repair to give the tissue margins better support under the skin. Depress... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Need Info: Please re-ask with what you have had done, reason for the referral, etc. Ultrasound is sometimes used to reduce swelling in a surgical area, but not c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not usually: Scar tissue does not usually retain much pigment producing cells, but occasionally some survive and are within the scar mass itself. When they produce... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not likely: Skin tags do not tend to spread, but can occur in nearby areas. If problems are spreading, be certain they are not viral in nature, like warts. Sugges... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Depends on site: See a dermatologist or aesthetic surgeon to evaluate the scar. Long-term pain in scars is not too common, and may indicate a problem within the scar i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Seek consultation: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All sc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Sometimes None: Gangrene results with loss of blood flow to tissues, resulting in death of the tissues which cannot survive without oxygen and blood flow. Areas often... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not likely: Failure to thrive and issues of autoimmune disease can be found together. Anesthesia is not a likely contributor. Assume under care of pediatric speci... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not uncommon: Fine white hairs on your arms, legs and stomach area are not unusual. These are not indicative of any problems or dangerous changes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Depends: Many types of breast surgeries, so can't answer for your needs. Usually refers to breast reduction or breast lifting as reconstruction. Can also be re... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Depends on site: Revision of scarring can be as simple as dermabrading to smooth surface or removal of the old scar with reduction of scar and redirection of positions... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Dermatologist: Most dermatologists deal with both male and female hair loss and options to treat.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Multiple sessions: Laser hair removal is not a one time treatment. Hair that will be removed must be in the proper growth 'cycle' to be sensitive. Hairs go through sta... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Good program of care: Cosmetics are for masking, not for skin health. Good quality cleansers, moisturizers, and faithful use is most value. We recommend use of a single pro... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Temporary: Use of suction pumps can provide a short term fullness increase due to engorgement of blood vessels in the area under pressure. This will not last, a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes helpful: Series of deep fractional laser treatments may help acne scars, but unlikely to remove all. Depending on shape and depth of scars influences result. E... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Several: Rash, irritation where skin overlaps, redness, may be sore to touch, often weeps (fluids). Best to clean often with sterile soap (like hibiclens), rin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Seek Treatment: Deep 2nd degree burns need medical attention and script for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream to help with pain and antibacterial. These can becom... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
See physician: 3rd degree burns can be very dangerous. Potential for infection and serious complications may result. See an md for proper wound care and medication t... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not usually: Melanomas are often without symptoms, only recognized by changes in size, shape, color irregularity, and occasional irritability (like itching). These... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Two choices: Calf augmentation can be by fat grafting or use of implants. Implants require incisions and scars for the placement, and occasionally are noticeable, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Cold packs: Usually not a big problem. Can be irritating to eye area, but with flushing and cold, moist compresses it will quiet down. Use of eye drops like for ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Usually not: Me-derma and silicone gel applications are usually soothing due to increased moisture retained at site. The sites do have to be cleaned prior to appli... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Can be: Depends on the extent of desired hair removal. Does require several visits to remove most unwanted hair as the hair can only be destroyed during its g... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Age is less a factor than the locations and color of the hairs themselves. It requires a series of treatments, since laser is effective only when acti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Remove dead tissues: Md will aggressively remove dead tissues (call debridement) in order to get back to tissue that has blood supply and can carry antibiotics to the woun... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Unlikely: Pyloric stenosis is an issue involving the bowel, and meniere's disease involves the ears . They would be totally unrelated to gastric (stomach) prob... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not substitute: Use of any rinses are not substitutes for prophylaxis and cleaning at the dentists office. Rinses, no matter how good, do not access all areas of plaq... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Mostly Shape: Tubular breasts have a different appearance, typically are not large in outside diameter shape and give appearance of oversized nipple-areolar compare... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Varies: Male breast enlargement can come from fatty tissues building up or from enlargement of breast gland-ductal tissues. Depending on which is dominant, us... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Usually use doctor: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All sc... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not related: The size of your zygoma will not cause any speech issues, as they are not involved in those functions. Perhaps having some speak counseling would be m... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Do NOT: Have a professional deal with drainage of pimples. To squeeze may spread infection and may lead to permanent scarring! use of moist warm compresses ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
No evidence: I am unaware of any scientific evidence of the effect on bone or stem cell growth. Biocellular therapy using stem/stromal cells and biologic agents (l... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Harvesting of fat stem-stromal cells & bone marrow is possible. Some are storing these (cryopres) for future applicaitons. Lipoaspiration provides th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
See a physician: She should see an emergency physician if situation getting worse, or be seen by an ear nose throat doctor to evaluate the area. May be something simp... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Maybe: Keloids or hypertrophic scars associate with ear piercing are not uncommon. Both have inflammation and irritation and can produce pain, itching/sting... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Seek consult: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All sc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Extent of injury: Electrical burn injuries cause coagulation of blood vessels around margins of wound, resulting in gradual loss of tissue. Conservative removal of dev... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Done properly with an AED device, implants will not impede the ability to deliver defibrillation treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not enough evidence: Use of bpa and human exposure is so very low that it is impossible to determine extent or risk at this point in time. Studies completed are not concl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not usually: Breasts have a relatively large blood supply, and it is not uncommon for veins to be visible through the skin. In vast majority of cases has nothing ... Read More

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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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