Dr. Robert Wald

Plastic Surgery
Fullerton, CA
45 years experience

Locations

Office

Fullerton, CA

Address

100 E. Valencia Mesa Dr. Suite 300, Fullerton, CA
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Wald has been in practice for 20 years. He has performed thousands of surgeries. He is a clinical teacher of surgery at Harbor-UCLA medical center. He has published many articles and been awarded multiple awards.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Rhinoplasty: The pro's are you will look better. The downsides are you will have downtime with swelling and bruising. The results are quite good but never perfect.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
4 weeks: For all scars to mature and achieve complete healing, a belly button takes 1 year. At 4 weeks, the scar around the belly button is 50 per cent heale... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Surgery: Depending on keloids size, surgery with radiation is usually best way to treat this problem. If the keloid is small. Steroid injections may be sucess... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Time to heal: The best way is to allow the laceration to heal. This includes no excessive movement of the knee with knee elevation, ice, and antibiotic ointments. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Do a pinch test: Fat and skin are easy to tell apart. The skin is not thick, measuring approximately 1 centimeter.( 1/5 of an inch) fat varies in thickness. The bes... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Full Rhinoplasty: A large nose will require more than just a bump removal. When removing excess bone and cartilage from the nasal dorsum(bump area), this will cause cha... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
No: A turkey neck is excess skin and fat located under the chin. This is a cosmetic problem that many patients do not like. I have heard men complain abo... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Use makeup: The small circles are dark pigment in skin. Sometimes bleaching agents help, but nothing erases these dark circles. Use makeup while trying some bleac... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
It depends: Revision rhinoplasties can be simpler than the original depending on what needs to be corrected. In general, removing a small residual dorsal hump is ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Having a tummy tuck does not interfere with breast reconstruction unless she wanted to use her abdominal tissue for the reconstruction. In most cases... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Possible infection: The marked redness suggests inflammation and possible infection. The cause of this is difficult to determine. I would suggest you see a doctor and sta... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Breast Augmentation: Breats will change size with pregnancy, hormonal changes and weight gain. Assuming that ones body is stable, breast augmentation with implants or fat ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: There are nerves in the nose that could have been bruised during your surgery. This should get better over time. If this feeling gets worse, it may be... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
No: Please leave it alone. It sounds like you have irritated it. If its quite red, you might need some antibiotics to settle it down. I would suggest appl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Watchful waiting: The surgical incision must heal which will take time. At first , conservative therapy including warm packs and keeping it clean will be best. Steroid ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
7 to 10 days: In general, severe sunburns take 1 to 2 weeks to heal. At this time, new skin has covered the damaged skin. However, complete healing can take a few m... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
vascular lesion: Difficult to give a good answer to your question without seeing it. Red lesions could be related to a mild infectious process or a vascular lesion. (L... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Mole: Melanoma lesions generally change, but not always. Please see your doctor to have it evaluated.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly: Burns always improve with time. Color changes occur over several months. Depending on the depth of the burn, normal color and appearance can occur.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
No: The cost of breast augmentation varies on the location of the doctor and the experience of the plastic surgeon. The cost on average for a board certi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: One can never expect spots to become invisible, but the laser will lighten them. Scarring would be a rare complication especially in experienced hand... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
It Should: Browlifts can be performed either endoscopically or though a forehead or scalp incision. Generally, there is some temporary effects on the sensory ner... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Makeup: Scars take time to heal. Topical therapy including hydrocortizone, retin a, (tretinoin) and possibly Minocycline may be indicated. Massaging scars wit... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Breast augmentation works very well in women that have congenital defects. Most women are asymmetric and it is not uncommon to use 2 different size i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Breast Reduction: As a young woman, it would be extremely safe to undergo this surgery. I am assuming you have no medical issues and you are of normal weight. Patients ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Ignore: Living on any diet takes discipline and a strong will to succeed. Find other foods you also like.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Is it a keloid: Before any recommendations, you have to determine whether the scar is a keloid or a hypertrophic scar. Keloids are usually congenital and more common ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
No: A C-section is about delivering a baby and not cosmetic surgery. Tightening of the abdominal muscles can be done later and should be performed by a pl... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Lumps commonly form under the skin following liposuction. This is due to the collection of blood and serum in the multiple tunnels that are created du... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Poor Technique: Botox must be injected correctly to produce a natural appearing forehead. If the injector does not place it into the specific muscles causing the for... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
See your doctor: This string is probably a deep suture coming through the surface of the skin. The doctor or nurse will simply cut the suture present above the skin. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Glue or steristrips: The key to making the most invisible scars is lack of tension on the incision. This is accomplished by placing multiple deep sutures. The closure of... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Once a cyst is drained, it will firm up from the underlying blood and serum. This will resolve over time.
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wald is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wald is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am very happy to know that. Thank you so much.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much ~ your answer is encouraging.
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Is it okay to have 1 that lasts weeks, I did get some white stuff init

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

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Americas Best doctors
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