Dr. John Walker

Plastic Surgery
Beverly Hills, CA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Long beach, CA

Address

2032 e Bermuda str #104, Long beach, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Beverly Hills, CA

About

Bio

Becoming a Cosmetic Plastic surgeon is the natural evolution of my background, interests, aptitudes and enthusiasm. My career goal is to become a well-trained Cosmetic and plastic surgeon, capable of excellence in both clinical patient care and Clinical research that can advance Medical Science. I was born and raised in South Africa, and was inspired from an early age by my parents' careers as an architect and art historian. I was drawn to the health sciences and entered medical school. I soon became interested in a surgical career and was drawn to plastic surgery because of its diversity, intellectual challenges and technical demands. I was also fascinated in the artistry and design elements of the specialty.

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

Aesthetic Medicine

Wound care

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

German, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

212 Answers
93 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not safe: Tattooing can cause keloids. Avoid!keloids & hypertrophic scars are basically treated the same initially: silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreen... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Local spread: The definition of a keloid is overgrowth of the scar tissue into the surrounding tissue over the boundaries of the scar. Different from a hypertrophic... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
No: No research to show this helps.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: You can be a carrier, and without an active lesion, or sore, you can have it and spread it. You can treat it by using bactroban, (mupirocin) or Mupiro... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Best technique : When you want something done right go to the successful practitioners. Most experienced dr's will recommend two procedures, the second being six weeks... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Anything on feet!?: Try and stay off your feet, or if you can't go and get fitted for a proper shoe.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Listen 2 Therapist!: It all depends on the area you were shot in really. The most important thing is to listen to what your therapist says. They will not keep you there mo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Potentialy bad: This may not be good. Get in touch with an ER or your original injector ASAP.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
As soon as possible!: Exercise stimulates blood supply to support growth of the fat cells, start at around 2 weeks after surgery. Stair stepper, lunges, squats, and ellipti... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Skin, tissue quality: The amount of skin elasticity, and tone that you have from your diet, lifestyle, & fitness will determine to a great extent how much saggin will occur... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Cervical cut: A laceration is simply a cut, the cervix the lower end of the uterus where it meets and joins with the end of the vagina.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
No, no $ no work!: It doesn't work, and no insurance won't pay for cosmetic treatments. A light sandpaper would work better.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Probably not : It is actually not that easy to get HIV from having normal vaginal intercourse. Practice safe sex from now on, condoms save lives. The unfortunate... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Eating: Eating is fun; should be good for your tum; and not add too much to your bum!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Oatmeal based: Oatmeal based moisturizers, I think Aveeno (oatmeal) makes one, there are others.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
NO: Maybe if you suck on them really hard for a loooong time. No, just kidding, injections my dear, injections, not pills.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Probably too long: Facial fat transfer to restore volume loss with aging that will work will leave you swollen for several weeks. Patients frequently go back to work af... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Absolutely yes!: Having a breast augmentation does not reduce your chance of gettin breast cancer (nor increase it). You must find a radiology dr and radiographer who ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Possibly even harmfu: There is a small but real possibility that stem cell enriched fat transfers can increase the growth rate of cancers if present. Fat alone is sufficien... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Pump up the volume!: Increasing your butt volume will be the only way to add "bounce" to your butt! options include exercise and diet, fat transfer from other areas, & but... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Bruise swell pain: As with most injections, they can cause bruising, swelling, and pain. Ha injections can also cause bumps if wrongly placed, and a "blue" effect if pla... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes, do it right!: Breast lift is a common procedure, uncommonly correctly performed! you must do your research about who and how you plan to get this done though! read ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Nutrition,: Nutrition, exercise, healthy living plan, what to expect, how to avoid major complications.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Probably: Yup, sounds like it. Ice, ibuprofen, hospital if it starts making an ulcer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
A week or two: As long as the lesions don't get too moist, and start to macerate, then you can keep it on for about ten days or so, and the wound will have the best ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Silicone Scar Rx: Any preparation which contains medical grade silicone that remains stuck on the scar for a prolonged period of time will improve the scar's appearance... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: The areas best defining the buttocks are of course the areas immediately adjacent to the buttocks including the waist, sacral, or lower back area, hip... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
No: If sensation has not been restored after a year, it is unlikely it will ever.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Pain management: You need to find yourself a pain management specialist. Massage, yoga, and meditation can help, as well as considering mental health management if the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Probably, maybe not: There are varying reports. You may want to check with the manufacturer. There are dozens, maybe hundred, of compounds that could potentially raise one... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Usually not grow out: The chemicals usually are irreversible, and you will have to wait for it to grow out. Moisturizer with conditioner anyway, preferably leave in. Good l... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Consult Specialist: You need to take the ultrasound result, or whatever imaging you have and consult a specialist gynecological surgeon. If you have already done this, an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Retinoids Work!: Yes it will work, absolutely, it is long term, and retin-a, a closely related product is actually one of the very few fda approved anti-wrinkle creams... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes, cut skin scars.: Every time you cut the skin it leaves a scar. Te sars get less visible with time. Make sure all the dirt and contaminants are cleaned outbid the wound... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Histologic stain: Wright's stain is a histologic stain that facilitates the differentiation of blood cell types. It is used primarily to stain peripheral blood smears a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Usually fat: Usually fat. Unless you have a rare form of adrenohypercorticolism, and some other rare endocrine disorders, and possibly heart failure, it's usually ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Derm eval & consult: 3% of the population has rosacea. The important thing is to get it evaluated properly, and followed up by a dermatologist. There are 4 subtypes, and y... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Herpes simplex: Yes you can do an analysis of the biopsy for herpes virus.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Possible, unlikely: Unless you have an open cut or sore that is unlikely. Protect it with a humectant oinent or a silicone nipple cap (get from a store selling nursing ai... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
URGENT-GO TO THE ER!: Urgent! you have an infection that needs urgent surgical attention, and antibiotics. Do not delay, go straight away.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Regular: Regular exercise, and no processed foods, only whole, never soda or fast food, 5 small meals a day.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Selenium shampoo: Selenium shampoos work great for dandruff.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Many different cause: There are many different causes, you need to read more than i can write in the space allowed: http://www.Gynecomastia.Org/smf/9/the-difference-betw... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Bleeding, bruising: Warfarin stops the blood coagulating, and so if you are injured you will have worse bleeding or bruising.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. During the last 2yrs I have provided anesthesia for approximately 20 cosmetic procedures with Dr. Walker. I have observed him to be professional and conscientious. He is respe...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Walker takes time to investigate and research his thoughtful answers to questions to provide patients with accurate information.
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse Dr Walker. He provides a valuable public service through the guidance and medical education he shares on AVVO.Com..
HealthTap member
Thank you.I have carpal tunnel, tendonitis and trigger finger in my rt hand.The bite is on my right arm.It seems to be making those worse.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Ok on the whole Hyaluronic acid not advisable then?
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This saved my life, Thank You! Acne can lead to suicide It's EXTREMLY SERIOUS

Education & Training

Residency

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Residency

University Hospitals of Cleveland

Residency

University of the Free State (South Africa)

Residency

South African Institute for Medical Research

Awards

IOOF Scholarship, Queen Sophia of Sweden and IOOF Scholarship
Clinical Research Award, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Full Medical Scholarship, FARMOVS

Affiliations

American Academy of Wound Management
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Publications

Walker J, Reinisch J, Monforte H. Maternal Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma Metastatic to the Fetus- First Recorded Case Report and Literature Review.
Somatic mutation of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors in juvenile hemangioma.
DVT & PE following facelift: A study of Incidence and Prophylaxis.
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