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Dr. John Walker

Plastic Surgery
Beverly Hills, CA
27 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: If sensation has not been restored after a year, it is unlikely it will ever.
A male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
NO: Maybe if you suck on them really hard for a loooong time. No, just kidding, injections my dear, injections, not pills.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Sebaceous glands: Hopefully they are just sebaceous glands. They lubricate the hair follicles
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Acne: I would recommend that you see a dermatology specialist. They should treat you with low dose antibiotics, a topical antibiotic, and the retin-A. Retin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: No research to show this helps.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Anything on feet!?: Try and stay off your feet, or if you can't go and get fitted for a proper shoe.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No, treatment will: Vitamin a products frequently used for treating rosacea can cause birth defects. Avoid using any drugs as far as possible, especially early in pregnan... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Exercise hard: Exercising hard boosts endorphin levels enormously, as does yoga. Endorphins are "happy hormones", and probably more than enough to get you up and goi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Fat for sure: Aside from hardly ever having seen a deformity after fat transfer in the last eight years of performing this procedure, i can tell you any adjustment ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Nutrition,: Nutrition, exercise, healthy living plan, what to expect, how to avoid major complications.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Bleeding, bruising: Warfarin stops the blood coagulating, and so if you are injured you will have worse bleeding or bruising.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Regular: Regular exercise, and no processed foods, only whole, never soda or fast food, 5 small meals a day.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Topical vitamin A: Topical vitamin a, or retinols are good for skin health, but at your age the best thing is sunscreen. Apply judiciously.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Retin-A, & Needling!: Stretch marks can be significantly improved in appearance by judicious use of needling devices and retin-a. Topical application of retinols has been s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Apples and Oranges: They are used for totally different things, and velashape's best effect is seen after liposuction.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
The same thing: Cushing syndrome and hypercortisolism are essentially the same thing. Yes, therefore you do treat them both at the same time. This is a trusted sour... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Body Mass Index (BMI: A body mass index of 18.5-25 is considered normal. To calculate your bmi, use a bmi calculator: http://nhlbisupport.Com/bmi/bminojs.Htm.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Probably not: You may want to consult with a dermatologist to get te best results possible, but will probably need a comprehensive regimen of bleaching creams, and ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Oatmeal based: Oatmeal based moisturizers, I think Aveeno (oatmeal) makes one, there are others.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Violin/Brown Recluse: Three pairs of eyes instead of the usual four makes the identification of the spider, the eyes making the face look like a human skull.Treatment inclu... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Herpes simplex: Yes you can do an analysis of the biopsy for herpes virus.
A male asked:
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 27 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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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?
HealthTap member
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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