Dr. Robert Rey specializes in MINIMAL SCAR Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rey brings to Beverly Hills, from Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess fellowship, the absolute latest minimal scar, endoscopic, fiberoptic and laser techniques. By treating a large number of film, television and fashion industry patients, Dr. Rey is keenly aware of the importance of minimal or no scars and is highly dedicated to a natural look. Dr. Rey completed a plastic surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. The focus of this fellowship was primarily in the areas of breast and cosmetic surgery. He is also fully trained as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. In pursuit of his craft, Dr. Rey has attended some of the top American educational institutions. From U.C.L.A. School of Medicine to Tufts University School of Medicine, to Harvard University to Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.
Dr. Rey has conducted academic research in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He has published in some of the most prestigious medical and plastic surgery journals in the World. He has not gone unnoticed by his peers. He is the recipient of numerous scientific honors, including the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident’s Award and the American Association of Clinical Anatomist Student Award for original anatomy and biomechanics research. Dr. Rey also served in The Office of the United States Surgeon General, as health policy speech writer to Dr. C. Everett Koop.
While the term “Renaissance man” is frequently overused, Dr. Rey is the rare individual to whom this might apply. Author, lecturer, medical broadcaster, actor, artist and martial artist, his ability to focus and excel is noteworthy. He is a current Screen Actors Guild member, and was a consultant on the Academy Award-nominated motion picture “Seven.”
Dr. Rey has recently been featured on CBS, WB, E! Channel, Elle Magazine and in the foreign media, for his innovative through-the-navel breast enhancement surgery. Although Dr. Rey did not invent this procedure, he has helped develop it. This procedure, performed by only a handful of surgeons, allows a small incision to be hidden deep in the belly button. He utilizes an endoscopic camera, a miniature subcutaneous image transmitter that allows him to manipulate the implant by watching the entire procedure on monitors. This technique is much less invasive, resulting in less pain, less bruising and a quicker post-operative recovery (Dowden. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 106: 190, 2000). Additionally, it has the advantage of single incision placed in an already existing scar, the belly button. Dr. Rey recognizes that not every patient is interested in this innovative technique and he is able to offer the traditional through the nipple, arm pit or under the breast approach as well.
Dr. Rey also enjoys all other areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has expertise in the latest techniques in liposculpture, breast lift, breast reduction, brow lift, endoscopic face lift, nose improvement surgery, ear reshaping, laser eyelid rejuvenation surgery, neck lift, male surgery, tummy tightening, lip enhancement, Botox and Collagen.
Dr. Rey is concerned about the integrity of the plastic surgery industry. He encourages all patients considering image enhancement procedures to do their homework, ask questions and always insist on the very best.