Lavinia K. Chong, MD
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
Dr. C is a delightful woman and an artisan plastic surgeon. She explained everything in detail to me without me having to ask. At our first consult, she spent over an hour with me and I really felt at ease with her. As a woman, I knew she understood how important my breasts were to me. She listened to my wants and needs very carefully and she exceeded my expectations. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She is a very skilled surgeon & a wonderful lady.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction
I was fortunate to have excellent insurance which allowed me to visit Dr Melvin Silverstein at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Silverstein recommended Dr C for my reconstruction procedure. I was so confident in Dr Silverstein, I went directly to Dr C's office, and knew she was the right choice. Dr C and her staff are like family, they are warm, caring people who give 100% all day, every day so that the patient feels like their #1, top priority.
Dr. Chong is very caring and sweet. I felt comfortable as soon as I walked into the office. She took her time and explained everything to me in depth, I never felt rushed, and her staff are all very friendly!
I chose my Doc because he did face surgery on my newborn g-son and was told of his gr8 pesonality and skills. I heard about Dr. Chong on a link I followed from WebMD.
5 out of 5 stars
Dr C is truly an artist. She takes the time to study her patients and explains how and why the filler will work. very conservative and natural results.
5 out of 5 stars
After losing 90 pounds and having 2 children, I decided to have a tummy tuck. I met with several surgeons and felt immediately comfortable with Dr. Chong. When I had additional questions, she called me immediately and spoke with me for an extended conversation. The care prior to surgery and, especially, after have been excellent. The office is very helpful. My results are great, and I would return for any future surgeries.
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
Dr. Feng Chong and his staff has been amazing! He makes you feel comfortable and will tell you his honest opinion. Not trying to upsale you on anything! So compasionate and thats hard to find these days!!
5 out of 5 stars
Dr. Chong and staff is very professional and personable. All my questions and concerns were answered.
5 out of 5 stars
Dr. Chong, Really listens and is willing to work with your budget. I came in because I had gotten Botox once before from someone else. (My previous experience with another Doctor was not good). Dr. Chong wanted me to be happy with my results. She explained everything and even asked me to call the office follow-up to see how I was liking the results. I also had a budget in which Dr. Chong respected and the office worked to stay within my budget. I have since gone back to get Botox again because I had such great results and experience! The only reason I rated the wait time lower is because I try and get this done during my lunch hour and its taken me longer than an hour. (Drive and wait time).
5 out of 5 stars
Botox has to be done by an experienced person. Dr. Chong knows her stuff. I am satisfied and love the results. There isn't really a recovery time. I just leave the office and feel perfectly fine. Sometimes I can see a few tiny injection holes but they soon disappear and I can't see them the next day.
About Lavinia K. Chong, MD
Lavinia K. Chong, MD practices in Newport Beach at Lavinia K. Chong, M.D., Inc. as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chong began participating on RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 19 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Chong has hospital affiliations at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
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I continue to be amazed by the number of women seeking explantation of their breast implants. Since 2013, I have removed 50 sets of implants, two of which were mine. One was a young woman who had recurrent capsular contracture, was recently married, starting a family and didn't want to nurse with a firm, tender breast. The other had breast reduction, elsewhere and was tempted to have a small, 200cc, implant for upper pole fullness. Although she had no problems, she elected...
Brown stains, spider veins, sallow tone and fine lines are just some of the features of the aging face. Conventional solutions have included cosmeceuticals such as retinols (Retin-A derivatives), bleaching agents (Hydroquinone, Arbutinin), anti-oxidants (Vitamin C) and sunscreens. Aesthetician grade glycolic acid peels and microdermabrasion are deemed luxurious but not highly efficacious. Microneedling is a process in which minute injuries are made with a specialized "roller" pen,...
The central lower 1/3rd of the face is the area bordered by the base of the nose, superiorly, the chin, inferiorly and the right and left oral commissures (angles of the mouth). Many initial consults are motivated by features, which are perceived as objectionable and these include: 1. perioral lipstick "bleed" lines; 2. loss of lip fullness; 3. change in shape of the lip posture; 4. nasolabial lines or folds which extend from the nasal base inferiorly; 5. "marionette's" lines,...
The augmentation-mastopexy is undoubtedly an exchange: acceptance of scars for a better breast shape. Regrettably, recurrence of the original "droopiness" frustrates both the patient and surgeon. There are several factors which may contribute: a) skin hyperextensibility; b) chest wall anomalies; c) excessively wide, heavy smooth walled saline>silicone implant; d) prior subglandular plane. Skin elasticity can be "lost" because of weight gain/loss, multiple...
My patients have taught me that often the happiest day of a woman's life is when she gets her implants and the 2nd is when she removes them. A PS must assess and instruct the patient whether the procedure will be simple or complex but irregardless of what surgical plans are proposed, part of our job is to counsel the patient on some of the psychological challenges which they may encounter. I have heard comments as diverse as " I never made friends with them", "I don't want to do the...
Education / Training
Medical: MD, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, 1988
General Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center
Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
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