Irvine Plastic Surgeon
15825 Laguna Canyon Rd, #208
Irvine, California 92618 US
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Summer Special: $1000 off Tummy Tuck
Summer Special: Lipo starting at $1200/area
$1000 Off
Summer Special: $1000 off Mommy Makeover
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5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

52 Years Old, Awake Liposuction

I couldn't say enough good things about Dr. Joyce Chen and would recommend her to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction


Wonderful, the staff and Dr were amazing. Very polite, kind, and generous. I had awake liposuction and was nervous about being awake but I was so easy. The whole time all it was like was a vibrating feeling.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction of Waist Line and Abdominal Area - Irvine, CA

Dr. Chin is an excellent surgeon. I would recommend her to my friends and family without a doubt.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

41 Year Old Female. 3 Kids - Irvine, CA

Dr Chen is amazing! Very pleased with my progress this far. Cant wait to see my final results.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Thing I Have Done for Myself in a Long Time! Irvine, CA

Dr. Joyce Chen was amazing! Very personable and easy to talk to. She takes the time that is needed and follows up. She helped me with deciding what is best for my body shape and was always professional. The surgery center in Irvine was also great. Overall my plastic surgery experience was top notch!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

31 Years Old, Liposuction, San Diego, CA after over a year of contemplating having something I pulled the trigger! I am 31 years old and never had a weight issue until after the birth of my son. He is 5 years old and I literally still look pregnant....the weight didn't come off as easily as expected and I'm tired of being unhappy with how I look. I researched getting a mommy makeover, but frankly do not...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction Revision

Was Finally Ready to Treat Problem Area! - San Diego, CA

Dr. Chen was terrific. She explained everything and had a very friendly manner, which reduced any concerns associated with such an extensive procedure. All follow-up was so detailed that I had no questions as to how to care for my body after surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction Revision

Sonobello is the Best! - La Jolla, CA

Dr. Chen was friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and very honest about expectations. I felt very comfortable with her and would recommend her highly. She and her staff explained the procedure(s) both the preliminary procures done last year and more recently the revision this month. Even though I was having a small area done and at no cost for the revison, I was treated no differently than before. The aftercare was thoughtful and made me feel very secure that Dr. Chen and the nursing staff saw me as an individual.

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Personal Statement

Dr. Joyce C. Chen is a board certified plastic surgeon, who after completing over a decade of surgical training, has dedicated her life to helping people feel better about themselves through plastic surgery. She believes that “outward transformation can help augment one’s inner confidence."

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery Best Research Paper
Global Health Scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Chen has hospital affiliations at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital, Newport Beach, CA; Hoag Irvine Hospital, Irvine, CA.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biological Sciences, Stanford University
    Medical: MD, Duke University School of Medicine
    Graduate: MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lahey Clinic
    Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    International Plastic Surgery, Jerome P. Webster Fellow - ReSurge International (formerly Interplast)

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How Long Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Swelling Last?

Thanks so much for your question! Swelling after any surgery is normal and after a tummy tuck, there is swelling that can last for up to 3-4 months... READ MORE

Mini tummy tuck or full abdominoplasty? I'd also want liposuction on the hips and thighs (Photo)

Thank you so much for your questions and photos! From your photos, a full tummy tuck would address the skin and muscle laxity in both your upper and... READ MORE

Not sure if I need a TT or if Lipo? (Photos)

Thanks so much for your photos and question. From your photos, a tummy tuck would be able to get rid of both fat and excess skin for a flatter tummy.... READ MORE

I had lipo 2 months ago on my tummy and thighs. I'm worried because my tummy looks just as fat now as it did before. (Photo)

Thanks for your question and photo! At 2 months post-op after liposuction, most patients are still swollen with some patients not achieving total... READ MORE

What would be the best procedure for me? Lipo? Tummy tuck? Tummy tuck and lipo? Lipo where? (Photo)

Thanks for your questions and photos.  From you photos, it looks like you would be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck with adjunct liposuction ... READ MORE

What is the best nutrition plan following a mommy makeover?

Thanks for your question.  Optimal diet after most surgeries include low fat, high protein, healthy eating that helps with wound healing. ... READ MORE

Left implant needs to be removed, it's infected, 8 weeks after inserted. What is best course of action now?

Thanks for your question.  Because breast implants are foreign objects, they can get infected easier in the body.  Even with antibiotics and removal o... READ MORE

Do I need drains with explant?

Thanks for your question.  Some surgeons use drains after breast explant, especially if capsulectomy is performed too, as there will be more drainage ... READ MORE

What is capsulectomy and why is it needed for a transaxillary explant? (Photo)

Thanks for your question and photos.  A capsule of scar tissue forms around any foreign object placed in the body.  Sometimes the capsule around a b... READ MORE

What is the capsule?

Thanks for your question.  A capsule is the scar tissue that forms around any foreign object in the body, including breast implants.  Most of the t... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Chen

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