Irvine Plastic Surgeon
15825 Laguna Canyon Rd, #208
Irvine, California 92618 US
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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

It’s been 2 weeks since I had my procedure done and am very happy with the results and with what I see so far. Where I had no waist line there is one now. My stomach area has gone down as well. I’m still swollen but I see the good results from the procedure already. So am looking forward to when the swelling goes down totally. I experience no pain during the procedure and after exp...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

41 Year Old Female. 3 Kids - Irvine, CA

I had Lipo done on my Abdomen, Waist, and hips. Procedure was great! I experienced VERY minimal pain. Dr. Chen and all the nurses took very great care of me.I'm Very happy with the results this far. I just hit my one month mark and im down 12 pounds and My clothes are hanging off my hips. Everyone has noticed the huge difference in my body shape!! Will definitely recommend!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

After 3 children and breast feeding all 3 of them for 1 year each I was left with breast that made me feel horrible. I am super happy I made the decision to get breast augmentation done. I now have more confidence and feel more like myself. It motivates me to take care of myself more. The best thing I have done for myself in a long time!

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

Every bit of my experience, from initial consultation through to post-opp, was efficient. The team was professional and attentive throughout the process. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone thinking of creating a better self! I had struggled with my abdomen my whole life and am now feeling confident again!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction Revision

Sonobello is the Best! - La Jolla, CA

I previously had liposuction procedures on three areas with Sonobello and was thrilled with the results - except for one small area on my hip. When I came back for my final checkup and Doctor Chin found out I wasn't 100% happy, she suggested a revision. She explained that because of some scaring years ago my results may not be "perfect." I appreciated her candor and her willingness to make me...

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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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

What's included with the mommy makeover?

Thanks for your question.  A mommy makeover is individualized but often includes a tummy tuck with or without liposuction and breast augmentation ... 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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