Mission Viejo Plastic Surgeon
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy., Ste. 541
Mission Viejo, California 92691 US
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"I did surgery one month ago, at beginning I was very nervous, Dr Ho is really nice and did really good job with my double eyelid surgery." "I'm so happy with my eyes now." "Dr. Ho did an absolutely wonderful job with both my breast augmentation and liposuction!"

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Best doctor ever for Breast Implant

After breast feeding my two boys for 2 full years 10 years ago, my breast size shrunk from 34C to 34B with less upper volume. I was not happy the way I looked and I want to go back to who I used to be. I am a person with lots of research before I proceed any cosmetic surgery so I interviewed 7 plastic surgeons who are famous in breast implant in Southern California. I went from Beverly Hill to...

5 out of 5 stars Asian Eyelid Surgery

Full Incisional Asian Eyelid Surgery + Epicanthoplasty - Los Angeles, CA

After years of deliberation, I decided to finally bite the bullet and undergo Asian eyelid surgery. I wanted to open up my eyes more, while not altering my appearance drastically. I placed my faith in strangers on the internet, and contacted Dr. Ho because of her many positive reviews. Fortunately, Dr. Ho and the internet did not disappoint. From the consultation to the post-op follow-up visits, Dr. Ho has been awesome. She listened to my concerns and gave me meticulously crafted natural creases, taking into consideration my facial layout. Furthermore, her calm yet confident demeanor and her honesty assuaged my anxiety about the procedure. I'm very pleased with this whole experience, and I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ho and her staff at Wave.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

66 Years Old, Still Working Full Time - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ho was attentive, she listened patiently with compassion to my concerns and what I hope to achieve with the procedure . She is an artist with great aesthetic sense. She examined my face in great detail and recommended a brow lift procedure to lift my sagging eye lid which will make me look more alert and awake, I asked if I should also have a lower eye lid surgery she told me that it will not improve my look because my eye was not baggy. Dr. Ho then explained in great detail about the procedure of face and neck lift and answered all my questions. Because I had a round place with a flat chin , Dr. Ho recommended that I have my chin slightly augmented, to balance the contour of my face after the neck and lower face skin are pulled back and tighten. I felt that Dr. Ho was very honest and have my interest and well being in mind. When I told my husband about getting the surgery done by a relatively young surgeon, he insisted that I get a second and third opinion. I went for a second opinion from a plastic surgeon who in addition to the brow, face and neck lift, recommended the lower eye lid surgery. I decided to go with Dr. Ho who I felt comfortable with, had endoscopic brow lift, lower mid face and neck lift with chin augmentation on 4/4/16 I was very happy with the result , I had very little pain, I took only two doses of Advil during the entire postoperative course. I returned to work two and half week after the surgery. Among those who made comments- friends, family and coworkers, the sales person at the Clinique Counter whom I have purchased my skin care product from for 15 years all said that I looked younger and natural, the surgeon did a good job. It has been almost two months after I had the procedures, everyday I noticed progress and improvement with my appearance, even though I still have small amount of swelling around the incision. I am glad that I had the procedures done by Dr. Ho .

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

Couldn't be happier

If you are in Southern California and are overwhelmed by the sea of plastic surgeons, let me save you the trouble…Dr. Ho is the best there is. I’ve had multiple disastrous surgeries with other plastic surgeons and I wouldn’t put anyone else through that heartache. I feel extremely lucky to have found Dr. Ho. What’s different about her is that she really takes the time to understand your mo...

5 out of 5 stars Asian Eyelid Surgery

Best Doctor Ever, Had a Great Experience (Asian Eyelid Surgery). Irvine, CA

I'm glad i chose Dr. Ho for my Asian eyelid surgery. She was very kind, patient, and most of all, honest with everything from the beginning to the end. She communicated clearly with me on what to expect so that I was not taken by surprised by anything in the process. She's also very straight forward and will not pester you to get additional procedures that you do not need, she really cares about her patients and gives recommendations that are suitable to each individual. Thank you Dr. Ho for my new eyelids!

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

25 Years Old Petite Asian- 32A to a 32C Textured Sientra Gummy Bear Implants -Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ho is AMAZING!!! She's gorgeous, friendly, and super welcoming. The moment I met her, I knew she was THE doctor. She took the time to measure me and feel my breast tissue to see what would look best on me. She gave the most detailed answers to my long list of questions and I did not feel rushed at all. I had some last minute questions and she was super prompt in responding to my emails. It's been a week since surgery and I LOVE my new boobs!!! She exceeded my expectations and she made them look super natural, just like how I wanted. I really highly recommend Dr. Ho. She's super professional and she knows what she is doing. If you're considering getting a breast aug, I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ho! She is the best!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - Los Angeles, CA

I got a rhinoplasty by Dr. Ho and was very impressed with my results. My previous nose was flat and bulbous, so I asked for a bridge and a pointer tip. She made me feel very comfortable during the initial consultation and was extremely professional. She was very knowledgeable and told me exactly what she was going to do and what to expect. My nose looks perfect and I couldn't be happier with...

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Second Rhinoplasty After 20 Years - Los Angeles, CA

I had a Rhinoplasty done 20 years ago with silicone implant. Over the years, I've noticed that my implant was shifting. A second surgery was needed to make my nose look straight. After my consultation with Dr. Ho, felt that she was very honest and trustworthy. I had ear cartilage place in tip and implant for the bridge. Everyone worries about the swelling and bruising. I didn't bruise at all...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Satisfied with Breast Augmentation

Dr. Ho was professional, genuine, and caring. Her confidence gave me confidence. She took time to explain in details during every follow up appointments and was always available to answer all the questions and concerns. I will definitely seek Dr. Ho for all of my future cosmetic surgeries.

5 out of 5 stars Inspira Breast Implants

30 Yr Old, Breast Aug, Lipo on Abdomen & Back - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ho did an absolutely wonderful job with both my breast augmentation and liposuction! She is professional, highly-skilled at what she does, and has an eye for detail and precision during surgery. I felt that she took the time to listen to me and I really appreciated her honest opinion when I asked her questions.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf 100, 2016
RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Taghva has hospital affiliations at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BSc, Neuroscience, Brown University
    Medical: MD, Brown University, Alpert Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Integrated Program, USC

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Brow and eye lift to correct asymmetry? (photo)

Hello jessphila, thank you for your question.  I highly recommend that you see a board certified plastic/ oculoplastic surgeon in person for a... READ MORE

How do I achieve more almond shaped eyes and less round eyes? I'm Asian. (Photo)

Hello honeyfosho! Thanks for sharing your photos. A 10mm tarsal crease is on the wider side, and that combined with fat removal can make your eyes a... READ MORE

How is the external of the vagina treated with ThermiVa?

Thank you for your interest in Thermiva!  The same wand is used to treat both the external labia and the internal vaginal canal.  No special a... READ MORE

Sculptra vs. Voluma for lower face?

Both sculptra and voluma are excellent fillers for volume augmentation. Sculptra tends to be "more natural" in a sense that it stimulates your own... READ MORE

I'm 3 weeks post op today and my right one still sits pretty high to where people are asking me about it? (photo)

Post op recovery for every patient is different, but in general, it takes about 6 months for the implants to "settle".  3 weeks is still ... READ MORE

Is it possible to correct my uneven eyes with surgery? (Photos)

Hello kikiandkoko, thanks for your post.  You have mild eyelid asymmetry, with the left eyelid crease being more prominent than the right.  I don't th... READ MORE

I had my BA on May 11th. Do I need to be concerned about my scars not healing properly? (Photo)

Bumps around the incisions are quite common, unless they get bigger, more red, and more painful, then you may have developed a suture abscess/ an ... READ MORE

2 weeks after double eyelid suture surgery, right eye is more droopy and swollen than left eye.

It is quite normal to have some asymmetry 2 weeks after the procedure, even though you had the non-incisional suture technique.  The swelling will c... READ MORE

Is this ptosis of left lid, or is right lid over retracted (too high)? No obvious left brow elevation (Photos)

Hello leep, thank you for your question.  You actually have different problems on each eyelid:  right eyelid crease was anchored a bit high and the... READ MORE

What kind of Asian double eyelid surgery do I need? (Photo)

Since you do have a natural "double eyelid  " crease but it's covered by your upper eyelid skin, I think you'd benefit the most from a full incision ... READ MORE

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