Riverside Plastic Surgeon
4234 Riverwalk Parkway, #170
Riverside, California 92505 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

One Very Happy Client. - Riverside, CA

I am a 48 year old woman who after two pregnancy’s and two c-sections found myself with some really ugly scaring and excess skin. Over the last year I had worked hard and lost 30+ Ibs. Feeling better there was still something that needed to be done. Finally January 2014 after 16 years of wishing and wanting a tummy tuck I decided it was time. I spent some time searching the internet, reading...

5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift

Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Needed Inner Thigh Help! - Riverside, CA

Dr. Ku is suck a great doctor, I took my mom along with me when I was getting my consults and followups, and she thought he was just as great as I did. She fully trusted hi to take care of me, her daughter.. And she can't wait to become a patient too.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

31, Gained a Ton of Weight Having 3 Kids, Lost Some of It...had Extra Skin/fat - Riverside, CA

From the first time I met Dr. Ku and his staff they had been nothing but nice, friendly, very informational, and informative. All aspects of the surgery, from the pre-op, surgery day and recovery were explained in such detail- everything turned out better than Dr. Ku promised and I could not be more pleased!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My Perfect Tummy Tuck Proceedure by Dr. Joseph Ku - Riverside, CA

I am healing beautifully since my surgery with no complications. I am very very pleased and feel as if I have a new lease on life due to how healthy I feel right now. Exercise was made much easier since this surgery as well. This changed my life in a very big way!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

The New 30 (Mom/Wife) - Riverside, CA

I had the best experiance with Dr Ku he is very approachable and heart warming along with his helpful staff . The office and Dr were always available if I had any questions or concerns (day/night even on the weekend) I am very thankful for all he has done he changed my life ! Thanks to him I'm a new person inside and out !! Surgery center was very comforting and welcoming .

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Loving my results!!!

Excellent I'm so happy with my results thanks Dr. Ku and staff!!! Kudos for being caring and honest Also I referred two of my friends they are so happy with their results!!! For anyone who is looking for a great Doctor and great results please give him a try you will not be disappointed!!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

62 Years Young....finally Getting my Shape and Fitness Back...

So I've been a rollercoaster ride since 2014....decided to shake it off and take care of myself again ! Starting with healthy food choices and an exercise regime, I started to see positive results....that is, everywhere but my droopy "stomach" ( i call it a fanny pack! ). This is where Dr Joseph Ku comes into the picture. He and Jaylene and the rest of the staff are a great combination. Being...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best experience! (PHOTO)

Dr. Ku gave me the breasts I've always wanted. I had a breast augmentation done and I am beyond happy with my results. He listened to me, he made me feel like he cared from the initial consultation to my follow up visits. He is a great surgeon and really knows what he is doing. I recommend him to all my friends and family members now. His office is very nice and the surgery center is also very...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Happy customer!

Dr. Joseph Ku is the ultimate professional. He made me feel very comfortable and I felt like I was in good hands. He takes his time explaining things and answers all questions you may have about a procedure. His office staff is available should you have questions/concerns after you leave. My results are amazing and I’m very happy. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ku to friends and family!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Wonderful experience!!

Dr Ku is the best! He is kind and caring and concerned with your overall health, not just your cosmetic needs. My experience with my surgeries, has been totally positive! He's always on time and smiling!

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

Personal Statement

As a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I artistically sculpts a body and breast, while creatively beautifying facial features. Additionally, my advanced training enables me to deliver the highest level of patient care through masterful surgical skills and cutting edge technology.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

UCSD Medical Center, Department of Surgery “Teaching Award”. San Diego, CA, 2005
Summer Research Grant (NIH), 1993 - 1995
Lambda Phi Epsilon Academic/Leadership Award, 1992 - 1996
Provost Honors (UCSD), 1993
Korean-American Student Association Leadership Award, 1992
Spanish Language Award, 1991
Literature Award, 1992
Professional Recognition:
Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ku has hospital affiliations at Riverside Community Hospital, Corona Regional Medical Center and Parkview Community Hospital..


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
    Medical: MD, University of California San Diego
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Salt Lake City

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I had drains put in after BA on Aug 7th and I was wondering what the most likely time period to get them removed?

I am assuming BA stands for breast augmentation. If so, I am not sure why you would have had a drain placed. I wonder if you may have had a... READ MORE

i have had 3 c-section and have a hernia after being pregnant with twins (photo)

GOOD NEWS: Yes, your umbilical hernia will most likely be covered by insurance.BAD NEWS: The abdominoplasty surgery is not a covered benefit. READ MORE

Does this really look like 350 cc silicone implants? (Photo)

Based on your before and after photos, I do think 350 was a good size selection. Your implants are high, but should settle over the next few months.Go... READ MORE

Would an Umbilicoplasty Do the Trick? (photo)

Thank you for sharing your concerns. This is a classic presentation of an umbilical hernia. You likely had a small umblical defect that has was... READ MORE

Can you tell from my photos if I will require lift in addition to implants? (Photo)

Based on your photograph, it does not appear that you will need a lift.The size of your implants will be based on your examination as well as on your... READ MORE

Incision won't heal 3 months post surgery. What is wrong? (Photo)

Having an open wound 3 months post op is certainly not the norm.If you had a seroma post op and the wound is now open, the wound may need to be... READ MORE

Bulge by the belly button, or beside it, gets bigger when you get up and hurts bad? (photo)

No specific diagnosis can be made without a good exam.However, based on your description, you may have protrusion of fat content from the muscle... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck or No Tummy Tuck with a Mommy Makeover? (Photo)

Based on your photo, I would not offer you a tummy tuck either.Why are you not happy with your current appearance?Based on your photo, I would not... READ MORE

Is it true that massaging the breast tissue during surgery will make them fuller and perky?

I have also never heard of this. There would be no scientific or medical explanation for this.Good luck READ MORE

375cc or 400cc? Silicone or saline?

25 cc is a very low volume difference. The average person will not see the difference between a 375 vs 400.Go with 400 cc if your chest diameter... READ MORE

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