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

I first met Dr. Ku when I got my mommy makeover last year. Since then, I realized that I also needed my thighs done. There are many reasons that I choose Dr. Ku, the main reason was because Of his extensive education at top schools, and the fact that he is double board certified. I also was amazed at his before and after pictures! I saw how he had transformed his patients and I couldn't...

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

I could not be happier!!!!! I went to get a consultation from Dr. Ku tater having performed an extensive search for a doctor who was highly educated, bust also had some real photos with real results. I booked my surgery and it went great. I had my breasts lifted and augmented (larger) and a full extended tummy tuck ( I had extra skin from loosing weight). I was not nervous at all going into...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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

Dr. Joseph Ku did my proceedure showing special attention to my hernia he discovered on my first consultation with him. I was unaware of this hernia for years and had consulted with many surgeons prior to my meeting with Dr. Ku. None of those surgeons had examined me properly, so none of them knew my hernia existed. It is for this reason that I chose Dr. Ku, plus I was very impressed with...

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 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!

From the first consultation to all my follow up appointments, the service is outstanding! I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation on July 21, 2016 with Dr. Joseph Ku from Precision Plastic Surgery. Having not had many surgical experiences I didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised after my surgery, I was very comfortable and didn’t have much discomfort. My experience with Pre...

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!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

50 Yearn Young Female Underwent Breast Reduction with a Lift - Riverside, CA

My motivation for this surgery was to feel confident in my daily life. After having children and breast feeding, I gained lots of weight about 50lbs with each child. I was at my highest weight of 389 and decided to have weight lost surgery. on my weight lost journey I lost a little over 150 lbs. my breast began to sag due to excessive skin, this left me very sadden about my looks. I knew to...

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

Treatments offered at Precision Plastic Surgery

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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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ku

Joseph Ku, MD has shared 29 before and after pictures with 24 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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