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Dr. Lavinia Chong

Plastic Surgery
Newport Beach, CA
33 years experience

Locations

Office

Newport Beach, CA

Address

1401 Avocado Avenue, Suite 803, Newport Beach, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

As a 2nd generation Plastic Surgeon, I joined my late father in private practice in 1996. I have had the honor of serving as Division Chief of Plastic Surgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital, which is my local hospital. My practice demographics is primarily cosmetic (80%); reconstruction (20%) is consists of breast cancer, breast reduction, skin cancer and complex wounds for other subspecialties. I maintain a licensed office based ambulatory surgical facility where the majority of elective surgery is performed. In addition to professional practice, I enjoy a busy family life with college students, supportive spouse and frequent yoga.

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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lavinia Chong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Higth risk: Regrettably, the rates for recurrent capsular contracture, once you have developed one which is sufficiently deforming to require surgery or cause asymmetry and discomfort, is almost 2x that of the original surgery. You may consider capsulectomy & explantation with staged augmentation, using new implants, placed in a neosubpectoral plane and/or strattice.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lavinia Chong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
All parts: Upper third: brow lifts, lateral eyebrowpexy (elevation), upper eyelid lifts, ulthera lifts, Botox for hyperdynamic muscle wrinkles. Middle third: lower lid lifts, hyaluronic acid fillers for contour depression (tear trough hollows); midface augmentation (radiesesse & sculptra), midcheek lfits, implants. Lower third: submental liposuction, Botox & fillers, ulthera lifts.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lavinia Chong
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Not a scar: Mederma is proposed for scar improvement. A dermatofibroma is a benign tumor which originates in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis and extends upwards. Nothing short of surgery will remove a dermatofibroma.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jul 2, 2013
Great responses. Very impressive indeed. Recommend highly.
Aug 22, 2013
Knowledgeable and caring
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UTMB Galveston, Texas 1993-1996

Residency

UC San Diego, CA. 1988-1993

Awards

Patient's Choice Awards 2008
Patient's Choice Awards 2009
OC Register's Best of Orange County 2010

Affiliations

Orange County Medical Association;
California Medical Association
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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