Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Recognized as Top Social Influencer in Cosmetic Medicine

Newport Beach, CA–March 1, 2016 – Local physician Dr. Lavinia K. Chong is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.

In a time when 1 in 4 U.S. adults share their health experiences on social media channels, the medical professionals that made the 2015 RealSelf 500 are recognized both for having an outstanding record of consumer feedback and for providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments, plastic surgery, dentistry and more.

Dr. Lavinia K. Chong is a second-generation plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, who was mentored by her late father, Dr. J. Kenneth Chong. With her extensive knowledge, exceptional surgical skills, and compassionate demeanor, she has become a favorite plastic surgeon of Newport Beach. Her specialties include facial plastic surgery, tummy tucks, and all breast procedures. Her goal and passion as a plastic surgeon is to help her patients become the beauty they love.

“In 2015, these 500 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 30% of our total doctor content posted by this relatively small group,” said Tom Seery, RealSelf founder and CEO. “When I started RealSelf, many doctors questioned why they should ‘give away’ their expertise ‘for free’ on the web. Now, eight years later — and with over one million doctor answers on our platform — we are proud of the standard this select group has set. They’re leading the way by empowering millions of consumers to gain access to the information they need to make smart and confident health and beauty decisions.”

Dr. Lavinia K. Chong is an expert contributor to RealSelf, and to date has posted over 800 answers to questions on RealSelf. Each month people from all over world ask important aesthetic-related questions, such as, when do I need to replace my implants? Dr. Lavinia K. Chong also maintains a patient star rating of five out of five stars in RealSelf reviews. For more information on Dr. Lavinia K. Chong, please visit www.chongmd.com.

About RealSelf
Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world’s largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Our extensive collections of reviews, photos, videos and doctor Q&A make RealSelf the most trusted resource for those who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter. www.realself.com

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