Each year more women seek the advice of a female plastic surgeon after having researched surgical and non-surgical aesthetic solutions. These solutions may be answers to diminishing the signs of aging, rebounding from pregnancy, and combatting the final stages of weight loss. Wrinkles, jowls, fat atrophy, and bone loss plague aging faces. Sagging breasts lacking fullness or symmetry require a skilled eye. Excess skin and skin laxity around the belly necessitate finding a solution.

And for many women, while seeing a male doctor is an option, seeking the opinion of another female is often preferred. Women face a unique set of problems, from societal views on aging to physiological demands on the body. For this reason, many women in Orange County seek out the advice and services of female plastic surgeon Dr. Lavinia K. Chong for their face, breast, and body.

Benefits of Choosing a Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon

Many of Dr. Chong’s patients have noted that as a woman, she is intuitive to their needs, whether in providing an explanation of procedures or in working with them to develop a realistic surgical & recovery plan to fit their lifestyle and schedule. Patients often share that she and her Newport Beach surgical staff spend a generous amount of time with prospective surgical candidates, helping them to become a more well-informed patient leading them to feel more comfortable and secure with their decision to move forward with their procedure. Patients additionally note the following benefits of working with a female plastic surgeon:

  • Feeling More Comfortable Discussing Your Problem Areas

Discussing body image can be embarrassing or uncomfortable for some women. Whether discussing the effects of aging on the face, pregnancy on the body, or an underdeveloped (or overdeveloped) breast some women simply feel more comfortable sharing their problems with another woman, with someone who they feel can truly relate. This can be especially true when meeting with your plastic surgeon for the first time.

Your surgeon (no matter their educational accolades and professional accomplishments) prior to your first meeting, is essentially a stranger to you. If you are fortunate enough to have been referred by a close friend, you may feel as if you already know Dr. Lavinia K. Chong. For this reason we see groups of friends and family members traveling to our Newport Beach surgical suite in Orange County from as close as San Diego and Los Angeles Counties to as far away as cross-country, coast-to-coast. When speaking to Dr. Chong, a woman who is not only a surgeon but also a mother who has in some way likely experienced similar issues during her lifetime, our female patients feel more trusting that she understands their needs.

  • Feeling More Relaxed Showing Your Body to a Female Plastic Surgeon

Many women opt to choose a female plastic surgeon because even at the consultation appointment, you may have to undress and expose the problem areas for which you are seeking solutions in order to fully evaluate your surgical needs. If you are seeking a breast procedure (breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction, or breast implant exchange) you may feel embarrassed discussing your goals. You may also be embarrassed with the amount of time focused on measuring your body and addressing the technical aspects of your procedure. Working with a female surgeon like Dr. Lavinia K. Chong, who is accustomed to dealing with the same body parts on a personal level, can be less intimidating.

  • Female Plastic Surgeons Are Going Through the Same Aging Process as You

Newport Beach patients routinely seek Dr. Chong’s advice, looking for ways to deal with aging skin. The goal is to get back to that best possible version of themselves, but to not look “done up.” If you are seeking a plastic surgeon in Orange County to help you turn back the hands of time, a facelift and neck lift with Dr. Lavinia K. Chong may be the solution to aging you seek. Patients are often amazed at how even a minimal upper eyelid lift can refresh a person’s appearance.

In our twenties, we enjoy youthful, tight skin. But no matter how well we eat, how diligent we are about staying out of the sun, stress and aging can begin to take its toll. Wrinkles begin to appear, fat begins to atrophy and gravity starts to take over. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Lavinia K. Chong understands your desire to look as young as you feel.

  • A Female Plastic Surgeon is Intimately Familiar with the Ideal Silhouette

Dr. Lavinia K. Chong, as a female surgeon, is intuitively familiar with the shapes and curves of the female anatomy. As a surgeon having served externships in microvascular and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Chong can safely sculpt and improve your feminine physique, whether it be a breast procedure, tummy tuck, or mommy makeover with body contouring. She can appreciate if you want your breasts to be “Beautiful Bs or Curvy Cs.” When you come in for your consultation at our private Newport Beach surgical suite, Dr. Chong takes the time to get to know you as a patient and makes a point to understand your priorities.

  • Discuss your goals with a Female Plastic Surgeon from the privacy of home.

Many of our patients are very private individuals with busy schedules. We respect your privacy and appreciate the value of your time. As such, we understand the value of being able to first meet your surgeon in a setting where you may feel most comfortable. Virtual appointments first came about as a means of following up with our out-of-town patients. In the past few years as our patients’ work and home schedules have changed, we have been happy to extend this convenient option to all patients. Click here to request your complimentary virtual consult!


Dr. Lavinia K. Chong’s Credentials

It is always important to take your surgeon’s credentials into consideration. Dr. Chong is a second generation plastic surgeon. Mentored by her father, she joined his Orange County private practice in Newport Beach back in 1996. She has had the honor of serving as Division Chief of Plastic Surgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She promotes your safety and comfort in each procedure.

Dr. Chong completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine, attended medical school at Wayne State University, completed a general surgery medical residency at the University of San Diego Medical Center, and a plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Additionally, she completed externships at M.D. Anderson in Houston in microvascular surgery, and in aesthetic surgery under Dr. Thomas Baker, M.D. in Miami. With this impressive resume, you can trust that Dr. Chong has the experience necessary to provide you with excellent results.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Lavinia K. Chong 

If you’re an Orange County woman, who has decided to have your surgery performed by a female plastic surgeon, call now to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lavinia K. Chong. By speaking with a fellow woman about your problem areas and the results you would like to achieve you will leave your appointment feeling comfortable, empowered, and confident about your decision.

Call or text to schedule your appointment today!