Each year, more and more women find themselves in Newport Beach 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. Breasts lacking fullness, sagging, or lacking symmetry require an expert eye. Skin laxity around the belly and stubborn fat deposits necessitate finding a solution.
And for many women, while seeing a male doctor is an option, seeking the opinion of another female is preferred. Women have a unique set of problems they face from societal views on aging, to physiological demands on the body, to familial demands on their time. 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.
Benefit of Choosing a Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon
Many of Dr. Chong’s patients have noted that as a woman, she has been 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 doctor for the first time.
Your doctor (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. 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 and 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 reasoning for seeking such a procedure. 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
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 Newport Beach plastic surgeon to help you turn back the hands of time, a facelift and neck lift with Dr. Chong may be the solution to aging you seek.
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 microvasular and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Chong can safely sculpt and improve your feminine physique, whether it be a breast procedure, tummy tuck, liposuction or other plastic surgery. She can appreciate if you want your breasts to be “beautiful Bs or curvy Cs, which can be ‘dressed up’ but look good when not wearing a bra.” When you come in for your consultation at our Newport Beach medical facility, she takes the time to get to know you as a patient and makes a point to understand your priorities.
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 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.
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. Tom 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 Today
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.
Schedule your appointment by calling Dr. Chong’s Newport Beach office at (949) 644-1400 today!