Meet Dr. Lavinia Chong – Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to Newport Mommy Makeover. I’m Lavinia Chong, M.D. a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a “local”. I graduated from CDM High School and UCI before medical training took me to medical school in Detroit, Michigan, General Surgery Residency, San Diego and Plastic Surgery Residency, Galveston,Texas. In 1996, I came home to join my father in private practice and was elected to the Hoag Hospital Leadership Elite in 2006.

Like many of my patients, I am a working woman and balance the vigors of professional and family life. The ability to embrace the changes that life brings: marriage, motherhood and maturity has sharpened my focus. The practice has also morphed from being principally reconstructive to cosmetic surgery, a transition which was facilitated by the creation of my office based, licensed surgical center. I enjoy the distinction of being a “family doc’, caring for multiple generations, while continually refining surgical technique and a commitment to lifelong learning.

“Mommy Makeover” is a suite of procedures which address the changes which occur in a woman’s breast and body after pregnancy. The combination of procedures are based on the patient’s health, aesthetic goals and particular circumstances. Each case is unique and I never underestimate the importance of a patient’s trust in choosing my practice. We strive to exceed expectations in all aspects of your experience, from assembling the best surgical team possible, to delivering truly satisfying results. I look forward to showing each new patient just how we can change your life!

Physician and Surgeon, State of California, 1989-present
Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2000
Fellow American College of Surgeons, 2000
Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving (ACLS) 10/05

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons

Honors and Offices:
Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, 10/03-9/05
Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

Hoag Leadership Elite:
Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

Orange County Medical Association Ethics Committee:
Orange County Medical Association Ethics Committee, 1997-2006

Patient’s Choice Award 2008 & 2009
The Orange County Register’s Best Cosmetic Surgery Center 2010 Second Place
The Orange County Register’s Best Cosmetic Surgery Center 2011 Second Place