As we age, we find that our bodies can go through a series of unexpected changes. Some changes may be attributed to pregnancy and lactation, some to weight loss/gain, while others may be attributed to unavoidable aging and changes in hormones. There are many options available today to help Newport Beach women address areas of the body that have lost tone and youthful appearance. Body Contouring is a suite of procedures targeting the restoration and rejuvenation of specific areas of the body by removing excess skin and fat restoring tone to the underlying tissues.
Ranging from add-on procedures such as liposuction to a enhance a Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) to the Newport Beach Mommy Makeover, there are more options than ever before to help you look and feel your best:
- Arm Lift: for those who wish to reduce and restore tone to the upper arm area.
- Bra Lift: targeting excess skin on the back dorsal roll area of the bra line.
- Liposuction (including Submental Liposuction): location-specific fat removal added on to a breast lift/reduction or tummy tuck procedure, or a standalone procedure to restore natural contour below the chin.
- Mommy Makeover: a full suite of procedures to restore tone and reduce excess skin and fat as a result of childbearing (procedures may include breast lift, breast reduction, bra lift, or tummy tuck).
- Tummy Tuck: restores natural-looking contour and shape by removing excess skin and fat as a result of significant weight loss.
Preparing for Consultation
Your health and safety, as well as your ability to achieve an optimal outcome, is always a priority. As such we ask patients to reach out to us when they are ready, on their timeline. If you are working to quit smoking prior to your procedure, or are still working toward your healthy goal weight, don’t feel pressured…we will be here when you are ready.
Your time with female plastic surgeon Dr. Lavinia Chong is valuable. When you are ready, your consultation will allow you time to review your goals with Dr. Chong, and to develop a surgical plan to help you meet these goals. It is not uncommon for patients to discuss multiple areas of the face, body, and breast during consultation. But please do remember to share a brief overview of your goals with your patient care coordinator so that they are able to ensure adequate time during consult to discuss your goals with Dr. Chong.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Dr. Chong perform her surgeries?
Dr. Lavinia Chong is a board-certified plastic surgeon with privileges at Hoag Hospital. While she has privileges at Hoag, the most procedures are performed in our private surgical suite which is an accredited ambulatory surgical facility. This provides unparalleled continuity of care in that your consult, pre-operative appointment, surgery, and all follow-ups are handled within one facility, one office.
Is it possible to schedule a breast or face procedure with a body procedure?
This is a very common question, and depending upon the procedure, the answer is yes! Whether you are looking to add on a breast lift/reduction/implants or smaller procedures such as an Eyelid/Lip/Brow Lift, please feel free to discuss your goals with Dr. Chong at the time of your consult. She will advise as to whether a combination of procedures may be performed during a single surgical operation, or if she would advise staging the procedures to safely ensure adequate time for convalescence and optimal wound healing.
How far out is Dr. Chong scheduled?
Most patients reach out to us with a goal of consulting and having surgery within the year. While she is generally scheduled out 12 weeks for consult, our patient care coordinator will do her best to accommodate your scheduling requests. Your customized surgical fee proposal is valid for 90 days.
Is it possible to hold a surgery date before I have my consultation?
Please be sure to make your patient care coordinator aware of any specific dates or timeframes when scheduling your consultation.
Are you ready for your surgical consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lavinia Chong? Call (949) 644-1400 today to schedule your in-office consultation!