Dr. Chong Alongside the Beach

Lavinia K. Chong, M.D., F.A.C.S

Female plastic surgeon Dr. Lavinia Chong has served as a member of the Orange County Medical Association Ethics Committee since 1997. In 2000, Dr. Chong became certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Later that year, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has enjoyed the intellectual vigor of having earned Board Certification, and maintains continuous certification throughout the 2010 and 2020 certification processes.

A brief history of her practice…

Following completion of her undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine, she went on to earn her M.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1988. She reflects on her time spent during residencies at UC San Diego General Surgery and UTMB Galveston Plastic Surgery realizing each residency provided the foundation for her dedication to life-long learning. Over time, Dr. Chong has refined her skills to match her evolving interests.

Dr. Lavinia Chong is proudly supported by a world class staff which continues to produce beautiful and safe results. And she delights in greeting new patients, while also welcoming back those who have entrusted their wellbeing to her since her early days. She is an active member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Outpatient cosmetic surgery for men and women is performed at Dr. Chong’s private surgical suite (accredited by AAAASF) located in the Newport Medical Plaza (just down the street from Fashion Island). She is a member of the Medical Staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, and is honored to have served as the Chairman of Hoag’s Division of Plastic Surgery from 2003 – 2004. In 2006. Dr. Lavinia Chong was elected to the Hoag Leadership Elite.

Maintaining a healthy work/life balance…

Born in London, England, Dr. Lavinia Chong is now a Newport Beach “local”. She has planted roots and raised her family along the beautiful golden coast of Orange County. In her downtime, Dr. Chong enjoys yoga. She has found that yoga relates to her practice philosophy: the best physical outcomes occur when the individual is intellectually robust and emotionally healthy.

Fun Facts!

Yoga is her go-to for stress relief balanced by a rowdy vigor of support for Golden State Warriors basketball and thirst for discovery of unknown territories with her husband (her best friend).

Family Photo of Dr. Chong with her husband, Daughter & Son

The Medical Board of California
Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving (ACLS)
Accredited with the Institute for Medical Quality

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgery
Active Member of Staff, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
American College of Surgeons
Orange County Medical Association
Fellow American College of Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Singleton Surgical Society
Blocker-Lewis Plastic Surgery Society

Honors and Awards:
Orange County Medical Association Ethics Committee
Hoag Leadership Elite
Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, 2003
19th Annual OC Register Best Cosmetic Surgeon Award by California Legislature Assembly
Patients’ Choice Award Winner 2008, 2009, 2012
The Best of Orange County 2010, 2011
Top Doctors Los Angeles 2013 Best Physicians Award
The Leading Physicians of the World Award, 2015
Featured in Locale Magazine Orange County’s Finest Plastic Surgeons: Favorite Plastic Surgeons of Newport Beach (2016/2017)
Los Angeles Times Orange County’s Favorite in OC 2018
Los Angeles Times Orange County’s Best Cosmetic Surgery Group 2019/2020
Los Angeles Times Popular in the Southland 2021