Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryFemale

Dr. Chong
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Lavinia K. Chong, MD

1401 Avocado Ave Ste 803 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA. She is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chong to book an appointment.

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I had Breast Revision Surgery with Dr Chong in March 2020, 5 days before the Pandemic shut down. Dr. Chong refused to address the increasing pain from the Surgery she performed. I was denied care, she dismissed my pain and suggested an Anti Depressant and accused of trying to get opioids. I went to other Surgeons for help and no one would touch me, i was told "I was such a mess" All referred me back to Dr. Chong. In December 2020, I finally found a Doctor to help me. I was diagnosed with Capsular Contracture in both breast as well as Costachondritis. My breast were literally squeezing the life out of me. I reached out to Dr.Chong in desperation for help, I was put on hold, I was told she wasn't seeing patients at this time. Eleven days later she sent me an email saying "she thinks I have Capsular Contracture" yet, she refused to care for me? In May 2021, I had the Implants removed and recovering from this nightmare. 15K to Dr. Chong, 25K to repair breast!!!!
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CiaS – Oct 13, 2021
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Wound repair and skin graft: Dr. Chong, her staff and office make for a wonderful and reassuring surgical experience. Perfect result and excellent follow up. I have no hesitation recommending Dr. Chong.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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SWA – Sep 01, 2019
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Dr. Chong was pleasant as long as I wasn't questioning her work, which was awful. Then she was condensing and dismissive. She redid the first surgery "for only the cost of the sutures" after I questioned why I had to pay for the surgery room which is in her facility. After the second surgery, she "graciously" gave me steroid shots to soften the tissue around the bottom of my ear lobe. When I expressed my dissatisfaction, she asked me what more I wanted, after all she was "giving me her time"
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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MK in CA – Jan 13, 2019
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The best of the best! Dr. Chong is amazing. She and her staff provide excellent care to their patients! They are prompt responsive and caring. They go above and beyond to meet your needs. I highly recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Laurie W in Orange – Mar 02, 2018
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Dr. Chong is a truly wonderful plastic surgeon. One of the best you will find anywhere.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Newport Beach – Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Chong is #1 by far, the best I've encountered. Her attention to detail and follow-up care she provides is exemplary. She is professional, honest and encourages patient input. Her team is amazing; they reflect her sense of style & dedication. I can highly recommend Dr Chong to anyone considering x-plantation. She did a fantastic job, I couldn't be happier!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Palm Desert, Ca – Feb 26, 2016
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Dr Chong is amazing. She takes her time with you to find out your needs and her approach is conservative and you look absolutely sexy and a better you. Not to mention her staff is hands down the best I've come across. They work as a team and make you feel you are their highest priority. I would never think of going elsewhere.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Kim Kolstad in newport beach – Jan 16, 2016
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Dr. Chong has been nothing short of amazing! I am so satisfied with my results and she truly cares about her patients and their concerns/questions. I could not recommend her more!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Jan 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lavinia K. Chong treats her staff and patients like family.  Her high standards of integrity and patient care are demonstrated with her compassion...Read more

Biography

Dr. Lavinia K. Chong is a 2nd generation Plastic Surgeon who was mentored by her late father, Dr. J. Kenneth Chong.  Since 1973 Chong Plastic Surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
Residency Hospital
1993
U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest
Residency Hospital
1989
U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest
Internship Hospital
University Of California
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomate
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • Division of Plastic Surgery, Chair
  • Orange County Medical Association Ethics Committee, Member

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What are Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chong frequently treats Abdominoplasty, Acne Scars, and Age Spots. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chong treats.

Where is Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD's office located?

Dr. Chong's office is located at 1401 Avocado Ave Ste 803, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD speak?

Dr. Chong speaks Spanish, French, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chong has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chong's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acne Scars
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Disproportion
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facelift
  • Gynecomastia
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Neck Rejuvenation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Premature Aging
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Laxity
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • Wrinkles

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(949) 644-1400

Dr. Chong accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select Plus HMO
Greater Newport Physicians

Locations

Lavinia K. Chong, MD

Lavinia K. Chong, MD1401 Avocado Ave Ste 803 Newport Beach, CA 92660
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chong is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)