Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD

Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  

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Dr. Lavinia Chong, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. She specializes in plastic surgery, cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read her story

Lavinia K. Chong, MD

1401 Avocado Ave Ste 803

Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Insurance Accepted

  • Greater Newport Physicians

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chong performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Lift Surgery
more than 72% of peers
Breast Ptosis
more than 57% of peers

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Dr. Chong's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chong "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 (CPS) has served the OC community at this Newport Beach Medical Center location. Dr. Lavinia Chong is a "local", having graduated from both Corona del Mar HS and University of California, Irvine. Her professional training took her to Wayne State University School of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed General Surgery residency at UC San Diego, and Plastic Surgery residency at UTMB Galveston. She became certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2000 and re-certified in 2010. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Returning home in 1996, she established an inter-generational practice with her father, and joined the Medidcal Staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. From 2003-2004, she was honored to serve as the Chairman of Hoag's Division of Plastic Surgery. Her family is firmly entrenched in Newport Beach. She enjoys yoga, music, and travel, especially with her husband and two children."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chong "Dr. Lavinia K. Chong treats her staff and patients like family.  Her high standards of integrity and patient care are demonstrated with her compassion and dedication to all of her patients. She strives to make every patient have a positive experience and outcome. and to promote our office mantra "Become the beauty you love""

3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Benign Tumor
  • Body Disproportion
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Chemical Burn
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gigantomastia
  • Nose Injuries
  • Premature Aging
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spider Veins
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Wrinkles

26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Wayne State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of California San Diego Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of California San Diego Medical Center--General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch--Plastic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chong has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional 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

Dr. Chong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chong to family and friends
287 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (287)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chong's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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!
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Dr. Chong is a truly wonderful plastic surgeon. One of the best you will find anywhere.
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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...more
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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...more
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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!
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