See what our patients say about us! Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva prides herself on offering the highest quality of surgery and care. We think our reviews are a testament to that.

RealSelf Patient Reviews of Goretti Ho Taghva, MD, FACS



Lea Plastic Surgery
5 Star Rating based on 114 reviews
20360 SW Birch Street, Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Completely satisfied with Dr. Ho’s communication/kindness/skill

5 5 Star Rating - Written on December 8, 2018

Dr. Ho is incredibly kind, patient and excels performance-wise at what she does. She truly cares for the patient. What captured my confidence in her is she will perform the procedure that looks best for YOU. She doesn’t cookie cut anything and tailors to what looks good for you. I felt insecure about my eyes and 4 months after getting blepharoplasty by Dr Ho, I couldn’t be happier with the results. If you’re looking for a great cosmetic surgeon esp. for asian eyelids, look no further!


Great Surgeon!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 30, 2018

Grown up from a long line of family doctors, my intuitions knew what to look for when I was researching plastic surgeons. Dr. Taghva was the very first search result that came up and I instantly knew this was the right person that should be operating on me after my initial research. After my first procedure, I was very happy with the results and my following post-op months was painless.


The best Asian face surgeon

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 23, 2018

I have researched a few plastic surgeons who can do my Aging Asian eyes and facelift for long time. After read Dr. Gorettie’s reviews and FaceTime consultations, I knew she was the one! She and her staff are so kind and I felt in ease. She has such talented beauty senses that no other plastic surgeons have. Dr. Gorettie, Carolyn and Era( sorry not sure the spelling) and her assistant doctors are very beautiful in and out. I had an amazing result better than I expected! Also I hired care taker Ms. Ha for fist three days and she is very sweet and kind. The patient like myself from out of town would need someone who can pick you up from surgery center and taking care you a few days.

Over all experiences with Dr. Gorettie was simply the best. I recommend Her to everyone!!!


Very happy with my results

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 22, 2018

I was looking for a doctor to do a secondary rhinoplasty. I had heard of Dr Ghoretti Taghva so I made an appointment with her. During my visit, her assistant Carolyn and Dr Taghva made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. I was very nervous about getting my nose redone but Dr Taghva and her staff put me at ease.

Then came the day of surgery, Carolyn called my daughter and I before the surgery to check on us. After the surgery, the doctor and her staff again checked on me and made sure that if I needed anything that I could get in touch with them.

I am very happy with my results and highly recommend Dr Ghoretti Taghva.


Simply the Best!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 17, 2018

I was referred to Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva by one of the top plastic surgeons in Orange County. He said Dr. Taghva specializes in asian blepharoplasty. I was a little apprehensive at first, but her confident and friendly demeanor put me at ease. She performed incisional double eyelid surgery and epicanthoplasty (inner corners). Initially I wanted a male surgeon with many years of experience, but then realized they don’t have the updated techniques and training that Dr. Taghva has. I couldn’t talk to them about my struggles with eye makeup because they simply couldn’t relate.

Surgery went smoothly and I only took 1 Tylenol PM the first night. I didn’t experience any pain the following days. My eyes were pretty swollen for the first few days but that quickly diminished since I closely followed their after-care guide. Everyone recovers differently, but I didn’t bruise at all and was able to return to work about a week later. Getting my stitches removed was completely painless.

It’s been 6 weeks since my surgery and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I was very worried about asymmetry. I’ve been wanting this surgery for over 15 years and so glad I finally got it done. I wore fake eyelashes everyday for many years to obtain a crease but wanted something permanent and more defined. I don’t usually write reviews, but I am so impressed with Dr. Taghva and her office staff I wanted to share my experience.


Finally I Have the Eyes I’ve Always Wanted

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 9, 2018

I have been wanting to do the Asian eyelid surgery since I was a young girl. I had the typical one eye had a crease and the other was a monolid. I’ll discuss more on my board. I was going to go with a dr in san Jose but dr. Goretti popped up in my realself and I did a LOT of searching around with dr goretti, did a consult and booked a month later. Caroline was great and super nice. Dr goretti recommended the same thing as the San Jose doctor did, completing the surgery on BOTH my eyes vs just one so that as I heal and age, I’d still be happy with the result. The practice in newport was clean, a little small, but all the staff was so nice and personable. My surgery ran about 30 min behind but once dr goretti got in, everything went amazing. The meds helped me relax and everything went smoothly. Hubby picked me up and I went home! I had a few questions afterwards and I was able to both call and text the staff and they were quick to respond and help. Suture removal went great and now that I am one and a half months out…. I LOVE my eyes. I’ll talk more about the healing process in my board but dr taghva was everything I hoped for and she was able to exceed my expectations. I 100% recommend dr goretti with any eye surgery. She is skilled, well trained, and will listen to your wants and needs and will let you know realistic expectations. LOVE her and her staff so much. I traveled from vegas to see her and it was worth everything.


Dr. Taghva is THE Best; Asian Blepharoplasty to Fix Asymmetry

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 29, 2018

I’ve had asymmetric eyelids for as long as I could remember (see picture). One eye was a tapered crease while the other was a parallel crease. Though not many people noticed this minor detail with make up on, it really made me self-conscious. This surgery was primarily for ME, to appease the perfectionist that I am. After intensive research searching for plastic surgeons in California, New York and Korea, I picked Dr. Taghva due to her positive reviews, fair prices, knowledge and personable demeanor. I felt like she was someone I could trust.

Day of the procedure, Dr. Taghva explained to me that it is impossible to reach perfect symmetry due to that natural nature of our anatomy. She also reminded me not to freak out during the healing process because during this time, our eyes may look asymmetric due to bruising and swelling. She was real and did not want me to have unrealistic expectations. I think she prepared me for the worst and I really appreciated that. In all reality though, I healed crazy fast following all her pre and post op directions. Arnica pills a couple days before the procedure definitely helped. I was even able to make it in time to a wedding 10 days post-op! No one but myself and those I’ve specifically told seem to notice any change which is exactly what I wanted. Thank you Dr. Taghva for such a natural result!


Best decision!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 27, 2018

I am impressed with the result the I surgery I had from two weeks ago. The doctor explained details, including how my eyes will look, how long the recovery would be, and what to do after the surgery to take care of the incision. I had incisions on my eyelids, but after two weeks, it seems like the swelling is almost gone. I go to work and go to different places already. I am very satisfied with the result, and I highly recommend Dr. Taghva to anyone. This was a great decision to go and see her.


I Had an Amazing Experience!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 18, 2018

My experience with Dr. Cat was wonderful. She is super nice and very understanding. I had my vaginal rejuvenation couple month ago and it turn out just the way I expected. Thank you so much for everything Dr. Cat


I Got Amazing Surgeon

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 12, 2018

I’m an Asian femail. I had done a lot of research throughout 2 years and I thought I need travel to Korea for my nose. Then I found Dr Ho for my surgeon. She is very kind and beautiful that was reason I decided immediately. Her staff is also beautiful and amazing as well. She knew what I wanted and I got a natural nose. She really cares about her patients. That was my best decision and SHE IS BEST DOCTOR. If I want to do something more, I only choose her for my surgeon for next time. Highly recommend!!!


Fabulous Consultation

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 4, 2018

I had a consultation with this lovely woman and OMG I am so excited. She explained things so clearly, so calmly, so thoroughly it really put my mind at ease. She instills confidence and takes away any fears or questions you may have and now I know how I can best prepare myself. I am so excited for my upcoming surgery!


Asian Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Taghva, Newport Beach, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on August 30, 2018

** HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Taghva!!! If you are looking for the best when it comes to your eyes, you have to go see Dr.Goretti Ho Taghva. Here are some of the reasons. Many plastics surgeons will do every body part and she does as well, however when it comes to your eyes doesn’t it make more sense to go to a plastic surgeon that over 50% of her reviews are for Asian eyelid or eye surgery? Please compare her reviews from her patients to other plastic surgeon before selecting one. You will see that many plastics surgeons do not have a lot of reviews for eye surgery or Asian eyelid surgery and she had a lot of great reviews for all her surgeries, mostly eyes. I’ll post pictures and updates of my before and after as well as my progress and healing so you can see.


Full Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery — Flew in from Toronto, 100% Worth It

5 5 Star Rating - Written on August 22, 2018

I stumbled upon Dr Goretti’s realself profile while researching double eyelid surgery online. I’ve wanted double eyelids since I was a teenager and always thought that I needed to travel to Korea if I wanted it done by the best. It wasn’t until I found Dr Goretti’s and met her in person that I realized I could have the surgery done in North America with a just as skilled, qualified, and experienced surgeon as ones in Korea (if not better!).

I had my consultation with Dr Goretti in March after having read her raving reviews on realself and let me tell you, even though I had incredibly high expectations of her going in, she somehow managed to surpass them and was even better in person! She was honest, genuine, knowledgable, professional, and made me feel incredibly at ease. I had originally wanted the suture technique but she calmly explained to me the pros and cons of both suture and incisional method, and I finally decided on the full incisional method upon her recommendation.

Looking back now after I had my surgery (it’s been exactly a month), I couldn’t be happier with her recommendation and the results. I traveled to LA from Toronto to have the surgery in July, and the experience was just as good as the consultation — professional, laid-back, quick and painless. Dr Goretti has a keen eye for aesthetics and she even corrected my uneven eyebrows through the surgery — something I had never even mentioned to her, but she noticed anyway and it wasn’t until a few days after my surgery that I noticed my eyes overall looked so much better because she had helped me correct my uneven eyebrows while performing the eyelid surgery.

Dr Goretti went above and beyond my expectations in every regard, and I haven’t been able to stop raving about her to my friends and family since! She is professional, kind, knowledgable, has a lot of experience with the double eyelid surgery, and I especially liked how she took into regard the “lasting power” of my results — in that I would not only be happy with my new eyes for the next 2 – 3 years, but her technique and recommendations took into consideration my age and how my skin will change in the next 10+ years so that I don’t have to keep going back to her. (If this last part confused you as to what I mean, I recommend booking a consultation with her to see what I mean!)

Disclaimer: I’m not the type of person who writes reviews and I’ve only written maybe 5 reviews in my lifetime, but I took the time to write this one because I truly think Dr Goretti deserves it.


I Finally Found a True Miracle Worker.

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 14, 2018

First, let me tell you my story. I made a mistake 13 years ago, when being young and stupid, I believed a TV ad about a new procedure done by Dr. Abergel. Basically, it was under eye lipo. The procedure should be banned in my opinion, unless you have huge bags of fat, which I didn’t. Now I know that all I needed back then was to add fat, not remove it. Needless to say, as soon as the internal scaring and swelling went away, a huge hollowness appeared, and my journey to fix it began.
First, I did fillers but they didn’t cover the whole area and lasted only 3 months at most. Then I made a second mistake – I put permanent Artefil from Riviera Laser, which came out bumpy under my left eye. There are no shots that dissolve Artefil ( maybe that‘s why it’s not approved for lips and under-eye by FDA ). So I got a huge bump, which rose above my cheek and the hollowness above it start to look even deeper than before. In fact, it was so deep you could put something on it, like it was a shelf.
All these years I was looking for a solution. I visited many doctors (some of them were rated as best in OC like Dr. Gangnes from FAC), who turned me away as soon as they heard about Artefil. Some of them said that they can’t put anything that close to the eye.
Finally, while searching the internet, I found impressive before/after pics by Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, MD done on eyelids. Some were fixing serious conditions and mistakes from other surgeons. With not much hope, I asked Dr. Taghva if she could fix my problem… and that beautiful woman simply answered “Yes”.
I couldn’t believe my ears! She performed a fat transfer and placed it exactly where it was needed; below the bump – to even my cheek, and above the bump to fill that hole that no one wanted to do before. She also suggested to fill other areas on my face for symmetry and for a more youthful appearance. As she explained, since I will already be sedated and they’re already collecting my fat, she won’t charge extra for other areas of my face.
I LOVE the result, I finally got my face back, I look 10 years younger and I believe God sent her to me.


Results Were Beyond my Expectations

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 10, 2018

I wouldn’t have wanted any other surgeon working in me. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is so talented and I’m so glad I waited this long to get both Asian blepharoplasty and medial epicanthoplasty done. The results were so natural and beautiful, and she was so sweet, genuine, and knowledgeable.


Breast Augmentation with Ideal Saline Implants

5 5 Star Rating - Written on June 11, 2018

I had my Ideal Saline Implants Breast Augmentation done with Dr. Ho Taghva, and am so glad I did! I have been thinking about getting breast implants for forever but have hesitated for so long because the idea of silicone breast implants have always made me uncomfortable. Older version of saline implants on the other hand have more of an unnatural feel and look. After consulting with Dr. Ho Taghva, I found out about Ideal Saline Implants. They feel moreso like silicone gel implants yet give me the peace of mind of being saline filled. I’ve gotten so many compliments for how beautifully natural my breast augmentation looks. I just want to thank Dr. Ho Taghva and her staff for making me feel comfortable every step of the way. Her talent and work speaks for itself and I couldn’t be happier with the results.


Asian Eyelid Surgery & Recovery

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 11, 2018

How I found Dr Taghva:
I grew up knowing what a double eyelid surgery was. At age 15, I knew I wanted to do it. I had consultations in Asia and California, but never found the right doctor or the right time. Finally, at 28, I discovered Dr Taghva through real self. I had my consultation. Dr Taghva was so sweet and down to earth. She was affordable and convenient for me. It seemed like the stars had aligned and I went ahead and booked my appointment. At first, they couldn’t get me the exact dates I wanted (I only had 1 full day and 1 half day as an option due to travel), but a few hours after speaking with Carolyn she made it happen!!

Surgery & Recovery:
The day of surgery, Dr Taghva made her measurements and we decided on 8mm. The surgery itself was pretty quick and I didn’t feel a thing even with local anesthesia. The entire process took about 2 hours. A few hours later, I was sore, very swollen and had lots of pressure. The pressure only lasted for the remainder of the day. By the next day, i was a bit more swollen but it was tolerable once the pressure subsided. On day 3, the swelling and bruising started subsiding. I had my stitches removed on day 8 and could go out in public without strangers noticing anything. By day 10, I had no remnants of bruising. The large majority of my swelling and bruising was gone by 2 weeks. I’m now at 4 weeks and my eyelids are already settling and much more natural. I could not be happier with my results.

Dr Taghva:
In her pictures, it’s apparent that Dr Taghva does beautiful work. I went in with a general idea of what I wanted but nothing specific. I believe that most doctors learn the general techniques, but what really separates the mediocre from the highly skilled doctors is the artistry. Dr Taghva immediately noticed my style, the balance in my face, and my genetics. I showed her what I liked and she ultimately decided what would look good. I trusted her and that was definitely the right decision. She has a keen eye for this particular surgery. There was no exact picture of what I wanted and somehow, she gave me an amazing result I couldn’t be happier with! My only regret is waiting SO long to do this surgery, but I’m glad I chose the right doctor for me.

Disclaimer: I apologize for inconsistent lighting and blurriness! i hope you get the gist of my recovery! 🙂


Suture double eyelid – PERFECT DOCTOR

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 15, 2018

This surgery was life-changing for me as it made a huge difference in my confidence. No more makeup, no more lashes – just ‘natural’ beauty 🙂 I was trying to decide between Dr. Ho and another very famous, older doctor who is also in CA. I was initially leaning towards him simply because of his famous name, but thank goodness I didn’t. His consult was careless, his communication is limited and delayed (NOT what you want when going through something as big as SURGERY!!), he didn’t even look at my pictures carefully enough to notice that I had quite a bit of excess skin, and then when I had to point this out to him, he told me he couldn’t predict where the crease would fall because of the excess skin (since I wasn’t removing it). Plus he just seemed annoyed at questions and like he didn’t care. Dr. Ho was the exact opposite. She was able to predict EXACTLY that if I want a 6mm crease, she would have to make it 7.5mm due to the skin. And she was bang on with that prediction. Now THAT is skill! Plus, she uses a much more advanced suture technique she learned while training in Korea. PLUS: She is kind, attentive, I feel like she cares about her patients, AND she even called me the evening of and was responsive to messages on the weekend after my surgery. Perfect combination of skill, experience, knowledge AND kindness. So grateful I went to her.


Amazing MALE Incisional Asian Eyelid Surgery + Ptosis Correction !!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 13, 2018

Let the photos speak for themselves, Dr. Goretti is the go-to surgeon for Asian double eyelid surgery in the US! Since I was flying in from out-of-state, I knew I wanted someone who delivered not only great but also CONSISTENT results – given Dr. Goretti’s glowing YouTube testimonials, perfect 5-star rating for her Asian eyelid surgery practice, and amazing before & afters, I knew to choose her. ****CONSULTATION**** Since I was out-of-state, I consulted with Dr. Goretti twice over FaceTime. During the 1st, I told her the look was going for. As a guy, I asked for a natural crease with only a small eyelid margin showing. Dr. Goretti suggested a 6mm (“low”) incisional crease for me, as well as a separate but simultaneous procedure called ptosis correction. I didn’t know much about ptosis correction and was skeptical of it at first, but Dr. Goretti took ample time to draw out a diagram to explain it during my second consultation (from my understanding, standard Asian eyelid surgery is only crease formation, whereas ptosis correction actually opens the eyes larger by strengthening the levator muscle connection). I never felt rushed, and Dr. Goretti explained everything with such confidence and clarity that I knew I could trust her. Her assistant Carolyn was also super friendly and responsive in arranging the logistics of the operation. ****THE OPERATION**** A few days before, I filled my prescriptions for the Neomycin ointment and Valium, as well as buying 3000 GDU Bromelain and 30C Arnica Montana supplements, which would help with swelling and bruising respectively. I was super nervous the day-of, but Dr. Goretti gave one last consultation to take pictures, finalize the look, and address any questions I had. After that, Carolyn escorted me to the surgical building next door. Once there, Dr. Goretti was with me the whole time – she told me to take 4 of the prescribed Valium as sedatives, and marked up measurements while I was on the table. Then, it was a blur – I was aware of everything going on, but I just didn’t really think much of anything. The procedure was mostly painless aside from the anesthetic injection, just a bit of light tugging on my eyelids. She also told me to open my eyes at various times to guarantee symmetry. ***POST-OP*** Since I was alone, Dr. Goretti’s office has a post-op care lady who checked me out following the operation and drive me home (I didn’t need post-op care since it’s a minor procedure, but the law says that someone has to check you out). I honestly felt really energized immediately post-op, but I forced myself to stay in bed, watch movies, and diligently ice my eyes. I think the icing really helped keep my swelling down and the pain away – Day 3 is supposedly the worst for swelling, but my swelling didn’t even increase at all from how it was immediately post-op, and I didn’t even use the Tylenol I bought. At around 6pm the night of the operation, Dr. Goretti was so kind to call me to check-in on how I was doing, which really shows how much she cares for her patients. ***RECOVERY*** I was told to ice my eyes for the first week, apply the Neomycin ointment 3 times a day, take my supplements and avoid salty foods. Now, I iced my eyes very diligently for the first two days, but I admittedly got bored of staying in my room all day very fast. By the second day, I was already walking around Newport Beach quite a bit with my shades on, and by the fourth day I couldn’t resist salty foods anymore, including *multiple* In-N-Out burgers… oops :-). I met Dr. Goretti 1 week post-op to remove the stitches, and she remarked that I healed very fast (which was surprising given my laziness in aftercare, haha). Stitch removal was honestly the most painful part of everything – it stung quite a bit near the inner corners, but nothing I couldn’t handle. After that, I was on my way, and as soon as 8 days post-op I felt comfortable enough walking around without even wearing any frames! Bruising was completely gone within two weeks. ***NOW – 1 MONTH POST*** Incisions have healed smoothly – I just wash with cleanser and apply Aquaphor after. Swelling is nearly completely gone in my right eye but still slightly present in my left (which is weird, since my right was more swollen immediately post-op). There’s more swelling in the mornings, but seems entirely dissipated by afternoon/night. I can still “feel” the creases a little bit when I open my eyes, but there’s no discomfort at all and I’ve gotten pretty used to it. Looking back, I think I healed unexpectedly quickly. I looked natural and felt super comfortable with friends and family as soon as 9 days post-op despite my laziness in aftercare :’), but it could be because I’m a young, fairly in-shape guy with a super fast metabolism. I wish I wasn’t so nervous about the recovery process before! They continue to look more natural every week. Dr. Goretti gave me exactly the look I asked for, and now my eyes look brighter and more awake while still remaining very natural and Asian. The recovery process was a breeze, and her office and surgical staff exceeded my expectations in responsiveness and friendliness – her assistant Carolyn even offered to drive me to my car rental after stitch removal! Anyway, Dr. Goretti is an extremely gifted surgeon with an amazing eye for Asian aesthetics, especially for Asian eyelid surgery. She genuinely cares for her patients and will not leave the room until every single one of your concerns are thoroughly addressed. I know she’s launching her solo practice soon, so I wish her all the success because she deserves it! My experience could not have been better, and I couldn’t recommend her more to anyone seeking Asian blepharoplasty.


21 Years Old, my Eyes Are Finally Even and Awake!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 10, 2018

The incision lines were clean and the swelling came down evenly, so I didn’t have to worry about assymmetry at all (my worst fear!) Before surgery, Dr. Ho made sure that I liked the shape and height – I wanted medium parallel-shaped eyelids. I initially thought I wanted the height of the eyelids bigger, but I’m glad she really understood the anatomy of my eyes and what would look most aesthetically compatible with my face.

For my first post-op visit, I had small raised scar forming one of my eyes from the epi, but after she injected a steroid shot, it has been healing as perfectly as the other eye. It has been 2 months post-op and they look really natural! Really happy with my results!


Upper Blepharoplasty Without Epicanthoplasty

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 9, 2018

I went in for a consultation with a friend and Dr. Taghva was nice enough to see us both at the same time. It’s been 3 months since my procedure and I cannot be happier. I initially wanted the epicanthoplasty as well because it was recommended to me by another surgeon in Irvine. However, Dr. Taghva advised that it was not necessary due to the shape of my eyes and the end result I was looking for. She truly cares about her patient’s post procedure satisfaction and does not try to up sell you for personal gain. She provides kenalog shots post procedure if you begin to develop any raised scar tissue, which did occur in my case and is actually quite common.


Best plastic surgeon ever

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 25, 2018

I had a revision double eyelid surgery with Dr. Ho and I am extremely happy with how it turned out. She knew what I wanted and she is very knowledgeable and knows what will work and what will not work and she will be honest with you. She truly cares about her patients wants and needs. Like everyone else says, she is very kind and beautiful, and her staff is amazing as well. I will always go to Dr. Ho’s clinic for any future surgeries and I’m already planning a fat graft with Dr Ho in the near future. This world needs more plastic surgeons like Dr. Ho!


So happy with my new boobs!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 22, 2018

Dr. Ho Taghva was really nice at the consultation and made sure that I wasn’t going to go too big to look unnatural or have discomfort later on. She also took the time to explain a lot of extra things about breast implants that other doctors hadn’t told me. She gave valuable insight from her perspective as a woman, which I also hadn’t gotten and wouldn’t have gotten from male doctors. I knew right after our meeting that I would want to have her perform my surgery. Afterwards, her assistant Carolyn constantly kept in touch with me and was extremely kind and helpful. On the surgery date, Dr. Ho Taghva made me f eel less nervous and was clear on what she’d be doing during the procedure. I had 300/325CC Mentor implants inserted through the armpit. It’s only been 5 weeks since, and I am already so happy with my results! I went from a Victoria Secret 32B to 32DD and it looks very natural. My biggest fear was ending up with implants too high and obvious, but by two weeks I could wear low cut shirts without people being able to tell. Dr. Ho Taghva made the incisions very small and along my already existent armpit lines, so the scars are unnoticeable and just blend in with my armpit. Overall, Dr. Ho Taghva is an extremely skilled surgeon that I recommend to everyone. She and her staff are also very kind, helpful and easy to communicate with. And as a bonus, they’re both super pretty! Go to Dr. Ho Taghva if you want excellent, natural-looking results with great service!


The Best Eyelid Surgeon!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 14, 2018

Dr. Ho Taghva is the perfect combination of a highly skilled surgeon and a talented artist. If you’re considering an eyelid surgery and reading this review, congratulations! Your search can end now because you’ve struck gold! Like most people, I was terrified of the idea of plastic surgery even though it was something I desperately wanted for a long time. Part of the concern was what if the surgery failed? I can safely say I spent about a month on RealSelf, browsing through every single doctor I could possibly find in Souther California who has performed plastic surgeries for the eye, answered patients questions about this procedure, and most importantly looked through all the before and after pictures of their work. Dr. Ho Taghva stood out the most as her work was consistently natural and excellent. Going in for her consultation, it was an even bigger surprise when I found out how incredibly nice she is, extremely knowledgeable and brutally honest. She tells you exactly what to expect, realistically what would look best for you, and wouldn’t push for any unnecessary work if the best results can be achieved with minimal work. I immediately felt relieved and knew hat I have found my doctor. Fast forward a few months, I was recovering very well thanks to Dr. Ho Taghva’s amazing work and continued communication whenever I had questions. Now that I’m 10 months post surgery, the results are amazing and I’m truly happy that I have found her! Dr. Ho Taghva left her previous group based in LA and is launching her own practice in Newport Beach. I would highly recommend her as the top plastic surgeon in Orange County, she is an excellent doctor and a decent human being, she truly deserves all the success.



5 5 Star Rating - Written on December 23, 2017

I have been contemplating for 10 years before pursuing this surgery. 7 years of eyelid glue had really made my eyelid sagged and I’m only 26. I had done my research on both the procedure and plastic surgeons for over a long period of time, even interviewed 2 well known PS with great reputation and years of experience with Asian eyelid surgery before I decided on an actual Doctor. After seeing a You Tube vlogger posted up her eyelid results done by Dr.Goretti I decided to do my research on Dr.Gorretti. There were nothing but good reviews and photos from patients of their amazing results. I was convinced that despite the years of experience these two PS candidate (I was going to go with) had over Dr.Goretti her work still out shine both those surgeons. Another thing I also look for in a surgeon is honesty, expertise and a realistic consultation with the actual Doctor not a consultant so I scheduled a consultation to meet up with Dr.Goretti. She was very honest, thorough and realistic about the results and guys it was there and then that I knew I found my surgeon who just isn’t skilled but have her ethical morals intacted. I later contacted the facility she used to work at but she was no longer available so I went out of my way to find her and contacted her and found out she’s opening up her own practice. We emailed back in forth inregard to my surgery and Doc was kind enough to redirect me back to Dr.peter lee to accommodate me since her practice wouldn’t be ready by the time I wanted to get my surgery done which of course I kindly declined cause I wanted Dr.Goretti so I waited for almost a year for Dr.Goretti. The wait was worth it!! One amazing thing I loved about Dr.Goretti is how she personally called me to check up on me a couple hours later after getting the surgery and that to me shows that Dr.Goretti is truely the amazing surgeon all her reviews claimed her to be, because honestly she could of had her assistant call me. Dr.Goretti truly cares about her patients so rest assure you’ll be in great hands if you choose Dr.Goretti as your plastic surgeon.


Asian Eyelid Surgery- amazing result!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on December 20, 2017

Dr Ho did an amazing job, she truly understood my needs. I wanted a natural look that goes with my eye shape, nothing dramatic. She recommended the suture technique, its also called the 6-point method. The whole process took about an hour, within 3 days swelling disappeared, no bruises. I didn’t take any painkillers during recovery. Within a week my eyes look so natural (see photos). Highly recommend Dr Ho!


Upper Blepharoplasty & Ptosis Correction

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 4, 2017

I’ve done a lot of research throughout the years and have always leaned towards Dr. Ho and I’m so glad I chose her to be my surgeon. The entire process went smoothly and she was very professional and very thorough every step of the way. And most of all, she did an AMAZING job on my eyes.
I opted for upper blepharoplasty and ptosis correction. I’ve always had heavier, thicker and droopy eyelids. I would always raise my eyebrows so that I can see better but it got to the point that I developed premature wrinkles on my forehead and headache through the day. I had eyelids but they were covered by my eyelids. My left eye was actually heavier than my right which you can clearly see in my ‘before’ picture.
Dr. Ho took her time to examine my eyes and suggested what she thought would look best. After she did her markings, I was given a shot to relax me. We then went into the operating room and everything was a blur after that. I don’t remember when they gave me the local anesthesia but I was still kind of aware of my surroundings. Dr. Ho would ask me to open and close my eyes several times during surgery. The surgery took a little over an hour. After surgery, I was given after-care instructions and was sent on my way home. I had my stitches removed 7 days later.
Everything went smoothly. The only pain I felt was about an hour after surgery but a tylenol took care of that. I heeded the doctor’s advice and iced my eyes as often as I can, slept with my head elevated, stayed away from salty foods and ate LOTS of fresh pineapple. I believe the pineapples helped de-swell my eyes a lot.
It’s been a month post op and my eyes came out exactly how I wanted them. I don’t need to raise my eyebrows to see better anymore. Some days they are more swollen than others depending on what I eat. I was told that it would take at least 6 months for the eyes to fully heal. The incision line is still red and my eyes are still a little swollen (my left more than my right) but I am in love with the results. My family, friends and fiance think she did an amazing job as well.
Overall, I have no regrets choosing Dr. Ho and I would recommend her to anyone that is considering Asian eyelid surgery.


24 years old, 5’9 138lb, 1 kid, mentor teardrop textured “gummy bear” implants

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 27, 2017

Hi ladies! So here I am, never thought I was going to get BA until I breast feed my 1st child. My breast was small compared to my frame (broad shoulder, wide chest). I wore 32C VS Body push up before kid, it filled up but I don’t think my babies were C. After kid, they were deflated which made me totally lost my confidence although I didn’t mind about my small breast before that. So one day I decided to go ahead and searched for doctors around my area. I did my research before meeting anyone. I know I want a full C, small D, natural looking breast, with slope, not round or big and high upper pole “fake” looking. I met with Dr. Ho. She was very attentive and listen to what I want. She suggested to go with Mentor because the brand studies showed 0% in AALCL and rotation which I find kind of true after browsing through forum in Realself. To have my desired looking breast, she suggested 375cc in moderate height and moderate plus projection. The date was booked on Nov 8, less than 2 weeks to go. So exited and can’t wait to upgrade my babies!


Simply amazing.

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 30, 2017

I wanted my eyelids to be much thicker and more Caucasian looking so I called up Wave Plastic Surgery in search of Dr. Taghva. Turns out she didn’t work there anymore but they recommended Dr. Kim but I said “No, sorry, I want Dr. Taghva and will search the end of the earth for her” lol. Anyway, I emailed her and turns out she’s in Newport Beach! Yay! We had a FaceTime consultation and oh my god, I honestly thought she was 17. She’s literally so stunning and so youthful. It’s hard to believe she’s over 18. Seriously. She was so charming and sweet and VERY honest and to-the-point as well as informative. We booked our date and I was overwhelmed with excitement! On the day of my surgery she walked into the room. Omg, FaceTime doesn’t do her any justice. She is so, so, so gorgeous and warm and reassuring. Seriously, she looks younger than me!! (I’m under 25). She was very realistic and honest about my expectations and I really felt comfortable and trusting towards her. The surgery itself was a breeze. Except it hurt so bad when I received injections in my eyelids


Great Results

5 5 Star Rating - Written on June 10, 2017

Long overdue, but well deserved review. Dr. Ho and the team at Wave really did a great job of accommodating me throughout my eyelid procedure process. I had my first consultation in July 2015 and the actual operation in January 2016. Dr. Ho truly understands what is best for her patients. I will definitely consider her for other procedures if needed.


Great experience with the best doctor you will ever find – Mission Viejo, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 31, 2017

Dr.Ho is such a great doctor, she cares so much about how the patient feels and truly cares about you. Ive been with her for two years now and she never let me down. she will never force or push to do anything that is not need it. she truly concerns and cares about her patients.


Endoscopic Breast Augmentation

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 22, 2017

I got my breast augmentation done by one of my favoritest, bestest, sweetest, realest, person in the world! Dr. Goretti Ho. It’s been a little less than 2 months since I’ve got my augmentation done. Specifically ENDOSCOPIC BREAST AUG via AXILA (armpits). She hid the scars really well with minimal incision (cut) and the scars are slowly but surely healing well!

I was contemplating on which area the I preferred the implants to go in through, the IMF (inframammary fold aka fold underneath the breast), AXILLA (armpit fold), or AREOLAR (around the outer pink layer of the nipples) and Dr. Ho recommended me to go through the armpit. I am so happy with my breasts. Clothes fit better, my body shape is more proportioned, and most importantly, I dont need a bra anymore! No more straps falling off shoulders, no more bra rising up mid-boob, and no. more. padding. (well maybe sometimes)


My first review ever

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 19, 2017

A few of us came from San Francisco to get our eyelid surgery done with Dr.Ho and we were all pleased with the results and very satisfied with her professional and honest advices. Sometimes, as patiances, it’s supper hard for us to trust someone that we don’t know but with her warmth and kindness, we were very comfortable and feel secure with her words. I’m definitely going back to her in a month for my breast and chin surgeries. Btw, this is my review ever for someone.


A kind and perfect doctor

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 16, 2017

I’m 105lb, 5.4 ft. I’m skinny. I wore a 34A bra but I’ve never been able to fill it out. I decide to get breast augmentation through my armpit. I was very nervous about the surgery just because I had never had any plastic surgery. But Goretti Ho MD was so kind to reIieve me. She suggested me to go with 285ccs, round, texture, moderate. This size boosted me to a full b cup/a small c cup and it’s exactly what I wanted. My armpit scar is getting fade, I’m very pleased with the result without a scar on my breast. Grotetti Ho MD is a real professional doctor for count on.


Great experience

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 11, 2017

I had pretty assymetric eyelids and was looking to mainly even them out. Dr Ho went above and beyond my expectations and I love my result. She has a very reassuring demeanor and I highly recommend her


Awesome Doctor

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 8, 2017

Dr.Ho was great! She was super nice during final consulation, during surgery and on follow ups. And most importantly, she did a great job on my eyes! Its only been a month but i already love the results! I got so much complements and many asked me the contact info for the doctor that did my eyes 🙂 Highly recommend her. I probably won’t get anything else done, but if I did I will definitely trust Dr.Ho for it.


Best ever!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 26, 2017

I love doctor Ho! She is the best! She did my eyes ~ and my fat transfer ~ after the surgery she follows me every week ~ she always give me good advice!~ I am loving my new face now~ thanks and millions of thanks for her! She is the best ever!


DR. Ho is amazing

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 28, 2017

Dr. Ho was very patient and knowledgeable about the lower eye bags surgery. .she took her time to explained to me about the procedure as well as all my questions. I didn’t feel like I was being rushed as I had expericed with other doctors. .I thought this was extremely important. …Most importantly my surgery result was beautiful and natural. .I am so pleased with it… I have so much confident when I look in the mirror. ..Dr. Ho is wonderful not only she is friendly, her sugery techniques are superb. .I would recommend her to anymore in a heart beat. .


SAVE Best doctor ever for Breast Implant

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 25, 2017

After breast feeding my two boys for 2 full years 10 years ago, my breast size shrunk from 34C to 34B with less upper volume. I was not happy the way I looked and I want to go back to who I used to be. I am a person with lots of research before I proceed any cosmetic surgery so I interviewed 7 plastic surgeons who are famous in breast implant in Southern California. I went from Beverly Hill to Long beach but couldn’t decided who to go because even though famous breast implant doctors didn’t give me confidence to make up my mine. I know I am picky but I had to because without confidence I couldn’t commit myself for this risk which could cause many problems later on. Even Dr. Ho, I interviewed her twice and when I finally decided to do with her, she had to leave for her pregnancy. What a timing!! So I had to wait almost 3 month and got a surgery after she got back from her leave. She was amazing!! She is a true doctor who really cares a patient. My surgery went well and it’s been a month now and I love my new 34D breast. I love the shape and recovery time was really short! Everything was perfect and I am so thankful now!! Strongly recommend to anyone for Breast implant!


Dr. Ho, best lip injector ever!!!! -Orange County

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 13, 2017

I’ve had my lip injected a few times in the past by different doctors/ nurses and my experience with Dr. Ho is by far the best! With other clinicians, I felt like I experienced a lot more pain and bruising and the lip is either overfilled or underfilled or the shape was somehow a bit off. Dr. Ho took her time to listen to my concerns and gave me her professional opinion which I really appreciated. She has great aesthetic sense and most of all she is super skillful! She gave me just enough local anesthetic to make me comfortable without being too swollen. And then she used a blunt needle / “cannula?” to inject the filler into my lip. I had very minimal bruising and zero lumpiness. I highly recommend her for any filler injection. She’s super talented!


Amazing experience

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 10, 2017

Just had my second procedure with Dr. Goretti this Tuesday. Always have a great experience with her. Warm personality, superb artistry, and always can suggest what would be better for you (which is very important for me, because I often do not know what exactly I want in terms of aesthetics). I have no reservations in recommending Dr. Ho!


AMAZING Breast Augmentation Results

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 22, 2017

Had my breast augmentation with Dr. Ho and couldn’t be happier. She was always patient and made sure my concerns were addressed. Even post operatively, I always felt taken care of. Would recommend 100%!! Thank you Dr. Ho!!


Couldn’t be happier

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 16, 2017

If you are in Southern California and are overwhelmed by the sea of plastic surgeons, let me save you the trouble…Dr. Ho is the best there is. I’ve had multiple disastrous surgeries with other plastic surgeons and I wouldn’t put anyone else through that heartache. I feel extremely lucky to have found Dr. Ho. What’s different about her is that she really takes the time to understand your motivation for surgery and provide her artistic as well as professional recommendation. Plastic surgery is an art as well as a science. Any surgeon can sell you on procedures, but the good ones will know what procedures will actually bring harmony to your features. I was very nervous to undergo more procedures to try to repair the bad work, but she really put me at ease by taking the time to understand my history and discuss solutions. This was way different than all my other consultations with surgeons that could’ve moonlighted as car salesmen. I was surprised at how quickly I healed after surgery. I expected to look like I had been hit by a truck since that was how I looked after my previous surgeries. However, after surgery with Dr. Ho, I just looked like I ate a bunch of cupcakes. I went to dinner later that day and forgot I had surgery a few hours prior. A previous surgeon told me I must have some healing disorder but now I know this was untrue. The real difference was the skill of the surgeon. My mom now says I look like myself again, which is the best thing to hear following years of looking like I had been in an accident. She’s even interested in getting some work done as she ages! I will let no other surgeon touch her – even if Dr. Ho moves to Antarctica. If you’re still unsure, take a look at her before and after photos. The woman is a miracle worker.


An amazing experience

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 15, 2017

Excellent doctor. I did my lower eye lids with Dr. Ho last year in November, and I had a very amazing experience. Dr. Ho and the staffs did a very good care for me. I had no pain at all during and after the procedure, and I’m very satisfied with the result.


Amazing doctor!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 14, 2017

I have had several treatments with Dr Goretti Ho Taghva. Mostly filler injections such as Juvederm and Voluma but I have to say I had wonderful experiences and resurface and every time. I am a 51 year old white male and had lost serious volume in my cheeks. Wasn’t sure about any kind of plastic surgery or fillers and was very sceptical about getting anything done. After my consultation with her I went ahead with the procedure because she made me feel comfortable and assured me I that I had nothing to worry about. My results have been amazing each time and I will never use another doctor for any kind of cosmetic procedures other than Dr Ho. She is amazing and I highly recommend her!


Wonderful Surgeon! Very Satisfied

5 5 Star Rating - Written on December 1, 2016

Jane As the Wave Plastic Surgery Consult, she made sure to be present to check in with me during every transition of my process including both pre op consultations, the day of surgery, and my last day in LA. She went over all the legalities, what to expect for treatment and care, and upfront with the pricing breakdown. She provided her contact info if I had any questions at any point through the process. She was great! Dr.Ho Taghva Having a complicated health history, I the better part of a year searching for a plastic surgeon that I could trust. I researched on doctors who not only had an artistic eye, but who would also take the time to monitor my health throughout the process – Dr. Ho Taghva was that doctor. As an out of town patient, she was very thorough and concise during both my consultations (one via Skype and another in-person the day before surgery); it was blatantly obvious she had done the procedure numerous times and had lots of experience. I trusted her judgment without hesitation. Both Dr.Ho Taghva and Jane notified me on what to expect in the following weeks post op and included a packet with a write up of all the information pertaining to the procedure. They made it clear not to hesitate to contact them if I had any further questions during my recuperation time, which I greatly appreciated. The day of surgery, Dr.Ho Taghva took the time to make sure I was comfortable and relaxed all throughout the process – I felt nothing other than a subtle tug once around my eyelid. My post ops went smoothly, wherein Dr. Ho Taghva inspected my eyes and notified me of any expected symptoms during the healing process. I made sure to follow the post op instructions to a T. The last day in LA I had my stitches removed and Dr.Ho made sure to explain in detail the steps for proper care, instructing me on post op treatments (Kenalog shots + massage). She even provided me with her email for a 1, 2, and 3 month follow up for photos, questions, and updates; which I truly appreciated. My eyes have healed just as Dr.Ho said they would. A couple of months post op, they look wonderful!


Would definitely pick Dr. Ho again!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 27, 2016

I had an upper blepharoplasty for sagging skin on my upper eyelids. I am 47 and feel that I’ve aged pretty well except for my eyes making me look tired — and yes, probably older as well. When I first started thinking about this procedure I looked on RealSelf to get an idea about the procedure and how people felt about the results after getting it done. I sifted through dozens of reviews and photos of the procedure. Watched plenty of youtube videos of people who had the procedure. I was ready to get it done but knew that the most important thing for me was to make sure I felt confident in the physician I chose since this was my eyes (or eyelids) that would be operated on. What caught my eye about Dr. Ho was that it appeared from all the reviews that she had quite a lot of experience doing blepharoplasties — both Asian and Caucasian patients. I wanted a doctor with experience. I also was looking for plastic surgeons who worked on the face and not specifically oculoplastics. Since my procedure was fairly straight forward, I wanted someone who would be able to view my facial features as a whole and make recommendations. When I had my consultation I met with Dr. Ho. I liked how she came off straight forward and down to earth and skilled at what she did. I also liked that she had an excellent educational background and training. At the end of the day it was the fact that she had so much experience with upper blephs and what I felt was an “eye” for how to do the procedure and make it look good and natural. Fast foward 6 weeks, and I am very happy with the results. I look refreshed and like myself only more awake and yes, probably younger as a result. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ho. I believe she is honest and ethical. You don’t have to fear that you will are going to get additional procedures you don’t need. She is good at what she does which is the most important thing. I would trust her with other procedures as well if I needed or wanted to get something done because I have confidence in her ability and intellect that she knows what she’s doing. It’s very important that you trust your doctor, and this is what I felt and thought when I met and spoke with Dr. Ho.


I love how my eyelids turned out

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 10, 2016

She’s absolutely great. She has a great attitude and is very professional. My treatment was Eyelid Surgery – specifically upper blepharoplasty. Dr. Ho ensures the whole process goes smoothly. At first, I was concerned that my eyelids were cut unevenly but after the swelling subsided, they were perfect. The inner cut began to swell and wasn’t healing evenly so she gave me a steroid injection that helped smooth it out. I love my double eyelids. You’ll be in great hands if you choose her as your surgeon.


Breast Augmentation 300cc – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 10, 2016

She is good at breast augmentation. Recently got a breast augmentation with her, 300cc silentra. Pain was minimal and I was able to go back to normal routine pretty quickly.
Even though it only has been two weeks since the surgery, my breast looks and feels way more natural than day1.
I am glad that I got the surgery from her because my breast isn’t fake looking and goes with my body.


Double eyelid surgery-Great doctor, great experience

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 9, 2016

Before going to Dr. Ho, I had double eyelid surgery from another doctor a year ago. I was very unhappy with the results because it was not much of a difference from my original eyes. I came across Dr. Ho on YouTube from a blogger that recorded her double eyelid journey with Wave Plastic Surgery. Her results were AMAZING so I booked a consultation soon after. Dr. Ho is very sweet and was very thorough as to what the outcome of my eyes will potentially look like. I felt very comfortable with her throughout my entire process and had no problems. It’s been 5 months since my eyelid surgery and I could not be any happier with the results! Since it was my second surgery, I was afraid I would run into some complications or just end up looking worse. That was not the case at all and I’m SO thankful for Dr. Ho. I get compliments all the time from family and friends saying how natural my eyes look. It’s only been a few months so I can only imagine how much better they will look at one year! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ho she is amazing at what she does and she makes you feel at ease. I really wish I had known about her my first time getting eyelid surgery!


Asian Eyelid Surgery – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 8, 2016

I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Goretti Ho! She’s made me feel comfortable with from the very beginning and I trust her completely. She’s been very competent from the start and I’m more than happy with the results. I’ve been wanting this double eyelid surgery for years but was afraid to do it. I didn’t want to have big sausage looking eyelids like I see some of the older techniques produce in some people I saw. Fortunately, Dr. Ho assured me that her technique is different and sure enough her surgery have me exactly what I wanted– natural looking larger lids that I can actually put makeup on and is visible. No more droopy lids that make me look like I’m glaring or am tired! Couldn’t be happier with the results. She did an amazing job and is so nice and caring! What more can you ask for when picking out a surgeon? 🙂 I’m extremely satisfied with my results!!


Thermiva with Dr. Ho was superb!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 6, 2016

A family member referred me to Dr. Ho. She’s a really great doctor! I had my thermiva treatment done twice with her. She explained about the treatment thoroughly, took her time to answers all my concerns, and she’s very honest when I asked her about opinions. In the beginning it was kinda awkward and uncomfortable but she made me very relax during the treatment. I will come back again next year for my 3rd treatment after my trip.


19 Years Old, Non-Incisional Double Eyelid Surgery on One Eye – Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 5, 2016

I’m so glad that I chose Dr. Ho for my eyelid surgery. I have struggled with having a double eyelid on one side and slight crease on the other side since I was kid. So it was something I did a lot of research on when I first decided to get surgery. I only saw great reviews about Dr. Ho on every website I went on, so I decided to have my surgery with her. When I had my first consultation with her, I told her about my friend who had incisional double eyelid surgery and that was what I wanted. She examined my eyes, informed me about the different types of eyelid surgery, and told me what I needed was non-incisional surgery for just my one eye. I loved how honest she was about it even though I first came in with thoughts of getting incisional eyelid surgery. I was really nervous going into it, but she was always so reassuring. After I was done with surgery, I was literally shocked at how even my eyelid was compared to the other one. They literally look the same and there’s no difference whatsoever. She was super nice and also very professional whenever I went to go for a checkup! She really cares about her patients and I recommend her to anyone who’s looking into double eyelid surgery. I’m super happy about the results and no one can even tell I got surgery done.


Incisional Double Eyelids Surgery

5 5 Star Rating - Written on November 4, 2016

Dr Ho is awesome! Im so glad I went to her for this procedure. She’s very skillful and detail oriented. I addressed many concerns and worries to her during the consultation, she answered them all with great patience. Here im posting my post op photos at 2 weeks & 1 month. I can’t be more happy with the results. Dr Ho has done a great job creating the shape and height of crease that is most suitable for me. my eyes are still a bit swollen but it’s normal since it has only been a month and full recovery generally takes 3-6 months. I can’t wait to see how my eyes would look in another 2 months. Thank you dr Ho for making my eyes more beautiful than ever!!! I am very satisfied with the results! will be back in another 2 months with new updates.


I had an amazing experience!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 30, 2016

Dr. Taghva is the best in the business! She gave me exactly what I asked for and exceeded my expectations with the end result. My eyes look big but still natural– I’m extraordinarily happy with the results!


28 YO amazing facial fat graft results with Dr. Gorretti Ho – Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 26, 2016

I’ve had two fat grafting procedures with Dr. Ho and I must say I cannot be more satisfied with the results! I’m 28 and now I look atleast 6 years younger. I’ve had two other fat grafting procedures done by other doctors and they weren’t nearly as considerate as Dr. Ho. She was so patient and supportive during our consultation. I didn’t have to feel uncomfortable telling her why I wanted to get what done because she just totally got me! During the procedure she sewed all my liposuction openings, prescribed two post op shots that helped my swelling, bruising and healing process. She really listened to where I wanted the fat removed and placed. She’s not pushy or tries to up sell. I’ve gone through dozens of cosmetic and plastic surgeons and majority are super pushy and didn’t give me results they promised. I loved Dr. Ho’s work and work ethic so much I actually had my mom get her eyelids and fat grafting done here too. My mom looks 20 years younger!


Mission to beautify people

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 1, 2016

I met Dr. Lee 8 years ago and got an endolifting done. Everyone commented about how I looked like 30 years old and looked real good.(I was 45 at the time). Then I went back to Wave for various other procedures such as facial fat grafting, under eye wrinkle removal, etc. Each time I was very impressed with the amount of details Dr. Lee focused on to perfect the procedure and the results always reflected his keen sense, care, and experience. (When Dr. Lee looks at your face, you can almost hear his brain looking at every little crevice on your face and searching for any possible flaws to correct. It must be his passion or mission to beautify people or something LOL). Then I happened to see ads on other places and responded to them. The results were not as impressive as what I got with Wave. So two weeks ago, I went back to him (and I’m so glad once again) for the Wave lift and the facial fat grafting, and OMG, my family tells me I look better than when I was 20. When it comes to rejuvenation for myself, I don[‘t see how anybody can be better than Dr. Lee.Having confidence in his judgment, I sent my daughter for the double eye lid surgery with Dr. Ho, one of Dr. Lee’s staff members. My daughter is very happy with the result also. With the healthy diet (such as collagen producing food, etc) and Dr. Lee, I ‘m happy to think that I can look vibrant as Christy Brinkley when I reach her age. Personal thought: I wonder why some of those Hlollywood stars with botched plastic surgery (youtube) didn’t try Dr. Lee instead. ” DR. LEE’S IS TRULY TALENTED IN CREATING THE NATRUAL LOOKING RESULTS.”


Lower Blepharoplasty Worth It! – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 22, 2016

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ho. I had noticeable eye bags, so I decided to have my lower blephs done, and I am very happy with the results of the procedure! I was a little nervous about it at first, but Dr. Ho listened and answered all of my questions patiently. In addition to being very professional, she is also very personable and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Ho, and I am so glad I got the procedure done with her!


I LOVEEEEEEEE the results

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 22, 2016

AMAZING STAFF! Met with Jane, the cutest consultant for my breast augmentation. She explained everything thoroughly and helped me understand and weigh my options. She helped me schedule to meet with Dr. Ho and I fell in love with her the moment I started talking to her. I loved how she felt my breasts and measured me during the consultation. She gave me the most detailed answers to all my questions and made me feel super confident about my decision. It’s been a week since my surgery and I LOVEEEEEEEE the results. She made it look exactly what i’ve pictured and I couldn’t be any happier! Jane and Dr. Ho were both super responsive to any emails or texts I would send anytime of the day. I love how they would check up on me to make sure i’m feeling okay or to see how i’m doing! They’re seriously both like family now haha If you’re thinking of getting your breasts done, don’t hesitate and meet with Jane and Dr. Ho. They are the best of the best!!!


25 Years Old Petite Asian- 32A to a 32C Textured Sientra Gummy Bear Implants -Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 22, 2016

Dr. Ho is AMAZING!!! She’s gorgeous, friendly, and super welcoming. The moment I met her, I knew she was THE doctor. She took the time to measure me and feel my breast tissue to see what would look best on me. She gave the most detailed answers to my long list of questions and I did not feel rushed at all. I had some last minute questions and she was super prompt in responding to my emails. It’s been a week since surgery and I LOVE my new boobs!!! She exceeded my expectations and she made them look super natural, just like how I wanted. I really highly recommend Dr. Ho. She’s super professional and she knows what she is doing. If you’re considering getting a breast aug, I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ho! She is the best!


I have to say- her hands are magic

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 17, 2016

Wave plastic surgery is simply the best! All the staff (Dr. Ho, Dr. Lee, Dr. Kwon, Alexis, Donna, Alexis, Susanna, Genesis, Jennifer, Michelle, Isabel, Daisy) make a point to prioritize your needs from your consultation to the surgery and follow-up. Everyone knows you by name, and the surgeons all have excellent bedside manner. Dr. Ho did my surgery and I have to say- her hands are magic and she is truly one of the most talented and quality surgeons in LA. Thank you so much Wave for everything!


I love the result

5 5 Star Rating - Written on September 1, 2016

The staff at the office are really nice. Starting from the consultation process with Dr.Ho and come to the surgery day. The surgery went well and it has been a month and I love the result so far. Can’t wait for it to settle and see what my eyes will actually look like! Thank you for making me love myself even more.


Yes It is Worth the Money -Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on August 23, 2016

So this is my first time ever thinking about getting my eyes done and it was worth it. Dr. Ho was really nice and she did her best. The surgery didn’t hurt at all and it went by really quickly. The recovery wasn’t that bad it took me about 3 weeks to look normal ish and it’s still in the healing process but it looks great so far. The staff there was really nice as well so if you’re thinking about getting you eyelids done then this is definitely the place to do it.


Asian Eyelid Surgery – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on August 17, 2016

I recently had Asian Eyelid Surgery done by Dr. Ho. I must say that I am very pleased with the result and my overall experience with Dr. Ho was a positive one. Dr. Ho listened carefully to my concerns and what I wanted to achieve as a result of the surgery. I shared with Dr. Ho that I wanted a small, natural-looking crease without altering the overall appearance or changing the shape of my eyes. Dr. Ho recommended Micro Upper Bleph for me and I am very satisfied with the result. Surgery was about a little over 30 minutes and recovery was rather quick. Dr. Ho is a skilled surgeon and her calm demeanor makes it very comfortable and easy for patients to talk to her. I recommend Dr. Ho without any hesitation!


Dr. Ho respected my decision

5 5 Star Rating - Written on August 11, 2016

I recently had an Asian eyelid surgery and I must say that I had a such a positive experience! Dr. Ho is not only a skilled plastic surgeon, she is caring, patient, and understanding. She listened carefully to my concerns and what I wanted as a result of the surgery. Dr. Ho respected my decision and made my eyes look exactly how I wanted. The surgery took a little over 30 minutes and it was painless. Recovery time was rather short and the staff at Wave provided shots and medication to help control swelling and bruising. I am so glad to have made the decision to get the surgery by Dr. Ho at Wave.


Full Incisional Asian Eyelid Surgery + Epicanthoplasty – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on August 9, 2016

After years of deliberation, I decided to finally bite the bullet and undergo Asian eyelid surgery. I wanted to open up my eyes more, while not altering my appearance drastically. I placed my faith in strangers on the internet, and contacted Dr. Ho because of her many positive reviews. Fortunately, Dr. Ho and the internet did not disappoint. From the consultation to the post-op follow-up visits, Dr. Ho has been awesome. She listened to my concerns and gave me meticulously crafted natural creases, taking into consideration my facial layout. Furthermore, her calm yet confident demeanor and her honesty assuaged my anxiety about the procedure. I’m very pleased with this whole experience, and I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ho and her staff at Wave.


Could NOT Have Asked for a Better Surgeon or Experience for Breast Augmentation.. THANK YOU DR. HO!! – Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 27, 2016

They say when you meet with the right plastic surgeon to have your procedure with, you will just KNOW… I met with 6 other surgeons prior to seeing Dr. Ho, and needless to say there was no other individual quite like her.

My breast augmentation consultation was very intimate and personable in the sense that she completely understood my needs. (Female to female, I felt she almost understood me better!) She pointed out where I was lacking symmetry even in areas that I haven’t realized before and based on her professional recommendations, it was apparent she clearly has an aesthetic eye. She advised against certain options where the risk of complications were higher (even though they cost more) and she made it her priority to let me understand the full scope of the operation as well as potential risks. What a relief it was to not only have a caring & knowledgeable surgeon by my side, but an ETHICAL one as well! Throughout the entire process, I NEVER once felt pressured in any way and Dr. Ho always treated me as a person that she cared about.. not just another customer coming through the door.

Since this was my first major surgery, she also knew I was a nervous wreck the day of the procedure. I almost wanted to cancel the operation because I was so nervous, but I’ll never forget that moment when she took my hand and said “Don’t worry. Everything will be OK.” as I drifted off to sleep… Fast forward a year later, I can say I’m FULLY healed and 110% happy with my breasts! The results were even better than I ever imagined because they look SO natural and I’m constantly receiving compliments on how great they look! Thank you Dr. Ho for helping me finally get the breasts that I’ve always wanted!


I would definitely recommend

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 14, 2016

I had the double eyelid surgery with Dr. Ho. They answered all the questions I had, my appointments were fast and easy, staff was friendly and I’m very happy with the results. I would definitely recommend Wave.


Exceptional Surgeon – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 7, 2016

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, MD is an extremely skilled surgeon and, quite simply, the most capable surgeon I have ever known. After having undergone surgery to correct injuries from a 50-mile-an-hour, head-on collision, I was extremely impressed with her expertise and dedication to getting the job done properly despite the challenges involved. The procedure involved fat transfer to the injured areas of the face, which were done with extraordinary skill. She is not only exceptionally beautiful but an exceptional surgeon as well.


Extremely skilled surgeon

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 6, 2016

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, MD is an extremely skilled surgeon and, quite simply, the most capable surgeon I have ever known. After having undergone surgery to correct injuries from a 50-mile-an-hour, head-on collision, I was extremely impressed with her expertise and dedication to getting the job done properly despite the challenges involved. Most sincerely,Steve


I do like dr goretti ho

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 2, 2016

I’m mixed about getting eye procedure here. I do like dr goretti ho but I’m not sure I trust back office. My consultant gave me a price. A month later, when I wanted to put money down towards surgery, I guess she’s no longer there so the new consultant wanted to up my price. I think she wanted like $500 more. I hate shady people. She said she couldn’t find my file which doesn’t have me trusting them any more. What a lame excuse. I’d hate to come out with a nose job instead just because the back office girls can’t figure out how a computer works. I still want my eyes done. Time to find another doctor maybe dr Chen ?


Dr. Ho is lovely

5 5 Star Rating - Written on June 30, 2016

After my follow up appointment, I wanted to update my review. Everyone is still kind and Dr. Ho is lovely. This isn’t about their personalities. The office is disorganized and there’s not great communication. I called a week before my appointment to reschedule which shouldn’t be a long process, right? Nope. The person on the phone seemed confused and it took a while to get me rescheduled. THEN the day before my original appointment, I got a call to confirm my canceled appointment. That call also took forever and the poor girl was struggling real hard to understand what was going on.As I went to my appointment today, I was half afraid they wouldn’t even have me down considering there was no confirmation call and the girl before seemed so confused. Once in the office, there’s a good chance you’ll feel like they forgot you in a room and you will have to to leave and check for an update.Obviously the doctors are busy people and I understand the staff have a lot to deal with – but it feels disrespectful and like they don’t care about your time.


I seem to be healing quite nicely

5 5 Star Rating - Written on June 20, 2016

My experience with Dr. Ho and staff was great and the procedure was not nearly as uncomfortable as I was expecting. Everyone seemed very helpful and accommodating. Procedure was done a few days ago and I seem to be healing quite nicely, but can’t speak for longterm results just yet. Other than that, smooth sailing.


hey there lashline!

5 5 Star Rating - Written on June 2, 2016

Dr Ho is an incredibly patient and understanding doctor. During the consultation I didn’t get to spend as long with her as opposed to consultations elsewhere but there was a confidence (not arrogance – rare!) that made me decide to book on the spot. I’m still early post op but really love all the follow up attention – crucial for anything involving the face!


Nose Injection – Restylane Lyft – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 31, 2016

Dr. Ho is really an experienced and cordial doctor, she suggested me to use the Restylane Lyft for making my nose looked more straight. She injected it into the bridge and the tip of my nose to make a good shape. I’m quite satisfied/happy with my ‘new’ nose now 😉


66 Years Old, Still Working Full Time – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 30, 2016

Dr. Ho was attentive, she listened patiently with compassion to my concerns and what I hope to achieve with the procedure . She is an artist with great aesthetic sense. She examined my face in great detail and recommended a brow lift procedure to lift my sagging eye lid which will make me look more alert and awake, I asked if I should also have a lower eye lid surgery she told me that it will not improve my look because my eye was not baggy. Dr. Ho then explained in great detail about the procedure of face and neck lift and answered all my questions. Because I had a round place with a flat chin , Dr. Ho recommended that I have my chin slightly augmented, to balance the contour of my face after the neck and lower face skin are pulled back and tighten. I felt that Dr. Ho was very honest and have my interest and well being in mind. When I told my husband about getting the surgery done by a relatively young surgeon, he insisted that I get a second and third opinion. I went for a second opinion from a plastic surgeon who in addition to the brow, face and neck lift, recommended the lower eye lid surgery. I decided to go with Dr. Ho who I felt comfortable with, had endoscopic brow lift, lower mid face and neck lift with chin augmentation on 4/4/16 I was very happy with the result , I had very little pain, I took only two doses of Advil during the entire postoperative course. I returned to work two and half week after the surgery. Among those who made comments- friends, family and coworkers, the sales person at the Clinique Counter whom I have purchased my skin care product from for 15 years all said that I looked younger and natural, the surgeon did a good job. It has been almost two months after I had the procedures, everyday I noticed progress and improvement with my appearance, even though I still have small amount of swelling around the incision. I am glad that I had the procedures done by Dr. Ho .


55+year-old Lady Looks Like 65+ Because of Heavy Eye Bags – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 30, 2016

I wanted to work and stay on the job that I love and felt called to, looking younger will definitely help. For a while I looked around for a suitable and capable doctor to do this job… I have been following Wave Plastic surgery and read about their patients comments in Yelp, and a young lady Dr. Garrett Ho came into the search with consistently excellent rating in her surgery results. But because of working schedule, I hesitated ,and worried about recovery time… Recently I had a rare 2 weeks break from job and saw an ad of 30% off Lower eye Lid surgery from Wave,I felt that this was God sent! I quickly made a decision to go ahead to have the surgery done. To make a long story short, I just have sutures removed by Dr. Ho yesterday, eyes are healing, swelling and bruises have gone down, and I can tell the previous bags are gone! Thanks to Dr. Ho and team at Wave, for a job well done! Am thankful for their followup visits, that gave more secure feeling that they are responsible and caring to complete the process of healing.


Breast Augmentation – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 20, 2016

I decided to go with Dr. Ho because she is a female Dr. I thought she knows more about woman’s body. I am so glad I chose to go with the best. Her work is incredible. So far I am very satisfied with Dr. Ho’work. She has delivered what I asked for. She pays attention to small details and knows what looks good on a woman. She provides great care and recommendations.


Very Satisfied with Breast Augmentation

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 19, 2016

Dr. Ho was professional, genuine, and caring. Her confidence gave me confidence. She took time to explain in details during every follow up appointments and was always available to answer all the questions and concerns. I will definitely seek Dr. Ho for all of my future cosmetic surgeries.


Dr. Ho is a nice and gentle doctor

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 19, 2016

I did the double eyelid surgery at Wave. Dr. Ho is a nice and gentle doctor I have ever met. I felt soooo damn scare before the surgery ,But There is no painful feeling when I did the surgery. Lol. Btw I recover so soon. It s just one week and I feel lot more better.


Rhinoplasty – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 19, 2016

I got a rhinoplasty by Dr. Ho and was very impressed with my results. My previous nose was flat and bulbous, so I asked for a bridge and a pointer tip. She made me feel very comfortable during the initial consultation and was extremely professional. She was very knowledgeable and told me exactly what she was going to do and what to expect. My nose looks perfect and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. She made it look very natural. I had very little swelling and no post-op complications. I highly recommend Dr. Ho for anyone looking to get a rhinoplasty.


Dr ho performed my procedure with no pain

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 15, 2016

Its been almost one year since my surgery. Thank you wave for everything that you do! Your staffs are seriously incredible.

I’ve scheduled my initial consultation in July 2015 with Michelle. Michelle is so sweet and honest! She answered all my questions and set me up to meet with Dr ho. Dr ho performed my procedure with no pain, and I was in and out in less than 30 mins.

Will deff be back to get my beast aug done here!


25 Year Old Needing a Change. Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 14, 2016

Dr. Ho is such an amazing doctor and I was so fortunate to have her. From the moment you meet her it’s clear that Dr. Ho knows exactly what she’s doing. She has such a great eye and her aesthetic is spot on. She understood me from our first consultation and from that point on I felt like I could trust her. I wanted a noticeable change in my appearance but was still looking to maintain a natural look and Dr. Ho delivered. We were both on the same page when it came to the size of my fold and the result ended up being beautiful. The surgery itself went so smoothly. I recall being nervous on the day of but Dr. Ho put me at ease and the whole thing was over before I even knew it. I’m so happy with my eyes now. I feel like they show who I’ve always been. My eyes have opened up the rest of my face and I feel so much more confident. It’s exactly what I wanted. After the surgery people were telling me “Hey, I forgot how pretty you were” without knowing I had anything done. I am so grateful to Dr. Ho and would recommend her to anymore looking to have eyelid surgery and would even come to her for any other procedures that I would consider having.


Full-Incisional Parallel Eyelid Surgery. Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 13, 2016

I initially chose Dr. Ho because of all her positive reviews that I came across while doing my research. Also, because I believe that being a woman herself, Dr. Ho will better understand what it is that I want. I knew I was in good hands upon my first meeting with her. I felt that she really understood what I was looking for and genuinely gave me her honest opinions. I felt safe, so much that I wasn’t nervous at all going to the surgery room. The procedure went fast and easy with her skills. It took about 30 minutes, I think. The cuts were very precise and clean, while the stitches were done very neatly. My swelling and bruising were very minimal and I credit these to the skillful hands of Dr. Ho. I can now understand all the raving reviews that she has. I’m very happy with my eyes right now, and I would like to thank Dr. Ho for that. I highly recommend Dr. Ho for anyone looking to have their eyelid surgery done.


Eye Lid Surgery – Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 7, 2016

Dr Ho is the really an awesome surgeon who really cares for her patients. I looked around and did months of research. I scheduled 4 appointments for different doctors to get different opinions and recommendations. However the moment I spoke with Dr. Ho, I knew that I found the right doctor. The knowledge and expertise comes through as you speak to her. I didn’t feel pushed and felt absolutely no pressure to do anything. Some of the other doctors just ask for a deposit and wanted to schedule surgery dates without much explanation. I did my eye lid surgery 6 months ago and been very happy with my results. All my friends and family complimented how great and well rested i look without telling them about my surgery. Dr Ho took great care of me until with very end. I will come back to her for a nose job and will update my results. I highly recommend you come in for a consultation with Dr Ho.


28 Year Old Upper Bleph and Mild Ptosis Repair – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 1, 2016

I just underwent revision surgery 1 week ago with Dr. Ho after experiencing fold loosening with the suture method and I’m already very pleased with the results. Dr. Ho is beautiful in person, attentive, caring, professional, humble and skilled with her hands. She made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Truly a rare find- especially a talented plastic surgeon with great bedside manner!


I am so happy with my results

5 5 Star Rating - Written on April 1, 2016

i had tummy tuck and a breast aumentation with DR Lee, DR Ho, and Dr Shifren. they were allvery friendly andprofessional. i am so impressed with their staff. impressed. I am so happy with myresults. thank you wave!


I can’t wait for my complete results

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 31, 2016

I got double eyelid surgery done only about a week ago from Dr. Ho. Even if it was just a week, the results are amazing and I’m loving it. (Ice packs, pumpkin juice, sleep upright.. Biggest 3 tips for anyone interested) consultation with Dr. Ho was fairly short and simple. She understood what I wanted and put me at ease. The staff here are also very friendly and considerate! Call them if you have any questions and they’ll do everything they can to help you. I can’t wait for my complete results!


Nice and Patient Doctor. Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 27, 2016

I’m 42 years old and has hooded eyes. I like my hooded eyes but the upper eyelids drooped along with my ages, and my eyes looks smaller.Dr. Ho did eyelid surgeon for me. She is so nice and patient, so I didn’t afraid too much. Not much pain after surgeon. The nurse of Wave in Irvine took out the stitches at the fifth day after surgeon day, and she is also very nice and careful. After removed stitches, my eyes feels better and they are looked good now.


I Do Not Look Like I Have a Body of a 10 Year Old Anymore. Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 24, 2016

Dr. Ho and her staffs were very wonderful. Dr. Ho was especially very kind, personable. She listened to all my concerns and guided me as to the best course of action. She discusses with me exactly what I needed and she was also very honest and realistic in telling my what realistic outcomes to expect so I trusted that her treatments would meet my expectation. Overall, personal and sincere. Highly recommended.


Second Rhinoplasty After 20 Years – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 18, 2016

I had a Rhinoplasty done 20 years ago with silicone implant. Over the years, I’ve noticed that my implant was shifting. A second surgery was needed to make my nose look straight. After my consultation with Dr. Ho, felt that she was very honest and trustworthy. I had ear cartilage place in tip and implant for the bridge. Everyone worries about the swelling and bruising. I didn’t bruise at all and swelling was very minimal. Its been one month since the surgery and I absolutely love the way my nose turned out. Dr.Ho is amazing! She understood exactly what my needs were and followed through. Glad I don’t have to go oversea for my cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Ho has the expertise and a warm heart. Since there are many locations, follow ups are easy. You can pretty much see the doctor at any day. Everyone who is looking for a surgeon should give Dr. Ho a visit at Wave. Highly recommended.


53 Years Old,asian, Droopy Midface,hollow Eyes. Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 17, 2016

She is kind and explain the procedure in detail.


Eyelid Surgery – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 16, 2016

Dr. Ho was amazing. Super kind and knowledgeable! She walked me through the surgery without any issues. Her work looks great and super natural.


A Very Uneven, Thick-eyelids, Older Than Actual Age Looking 37 Year Old to Very Young Looking, Big Beautiful Eyes – Los Angeles

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 12, 2016

Dr. Ho is so humble and honest, and at the same time very professional. During the surgery, she made me so comfortable and every follow-up appointments, she always asked how my eyes feel and if there is any discomforts or anything bugging me. She spent good amount of time and explained every steps of procedure every time I visited and she even gave me the shots by herself that relieves the swell. It has been 1 month since the surgery and I can open my eyes easier, my eyes look beautiful and I look so much younger. I highly recommend Dr. Ho for the Asian eyelid surgery!


24 Year Old Over-seas Client, Upper Blepharoplasty and Medial Canthoplasty – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 11, 2016

Dr. Ho is professional, honest and very easy to communicate with. She answered all my questions in a quick manner and put my nerves at ease. I’m extremely happy with her recommendations and with the overall results.


I was very satisfied with the result

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 11, 2016

I searched a lot of review (not only yelp) and then decided this WAVE. The consultant staff Emily was helpful, responded quick even she gave me her personal cell phone number to process my pre-test. Everytime I went there, all staff and nurse were nice and very helpful. Especially Dr. Goretti Ho was very patient, honest and professional. She understood what I want and really care about what result would be.
I was very satisfied with the result and it was a great choice to come WAVE.
One problem was…… Parking was only validated for the first hour.


Dr. Ho.She has the magic hands

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 11, 2016

I am 37 year old and all my life I had very uneven, thick fatty eyelids and it was getting worse and worse as I was getting older. I always wanted to get the blepharoplasty done but I was scared of side effects and it also costs $$$. Then when I realized I look much older for my age, I finally decided to go for consultation as family and friends were recommending Wave Plastic Surgery and met Emily (consultant) who was very honest and helpful. I was able to meet Dr. Ho and Dr. Lee on the same day I went for consultation for professional opinions and they both agreed that I need both ptosis correction and anti-aging blepharoplasty. And the cost of the surgery was not as expensive as I expected it to be so I decided to get it done with Dr. Ho.She has the magic hands that made miracles to my eyes. It has been 1 month and I had so any compliments! The surgery was not painful and all nurses were very friendly. My eyes did not swell up much and had no bruises so I went back to work the next day after removing the threads. Thanks to Dr. Ho and the amazing team at Wave Plastic Surgery, I look so much younger I regret that I did not get this earlier! Highly Recommended!


26 Years Old – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 8, 2016

I did surgery one month ago, at beginning I was very nervous, Dr Ho is really nice and did really good job with my double eyelid surgery. coming from the Palm Spring area, I usually drive one hour and a half to get her office , but I think it is all worth it.. because she did really good job to take care of me. although it is just one month, I pretty enjoy my new eyelid. I definitely gonna come back.


Eyelid Surgery. Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on March 1, 2016

I did eyelid surgery underwent both upper and lower blepharoplasty and lateral canthopexy. I had great experience and very quick recovery. I was pleased with the results. Dr.Ho did wonderful and professional job.


55 Year Old Korean Man with Bad Eyelid Ptosis, Underwent Ptosis Repair with Dr. Ho, Now I Can See Again! Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 28, 2016

I used to not be able to open my eyes fully and I had to strain really hard with my forehead to keep them open. My eyelid ptosis got so bad last year that I would fall asleep at the wheel after work. My wife urged me to see Dr. Ho at Wave for a consultation because she has a good reputation for eyelid surgeries. She was very thorough and knowledgeable during the consultation and explained in detail the surgical procedure, the potential risks, and what I should expect after the surgery. I had a prolonged course of swelling after the surgery because I had to undergo sinus surgery shortly thereafter. Dr. Ho followed up with me closely and she reassured me that everything was healing ok. Now 2 months after the surgery, my eyelids are no longer droopy and more importantly, I can see again and my eyes don’t look like they closed all the time! Just want to thank Dr. Ho for being so approachable, caring and meticulous. She really did a great job with my eyes. There’s no other surgeon I’d recommend more highly than Dr. Ho for eyelid or ptosis surgery.


Best Doctor Ever, Had a Great Experience (Asian Eyelid Surgery). Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 17, 2016

I’m glad i chose Dr. Ho for my Asian eyelid surgery. She was very kind, patient, and most of all, honest with everything from the beginning to the end. She communicated clearly with me on what to expect so that I was not taken by surprised by anything in the process. She’s also very straight forward and will not pester you to get additional procedures that you do not need, she really cares about her patients and gives recommendations that are suitable to each individual. Thank you Dr. Ho for my new eyelids!


24 Years Old Asian Eyelid Surgery! – Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 16, 2016

I recently had my eyelids done by Dr.Ho/Taghva! I was very nervous and scared about doing this since it is my first surgery that I had to be awake for. However because Dr. Ho was very friendly and easy to communicate with, I was very relaxed and had as pleasant of a time as a surgery could be. I’m so happy with my results. I have been wanting to have double eyelids for all of my teenage years and finally got the guts to do it. Although my eyes are still in the healing process, I can already see that the results are what I wanted. My friends and family all want to get theirs done with Dr. Ho after seeing my eyelids heal!


46 Year Old Asian Female, 2 Kids with Stress Incontinence. Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 11, 2016

Dr. Ho was very professional and made me feel at ease throughout the procedure. She has a wonderful manner and comprehensive knowledge. I would definitely go back. Thank you, Dr. Ho! You are awesome!!


59 Years Old Korean Women, Endoscopy Browlift, Lower Blepharoplasty,fat Transfer to Face ~excellent Results! – Irvine, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 11, 2016

Dr.Goretti Ho was highly recommended to me by my church friends. I then read some really positive reviews about her on Korean plastic surgery blogs so I decided to go in for a consultation at Wave. During the consultation,Dr.Ho was professional, honest and not at all pushy like some other plastic surgeon I’ve met in the past. I complained that my face had aged and I looked gaunt and tired and she recommended an endoscopy browlift, lower eyelid surgery and fat transfer to my face. I’m now almost 2 months out of my surgery and I feel completely rejuvenated ! My features look a lot softer with the fat transfer and I don’t look as haggard after the browlift and eyelid surgery. All my friends think I look at least 10 years younger !!! I highly recommend Dr.Goretti Ho to anyone who is looking for a talented plastic surgeon with a great aesthetic sense. She is young, energetic, technically skilled and more importantly, I trust her aesthetic judgement wholeheartedly. I love my results !!!


37 Years Old Breast Surgery – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 9, 2016

dr. Ho is the best doctor i ever met. two years ago, she did me the fat transfer, I’m very satisfied it. so this time when i want do the breast surge she is the best choice for me. now it is already one month, i got right size i want( she told me how to chose the fit size, that’s very helpful), i feel ok every thing, she told me back to check again, will she her soon, btw, very good follow up care.


Doctor Ho – Caring, Professional, Talented Cosmetic Surgeon – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on February 9, 2016

I had my Endoscopic Brow Lift, Upper Blepharoplasty, fat transfer and Picosure procedures with Dr. Ho in December 2015. It has been 45 days and I am very happy with the results. Dr. Ho did a fantastic job in fixing my eyebrow and my upper eyelids. She is a skillful doctor who knows what it takes to make you look better, younger and natural.
When I first saw Dr. Ho during the consultation visit, I was skeptical because of how young she looks. But after getting her advice and her recommendations, I knew that Dr. Ho would be the right surgeon for me. She is an honest doctor. At first, I wanted to have both upper and lower eyelid procedures, but she told me I don’t need the lower eyelid surgery. She took time to explain the details of each surgery that I had questions on and showed me pictures of patients she performed on.
I highly recommend Doctor Ho to anyone who’s considering having any cosmetic procedure done.


Shes a professional and honest doctor

5 5 Star Rating - Written on January 29, 2016

I am so glad I had double eyelid surgery with Dr Ho. Shes a professional and honest doctor. She knows how to make your eyes beautiful. She is honest and professional. The surgery I had last week went successfully and I’m already seeing my eyes turn prettier each day.


30 Yr Old, Breast Aug, Lipo on Abdomen & Back – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on January 27, 2016

Dr. Ho did an absolutely wonderful job with both my breast augmentation and liposuction! She is professional, highly-skilled at what she does, and has an eye for detail and precision during surgery. I felt that she took the time to listen to me and I really appreciated her honest opinion when I asked her questions.


Dr.Ho I definitely recommend her

5 5 Star Rating - Written on January 12, 2016

I am so happy that i found this place. I have been looking for best surgery hospital for long time. I have done my eyelid surgery in other hospital but i saw Dr Ho at Wave plastic surgery and she really done excellent job to fix my eyelid surgery which has done 3 years ago. After all if i need fat transfer or any other surgery i always see Dr.Ho I definitely recommend her for someone who want to be prettier at the same time honest and very professional doctor.


“I am very satisfied with the result”

5 5 Star Rating - Written on October 1, 2015

I went for lower blepharoplasty by Dr. Ho 2 months ago & I am very satisfied with the result. I was always afraid to go for any plastic surgery especially to my face, but Dr. Ho is very patient, very professional and understand my needs. I trust her work and no regret at all after the surgery. I have got all the compliments from my friends. Really great result on my first ever plastic surgery. Will recommend Dr. Ho for sure.


She was extremely happy with the results

5 5 Star Rating - Written on July 13, 2015

I got the face lift (rhytidectomy) done last summer by Dr. Peter Lee. It has been a year now and the results are terrific. From the pre-surgery consultation, to the aftercare, the Wave staff as well as the nurses and doctors were well in ensuring that I was satisfied with my results. My daughter also got a double eyelid surgery done with Dr. Goretti Ho and she was extremely happy with the results. Overall, both doctors were wonderful in taking care of us and I highly recommend this place to anyone that wants to get a procedure done or someone who has questions and is unsure about how certain procedures are done. The Wave staff are fantastic!


I feel like the choice that I made to come here than other clinics was worth it

5 5 Star Rating - Written on June 5, 2015

After researching double eyelid surgery for about a year or so, I came upon this plastic surgery center. For sure, this place has reputation because many of people around got amazing result from them. I was first consulted by Emily, who gave me the quotation of the double eyelid surgery. She was young, but she really knew many things and taught me a thing or two during the consultation like how they have the new technique for doing the double eyelid surgery and so on. I decided to get the incision technique double eyelid surgery by dr. goretti ho. The reason for picking this doctor is because the people who received double eyelid surgery from this place has all gotten it from her. She was very beautiful in person and was very confident in her words. The surgery was quick and it was about 1 hour I think. She told me that the surgery went really well and would love to see me back soon. I had to go back a day after for my one day check up and went back again for taking the stitches out. It is now 3 months after the surgery and I really do get surprised when I see in the mirror because I look like different person. In the morning my eyelids are a bit swollen, but during the day time, they subside and look amazing. I feel like the choice that I made to come here than other clinics was worth it and would recommend this to my friends.


Fat Graft to the Face, 27 Years Old – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 21, 2015

I’m sorry I didn’t include pictures but I really don’t want to be spotted. This community has really inspired me and given me support through my journey. You are all so brave! Since your reviews helped me I wanted to “up vote” facial fat grafting and also give a shoutout to my doctor, Goretti Ho.

Of course some of the fat got absorbed, but my features are much more softer. One tip the doctor gave me was NOT to ice my face so as to damage the fat. My face was quite swollen so I returned to the clinic to get steroid shots to calm the inflammation.


36years Old, One Kid, Breast Enlargement Surgery Needed Because of Being “Flat-chested” – Los Angeles, CA

5 5 Star Rating - Written on May 5, 2015

Before I had a breast surgery, I was really worried. However, a lot of information from this website was a big help, so I would like to share my experience. I am a 36-year-old mother with a daughter. Having a baby has changed my life completely. I originally had very small breasts, but I was more flat-chested after giving birth to a baby. I suffered a lack of confidence. So I decided to have a breast enlargement surgery to get gorgeous breasts before I got older. I have wanted to meet a woman doctor, so I scheduled a date for surgery date just after I met Dr. Ho(Mrs.) at Wave Plastic Surgery Center, which is a quite big plastic surgery in LA. I unconditionally followed Dr. Ho’s advice that putting 300cc is needed for a Full C Cup. I am so satisfied with my surgery results now even 4months later after the surgery. Actually, I wanted 260cc at that time. If I chose 260cc, I might regret my decision. I guess I made a good choice and it was good to follow Dr.HO’s advice. I got a surgery with textured implants and I did not receive a massage separately, so post-surgery management was convenient. The whole service was good. For example, after surgery, I got an injection to quickly reduce swelling. Above all, I was so lucky to get such a surgery with reasonable price($4,500) by a best woman doctor that I wanted at a good operating room with the implant of Allergan company. Even 4months later after my surgery, I restored my confidence and I am so happy now whenever I look my gorgeous breasts. 🙂


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