5 stars
Based on 116 reviews

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.

Lea Plastic Surgery
20360 SW Birch Street, Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660

RealSelf Patient Reviews of Goretti Ho Taghva, MD, FACS

  • Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is the best

    I would like to thank Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva And her friendly staff at LEA Plastic Surgery for their service. I have completed the four series of Emsculpt on abs and cannot believe how much of a difference it has made. It minimized the extra padding on my abs and tightened the skin some to reveal the muscle underneath. These results were visible within a week of completion🙂 Additionally, I had a tangible loss of size as I had to start ordering my exercise pants in a smaller size! I have been trying hard to engage my abs during my core workout at the gym and thanks to Emsculpt my ‘sleeping’ muscles have been activated 🙏 I am looking forward to additional sessions on other areas❤️ Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is the best 🤓

    5 stars
    Barbara Myers
  • Dr. Taghva’s staff we’re so warm and ensured I was comfortable

    First time receiving a microneedling treatment. I am scared of needles. Dr. Taghva’s staff we’re so warm and ensured I was comfortable during my vivace Rf treatment. The treatment was quick and felt almost nothing at all. Zero downtime by the afternoon the redness had subsided. Loving my results skin is visibly firmer smaller pores and far less pigmentation four weeks in. I can’t wait to receive my next treatment!! LOVE!!

    5 stars
    Patrycja Mueller
  • Thanks to LEA I can post unfiltered pics. Haha

    Thanks to the whole team at LEA Plastic Surgery. Everyone here is amazing , professional and so very nice. On top of all that their skill level and treatments are phenomenal. I’m currently getting their Laser MD and Vivace treatments and I can’t tell you how much my skin has changed. Can’t wait to post the before and after pics. I have 1 last treatment left and already my skin feels and look amazing. So smooth and my fine wrinkles have even disappeared. All my life I had bad skin and was really self conscious about it but now thanks to LEA I can post unfiltered pics. Haha

    5 stars
    Kim Nguyen
  • Completely satisfied with Dr. Ho’s communication / kindness / skill

    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!

    5 stars
  • Great Surgeon!

    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.

    5 stars
  • The best Asian face surgeon

    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!!!

    5 stars
  • Very happy with my results

    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.

    5 stars
  • Simply the Best!

    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.

    5 stars
  • Finally I Have the Eyes I’ve Always Wanted

    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.

    5 stars
  • Dr. Taghva is THE Best; Blepharoplasty to Fix Asymmetry

    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!

    5 stars
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