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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.