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.
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’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!!!
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!
** 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! 🙂