Steve T. Vu MD, FACS | Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
17742 Beach Blvd., Suite 335, Huntington Beach, CA 92647  |  (714) 848-1133

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Orange County Plastic Surgery Procedures

What is it?

No one can stop the aging process. However, procedures such as facelift surgery can help alleviate it. In general, the primary aim of a facelift or rhytidectomy is to reduce visible signs of aging on the face and neck. These include:

  • Deep creases that form below the lower eyelids

  • Sagging skin

  • Creases from the nose to the mouth

  • Double chin that is caused by fatty deposits that settle under it and the jaw

  • Absence of fat in certain areas of the face or neck

  • Jowls that are caused by loss of skin tone in the lower face area

What is it?

Rhinoplasty or “nose job” as it is popularly known as is a plastic surgery procedure that is performed on the nose. The procedure may be performed for a variety of reasons such as –

  • Changing the nasal tip or bridge

  • Reducing the size of the nose

  • Removing any unsightly humps or bumps

  • Giving the nose a straighter and more narrow looks

What is it?

Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure whose primary aim is to reduce excess skin from the upper eyelids and reduce bagginess from the lower eyelids.


The surgery is usually carried out for cosmetic reasons. However, it may also be accompanied by other procedures such as filler injections or forehead lifts. Other candidates who may opt for the surgery include people who have sagging upper or lower eyelids due to aging. The sagging may be affecting their vision. Hereditary causes may also cause the eyelids to droop.

In general the ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are people who have realistic expectations and are in good health. 35 or older are considered as prime ages for the procedure.

It is also important to note that eyelid surgery does not completely eliminate dark circles under the eyes. The same goes for issues such as facial wrinkles or crow’s feet. It might also not give you the ideal look you want. Patients are advised to discuss their preferences and concerns with their surgeons before they go for the procedure.

What is it?

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty as it is known in medical terms, is a surgical procedure that is done to increase the size of a woman’s breast. The procedure incorporates the use of breast implants which are surgically inserted under the chest muscles of breasts.

The cosmetic procedure is usually carried out on an outpatient basis in a surgeon’s office and doesn’t take more than two hours at the most. However, doctors may require some patients to stay overnight in some cases.

Breast augmentation surgeries differ according to the type of implants being used. Amongst them, saline and silicon based implants are the most common.

What is it?

The primary aim of a breast lift procedure or mastopexy is to raise the breasts by removing excess skin which is followed by tightening the tissue surrounding it to support and reshape the breast contour.


According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons breast lifts have grown by 70% during the last decade. There are a number of reasons why women under such procedures. For example, a breast lift can enhance the figure with a profile that looks more youthful. A woman’s breasts lose their shape and firmness in time. As a result, they tend to droop over time. The following factors may also contribute to the condition.

What is it?

Also known as abdominoplasty, the aim of a tummy tuck procedure is to remove excess skin and fat from around the abdomen. In most cases, the procedure is used to restore separated or weakened muscles in order to create an abdominal profile that looks more appealing.


Weight loss exercises aren’t always an option for people who want to lose weight. As a result, the abdominal area tends to protrude. Some of the most common reasons why patients opt for this procedure include factors such as:

  • Hereditary causes

  • Pregnancy

  • Aging

  • Fluctuations in weight

  • Prior surgeries

  • Excess weight in midsection

  • Droopy or loose skin around the abdomen

What is it?

The term Mommy Makeover is coined for any collection of surgeries or surgery that are meant to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy physique. Some of the procedures chosen for this may include plastic surgeries such as -

  • Breast augmentation

  • Breast reduction

  • Breast lift

  • Tummy Tuck

  • Liposuction

What is it?

Liposuction is often performed in tandem with other types of plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tucks. The main purpose of liposuction is to remove isolated or excess pockets of fat in areas such as the flanks abdomen, thighs and other areas where they should not be.

Removing excess fat from these areas can be a frustrating task and does not always work out with exercise or balanced diets alone. Such people often turn to plastic surgery procedures like liposuction in order to achieve body contours that are more aesthetically pleasing. The precise removal of fat results in a great profile.


A qualified plastic surgeon must determine the whether a patient is a good candidate before he can approve the procedure. Patients who are often considered to be ideal candidates include people who –

  • Are within 25 pounds of their respective body weights

  • Struggle with deposits of fat that they haven’t been able to remove through strict diets and weight loss exercises alone

  • Are older than 18

  • Meet necessary health qualifications


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Dr. Steve Vu is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose practice in 
Huntington Beach and
 Temecula are attracting
 patients who values his remarkable gifts as a
surgeon, his integrity, and his involvement in the patient's entire experience in his clinic. Personal attention is his hallmark. Plastic surgery is a big step, and Dr. Steve Vu addresses all your concerns. He understands the value of communication in achieving your aesthetic goals.

He listens to your ideas and get an understanding of your needs and expectations. He speaks in easy-to-understand terms, explaining procedures in details as you decide together what might be the most appropriate surgeries or treatments. Dr. Vu believes that the more interaction with the patient, the more succesful the procedure. He will be your exclusive physician during your time at the clinic, seeing that every detail is attended to. Above all, he wants your experience to be a safe and positive one.

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures in Orange County

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To discuss your interests, we encourage you to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Steve Vu. We can answer general questions about our our procedures and practice by phone and email during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For out-of-town visitors, please contact us so that we can suggest accomodations and make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Office Locations:

Huntington Beach Office:
17742 Beach Blvd., Suite 335
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Tel: (714) 848-1133
Fax: (714) 848-4114

Corona Office:
800 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 109
Corona, CA 92879-3157
Tel: (951) 279-7888
Fax: (714) 848-4114

Temecula Office:
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 203
Temecula, CA 92592
Tel: (951) 279-7888
Fax: (714) 848-4114