Meet Dr. Leong

Karen Leong, M.D.

Newport Beach, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Karen K. Leong embraces the nuances of beauty and graceful aging at her practice. Her understanding of the structural and soft tissue changes in the face and body allows her to treat each person with a thoughtful and comprehensive approach. By combining empathy with a gentle yet direct manner, she journeys with her patients through their rejuvenation process.

Along with a love of surgery comes her great respect for the intricacies of the human body, particularly in the area of feminine health. Vaginal rejuvenation and bio-identical hormone therapy (femi-surgical enhancements) are part of Dr. Leong’s comprehensive approach to women’s sexual health and well-being.

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Skills & Specialties

As a woman in a male-dominated field, Dr. Leong has an opportunity to start the conversation with her female patients about changes to that intimate area, whether it’s due to childbirth, trauma, or menopause.

She has traveled within the U.S. and abroad to expand her experience under the tutelage of giants in the field, and she is now excited to share with her patients those cutting-edge aesthetic techniques for the face, breast, body, and skin.

Beyond operating, Dr. Leong keeps her artistic eye fresh by staying involved with skincare, injectables, and lasers. These nonsurgical services enhance her surgical practice. She absolutely believes that the better quality skin you begin with and the more knowledge you are armed with for maintenance, the happier her patients are.


Dr. Leong completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained her medical education at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Her academic excellence brought her to Ivy League Brown University, where she spent seven years honing her clinical skills in a rigorous combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency.

Dr. Leong continued to cultivate her education when she was accepted into a fellowship in aesthetic plastic surgery, one of the select few chosen for these highly competitive and coveted positions. She was fortunate to mentor under and learn from several renowned surgeons both in the U.S. and internationally, including the then president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

She has been in practice for five years and is constantly trying to improve herself by attending meetings, volunteering with local medical missions, serving on editorial boards, and observing other surgeons. Life has been very full. She can’t wait for the next chapter. Dr. Leong is proud to be a member of the following organizations:
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The Aesthetic Society
The Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
Mission Plasticos
Reshaping Lives California/America