Dr Afifi Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, California 92660

Name: Ghada Y. Afifi, MD, FACS
Last name: Afifi
Gender: female
Began aesthetic medicine in: 1995
Years experience: 25
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Website: https://www.afifimd.com
Business: AfifiMD
Address: 1101 Dove St.
Address suite: Ste. 130
City: Newport Beach
State: California
Zip Code: 92660
Country: US
Statement: I fell in love with plastic surgery at age 12 and have dedicated my life to it. My desire is to provide you with the finest personalized care, while creating beautiful, natural results that turn your dreams into reality. I am honored and humbled to be able to take care of my patients 🙂
Consulting Fees: 0$
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Clinical Privileges
  • Hoag Hospital
  • Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
  • Undergraduate: BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Medical: MD, Albany Medical College
Postdoc Training
  • Residencies:
  • General Surgery, Yale, New Haven Hospital
  • Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Ghada Y. Afifi, MD, FACS

Member of
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Board Certification
Ghada Youssef Afifi (ABMSUID -05)

Viewed: 8/14/2008
Day of birth:

Status: Alive
Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery – General

Status: Certified
Active Time-Limited Initial Certification:
9/18/1999 – 12/31/2009
American Board of Surgery
Surgery – General

Status: Certified
Active Time-Limited Recertification: 10/08/2004 – 7/1/2017
Expired Time-Limited Initial Certification: 12/11/1996 – 7/1/2007
Education: 1990 MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Location: 10 Sable SandsNewport Coast, CA 92657 (United States)

GPS coordinates on map: 33.6600078,-117.8649062

Primary location
Location name: Orange County
State: CA
Country: US
Map point: 33.7175,-117.8310013
  • Acne Scars Treatment
  • Acne Surgery
  • Acne Treatment
  • African American Rhinoplasty
  • Age Spots Treatment
  • AlloDerm
  • Arm Lift
  • Asclera
  • Asian Rhinoplasty
  • Belly Button Surgery
  • Belotero
  • Birthmark Removal
  • Blue Peel
  • Body Lift
  • Botox
  • Botox for Migraines
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Implants
  • Butt Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Calf Reduction
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chin Surgery
  • Cleft Lip And Palate Repair
  • CO2 Laser
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cool Lipo
  • CoolSculpting
  • Cosmelan
  • Deep Plane Facelift
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermapen
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Drainless Tummy Tuck
  • Dysport
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Embrace Scar Therapy
  • Exilis
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyelid Retraction Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • Facial
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Forehead Reduction
  • Fractional Laser
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hair Loss Treatment
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • Inspira Breast Implants
  • IPL
  • Jessner Peel
  • Juvederm
  • Kybella
  • Labia Augmentation
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Laser Peel
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment
  • Latisse
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Implants
  • Lip Lift
  • Lip Reduction
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposculpture
  • Liposonix
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction Revision
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Lower Facelift
  • MACS Facelift
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Meaningful Beauty
  • Melasma Treatment
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mini Facelift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Natrelle Breast Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • Nose Surgery
  • Panniculectomy
  • Perlane
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Photofacial
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
  • ProFractional Laser
  • PRP for Hair Loss
  • PRP Injections
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Pulsed Dye Laser
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Silk
  • Retin-A
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Salicylic Peel
  • Scar Removal
  • Scars Treatment
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Septoplasty
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Skin Lightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tightening
  • SMAS Facelift
  • Strattice
  • Stretch Marks Treatment
  • Tattoo Removal
  • TCA Peel
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Ultherapy
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Vaser Liposuction
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venus Viva
  • VI Peel
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrinkle Treatment
  • Xeomin

RealSelf Info

  • Awards:
  • Top Docs of Orange County
  • Faces of Plastic Surgery, Orange Coast Magazine
  • 10 Best and Worst in Plastic Surgery – E! Entertainment (in best:)
  • Professional Recognition:
  • Past Chair, Plastic Surgery Department, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach
  • Past Chair, Plastic Surgery Department, VAMC, Loma Linda
  • Featured on ABC News, Discovery Health Before and After Patient Profile

Rating: 4.3
Profile views: 31865
Answer count: 29
Review count: 52
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 2
Profile created: Nov 18, 2007
Profile modified: Dec 20, 2019
Profile photo modified: Feb 21, 2020
Profile promotion: Yes
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Free
Tier: Pro
Linked url: https://www.afifimd.com/FAQs.aspx#501
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: No
Doctor Designation Start Time: Dec 1, 2011
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Long Beach, CA, US. GPS coordinates: 33.7899,-118.1520004
  • Newport Beach, CA, US. GPS coordinates: 33.6213,-117.9309998
  • Orange County, CA, US. GPS coordinates: 33.7175,-117.8310013

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Sep 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Lift with Implants (Mar 2015) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Nov 2018) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Jul 2013) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Apr 2013) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (May 2013) – 3/5
  • Mommy Makeover (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Apr 2013) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Apr 2013) – 0/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Mar 2013) – 4/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Revision (Dec 2013) – 0/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Sep 2012) – 5/5
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (Dec 2012) – 4/5
  • Breast Implant Revision (Oct 2018) – 5/5

Latest Prices

Brazilian Butt Lift Prices

  • $6000 – Oct 2018 – Santa Ana, CA
  • $7000 – Jan 1, 2014 – Santa Ana, CA
  • $5500 – Mar 12, 2014 – Santa Ana, CA
  • $6800 – May 31, 2013 – Orange County, CA
  • $8000 – Apr 18, 2013 – Orange, CA
  • $10500 – Apr 25, 2013 – Fountain Valley, CA
  • $6500 – Mar 22, 2013 – Santa Ana, CA
  • $6500 – Sep 20, 2012 – Orange County, CA
  • $7000 – Dec 19, 2012 – Santa Ana, CA

Breast Lift with Implants Prices

  • $7720 – Mar 18, 2015 – Newport Beach, CA

Tummy Tuck Prices

  • $9999 – Jul 17, 2013 – Newport Beach, CA
  • $12300 – Jul 19, 2013 – Santa Ana, CA

Brazilian Butt Lift Revision Prices

  • $3300 – Dec 2, 2013 – Santa Ana, CA

Breast Implant Revision Prices

  • $7300 – Oct 2018 – Corona del Mar, CA

Special Offers

Start Time / End Time

Mentor Sponsored Offer
Sep 30, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Book your treatment through RealSelf, send us your receipt within 6 months of the treatment date, and we’ll send you a $200 Amazon Gift Card within 5 business days.
Specific treatments

Galderma Offer
Jul 12, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Specific treatments

Doctor's answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
Results of fat grafting in your breasts?
Fat transfer to breasts definitely an option
Jul 15, 2015
Fat grafting to the breasts is still a relatively new procedure, but the beneficial role and results in many patients can't be denied. Years ago, there was a concern that the transferred fat would be potentially mistaken as breast tumors / cancer, but the Radiology literature has shown that this is not the case - radiologists have been able to tell the difference between tumors and fat transferred. Thus, fat transfer to the breasts has increased in popularity for both cosmetic as...
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
BBL Recovery
Apr 21, 2015
Usual recovery is generally in stages: I ask my patients to sleep on their stomachs (so no pressure on their buttocks) for 2 weeks, and then avoid sitting as much as reasonably possible. No aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol or anything that causes bleeding for 2 weeks before and after surgery.I recommend wearing compression garmets for the liposuctioned areas for 4 - 6 weeks. It's importnat to review my patient's garmets to make sure that there is no pressure on buttock area.Most...
32, 110lbs: I want a bigger but but I have no fat on me to do a fat transfer - What do I do?
Want a Brailian Butt Lift but don't have enough Fat?
May 3, 2014
Several patients wish they had a fuller butt but simply don't have enough fat. There are 2 options: to gain weight or to have buttock implants. The advantage of gaining weight is that you can use your own fat - the disadvantage is that you don't want to become unhealthy and also, you have to anticipate that you lose volume from your butt when you lose weight.Buttock augmentation with implants is a more difficult procedure, but is an excellent procedure when done by an...
Do I need to go to a board certified surgeons to get Brazilian butt lift or can I just go to a Cosmetic
Brazilian Butt Lift and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
May 3, 2014
If you want safety in any aesthetic surgical procedure, it is best to go to a board certified plastic surgeon - which means they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There is NO legitimate such thing as "Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon" - anyone can use that title - dermatologists, gynecologists (seriously!) or dentists - this has unfortunately resulted in lots of patients being misinformed and having problems. The best combination: a Board Certified...
Can Too Much Botox Cause Eyebrows to Drop?
Too Much Botox can Cause Eyebrows to Droop
May 29, 2012
The frontalis muscle is the muscle in the forehead that holds or pulls the eyebrows up. To much botox in the forehead can definitely over treat this muscle and the brow can droop down, which may result in the appearance of excess skin in the upper eyelid area. This is especially true in some patients that tend to have low brows and who rely on their frontalis muscle to hold their brows upward. The amount of botox can be too much or it may have been placed too low...
Breast Lift Without Implants?
Breast Lift without Implants: Absolutely Possible!
May 29, 2012
I definitely think that some patients seeking lift are told that they need an implant - this is NOT true. I have some patients that say their previously consulted doctor said this - NOT true - are they trying to sell implants?? In either case, if you want to be lifted and not increase your size, then that's totally fine and avoids any issues with implants. Period.

So if you are happy with your breast size but wish to be "perkier," then a breast lift can create a...

Tummy Tuck & Brazilian Butt Lift Performed in One Surgery. What is the Order?
Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift: Order of Surgical Procedure
May 29, 2012
A patient can undergo an abdominoplasty and Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in the same surgery if a good surgical candidate. If the goal is to transfer only fat from the back, for example the love handles, then I have the patient in the prone (on tummy, face down) after they get general anesthesia. The liposuction and fat transfer to buttocks is then done. The patient is then turned to supine position (face up) in order to perform the tummy tuck - this usually requires the...
Not Enough Fat for Brazilian Butt Lift
Not enough Fat for Brazilian Butt Lift: Option of Butt Implants
May 25, 2012
I would seek a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - if you are so slim that you do not have enough fat to transfer, then you would be a candidate for buttock implants, assuming you are healthy and there are no other issues. Buttock implants have come a long way - 10 years ago, they were overly firm and did not have many sizes to choose from - now, they feel better and are generally made from solid silicone, though fashioned to feel like a butt (versus the ones made for...
Safe Fat Injections for Butt Augmentation
Fat transfer / injection for Butt Augmentation: aka "Brazillian Butt Lift"
May 25, 2012
A fuller, shapely behind is becoming more and more popular, especially with the celebrity status of fuller behinds such as seen on Kim Kardasian and Jennifer Lopez. The safest procedure to obtain fuller bottoms is fat transfer from areas of excessive fat, which can actually result in the most dramatic improvements as patients get liposuction contouring as well. I would advise you to seek a Board Certfied Plastic Surgery, who has hospital privileges, and who does his / her...
Which is Better Butt Augmentation or Butt Injection For My Size?
Butt Augmentation versus Butt Injection (or Brazillian Butt Lift)
May 25, 2012
The best way to decide which is better to enhance the size of your butt is to seek a consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon. Generally, the decision is guided by: your overall medical health, how much excess fat you have to transfer, how large you want to go, and whether you wish to have a "permanent" augmentation.

Generally speaking, I prefer fat transfer - the so called "Brazillian Butt Lift" for patients that have areas...

How Can I Re-correct Breast Asymmetry After Weight Loss?
Recorrecting Breast Asymmetry after Weight Loss
Mar 15, 2012
That is wonderful that you are accomplishing your personal goal of becoming more healthy with weight loss! It is difficult and for patients that choose to pursue it, it can have much benefits in terms of resolving medical issues such as hypertension, diabetes, etc along with just feeling more energetic and better overall. Because your health is the most important thing, it would be awesome for you to get as close to your goal as possible (check with your doctor about what weight...
Does a Breast Lift Always Result in Dramatically Smaller Breasts?
Breast Lift and Size Reduction
Mar 13, 2012
For patients that are 36 G, often symptoms occur such as neck and back pain, shoulder grooving from bra straps, and problems with hygiene in the area below your breasts. For a lift, your surgeon may have indicated that he / she needs to do a reduction. A reduction would make sense to try to get rid of your symptoms and also to have nice "perkier" breasts which is often requested by patients.

It is critical that this concept of lift alone or lift with reduction...

How Long After You Have a Breast Lift Will It Look Normal?
Breast Lift
Mar 13, 2012
It is unclear why one side of your friend's breast lift is hard, swollen, and bigger after a breast lift without an implant. Generally, the shape and size of both breasts should be symmetric at the end of surgery although sometimes, more swelling may occur on one side due to several reasons. Some of the reasons may include an uneven chest wall, or chronically sleeping on one side. The other concerning reasons could be from bleeding or infection. I would strongly...
What Type of Implant to Get? My Doctor Says Low Profile Is For Me, Will I Get Any Projection?
Type of Breast Implant with respect to Projection and Width
Mar 13, 2012
The best implant shape chosen for each patient is the one that is closest to the size desired by the patient, and one that fits their chest wall, i.e, has enough width to get great cleavage without hanging off the chest wall on the side and the one that has the best projection. Your surgeon will examine you and decide which type - low, moderate, or high profiles. Low profile has the greatest width and least projection, and high profile has the least width and greatest projection...
Scared of Botox For Forehead Lines- What Are The Risks?
Botox and Forehead Lines
Mar 13, 2012
Botox has been researched and utilized for many years and has been shown to have an excellent safety record, when done in appropriate recommended doses and by experienced physicians. For the standard doses in the brow, frown areas, and periorbital areas ("laugh lines"), the amount used has not been linked to any kind of breathing or swallowing problems whatsoever. That complication would theoretically be with a significantly large dose of Botox which would far exceed...

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