Ghada Y. Afifi, MD, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon




  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation and Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Nose Reshaping
  • Fillers & Injectables
  • Laser Rejuvenation
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin & Cheek Enhancement
  • Protruding Ear Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • “Brazilian” Butt Lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Total Body Lift
  • Mommy Makeover



  • General Surgery Residency, Yale University
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency, University of Pennsylvania
  • Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, Loma Linda University Medical Center


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of General Surgery



  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgery


Dr. Ghada Afifi believes in creating natural beauty by listening to her patients’ goals and combining her surgeon’s hand with a woman’s touch – she has repetitively been voted one of the TopDocs in both Los Angeles and Orange County.


Dr. Afifi offers the latest techniques in facial reconstruction and facial plastic surgery. She notes that “Baby Boomer” patients currently make up a large segment of her practice.


“Patients who have reached mid-life and beyond often discover they want to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside,” says Dr. Afifi. “The goal with any facial procedure is to create a natural-looking, refreshed outcome. The patient should look like themselves – only better.”


Fellowship trained as a Craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Afifi is very adept at using fat and stem cell transfer procedures during facial rejuvenation to give aging faces fuller, more youthful contours. “As we age, the layer of fat under our facial skin begins to thin. This causes the face to appear drawn, with accentuated lines and wrinkles,” she explains. Using fat harvested from elsewhere in the body, Dr. Afifi revives sagging features for youthful, long-term results.


Dr. Afifi is highly trained and experienced in everything from Botox® to complex surgery following massive weight loss. Known for her caring, compassion, as well as perfectionistic tendencies, Dr. Afifi not only transforms appearances – she transforms lives. “My instinctive desire to create happiness is why I find it a privilege to be a plastic surgeon,” Dr. Afifi says. “I truly believe in customizing the procedure to each patient, in order to best achieve a natural-looking result.”


About Dr. Afifi

Dr. Afifi is double Board Certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, in addition to her Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship. She was accepted to an accelerated biomedical program at age 17, graduated from college Summa Cum Laude, and earned her medical degree at age 23.


Dr. Afifi has been featured on such shows as Discovery Health Channel’s documentary show Plastic Surgery: Before and After, E! Celebrity Plastic Surgery: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as well as E! Top 20 Celebrity Plastic Surgeries. She has volunteered as a surgeon in Rotaplast International and Operation Good Samaritan.


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Newport Beach, CA 92625


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Santa Ana, CA 92701

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