Ji Son MD | Plastic Surgery | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Ji Hye Son

Ji Hye Son MD


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Ji Son MD is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with fellowship training in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Son began her career as an aerospace/mechanical engineer with Boeing and NASA, where she was exposed to human physiology, which piqued her interest in medicine. She considers medicine to be a challenging yet rewarding profession and she feels privileged to develop special bonds with patients and make positive impacts on their lives. Dr. Son chose plastic surgery because it combines art and medicine. It is also a field that combines function and aesthetics, whether it be a tummy tuck after weight loss or a complex reconstruction of an injured leg. Unlike most other surgeries, in plastic surgery, one can see before and after for instant gratification. She underwent further training in hand surgery as this field restores function, which is critical in patients’ quality of life.

Dr. Son believes that her engineering and artistic background, coupled with steadfast dedication and a perfectionist personality leads to natural and visually appealing surgical results. She prides herself in treating all her patients with respect and care while doing her best to guide them for best outcomes. She believes that personal touch, responsiveness and follow-ups are critical elements of patient care.

It’s interesting to note that Dr. Son worked at Disneyland when she was young and dressed up as Pluto. In her personal time, she enjoys international travel and exploring America in a custom-built campervan. Her hobbies include snowboarding, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Graduate School

Stanford University Medical Center (California)

Medical School

Stanford University


Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland Medical Center


University of California Irvine Medical Center

Patient Reviews

September 14, 2022
Dr Son was very friendly and easy to talk to, I felt very comfortable
September 07, 2022
GREAT experience! Timely appointment scheduling. Quick check-in. On time consult. VERY knowledgeable physician. Dr Son is the best!! RDR
August 29, 2022
The soonest appointment available for my son to get a cyst removed from his temple is next year in January. That may change if someone else's case is more important than his. It could be later than that. In the mean time we will have to wait while this cyst grows on his face and becomes more uncomfortable. They might treat him or help if it should become infected. Wow! That gives me zero comfort. I was told we have no other option but to wait. In 3 months since we first noticed the cyst has grown a good amount and is red and uncomfortable/painful so I can't imagine how much bigger this cyst will grow in 5 months from now and the scar left on his face will be bigger after the extraction. Unacceptable.
August 17, 2022
I answered all my questions and my concerns I left with a visual experience of what to expect for that upcoming procedure great
August 08, 2022
Dr. Son, she was very professional and I felt comfortable talking to her. Very satisfied
August 03, 2022
Dr. Son was compassionate and took time to explain her recommendation and treatment plan.
July 13, 2022
I honestly did not feel that I was getting the support that I was looking for. Now I don't think I can entrust my care to this particular physician. I will definitely seek a second opinion. I have been a patient for Bright Health Physicians and I have always had the best of experiences but there's always the first time right?
July 13, 2022
The nurse and Dr make me feel comfortable and listen to my concern had a good experience
July 11, 2022
Hi, Dr. Son was very informative and very patient with all the questions that we had. I'm looking forward to my upcoming surgery. Thank you.
July 06, 2022
The nurse's assistant who took blood pressure and temperature, very sweet, very nice, very cordial. The physician however, no, not at all. I felt as though I was truly wasting her time. She did not explain options and being a patient whose body has changed permanently due to cancer, I would appreciate a little more compassion, a little more understanding and knowing what my options are. I went to a different hospital and will be moving forward with the physician there and I will never ever recommend to anybody, not only that physician, but Presbyterian Intercommunity
May 23, 2022
Office staff was great from the moment I checked in till I was discharged . Dr Son was great in explaining and answering all my questions . Great experience
May 18, 2022
very nice
May 02, 2022
Excellent customer service and Doctor Son!!
April 11, 2022
They went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule. I drove over an hour to see Dr Ji Son - she came highly recommended by colleagues in Riverside.
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