Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Blog

Woman lounging on beach in Hawaii after liposuction at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

What Laser Liposuction Does That Shapewear Can’t

When it comes to achieving a slim silhouette, shapewear has become a go-to solution. People love the way spandex garments smooth out their stubborn rolls and bulges to create a more streamlined shape, but this typically means sacrificing comfort and convenience. With laser liposuction at my Honolulu practice, you can comfortably enjoy the shape you …

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Woman admiring boyfriends hair after hair restoration in Hawaii

3 Reasons ARTAS is the Hair Loss Solution You’ve Been Looking For

If you’ve been struggling with hair loss, hair restoration with the ARTAS robotic Follicular Unit Extraction system may be your answer. This high-tech system has revolutionized the way I perform hair restoration treatments at my plastic surgery practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. With short recovery times, strategic hair tracking capabilities, and the need for only a …

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A patient is happy with his hair restoration results

Introducing ARTAS®, The World’s First Robotic Hair Transplant System

When it comes to hair restoration at my Honolulu, Hawaii, practice, there is no shortage of options for creating long-lasting results. For men and women looking to restore full, thick hairlines, I offer a variety of treatment choices including advanced technological approaches designed to create the most dramatic effects with the least discomfort and downtime. …

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Learn about the unexpected benefits of breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation Promotes Mental Well-Being for Honolulu Patients

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching says his breast augmentation patients in Honolulu often report improvements in emotional health. Honolulu, Hawaii (January 2015) — Dr. Shim Ching ( says a recent study exploring the potential mental health benefits of cosmetic surgery for female teens with significant breast asymmetry reflects the experience of his own  patients …

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Learn about our unique approach to breast augmentation

Honolulu Plastic Surgeon Offers Strategies for Choosing Breast Implants

Dr. Shim Ching, a plastic surgeon in Honolulu, gives advice for breast augmentation patients who have more implant options than ever to choose from. Honolulu, Hawaii (September 2015) — Breast implant options have multiplied in recent years, and Dr. Shim Ching (, a plastic surgeon in Honolulu specializing in breast enhancement, says the range of …

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Learn about the ease of modern tattoo removal

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal at my Honolulu practice is incredibly effective but still very misunderstood. Nearly all of my prospective patients have questions and concerns about what it feels like and what kind of time commitment it requires. In this blog post, I'd like to clear up some of those uncertainties to ensure you know exactly …

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A woman enjoys her post coolsculpting results by the pool

Slim Down for Summer with CoolSculpting®

Tackling stubborn deposits of fat can be one of the most difficult aspects of weight loss. Thankfully, cosmetic options such as CoolSculpting® here in Hawaii can help. With spring here and summer quickly approaching, now is the time to explore the popular nonsurgical approach to fat reduction. Here’s everything you need to know about CoolSculpting …

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Get the facts about breast augmentation

Breast Implants – The Myths & The Truth

The Real Story On Many Breast Augmentation Questions It's understandable that there are so many myths about breast implants and breast augmentation surgery in Hawaii. A cosmetic procedure that can produce such dramatic changes, and provokes so much discussion, tends to lend itself to misinformation spreading very quickly. This page is aimed at correcting some …

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