Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Blog

A mom hangs with her children at the beach.

Mommy Makeover: Do it for Yourself

Having and raising children is the most rewarding experience of their lives for many women. It can also be the most physically challenging and transformational experience, and the toll taken on the body by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can be significant. Many of my Mommy Makeover patients from throughout Hawaii say they don't have the …

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A woman poses after getting breast augmentation.

Have You Heard of Hybrid Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation remains one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. But the breast enhancement results most women sought 10 or 15 years ago aren't necessarily what patients want today. Fewer women are asking for the attention-getting DD-cup size increase, instead opting for results that look proportional and more natural. This …

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A woman lays down after getting scar-less breast augmentation surgery.

What Is No-Scar Breast Augmentation?

Did you know it was possible to get breast implants without having scars on the breasts? It's true. Dr. Shim Ching can insert implants through incisions made in the natural fold of the armpit, avoiding making incisions at the base of the breast or on the lower edge of the areola. It's actually not an …

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A woman is happy after getting breast revision surgery.

Breast Augmentation Revision: No Need to Worry

One of the most common questions asked by breast augmentation patients at our Hawaii practice is how long breast implants last. It's a reasonable concern because even though most patients are happy with the results of their procedure, most patients understand that breast implants won't last forever. If you ask online about when you should …

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A woman takes off her bra after getting breast augmentation.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better for Breast Augmentation

Even though you've probably read stories about celebrities, including Chrissy Teigen and Heidi Montag, having their breast implants removed, breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the U.S.. Still, breast augmentation patients—at my Hawaii practice and nationwide—now tend to want results that look more natural than they did, say, …

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Virtual Consultations During COVID-19

Let’s Talk! Consultations from the Comfort and Safety of Your Home Dear Patients: The spread of COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) is impacting all of us here in Honolulu at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery.  Our patients’ health and well being are always a top priority in our practice. There have been no reported cases …

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