Yearly Archives: 2013

What to Do (and Not Do) After Your Tummy Tuck

Getting a  will make your abs look toned and firm - but how do you make sure those results last indefinitley? Here are a few things you should and shouldn't do after your tummy tuck procedure: DO Wear your compression garment and follow the post-op instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon Drink a lot …

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Rhinoplasty Recovery After Correcting for a Dorsal Hump

Looking in the mirror every day and seeing a nasal bridge that looks convex and projects outwards can be depressing. If you’re getting rhinoplasty in Hawaii to fix this, it’s helpful to learn about dorsal hump  recovery options here in Honolulu. During dorsal hump rhinoplasty recovery, a splint may be used to stabilize the area. …

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Solution to Excess Skin: Tummy Tuck

If you’re experiencing low self-esteem as a result of too much excess skin in the abdominal area, a  may be just the solution for you. How does this excess skin form in the first place? When you gain weight, fat cells accumulate in various areas of the body. Your skin stretches to accommodate the new …

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How Rhinoplasty Can Address a Wide Nose

I have many patients come into my practice who are self-conscious about the width of the bridge of their nose. This appearance is usually due to wide nasal bones. When I perform  for Hawaii patients at my Honolulu practice, my approach to a wide nose begins with the nostril sills or the alar insertions — sometimes …

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The Inverted V: When Revision Rhinoplasty Becomes Necessary

One of the most common causes of an inverted V nasal malformation (i.e., a dip in the nasal bridge) is complication after rhinoplasty surgery. Unfortunately, correcting it requires a revision , which we perform for Hawaii patients. But how does the primary rhinoplasty procedure create this kind of problem? When a dorsal hump is removed during …

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What You Need to Know: Breast Lift

Gravity, genetics, aging, and weight loss are inevitable and, eventually, will affect our bodies. For many women, pregnancy and breastfeeding will also result in changes to their bodies. One of the most notable changes caused by all these factors is the appearance of women's breasts. Women dissatisfied with their breasts, due to sagging, or lost …

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The Overprojected Nose: How Rhinoplasty Adjusts Proportions

Aesthetically pleasing faces are usually defined by their proportions. Are the facial features in balance? An oover projectednose skews the proportions of the face, drawing attention to itself in the process. Through  here in Hawaii, Dr. Shim Ching can correct for an imbalance, bringing your facial features into better alignment. To perform a de-projection on an over …

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A Less Invasive Rejuvenation with BOTOX® Cosmetic

Not too long ago there weren't a lot of options for people wishing to restore a more youthful appearance to their faces. Really the only option available was facelift surgery. For those wanting to take a less invasive approach there weren't many options, but in recent years, facial rejuvenation procedures have made great strides. One …

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