Yearly Archives: 2014

The Finer Points of Laser Lipo

Even though many patients considering  at my Honolulu practice think of it as a procedure to remove excess fat from the abdomen or thighs,  works to target small areas, including the face and neck. Additionally, patients who come in for laser lipo can tighten loose skin while removing excess fat, something that traditional liposuction doesn't …

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4 Quick Tips for Breast Augmentation Recovery

I consider recovery after  surgery at my Honolulu practice to be a team experience. My breast augmentation patients and I work together to ensure the recuperation is as comfortable and brief as possible. Because each patient is unique, the exact nature of recovery differs from case to case. We're all a little different. A patient's …

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Facelifts: Why No Signs Should Reveal Surgery

Anyone considering a facelift knows the surgery includes multiple techniques and procedure options. Different types of facelifts are advertised with catchy names, but I like to stick to only proven techniques for my Honolulu and Maui  patients. The method I prefer for facelift surgery produces the most natural-looking results and minimizes scars. At my Honolulu …

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An International Approach to Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a field in which new technology is constantly being adapted for the benefit of patients. At Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii, I've continued to keep up with the latest innovations in cosmetic treatments. That's something I've pursued throughout my training and career, including at the University of British Columbia in …

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A Different Rhinoplasty Approach for Asian Patients

As a plastic surgeon specializing in Asian cosmetic procedures, I understand that the unique facial structure of Asian patients demands a different  approach. In Honolulu, our Hawaii rhinoplasty patients come from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, but they share the goal of having a nose that is in harmony with the rest of their face. That's …

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Surgical or Nonsurgical? For Facial Rejuvenation, Ask a Plastic Surgeon

It's not surprising that the popularity of nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation continues to increase. Dermal fillers and injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are safe and effective treatments that can temporarily reduce the lines and wrinkles that arise as patients begin to age, and they now enjoy the same popularity as traditional facial procedures, such …

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Laser Liposuction: Slimmer Body, Tighter Skin

One of the most popular body contouring procedures I perform is . At my Honolulu practice, liposuction is popular with men and women alike, because it's a safe and effective method for removing localized areas of fat that yields excellent results. For some people, however, the recovery and downtime associated with traditional liposuction is a drawback. To …

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