Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Blog

Woman receiving a laser treatment

Why We Love Nonsurgical Laser Treatments

Laser technology has become increasingly popular in aesthetic medicine. Today, lasers can be used for everything from  to  in Hawaii. Lasers are an attractive option for people who want to improve their skin or body without a lot of downtime. Because lasers offer a nonsurgical approach, they are a convenient and discreet way to improve …

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Woman thinking about a facelift

Here’s What You Need to Know About Facelift Surgery

The new year is a great time for a fresh start. For many people, that means establishing healthier habits like exercising more or eating a well-balanced diet. For others, it may mean a physical transformation, such as plastic surgery. One of the procedures I perform that provides truly transformative changes is a . In Honolulu, facelift …

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Everything You Need to Know About Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes are one of the first features people see, and, unfortunately, they're also one of the first places to show signs of aging.  in Honolulu, Hawaii, is an excellent procedure for people who want to enhance the eye area. Eyelid surgery can be used to improve issues like under-eye bags, wrinkles, sagging skin, and …

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Peel Away Holiday Stress

The holidays are a wonderful time for friends, family, and festivities. But between shopping, traveling, baking, gift wrapping, and party hosting, you're under a lot of pressure. Holiday stress is real–and it affects more than just your mental wellbeing. The stress of the holiday season can affect your skin, too. Cortisol, the hormone that is …

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So Many Fillers! Get the Facts

One of the fastest growing facial rejuvenation trends is  in Honolulu. These quick, nonsurgical injections can plump the skin, reduce wrinkles, and restore youthful facial contours. With little to no downtime and very minimal side effects, it's no wonder dermal fillers have become one of the hottest treatments at my cosmetic surgery practice in Honolulu. …

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Your Guide to ThermiVa®

One of the most exciting cosmetic advancements at our plastic surgery practice is  in Honolulu, Hawaii. ThermiVa is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure that helps tighten, tone, and restore the vagina after childbirth, menopause, or aging. What makes this treatment so unique is that it's completely nonsurgical, non-invasive, and pain-free. ThermiVa uses the same radiofrequency energy …

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Weight Loss That Really Works

We now offer at our plastic surgery center in Honolulu. This innovative weight loss program is an effective option for patients who have plateaued using traditional weight loss methods. What is ORBERA? ORBERA is a gastric balloon made from soft silicone. A surgeon places the balloon in your stomach, which fills up part of the …

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What Can a Brazilian Butt Lift Do for You?

A (BBL) at our cosmetic surgery center in Honolulu can provide patients with the figure they’ve always wanted. This technique is more than just a butt-enhancing procedure—it also gets rid of unwanted fat in other parts of your body for more dramatic improvement. What makes a BBL different from implants? Implants are made from silicone …

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BOTOX® vs. XEOMIN®

Like BOTOX, the neuromodulator XEOMIN is used to treat the face for fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. We offer both XEOMIN and BOTOX at our Honolulu practice. Though these products are very similar, we want to provide our patients with as many options as possible. As a plastic surgeon in Hawaii, I believe it is …

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With So Many Filler Options, Which Is Best for Me?

Dermal fillers are growing in popularity at our cosmetic surgery practice in Hawaii. More patients are opting for nonsurgical injectables, and for good reason. Dermal fillers can provide beautiful, natural-looking results without surgery. When administered by a qualified provider, fillers can take years off your appearance. Are fillers FDA-approved? Not all fillers are FDA-approved. However, …

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