Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Blog

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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Does CoolSculpting®Really Work to Reduce Fat?

CoolSculpting® at our Honolulu practice is a non-invasive body contouring treatment. It can help smooth out bumps and bulges on various areas of the body without the need for surgery. Does this sound too good to be true? This post will help you better understand this revolutionary treatment, so you can decide if it might …

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Laser Tattoo Removal: New & Improved

The stigma surrounding tattoos has been, for the most part, eased in recent years. Because of this, more and more people are getting inked. From sorority girls to suburban dads, it seems like everyone has a tattoo these days. Unfortunately, with the spike in tattoos, there has also been a spike in  at my Honolulu …

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Liposuction: From Head to (Almost) Toe

The popularity of liposuction in Honolulu isn't showing any sign of slowing down. To meet the diverse demands of my body-sculpting patients, I offer 2 distinct types of liposuction-- and a laser-assisted version called SlimLipo®. In this blog post, I want to offer an easy-to-understand guide to these 2 techniques to help you understand your options. …

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ThermiVa®: What to Expect

Radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation is becoming increasingly popular because it creates noticeable results without the use of hormones or surgery. In my Honolulu plastic surgery practice, I offer , a radiofrequency-based treatment that uses energy to stimulate collagen growth, improve blood supply, and increase sensation in the area. This is an excellent treatment option for women who …

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Traditional vs. Bellesoma™ Breast Reduction

When it comes to plastic surgery procedures like breast reduction, I believe my patients deserve to have options. I am one of the few plastic surgeons in Honolulu to offer both traditional breast reduction surgery and the Bellesoma Method, also called the Ultimate Breast Method. In this blog post, let's take a side-by-side look at both of …

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Breast Reconstruction: Your Common Questions

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and as a plastic surgeon here in Honolulu, I'm acutely aware of the effects--both physical emotional--that breast cancer can have on a woman. In this blog post, I'd like to address some of the most common questions I hear about . I was the first plastic surgeon in the state …

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