Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Blog

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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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Implant Sizes

Each prospective  patient who visits our Honolulu office typically has some idea of the size she wants. And while breast augmentation can be completely transformative, the possibilities aren't limitless. In this post, let's explore some of the factors to consider before you settle on a size: Your research. One good way of starting to narrow …

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4 Things You Should Know About ThermiVa®

Women considering  at my Honolulu practice have a variety of concerns that lead them to schedule a consultation. Some feel self-conscious about the appearance of their vaginas, while others say they've lost sensitivity and don't enjoy intimacy with their partners as much as they used to. ThermiVa is a nonsurgical tissue-tightening treatment approved by the …

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The Secret to Scarless Breast Reduction

Making the choice to undergo , also known as reduction mammoplasty, can be difficult. It’s a big step, but it can make a major difference in a person’s life, taking away a great deal of physical and emotional stress. Is a scarless breast reduction right for you? The first thing we like to talk about with …

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