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Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat and tightens skin at the same time. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching has more than 10 years of experience performing liposuction and was the first to offer laser liposuction (or laser lipo) in Hawaii. He performs laser liposuction with the Smartlipo® system in his Honolulu facilities because its laser wavelengths specifically target fat and optimally tighten skin.

Laser Liposuction
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Laser Liposuction Case 323 Before & After Back | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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Case #323

This woman came to see Dr. Shim Ching in Honolulu, Hawaii for laser liposuction to the outer and inner thighs.
Laser Liposuction Case 320 Before & After Right Side | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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This woman came to see Dr. Shim Ching in Honolulu, Hawaii for laser liposuction to the submental fat, or chin. 
Laser Liposuction Case 161 Before & After Back | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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Laser Liposuction Case #161

Dr. Shim Ching performed laser liposuction in Honolulu, Hawaii, to reduce fat on this patient’s flanks, aka love handles. The photos were taken before and 1 year after surgery. In addition to making fat removal easier, laser liposuction encourages contraction of the skin for tighter contours. Read More
Laser Liposuction Case 322 Before & After Left Side | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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Case #322

This woman came to see Dr. Shim Ching in Honolulu, Hawaii for laser liposuction to the abdomen.
Laser Liposuction Case 321 Before & After Back | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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Case #321

This woman came to see Dr. Shim Ching in Honolulu, Hawaii for laser liposuction to the back and flanks.
Laser Liposuction Case 162 Before & After Front | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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Laser Liposuction Case #162

This patient came to Dr. Shim Ching’s practice for body contouring. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist, Dr. Ching prefers laser liposuction over traditional liposuction alone because it makes fat removal easier and tightens the skin. Dr. Ching performed this patient’s laser liposuction procedure at his Honolulu... Read More
Laser Liposuction Case 123 Before & After Right Side | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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Laser Liposuction Case #123

This patient had laser lipo in Honolulu, Hawaii, with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching to get rid of excess abdominal fat. Laser liposuction can be used on most areas of the body including delicate areas such as the face and neck, as well as the thighs, love handles, and waist. Read More
Laser Liposuction Case 120 Before & After Right Side | Honolulu, HI | Shim Ching, MD: Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
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Laser Liposuction Case #120

This patient had laser lipo in Honolulu, Hawaii, with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching to get rid of excess abdominal fat. Laser liposuction can be used on most areas of the body including delicate areas such as the face and neck, as well as the thighs, love handles, and waist.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Advantages of Smartlipo

This remarkable cosmetic procedure is extremely popular with women and men from Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and beyond because it offers many benefits and advantages over traditional liposuction alone, including:

  • Skin tightening
  • Quick recovery time
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Precise treatment of small areas
  • Short treatment time

Improving Previous Liposuction Results

In addition to enhancing traditional liposuction, Dr. Ching uses Smartlipo to improve unsatisfactory liposuction results by:

  • Tightening areas of loose skin
  • Smoothing contour irregularities

Smartlipo provides a corrective option for those who’ve experienced less effective procedures from other surgeons and liposuction systems.

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Dr. Shim Ching

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching is one of Hawaii’s most renowned physicians for aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body. His attention to detail, skill, and mastery of surgical techniques produce remarkable, natural-looking results.

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Smartlipo Laser Liposuction Treatment Areas

Smartlipo can be used to reduce those troublesome fat deposits that have been resistant to your diet and exercise regimen. Dr. Ching uses this extremely versatile treatment on almost any area of the body, including smaller areas that can’t be treated with traditional liposuction alone. Here are a few of the areas that are commonly treated with laser lipo:

  • Hips (love handles)
  • Waist
  • Neck
  • Chin (sagging or double chin)
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs (both inner & outer thighs)
  • Upper Arms
  • Breasts (for scarless male or female breast reduction)
  • Back
  • Ankles
  • Knees

Laser lipo is not a weight loss treatment or a substitute for diet and exercise. Instead, it is a powerful way to reduce areas of body fat that are resistant to normal means.

How Smartlipo Works

While the most important factors that lead to a positive laser liposuction outcome are the experience, skill, and knowledge of the surgeon, the technology makes a difference as well. The Smartlipo laser uses wavelengths that selectively target fat and tighten the skin. The thin Smartlipo cannula contains a laser fiber that melts targeted fat cells.

What Our Patients Are Saying...

  • I have always had visions of what I would look like with a flat tummy. Now every single morning when I awake, I always say, “thank you Dr. Ching!” Thank you for allowing my dreams and visions of having my ideal body come to be a reality.
  • Dr Shim Ching is the best surgeon of the island of Oahu. You will get what you paid for. He gets the most hospitable staff. I just love them. Thank you.
  • Dear Dr. Ching, It has been 6 weeks (just as you said) and I look Fabulous! What a transformation! I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for the GREAT WORK you did on my face.

Your Laser Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Ching performs laser liposuction as an outpatient procedure in his on-site surgical center. It is both safe and fast; most treatments take only 1 to 2 hours. Dr. Ching first prepares the targeted areas in the same way as for tumescent liposuction, by injecting a large volume of tumescent solution. This infusion controls pain and bleeding; it also makes the fat tissue firm so it is more easily removed.

Next, he makes a small incision on or near the targeted area and inserts the long, thin, flexible Smartlipo cannula that emits laser energy and melts the fat into a liquid form. Dr. Ching suctions out the melted fat immediately, providing better results than other fat reduction procedures that leave dead fat cells behind to be reabsorbed by the body.

How Long Is Recovery From Laser Lipo?

Some patients return to work the day after their laser lipo treatment; others may need another 24 to 48 hours before getting back to their normal schedules. This typical recovery period is still a dramatic change from that for conventional liposuction.

When Will I See Results From Laser Liposuction?

Although you’ll see some immediate change from the fat removal, the best results from your laser lipo will take time to develop. It should be noted that the skin does need a few weeks to adjust after the Smartlipo procedure. The stimulation of collagen production gradually tightens the skin producing a smoother, sleeker look than traditional liposuction alone. Therefore, you should not judge the outcome by what you see initially.

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Why Choose Dr. Ching for Laser Lipo

There are many reasons why you should choose Dr. Ching for your laser lipo procedure in Honolulu, Hawaii. We want to highlight some of the most important ones here.

Dr. Ching is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
When choosing a liposuction surgeon in Honolulu, it’s important to choose one that is board certified. Dr. Ching is not just board certified, he’s certified specifically for plastic surgery. This certification means Dr. Ching is continually undergoing training in new techniques and refining his surgical skills.

For you, that means you are receiving care from a knowledgeable plastic surgeon with tested abilities. Some surgeons in Hawaii offering laser liposuction are not board certified in plastic surgery, denying you an important guarantee of quality and knowledge.

You can find out more about Dr. Ching’s board certification and why it is important to the success of your surgery.

Dr. Ching was the 1st in Hawaii to Offer Laser Liposuction
It makes sense that Dr. Ching was the first in Hawaii to provide laser liposuction; he is committed to learning and providing the latest, safest plastic surgery procedures to his patients.

Although he was first, Dr. Ching did extensive research into both laser liposuction as well as the technology for providing it before offering it to clients. This was not a quick decision, but rather one made on the procedure’s benefits and Dr. Ching’s ability to deliver them.

When making your choice in laser liposuction, you must be informed of the issues involved. The above are some of the reasons why Dr. Ching offers a laser lipo procedure that is unmatched in Hawaii.

Next Steps

Some surgeons offering laser liposuction are not board certified in plastic surgery, which compromises your safety and the quality of your results. Dr. Ching is not only board certified but has done extensive research into laser lipo technology, becoming the first to offer it in Hawaii. He is committed to learning and providing the latest, safest plastic surgery procedures to his patients.

If you are looking for an experienced plastic surgeon in Honolulu to perform laser liposuction, request a consultation with Dr. Ching, or call our office at (808) 585-8855 to schedule an appointment.

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